Chess News

December 28, 2016

Vassily Ivanchuk is new World Champion in Rapid Chess

The World Rapid Championships in Doha, Qatar, had a dramatic finish. Before the last round five players shared the lead. Three of these five players won in the last round: Magnus Carlsen, Alexander Grischuk, and Vassily Ivanchuk. The tie-break had to decide – in this case, the Elo-average of the opponents. And here Ivanchuk was best and became World Rapid […]
December 24, 2016

Magical move – Last rank checkmate

It does look like White will be checkmated with next Black move Qg2, or he will lose his Queen. However, White has magical move in his sleeve! How can White exploit last rank weaknesses?    
December 19, 2016

Wesley So, winner of the London Chess Classic and Grand Chess Tour 2016

Wesley So is a double winner in London. On Sunday he also secured first place at London Chess Classic, and he won 295.000 $ in total. Fabiano Caruana couldn’t catch up with his compatriot. Veselin Topalov finally managed to win a game in the last round against Aronian Levon, and Anish Giri finished with 9/9 draws. Here is the final standings table: […]
December 10, 2016

Top 10 best players in 2016

10.Jeffery Xiong, USA (rating 2666) Jeffery Xiong (born October 30, 2000) is a United States chess Grandmaster and child prodigy. In February 2016 he entered the top 10 players in the world under age 20 and a month later, he reached a FIDE rating of 2600 for the first time. In July 2016, Xiong won the B group (“Premier”) of […]