In Other News: Spanning All Media – Chess.com

In Other News: Spanning All Media – Chess.com

Books, movies, podcasts: This edition of In Other News, our collection of smaller chess stories, shows that the game is playing out in many forms: And if broadening your cultural horizons is not enough for you, there’s also sports and crime! Click or ignore, there’s something for everyone. Documentary chronicles all-girls team in New York […]

Can You Solve These Brilliancy Prize Chess Tactics? – Chess.com

Can You Solve These Brilliancy Prize Chess Tactics? – Chess.com

Once again I offer puzzles full of tactics or sharp attacks. And, as in the previous article, all of them won brilliancy prizes. I’m offering small bios so you know who these players are, and I often give lots of analysis and prose, which you can see by clicking the question mark at the bottom of […]

African Chess Confederation Re-Elects Lewis Ncube In Quest For Unity – Chess.com

African Chess Confederation Re-Elects Lewis Ncube In Quest For Unity – Chess.com

With a two-vote margin, Lewis Ncube was re-elected as president of the African Chess Confederation (ACC) at the FIDE congress last month. Our correspondent Alessandro Parodi explains what it means for chess in Africa. Zambia’s Lewis Ncube was re-elected as the ACC president in Batumi, Georgia. The vote, which took place together with the Olympiad […]

Svidler Beats Shankland In Hoogeveen Match – Chess.com

Svidler Beats Shankland In Hoogeveen Match – Chess.com

Despite starting with a loss, Peter Svidler defeated Sam Shankland in a six-game match held in Hoogeveen, the Netherlands. In the same playing hall, Vladimir Fedoseev and Jorden van Foreest drew all their classical games. A long tradition of chess in October in Hoogeveen is still kept up. The tournament held in the town in […]

How To Become A Chess Grandmaster – Chess.com

How To Become A Chess Grandmaster – Chess.com

Next to becoming the world champion, grandmaster is the ultimate summit for the competitive chess player. Out of the millions of chess players around the world, a little over 1500 current chess players have reached the height of grandmaster!  The World Chess Federation, known as FIDE (Federation Internationale des Eches) gives chess players appropriate titles […]

World Chess Championships (10th place): Kasparov-Karpov, Capablanca-Lasker, Alekhine-Capablanca – Chess.com

World Chess Championships (10th place): Kasparov-Karpov, Capablanca-Lasker, Alekhine-Capablanca – Chess.com

Counting down the list of the most exciting world championships, Chess.com staff landed on a three-way tie for 10th place with 12 points. Capablanca – Lasker (1921) In Capablanca-Lasker, the first world championship held after an 11-year hiatus partially caused by World War I, Jose Raul Capablanca won four games without any losses and 10 […]