Chess News

August 6, 2023

Ju Wenjun remains world chess champion

GM Ju Wenjun won the FIDE Women’s World Championship to claim her fourth title with a 6.5-5.5 victory over GM Lei Tingjie. The 17th women’s world champion, who has held this title since 2018, also picked up the €300,000 ($334,000) winner’s prize, while Lei took €200,000. Ju Wenjun is a Chinese chess grandmaster. In March 2017 she became the fifth […]
May 26, 2023

New World Chess Champion

Ding Liren, born 24 October 1992, is a Chinese chess grandmaster and the reigning World Chess Champion. Ding came second in the Candidates Tournament 2022. This qualified him for the World Chess Championship 2023 against Ian Nepomniachtchi, as Carlsen declined to defend his title. Ding won the match, becoming World Chess Champion. He is the highest-rated Chinese chess player in […]
April 23, 2023

White mates in 9

April 6, 2023

Hardest problem for the computers

White to move, mate in 20! Stockfish 15 needed more than 10 hours to find the solution.