Chess London Chess Classic to host 2018 Grand Chess Tour Finals

The 2018 Grand Chess Tour will conclude with an exciting new format at the London Chess Classic. The four top?scoring players will contest a semi-final and final that will determine the overall winner and top 4 places in the 2018 GCT. The format change has been de

Chess Nepomniachtchi Clear First In London By Beating Struggling Carlsen

Winning his third game in a row against a struggling world champion, Ian Nepomniachtchi is the sole leader at the London Chess Classic with one round to go. Still under the weather, Magnus Carlsen got a promising position this time but m... Source: Che

Chess Playoffs To Decide 2018 Grand Chess Tour

The 2018 Grand Chess Tour will be decided in a four-player playoff final to be held at the London Chess Classic. This was announced at a press meeting today in London. The 2017 Grand Chess Tour events—Paris, Leuven, Sinquefield Cup, St. Lo... Source: Che

Chess Bishops of Opposite Colour – Training Positions – Part 2

Bishop Endgames: Do Opposites Attract? (Practical Endgames) is now available as a paperback; here are some sample training exercises that illustrate the play in typical endgames with bishops of opposite colour. Scroll down to see the solutions. Csulits, Anton -

Chess Another Escape Gets Carlsen First Win In London

Magnus Carlsen was again on the verge of losing at the London Chess Classic today, again came back into the game and this time even won, vs. Michael Adams. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who is chasing him in the Grand Chess Tour, also won his first... Source: Che

Chess Fabiano Caruana climbs rankings after draw epidemic at London Classic

This week’s London Chess Classic at the Olympia Conference Centre has produced an epidemic of draws, with only two decisive games out of 25 in the first five rounds. Yet it also featured a significant swing at the top of world chess. The US No1, Fabiano Caruana,

Chess Carlsen Escapes vs Nakamura, Keeps Grand Chess Tour Hope Alive

Hikaru Nakamura had Magnus Carlsen on the ropes today, but failed to deliver. The only winner in round six of the London Chess Classic was Ian Nepomniachtchi, who beat Michael Adams. Nakamura not winning his game was bad news for ... Source: Che

Chess AlphaZero: Reactions From Top GMs, Stockfish Author

The news about AlphaZero beating Stockfish 64-36 without a single loss after just four hours of self training has shocked the chess world. has early reactions from the London Chess Classic participants and from one of the original author... Source: Che

Chess FIDE Newsletter November 2017

The final leg of the FIDE Grand Prix Series 2017 took place in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) from 16th to 26th of November. Official website: Levon Aronian (Armenia) and Dmitry Jakovenko (Russia) won the final tournament of the Grand Prix Series

Chess Interview with Robert Houdart, author of the champion engine Houdini

Houdini is the winner of Season 10 of the Top Chess Engine Championship. With its gold medal Houdini becomes the engine with most titles in TCEC history. The author of the engine Robert Houdart speaks in an interview with about the Superfinal of TCEC,

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