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Man vs. Machine: Lenderman vs. Komodo This Week

Resuming our Man vs. Machine series, this week Chess.com is hosting a match between American grandmaster Aleksandr Lenderman and Komodo. The chess engine will be playing with knight odds but with offsetting factors.
How to watch?The match runs M…

Carlsen, Lagno Winners At Steinitz Memorial

The FIDE Online Steinitz Memorial, an online blitz tournament held over the weekend, was clinched by the two reigning world blitz champions. Magnus Carlsen won the men’s event with a round to spare while the women’s sectio…

Bartholomew Beats Shahade, Reaches IM Not A GM Final

IM Alina Kashlinksaya will be facing IM John Bartholomew in the IM Not A GM Speed Chess Championship‎ final. Bartholomew defeated IM Greg Shahade 15.5-6.5 in a much-anticipated match that saw great banter before and after the games.
The…

Firouzja Wins Chessbrah Invitational

GM Alireza Firouzja won the Chessbrah Invitational, a blitz tournament among six super grandmasters held Friday and Saturday on Chess.com. The Iranian grandmaster defeated GM Anish Giri of the Netherlands in a best-of-10 final.
Yesterday the pre…

Adopt-A-Danny Returns Monday With Anish Giri

The beloved series Adopt-A-Danny returns with its third father-to-be, GM Anish Giri this Monday, May 18 at 9 a.m. Pacific time / 18:00 Central Europe on Chess.com/tv.
The show’s second guest, world number-eight GM Wesley So, adopted Danny i…

Grischuk Plays Steinitz Memorial, Chessbrah Invitational Back-To-Back

Over-the-board chess has shifted to the internet and this weekend is more crowded than ever with both the FIDE Online Steinitz Memorial and the Chessbrah Invitational. GM Alexander Grischuk plays both.
Steinitz Memorial
The Steinitz Memori…

Kashlinskaya Defeats Coleman, Reaches IM Not A GM Final

IM Alina Kashlinskaya became the first player to reach the final of the IM Not A GM Speed Chess Championship‎. On Thursday, the Russian player defeated IM Teddy Coleman 17.5-6.5.
In the final, Kashlinskaya will meet the winner of the ma…

Grischuk Wins 'Play For Russia' Charity Event Which Raises Over $333,000

GM Alexander Grischuk won the “Play For Russia” tournament on Thursday after beating GM Evgeny Tomashevsky in the final. Held May 12-14, the online blitz tournament raised an impressive amount of over $333,000 for hospitals and health workers…

World Champion Launches $1 Million Magnus Carlsen Tour

GM Magnus Carlsen announced the Magnus Carlsen Tour, a series of five tournaments to be held online with a total prize fund of $1 million, at a press conference on May 14 in Oslo, Norway.
The tour includes the already concluded Magnus …

Nakamura Streams, Wins Titled Tuesday Ahead Of Firouzja

There’s more news about GM Hikaru Nakamura this week, as the American grandmaster won the May 12 edition of Titled Tuesday with 9.5/10, finishing ahead of the Iranian prodigy Alireza Firouzja and 1,083 other participants.
The…

Hikaru Nakamura Stars In TV Series Billions

GM Hikaru Nakamura made a cameo appearance in the TV show Billions. The American grandmaster appeared in the second episode of season five, aired on Sunday on the premium television network Showtime.

Billions is an award-winning and crit…

Chess.com Month in Review: April 2020

Greetings, chess fans!
April certainly kept us—and our systems—busy! Behind the scenes, our operations specialists worked hard to keep the servers from boiling over, as COVID-19 kept site traffic higher than ever. But that wasn’t all…

Speed Chess Championship Expands With $250,000 In Prizes

Chess.com expands Speed Chess Championship series with grand prix qualification system and significantly increased prizes.
Palo Alto, Calif., May 10, 2020—Chess.com has announced that it will be expanding its 2020 Speed Chess Championship …

China Wins FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup

China won the inaugural FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup on Sunday. Their Superfinal with the USA ended 2-2 with China having draw odds for winning the round-robin phase.
The Superfinal concluded six days of online competitive chess at the…

China, USA Will Battle In Sunday Superfinal At FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup

China and the USA will face each other in Sunday’s Superfinal of the FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup. On Saturday, the USA lost to Europe in round one, but then they became the only team to beat China in the tournament. Thus, USA finis…

FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup: USA Leapfrogs Europe

After eight rounds, China is already secured of a place in Sunday’s Superfinal of the FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup. The USA leapfrogged Europe in the standings on Friday and these teams will battle for second place in tomorrow’s fin…

Europe Trailing China After Day 3 FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup

China continues to lead the FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup with four regular rounds to go. It is Europe that has the best chances to join them in Sunday’s Superfinal.
Team USA defeated and leapfrogged Russia in the standings, while India…

China Increases Lead At FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup‎

China increased its lead at the FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup to two match points on the second day of play. The USA and Europe are tied for second place, followed by Russia, Rest of the World, and India.
How to watchAll games will be played…

China Takes Lead At FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup‎

China took an early lead at the FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup as the only team to win both matches on the first day. The top seeds defeated both team Rest of the World and team Europe.
The USA is in sole second place after beating Russia in …

Pairings Revealed For FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup

The pairings for the first round of the $180,000 FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup are Europe vs. Russia, China vs. Rest of the World, and India vs. the USA. This was the result of the drawing of lots, held during the online opening…

Magnus Carlsen Wins Magnus Carlsen Invitational

GM Magnus Carlsen won the Magnus Carlsen Invitational on Sunday. The Norwegian grandmaster clinched the $70,000 first prize after beating GM Hikaru Nakamura in the final of this very strong online tournament held April 18-May 3.
The event was an…

IM Not A GM Speed Chess Championship Semifinals Set

The semifinals of the IM Not A GM Speed Chess Championship‎ will be played among IMs John Bartholomew, Teddy Coleman, Alina Kashlinskaya, and Greg Shahade, who won their quarterfinal matches this week.
The first semifinal featuring…

Korobov Wins April's Final Titled Tuesday

The last Titled Tuesday tournament in the month of April was won by GM Anton Korobov. The Ukrainian grandmasters scored 8.5/9 and finished ahead of a group of 10 players on 8 points, including GM Alexander Grischuk and GM Hikaru Nakamura…

Egyptian GM Adly Wins Historic Sunway Sitges International Online Chess Open

GM Ahmed Adly won the Sunway Sitges International Online Chess Open, the first-ever open Swiss tournament held online with a classical time control. The Egyptian grandmaster beat IM Liam Vrolijk of the Netherlands in the knockout final.
Just lik…

The FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup Starts Tuesday

The FIDE Chess.com Nations Cup starts in exactly one week. It’s one of the most prestigious online events ever held with some of the strongest players on the planet participating and $180,000 in prize money.
In this preview, we’ve collected a nu…


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