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2018 U.S. Championships Round 4 Recap

2018 U.S. Championships Round 4 Recap

The fourth round couldn’t get any more shocking. Caruana lost after over pressing against the tenacious Izoria, while in the U.S. Women’s Championship the ladies were out for blood as they entertained the fans with six decisive results. Clearly this was the bloodiest round of the tournament. Let’s get right into the recap! U.S. Championship [...]

Tucano, the Brazilian chess engine

Tucano, the Brazilian chess engine

Interview with Alcides Schulz, developer of Tucano

2018 U.S. Championships Round 2 Recap

2018 U.S. Championships  Round 2 Recap

The second round of the 2018 U.S. Championships was as promising as the first. With plenty of exciting matches on the horizon, the chess fans gathered to see the players at work; they weren’t disappointed, as we once again got a combative round in the books. Replay the games with analysis / Round 1 report [...]

2nd World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled

2nd World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled

The 2nd World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled will be held at the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA from August 8-12, 2018. The event is organized under the auspices of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), US Chess and the New Jersey Chess Federation. The main sponsors are the US Chess [...]

5th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2018 LIVE!

5th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2018 LIVE!

Video and live games

Valentina Gunina wins 2018 European Women’s Chess Championship

Valentina Gunina wins 2018 European Women’s Chess Championship

The 2018 European Women’s Chess Championship took place in the Hotel Bellevue in Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia with 144 players from all over the continent. Valentina Gunina reached an impressive result of 9 points out of 11 games, without a lost game, to be the whole point ahead of the first runner-ups and to achieve the [...]

Maghsoodloo wins Sharjah Masters.

Maghsoodloo wins Sharjah  Masters.

The 2018 Sharjah Masters took place from 12-19 April at the Sharjah Chess & Culture Club. 130 players took part in the tournament. Iranian 17-year old GM Maghsoodloo wins Sharjah Chess by full point! He finished with 8 points out of 9. GM Eltaj Safarli and GM Hao Wang shared second place with 7 points. [...]

2018 U.S. Chess Championship LIVE!

2018 U.S.  Chess Championship LIVE!

For the tenth consecutive year, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. The fields have now been confirmed and fans are sure to see great battles April 17-30, 2018. The 2018 U.S. Championship is an elite national championship event, featuring 12 of the strongest chess players [...]

Breaking: Leela Chess Zero enters TCEC Season 12

Breaking: Leela Chess Zero enters TCEC Season 12

The first neural network engine in TCEC

TCEC Season 12 – participants and information

TCEC Season 12 – participants and information

The Top Chess Engine Championship Season 12 is going to start in the second half of April 2018, a few hours after the last game of the Stockfish – Houdini S11 match. It will once again be a division system with 32 engines of relative strength 3000+ ELO, all taking place on a high end [...]

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