World Chess wants to hook up grandmasters to heart monitors to make matches 'more exciting' – Washington Post

World Chess wants to hook up grandmasters to heart monitors to make matches 'more exciting' – Washington Post

Magnus Carlsen is stressing out about possibly having to wear a heart monitor at chess’s grandest events. (Dilip Vishwanat/AP Images for World Chess Hall of Fame) Watching two grandmasters play chess can be a tedious affair, especially for those unfamiliar with the nuances of the game. But now organizers of the World Chess Championship, the game’s […]

'Magnifique Maxime' Vachier-Lagrave Wins Sinquefield Cup – Chess.com

'Magnifique Maxime' Vachier-Lagrave Wins Sinquefield Cup – Chess.com

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave scored his career’s best performance today by winning the fifth Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis. The French GM beat Ian Nepomniachtchi and his main rivals Vishy Anand and Levon Aronian couldn’t follow suit. And the winner is… Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. | Photo: Maria Emelianova. “I am really happy for him,” said Magnus Carlsen. The world champ not […]

Awonder Liang Now World's Youngest Grandmaster – Chess.com – Chess.com

Awonder Liang Now World's Youngest Grandmaster – Chess.com – Chess.com

FIDE has confirmed Awonder Liang’s grandmaster title by written resolution. This makes the 14-year-old American the 10th youngest grandmaster of all time, and the youngest in the world today. Headline photo from the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival by Maria Emelianova. Liang achieved his three grandmaster norms in the Continental Championship in San Salvador in 2016 […]

Downtown Richmond to see increase in chess playing – Richmond Standard

Downtown Richmond to see increase in chess playing – Richmond Standard

Two free Family Chess Days are coming to downtown Richmond this month and next, followed by a ribbon-cutting of an initiative to increase chess playing opportunities downtown. All ages and skill levels are welcome to the fun events hosted in partnership with the West Coast Chess Alliance and Richmond Main Street […]

Muhoozi extends financial support to chess team – New Vision

Muhoozi extends financial support to chess team – New Vision

The team will take part in the African Schools Individual Chess Champions in Zimbabwe. Presidential adviser on special operations, Maj. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has extended financial support to three of Uganda’s junior chess players expected to represent the country in the African Schools Individual Chess Champions slated for August 19 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Kainerugaba gave […]

Tobey Maguire Chess Movie Launches Day-and-Date On Amazon in the UK – Variety

Tobey Maguire Chess Movie Launches Day-and-Date On Amazon in the UK – Variety

Courtesy Amazon prime Video “Pawn Sacrifice” will launch on Amazon’s U.K. Prime Video on August 13, the first time the streaming service has had a movie day and date with its theatrical release in the country. The film stars Tobey Maguire as American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer and launched at the Toronto International Film Festival […]

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