Chess News

May 17, 2019

White to move and win

Ten times British champion Jonathan Penrose took half an hour to solve this puzzle. Can you do better?
May 6, 2019

FIDE Ratings May 2019

World Champion Magnus Carlsen has gained 40 Elo points in the 27 games of his last three tournaments. But the Grenke Chess Classic unfortunately did not make the cut-off for FIDE’s May ratings. Still, at 2875 he’s put considerable distance between himself and #2 Fabiano Caruana. Hou Yifan and Women’s World Champion Ju Wenjun retain a huge lead in the […]
November 29, 2018

Magnus Carlsen defeats Fabiano Caruana to retain World Chess Championship title

For 20 days between 9 and 28 November 2018 the world’s two best Grandmasters sat in a soundproof studio in central London, with only a chessboard, their thoughts, and each other for company. But finally, after 15 games, 12 regular and 3 rapid, 773 moves and 51 hours of simmering tension, the Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen held his nerve, […]
September 23, 2018

43rd Chess Olympiad 2018 starts today

  Georgia is organizing the 43rd Chess Olympiad. This large-scale event starts in Batumi today, September 23rd. Sixteen countries had participated in the first Chess Olympiad in 1924, but the 43rd Chess Olympiad is expecting the teams of women and men from 190 countries. The top-rated countries are: 1 USA (2772)                                            6 Ukraine (2698) 2 Russia (2764)                                       7 […]