R. Haria – V. Zvjaginsev Can Black Capture the Pawn?

Malcolm Pein on…Haria Holding On

Malcolm Pein Malcolm Pein is a British International Master, chess organizer, author and journalist. He was a child prodigy and a former British Junior Champion. He qualified for the International Master title in 1985. Malcolm is a distinguished writer, journalist and...
The first Fontainebleau chess festival

The first Fontainebleau chess festival

To combat the Covid-19 pandemic, France rolled out a new system starting July 21 under...
FIDE World Cup 5.1: Martirosyan & Kosteniuk strike

FIDE World Cup 5.1: Martirosyan & Kosteniuk strike

Haik Martirosyan beat Amin Tabatabaei while Alexandra Kosteniuk took down Valentina Gunina in the only decisive games in a quiet start to Round 5 of the FIDE World Cup. Magnus Carlsen found himself under pressure despite having the white...
Kosteniuk, Martirosyan Only Winners On Peaceful Day At FIDE World Cup

Kosteniuk, Martirosyan Only Winners On Peaceful Day At FIDE World Cup

GM Haik Martirosyan defeated GM Amin Tabatabaei in what was the only decisive game in the open section of the FIDE World Cup on Sunday. The women's section had just one winner as well: GM...
6 Best Chess Opening Traps after 1.e4 | Part-2

6 Best Chess Opening Traps after 1.e4 | Part-2

First, let me remind you of the special offers we’re providing you with on our new course “Fighting 1.e4 – The Complete Repertoire for Black” by FM Yuriy Krykun....
A. Korobov – J. K. Duda

Malcolm Pein on…MVL Topping the Tour

Malcolm Pein Malcolm Pein is a British International Master, chess organizer, author and journalist. He was a child prodigy and a former British Junior Champion. He qualified for the International Master title in 1985. Malcolm is a distinguished writer, journalist and...
Alekseenko wins Chess960 event in Biel

Alekseenko wins Chess960 event in Biel

The tradition lives on Press release The International Chess Festival started today in the Biel Congress House, for...
FIDE World Cup 4.2: Hari, Xiong & Pragg knocked out

FIDE World Cup 4.2: Hari, Xiong & Pragg knocked out

Harikrishna fought for 115 moves but couldn’t find a way back on Friday against Iran’s Amin Tabatabaei, whose clash with fellow giant killer Haik Martirosyan is the only Last 16 match already determined. Jeffery Xiong was beaten 2:0 by...
Stockfish Developers Sue Chessbase Claiming Copyright Violation

Stockfish Developers Sue Chessbase Claiming Copyright Violation

The Stockfish team has filed a lawsuit against Chessbase, claiming that the German chess software company is selling their software without having the license to do so. The lawsuit, filed in a German court, was...
This is Why We Love Magnus Carlsen | Happy International Chess Day :)

This is Why We Love Magnus Carlsen | Happy International Chess Day :)

This is Why We Love Magnus Carlsen | Happy International Chess Day :)
What Do Chess and Investing Have in Common?

What Do Chess and Investing Have in Common?

This is a guest post by International Master Dmitri Shneider. Dmitri is Chief Financial Officer of Play Magnus Group (PMG), a publicly traded company on the Euronext Growth Oslo market. In his younger days, he was a top ranked...
World Cup: Jumabayev stuns Caruana

World Cup: Jumabayev stuns Caruana

An action-packed day Plenty of exciting games and unexpected results were seen on an eventful second...
FIDE World Cup 3.1: Mamedyarov & Yu among 28 in danger

FIDE World Cup 3.1: Mamedyarov & Yu among 28 in danger

There were an amazing 28 decisive games and just 20 draws as Round 3 of the FIDE World Cup began, with Magnus Carlsen among the winners after tricking Aryan Tari in time trouble. Major upsets saw world no. 6...
FIDE World Cup: Dominguez, Firouzja Out On Wild Armageddon Day

FIDE World Cup: Dominguez, Firouzja Out On Wild Armageddon Day

GM Leinier Dominguez and GM Alireza Firouzja did not survive the FIDE World Cup's second-round tiebreaks as they lost to Uzbek GMs Jakhongir Vakhidov and Javokhir Sindarov, respectively. Two matches were decided in wild armageddon...
King’s Gambit: Chess Opening for White to WIN!

King’s Gambit: Chess Opening for White to WIN!

First I’d like to take a moment to address a common question that people ask me: “How can a chess player make money out of chess?” While there are...
Malcolm Pein On...Rapid returns - Chessable Blog

Malcolm Pein On…Rapid returns – Chessable Blog

Rafael Alcides Rafael is a copywriter and translator from Havana with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance and a peak rating of 2218 FIDE. Before joining Chessable he wrote articles and interviews for chess24 and local press media. Big...
World Cup - Live! | ChessBase

World Cup – Live! | ChessBase

Round 2, Day 3 The two finalists of the open event will qualify for the 2022...
The Queen's Gambit wins 18 Emmy nominations

The Queen’s Gambit wins 18 Emmy nominations

Netflix hit series 'The Queen's Gambit' smashed records last year and sparked a global boost for chess not seen since Bobby Fischer faced Boris Spassky in the 1972 World Championship match. This week the widely acclaimed drama series was...
Covid-19 Hits FIDE World Cup; Aronian Withdraws

Covid-19 Hits FIDE World Cup; Aronian Withdraws

Three members of the Indonesian delegation at the 2021 FIDE World Cup have tested positive for Covid-19. GM Fabiano Caruana was awarded a win when his opponent GM Susanto Megaranto's test result was positive. GM...

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