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The FIDE Ethics and Disciplinary Commission (EDC) has banned GM Sergey Karjakin from participating as a player in any FIDE-rated chess competition for six months. The 32-year-old Russian grandmaster, who is an ardent supporter of the Russian president…

Charity Cup Day 2: Carlsen, Duda trailing as leader Le Hits h3 Twice

GM Le Quang Liem continues to lead the qualifying rounds of the 2022 Meltwater Champions Chess Tour’s Charity Cup. With three wins on the second day, World Champion Magnus Carlsen is now in second place alongside GM Jan-Krzysztof Du…

Rapid Chess Championship Week 6: Matlakov Wins Knockout

GM Maxim Matlakov won the week six knockout stage of the 2022 Rapid Chess Championship presented by Coinbase. GM Dmitry Andreikin finished second in both the knockout and Swiss tournament. GMs Daniil Dubov And Vladimir Fedoseev Ma…

Dvorkovich in tight position as FIDE president

Russia’s warfare in Ukraine has left Arkady Dvorkovich, a former Russian deputy prime minister, in a precarious situation. Now, 24 days into the war, some are calling for the FIDE president to step down, while others continue to support him. although…

Charity Cup Day 1: Le, Niemann lead as Ding beats Carlsen

GM Le Quang Liem and GM Hans Niemann, underdogs for overall victory, share the lead after day one at the Charity Cup. In what is the second leg of the 2022 Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, world champion Magnus Carlsen was awarded a …

Collegiate Chess League Season 4 Week 5

Week five was the first BYE week scheduled for the regular season, but there was still plenty of action as many teams moved games to this weekend. This was also an exciting week for Princeton’s Captain GM Andrew Tang, who was on his way to…

Bullet Chess Championship: Nakamura Wins Title, Tang Runner-Up

Presented by DigitalOcean, the 2022 Bullet Chess Championship concluded today with a series of finals on the edge of the seat, crowning GM Hikaru Nakamura as the champion! Nakamura, undefeated in his matches…

Bullet Chess Championship: Nakamura advances to Grand Final

The most exciting matches yet of the 2022 Bullet Chess Championship presented by DigitalOcean were in full swing today, headlined by a clash between bullet titans GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Andrew Tang. With both players neck and neck until…

Dubov, Nakamura continue to crush the title Tuesday

For the second consecutive week, the title winners were GM Daniil Dubov and GM Hikaru Nakamura on Tuesday, March 15. Nakamura, GM Dmitry Andreikin and GM Amin Tabatabaei all finished in the top five in both events, while…

Chennai 'Mecca of Chess' to host FIDE Chess Olympiad in 2022

The 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad will be held this summer in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The news was announced at a press conference in Chennai on Wednesday, after the FIDE council approved the city’s bid the night before. Originally the e…

Bullet Chess Championship: Nakamura, Tang Reach Winners Final

Presented by DigitalOcean, the 2022 Bullet Chess Championship rose to new heights today after a dazzling showdown between pre-tournament favorites GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Daniel Naroditsky, which Nakamura won in style. GM A…

Rapid Chess Championship Week 5: Nakamura Wins Aronian

Taking first place in the fifth week of the 2022 Rapid Chess Championship presented by Coinbase, GM Hikaru Nakamura kept his nerves in check after a series of exciting matches against some of the world’s best players. Nakamura ended…

2022 FIDE Grand Prix Belgrade Final Day 2: Report gambles and wins

On the first day of the second leg final of the 2022 FIDE Grand Prix in Belgrade, Russian GM Dmitry Andreikin and Hungarian GM Richard Rapport played a solid, correct draw. After his dramatic victory in the last round of the group game against…

2022 FIDE Grand Prix Belgrade Final Day 1: Solid Play

With GM Dmitry Andreikin’s surprise ousting from GM Anish Giri in yesterday’s rapid play tiebreak, a final took place against Hungarian GM Richard Rapport at the 2022 FIDE Grand Prix in Belgrade. Report, of course, had previously eli…

2022 FIDE Grand Prix Belgrade Semifinal Tiebreaker: Andreikin wins

With two draws in yesterday’s matches at the 2022 FIDE Grand Prix in Belgrade, GM Richard Rapport qualified for the final by ousting GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, while GM Dmitry Andreikin and GM Anish Giri booked another matchday, in a quick c…

Collegiate Chess League Season 4 Round 4

The Collegiate Chess League is officially halfway through its fourth season. With only three rounds to go, the teams are already battling for play-off spots, and every game from now on is even more important for the teams that lead to you…

Bullet Chess Championship Losers Round 2: Bortnyk, Erigaisi, Jacobson, Martinez Advance

The second round of the Losers Bracket of the 2022 Bullet Chess Championship presented by DigitalOcean ended with four decisive winners: GM’s Oleksandr Bortnyk, Arjun Erigaisi, Brandon Jacobson and Jose Martinez. In particular the l…

2022 FIDE Grand Prix Belgrade Semifinals Day 2: Report Magic

In Wednesday’s matches of the 2022 FIDE Grand Prix in Belgrade, GM Richard Rapport won with GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s white pieces, while the match between GM Anish Giri and GM Dmitry Andreikin ended in a draw after wild complications.

Ukrainian chess players in wartime

On Thursday, February 24, 2022, 19-year-old GM Kirill Shevchenko and his family awoke not far from them to the sounds of numerous explosions. They took their documents and went to the basement where they stayed all day and tried the…

Bullet Chess Championship Quarterfinals: Naroditsky Masterclass Sets Up Showdown With Nakamura

Presented by DigitalOcean, the 2022 Bullet Chess Championship resumes today with a blockbuster lineup of matches featuring the world’s number one chess player GM Hikaru Nakamura and a masterclass from “The Prophet”, GM&n…

Nakamura claims Arena Kings season 9 throne in week 6

GM Hikaru Nakamura won the sixth week of Arena Kings on Wednesday, just before entering a quarterfinal in the Bullet Chess Championship. He defeated GM Oleksandr Bortnyk in the Arena Kings final. This week’s semifinalists…

2022 FIDE Grand Prix Belgrade Semifinals Day 1: Report Wins!

From the group stage of the 2022 FIDE Grand Prix in Belgrade, GMs Dmitry Andreikin, Anish Giri, Richard Rapport and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave qualified for the semi-finals, with Andreikin and Giri meeting in one match, while Rapport and Vachier-Lag. ..

Nakamura claims back Tuesday;  Dubov wins late, almost swipe

GM Hikaru Nakamura won the early edition of Titled Tuesday on March 8, scoring 9.5/11 after beating GM Daniil Dubov in the final round and winning on tiebreaks. Dubov won the late edition and was the only player to reach the top five…

Announcing the Women's FIDE Chess.com Speed ​​Chess Championship in 2022

Chess.com is pleased to announce that the 2022 Women’s Speed ​​Chess Championship has been confirmed and kicks off on May 24. Born out of a partnership between Chess.com and FIDE, the event is the premier online tournament for tit… .

Bullet Chess Championship 2022: Erigaisi, Bortnyk Advance in Losers Bracket

The 2022 Bullet Chess Championship presented by DigitalOcean continued today with the first round of the Losers Bracket. Although these players lost their first match in this double-elimination tournament, they are among the fastest in ball chess…

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