Chess News

May 15, 2017

Who was Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch?

Siegbert Tarrasch, (born March 5, 1862, Breslau, Prussia [now Wrocław, Poland]—died February 17, 1934, Munich, Germany), German chess master and physician who was noted for his books on chess theories. Tarrasch won five major tournaments consecutively between 1888 and 1894. A medical doctor by profession, Tarrasch may have been the best player in the world in the early 1890s. He […]
May 3, 2017

Open Attack

April 23, 2017

Aronian wins GRENKE chess classic 2017

The GRENKE chess classic took place 15th to 22nd April 2017. Levon Aronian dominated the event winning with 5.5/7 a point and a half clear of Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana. There was a strong open alongside starting on 13th April. Nikita Vitiugov is the winner of the GRENKE Chess Open 2017. The 30-year old Grandmaster from St. Petersburg scored 7,5 points out […]
April 11, 2017

Wesley So is US Chess Champion for 2017

The US Chess Championships took place in Saint Louis 29th March to 10th April 2017. Players in men’s section: So, Shankland, Nakamura, Robson, Caruana,  Xiong, Kamsky, Onischuk, Naroditsky, Akobian, Zherebukh, and Shabalov. Leading players in the women’s Krush, Abrahamyan, Maggie Feng, Zatonskih, Paikidze, Jennifer Yu, etc. Wesley So won the title after beating Alexander Onischuk in a tie-break rapid match. […]