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Entering the “Chess Dimension”

Entering the “Chess Dimension”

The 60 Minutes team discovers that Dr. B’s chess lessons are about more than kings and queens. They’re about winning graciously — and learning from losing. “Franklin Country is one of those places where, if you’re an out-of-towner, you’re going to be spotted pretty quickly,” says 60 Minutes producer Laura Dodd. She co-produced this week’s [...]

Hikaru Nakamura’s trifecta in Tradewise Gibraltar Masters

Hikaru Nakamura’s trifecta in Tradewise Gibraltar Masters

Hikaru Nakamura won the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters for a third consecutive year after defeating David Antón Guijarro (Spain) in a tense two-game speed playoff. In the regular part of the tournament Antón Guijarro, Nakamura and Yu Yangyi shared the first place with 8,0/10 points each in the field of 255 players. Ju Wenjun from China [...]

Hou Yifan gives away her final round in five moves

Hou Yifan gives away her final round in five moves

Women’s World Champion Hou Yifan from China has apologised for giving away her game against Lalith Babu M R from India in the last round of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival within five moves. In an exclusive interview with the Festival press team Hou Yifan tells Tania Sachdev she apologised to chess players, to her [...]

Chess Connects: Tradewise Gibraltar Chess 2017 Mood Video

Chess Connects: Tradewise Gibraltar Chess 2017 Mood Video

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess is a melting pot of cultures, ages, nationalities and abilities. Watch the mood video to experience the ambience of #gibchess 2017.

Long Story Short: Hou Yifan, Queen of Chess

Long Story Short: Hou Yifan, Queen of Chess

“Chess is a part of my life, but it is not my whole life!”… Four-time women’s world champion, Hou Yifan, gives a candid interview at #gibchess 2017.

European Chess Club Cup – Live Commentary

European Chess Club Cup – Live Commentary

The 2016 European Chess Club Cup is taking place from 5-13th November in Novi Sad, Serbia. A near-record number of teams are participating – 62 in Open section and 14 in Women’s section. The live commentary is provided by the resident host IM Miodrag Perunovic, special guests IM Eric Hansen and IM Milos Stankovic.

Baku Chess Olympiad – Round 3 Video

Baku Chess Olympiad – Round 3 Video

In the Women section the world champion Hou Yifan made a debut in this Olympiad and won her game, but this was not sufficient for the top seeded China to beat Vietnam. Thi Mai Hung Nguyen leveled the score by defeating Zhao Xue – all highlights here. Video by Vijay Kumar

Baku Chess Olympiad – Round 1 Video

Baku Chess Olympiad – Round 1 Video

The long anticipated 42nd World Chess Olympiad began today at the beautiful Baku Chrystal Hall with the games of the first round. A record breaking 180 teams compete in the Open Section, while the Women Section has 140 teams participating. Video by Vijay Kumar

Baku Chess Olympiad Opening Ceremony – Videos

Baku Chess Olympiad Opening Ceremony – Videos

The 42nd Chess Olympiad was opened with a solemn but highly entertaining ceremony, held at the Baku National Gymnastics Arena, attended by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and other delegates, world chess champions as well as various state and government officials. [...]

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 8 Video

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 8 Video

The 23rd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2016 is taking place from 21-29th August at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE. After eight rounds of play Grandmasters Alexandr Predke, Dmitry Andreikin (both Russia) and B Adhiban (India) share the lead with 6,5 points each. Trailing behind the leaders are [...]

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