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Announcing The 'New' 2020 PRO Chess League

The PRO Chess League is back for the 2020 season, and it will introduce major improvements and an increased prize fund for the world’s premier online chess league. 
Official season play begins on January 6, 2020, and the new format of the l…

FIDE Chess.com Isle of Man: Round 1 Pairings Are Out

The inaugural FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss was officially opened on Wednesday at the Comis Hotel near the Isle of Man capital, Douglas. The pairings for the first round are out.

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FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss Starts Thursday

The $433,000 FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss tournament is less than three days away. With Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So and Viswanathan Anand as the top seeds, the event is the strongest Swiss tournament in history.
The tournament will …

Caruana, So, Nepomniachtchi Headed To World Fischer Random Semifinals

The third and final quarterfinal day of the World Fischer Random Chess Championship provided plenty of sharp exciting play—but also some surprisingly abrupt results. All of the matches were decided in the fast-rapid games, and two of them we…

Second Chances In World Fischer Random Chess Quarterfinal

The four losers from day one of the quarterfinals squared off for a last shot at continuing towards the World Fischer Random title. This unusual route to the semifinals has been adopted to create three semifinalists from this stage of the event&md…

FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship Quarterfinals Kick Off

After a long process of qualifiers and knockouts, the first FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship began its crescendo movement with the quarterfinals. Since this is an inaugural event and quite complicated, let’s start with the framework. …

Chess.com Month In Review: September 2019

Hey, chess fans!
Just like that, October is upon us, and it’s time to look back on the month that was. 
September was huge! Let’s dive right in…

Puzzles


Puzzle Rush gets competitive in real time, with the arrival of Puzzle Bat…

Radjabov Wins FIDE Chess World Cup; Vachier-Lagrave Takes 3rd

Teimour Radjabov won the $110,000 first prize at the FIDE World Cup after beating Ding Liren (who earned $80,000) in the 5+3 games of today’s final tiebreak. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave came in third ($60,000) as he beat Yu Yan…

Aronian, Artemiev Advance In Thrilling Speed Chess Championship Doubleheader

Chess.com’s @IsaacSteincamp contributed to this report.
Was it the most action-packed day in Speed Chess Championship history? With two dynamic battles between established chess legends and young, talented prodigies, Thursday was a day for the S…

FIDE Chess World Cup Finals To Be Decided In Tiebreaks

With two quick draws today in both Ding Liren vs. Teimour Radjabov and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs. Yu Yangyi, the stage is set for tiebreaks on Friday to decide on the FIDE World Cup finals.
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So Surges To Win vs Mamedyarov: Speed Chess Championship

Wesley So showed that he was a force to be reckoned with this Speed Chess Championship by eliminating Azeri grandmaster Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The match went just as Hikaru Nakamura predicted in his post-match interview on Tuesday.
Mam…

Today: Hand And Brain Chess To Decide Sibling Team Battle

Chess.com’s first-ever Hand and Brain Team Battle will feature a sibling rivalry on October 2 at 6 PM PDT on Twitch.tv/AlexandraBotez, Twitch.tv/Chessbrah, Twitch.tv/GMNaroditsky and Twitch.tv/AndreaBotez.
Making their Team Battle debut, si…

FIDE Chess World Cup: Radjabov Strikes Back

Teimour Radjabov bounced back with an excellent win against Ding Liren today to level the score in the FIDE World Cup final. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave was in trouble but held the draw against Yu Yangyi in the third-…

Nakamura Routs Dobrov In Speed Chess Championship

Vlad Dobrov put together an admirable performance in his Speed Chess Championship debut, testing the defending champion Hikaru Nakamura throughout the match. While the Russian grandmaster kept the blitz portions interesting, Na…

FIDE Chess World Cup: Ding Opens Score Against Radjabov

Top seed Ding Liren took the lead in the final of the FIDE World Cup as he defeated Teimour Radjabov on Tuesday in impressive style. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Yu Yangyi drew their game in a Petroff.
You can fo…

FIDE Chess World Cup: Perfect Prep Prevents Poignant Play

Two cases of successful preparation led to quick draws on Monday in both Teimour Radjabov vs. Ding Liren, who started their FIDE World Cup final, and Yu Yangyi vs. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who are playing a match for third place.
Y…

Today: Speed Chess Championship Doubleheader

The 2019 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship, with a prize fund of $50,000, continues Thursday with a doubleheader which will conclude the round of 16. First, Levon Aronian (Armenia) and Alireza Firouzja (Iran) will play at 7 a.m. PD…

FIDE Chess World Cup: Ding Liren Reaches Final, Qualifies For Candidates

Ding Liren will be Teimour Radjabov’s opponent in the FIDE World Cup final starting on Monday. The 26-year-old Chinese grandmaster defeated his 25-year-old compatriot Yu Yangyi on Saturday in the tiebreak of their semifinal by winning th…

FIDE Chess World Cup: Radjabov Knocks Out MVL, Qualifies For Candidates

Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) reached the FIDE World Cup final and qualified for the 2020 FIDE Candidates’ Tournament as he beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) in the second semifinal game today. Yu Yangyi and Ding Liren (both China) drew their g…

FIDE Chess World Cup Semifinals Start With Draws

The FIDE World Cup semifinals started today with draws in both Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs. Teimour Radjabov and Ding Liren vs. Yu Yangyi. The return games will be played on Friday, followed by a possible tiebreak on Saturday.
You can follow …

FIDE Chess World Cup: Dramatic Exits For Aronian, Vitiugov As MVL, Yu Advance

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) and Yu Yangyi (China) reached the FIDE World Cup semifinals today in dramatic tiebreak matches.
MVL beat Levon Aronian (Armenia) in the second rapid game where the Armenian GM was winning but …

Ding, Radjabov Reach FIDE Chess World Cup Semifinals

Both Ding Liren (China) and Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) won their white games on Tuesday to reach the semifinals of the FIDE World Cup. Ding knocked out Alexander Grischuk (Russia) who went astray in time trouble, while Radja…

FIDE Chess World Cup Quarterfinals Start Peacefully

All four games on the first day of the FIDE World Cup’s quarterfinals ended in draws. Both Russians, Alexander Grischuk and Nikita Vitiugov, were an exchange up, but the two Chinese GMs Ding Liren and Yu Yangyi were helped by their bisho…

Humpy Koneru Wins Skolkovo FIDE Grand Prix

Humpy Koneru (India), not Women’s World Champion Ju Wenjun (China), won the Women’s Grand Prix in Skolkovo, Russia. Humpy took over the lead after the ninth round and didn’t let go.
The Indian grandmaster scored eight points in 11 game…

FIDE Chess World Cup: Xiong Knocks Out Duda; Radjabov Eliminates Mamedyarov

After eliminating Anish Giri, 18-year-old Jeffery Xiong scored another upset at the FIDE World Cup as he knocked out 18th-seed Jan-Krzysztof Duda in an epic tiebreak on Sunday. In the all-Azerbaijani match Teimour Radjabov eliminated Sha…


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