Chess FIDE World Team Championships 2017: Round 7

Round7: China Grabs the Lead on World Team Championship In the women’s tournament teams Russia and Ukraine are ahead. On June 24, the games of the 7th Round of the World Chess Team Championships were played in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the pivotal match of th


Chess How to study chess tactics on your phone – best combinations of 2016 collection

This is a screencast from my smartphone, illustrating how to solve chess puzzles in the Kindle app, reading through an ebook  https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Chess-Combinations-November-Quarterly/dp/1520868243 that contains over 140 best combinations played by


Chess Magnus Carlsen puts recent poor form behind him at Grand Tour elite rapids

Magnus Carlsen still shines in speed chess despite the world champion’s growing problems in classical tournaments. The Norwegian failed at Stavanger last week and his six-year reign as world No1 in the rankings is now under serious threat. The 26-year-old has jus


Chess Team Russia leads the World Championship race

On June 23, the games of the 6th round of the World Chess Team Championships were played in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the men’s tournament the leaders, team Russia, defeated Poland 3 to 1. Ian Nepomniachtchi and Vladimir Fedoseev scored for the winner. China bested U


Chess Paris Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 3

World Champion Magnus Carlsen won the rapid portion of the Paris Grand Chess Tour with an impressive 14/18 score. Former Blitz World Champion Alexander Grischuk had a very strong showing in day three and is only a point behind Carlsen. Both players were impressive


Chess FIDE World Team Championships 2017: Round 6

Round 6: Team Russia Leads a World Championship Race In the women’s tournament the leading pair is the same: Russia and Ukraine. On June 23, the games of the 6th round of the World Chess Team Championships were played in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the men’s to


Chess Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – June 17, 2017

from the Winnipeg Free PressWhite to mate in 3 (Loyd) Source: Chess Manitoba


Chess Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – June 3, 2017

from the Winnipeg Free PressWhite to mate in 2 (Loyd) Source: Chess Manitoba


Chess Paris Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 2

The second day of the rapid tournament brought another series of games full of excitement, brilliancies and heartbreaks. The leaderboard completely changed, as Magnus Carlsen reminded everyone why he is considered the most dominant chess player in the world. He is


Chess Team Russia spends free day as a leader

On June 21, the games of the 5th round of the World Chess Team Championships were played in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the men’s championship team Russia defeated Norway 3:1 (winners were Nikita Vitiugov and Vladimir Fedoseev). Polish team beat Ukraine by the same scor


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