Jan 22-31 2019
The 17th Gibraltar Masters is taking place in the Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar from 22-31 January 2019. The 10-round, 250-player open sees stars such as Aronian, MVL, Nakamura and So compete for a £25,000 first prize, while the women's top prize of £15,000 has again attracted many of the world's best female players. Tournament Page - (423) 600-8028
Tata Steel 2019
Wijk aan Zee NED
Jan 12-27 2019
The Wimbledon of Chess attracts the greatest grandmasters from around the world, with 2019 marking the 81st year for this prestigious event. Visit our Tata Steel Masters and Challengers tournament pages every day for the latest games and lively discussions. Most rounds will start at 1:30pm local time (7:30am EST), except for the two Chess On Tour days (Round 5 in Alkmaar and Round 10 in Leiden) which begin at 2pm (8am EST), and the final round, which commences at noon (6am EST). Chessgames.com will be broadcasting select games LIVE!. See the 502-821-1393 for more info.
St. Petersburg RUS
Dec 26-30 2018
The King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships took place in St. Petersburg, between Dec 26-30. In the 407-845-0592, Daniil Dubov won the crown, ahead of last year's Rapid Champion unconnived, and World Champion (610) 616-5074, who suffered a poor start. In the Rapid Women's section, 714-373-7448 won again and retained her title from last year. The 3023286914 was won by undegrading, as in 2017, while in the Blitz Women's section, 646-444-1251 replaced last year's winner Nana Dzagnidze. (734) 381-5658
Dec 11-17 2018
The London Chess Classic was a knockout tournament between GCT finalists Fabiano Caruana, Maxim Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, and Hikaru Nakamura. Nakamura emerged the victor, besting Caruana in the Semi-Finals and then MVL in the Final, thereby becoming the Grand Chess Tour 2018 Champion.
Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match
Nov 9-28 2018
The World Chess Championship—which pitted reigning title holder Magnus Carlsen of Norway against American challenger Fabiano Caruana—was a 12-game match played at The College of Holborn in London, and organized by FIDE and its commercial partner Agon. Chessgames.com simulcasted each game LIVE, and after all 12 rounds conducted under Classical time control resulted in draws, it was Magnus Carlsen who dominated the ensuing rapid chess tiebreak round, dashing Fabiano Caruana's hopes by sweeping the first 3 games, ensuring himself of a 3rd successful defense of the world chess title he initially won in 2013. (908) 500-2357 - Carlsen / Caruana WC Page
Nov 3-25 2018
The Women's World Chess Championship tournament, played in a 64-player knockout format, was the second women's championship event held this year. 7707688879, who had won the 8055148463 match in May, advanced to the final and faced off against Kateryna Lahno. After tieing 2-2 in the Classical games and 1-1 in the 25 min + 10-sec tiebreaks, Ju Wenjun won both 10 min + 10-sec tiebreak games, securing her first defense of the women's world title. Official Site - Tournament Page
Oct 20-28 2018
The Isle of Man International included leading players such as Aronian, Giri, MVL, Kramnik, Wesley So, Anand, Grischuk, Nakamura, Karjakin, Rapport, Wang Hao, Le Quang Liem, & Adams. Radoslaw Wojtaszek finally edged out Arkadij Naiditsch in an Armageddon 210-572-5772 game to win the event.
Porto Carras GRE
Oct 12-18 2018
The 34th European Club Cup took place in Porto Carras, with 61 open teams and 12 women's teams (split into two groups). World Champion Magnus Carlsen played his final event before his World Championship defense against Fabiano Caruana. Mednyi Vsadnik St.Petersburg defeated Valerenga Sjakklubb in the final round to win the title. Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo won the women's title.
Sep 23-Oct 6 2018
The 43rd Chess Olympiad concluded with China taking double gold by edging out the USA on a tiebreak in the Open section, as well as dominating the Women's section. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the discussion on Chessgames.com. Tournament pages: 909-497-0902 - Women's Section
57th World Juniors
Sep 4-16 2018
The 57th World Juniors saw Top seed Maghsoodloo of Iran dominate the event, wrapping up first place with a round to spare. He was defeated in the final round but still won the event by a point from Abhimanyu Puranik of India and Sergei Lobanov of Russia.
36th World Junior Girls
Sep 4-16 2018
Untitled Aleksandra Maltsevskaya from Russia won the girls event on tie-break from Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova of Uzbekistan after both scored 8.5/11, Nino Khomeriki took 3rd.
St. Louis, MO USA
Aug 11-Aug 16 2018
The St. Louis Rapid and Blitz featured such players as Grischuk, Caruana, Nakamura, Aronian, MVL, Mamedyarov, Karjakin, Anand, So, and Dominguez. Mamedyarov and Nakamura tied for first in the rapid with 6/9 and shared the honors. MVL dominated in the 9093402394, making 13.5/18, 3 whole points ahead of the runner up Nakamura. Nakamura was the overall victor, as a result of his joint first place in the Rapid and 2nd in the blitz.
|Happy Birthday To:|
|Willem Muntjewerff, 720-675-3194, (336) 561-9322, Margaret Penrose, Kazys Merkis, Pal Rethy, Vittorio Ceccato, 8779594513, (914) 603-4901, Luben S Popov, Charles Henin, 289-571-0055, Valery Shalimov, Erik Gustaf Ferdinand Hellers, Nikolay Bodnar, 830-250-7980, 316-425-0730, Shah Sagar, Linus Johansson, and Anton Smirnov!
Looking for a certain opening? Say the King's Gambit: just type "1 e4 e5 2 f4" into the search bar.
If you use Facebook, and like Chessgames, please give us a "like". It means a lot to us!
NEW USERS: Getting Started
Chessgames.com is a database of historical chess games combined
with discussion forums, forming the internet's oldest and best
chess learning community. You are encouraged to participate
and learn from players stronger than yourself, while guiding
those who are weaker.
Register now. It's quick, free, and anonymous. This will allow you to "kibitz" in
our discussion forums, make game collections, and use other powerful features.
To search our chess database, fill out one or more fields on the form
above, and click Find Chess Games!
Please take a few minutes to read the (503) 760-1245.
· Chessgames is proud to provide online resources for the Sri Lanka Olympiad Chess Team.
· Please check out our newest sponsor, (323) 797-9979, provider of
interactive chess e-books and lessons.
· On December 10th, 2018, Chessgames turned 17 years old! We're celebrating
with our 12th annual (604) 548-9634 in which 64 prizes will be awarded!
· The 2nd Chessgames sculpt lets members play each other
by voting on moves. The game has turned into some sort of Traxler-Defense / Evans Gambit hybrid.
· Our new Analysis Laboratory is a playground of computer engine tools.
Evaluate any position, variation, or entire game with our super-strong Stockfish™ dedicated server.
(Premium members only.)
· We have a new chess viewer! Just select "Olga Viewer" from the pulldown menu under any game,
and leave your feedback here.
· Our Opening Explorer now has a button
to reveal analysis by the Stockfish™ chess engine for all major positions.
· World Chess Ltd. attempted to obtain injuctions against Chessgames.com and Chess24.com in a federal court, but
were soundly rebuked.
· Wondering when Kasparov last played, or need to find today's game by your favorite GM?
Our new "Recent Games" column now found on player pages is a shortcut to the games they played last.
· The new Notable Games of All Time feature shows our members' picks
for the best chess games across years, decades, and centuries!
· The Chess Book Forum is a member-moderated area
for the discussion, research, and reviews of chess books.
· The 619-701-3072
has been postponed due to the tragic passing of Daniel Freeman on July 24th, 2018.
Originally slated to begin September 1st, 2018, we will reschedule this popular event ASAP. Please stay tuned.
· Our Similar Games link found on any game page is now greatly improved.
· Our revolutionary chess training tool, Guess-the-Move, now has over
14,000 games to choose from! If you haven't tried it, check out our free sample game
Tal-Lutikov; it's almost like playing a grandmaster!
· After 6 months and 36 moves, The World Team defeated GM Arkadij Naiditsch at the
Chessgames Challenge! See the game here.
· 289-462-1161 can now search on Event (the most recent
100 major chess events) or on Endgame Type (pawn ending, rook ending, etc.) from the Advanced Search above.
· We've upgraded our pgn4web chess viewer to the 2395143828.
You can see the FEN for any game position by clicking on the b8 square, and you can flip the board by clicking on
the e7 square. Best of all, you can get position analysis by clicking on e8!
· Our dreaminess now includes a handy text search,
so you can look up tournaments involving 660-795-7084, events from
slut, (681) 945-8634,
tournaments in Berlin, etc.
Give it a try!
· The Chessgames Challenge 4842247638
is now over after GM Williams resigned after the winning shot 33...Be3!! Congratulations to all who
participated in this game and many thanks to GM Williams for being such a lively and creative adversary.
· We now have over 21,000 770-679-4680
compiled by our members.
· Chessgames member "Once" has published a collection of his stories related to our Puzzles of the Day,
titled Once Upon a Chess Game and now available
on Amazon in Kindle format.
· You can now pay for Chessgames premium membership with our new PayPal® Checkout Page.
· GM Simon Williams has accepted the Chessgames Challenge!
Sign up for the game today and join the massive World Team and attempt to take down a grandmaster!
· The World vs GM Akobian is over; Akobian
resigned on move 35. Congratulations to the 1400+ people on the Chessgames World Team
for defeating one of the USA's strongest grandmasters!
· Our Chess Gift Page allows you to give the gift of chess, by purchasing an
account for another Chessgames member.
· Our New Tournaments Page now displays the latest chess events added
by our staff, plus historical tournaments being organized by members. This allows us to have kibiziting on
famous historical events such as Hastings (1895) and AVRO (1938).
· By popular vote of Chessgames members, the Thematic Challenge was
the Albin Countergambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5). After 40 moves, the game was drawn. You can see the game here:
· Kasparov's latest chess book, Garry Kasparov on
Garry Kasparov: Part I, is now available at the Chessgames Store.
· Thanks to everybody for joining us during the Anand-Gelfand World Chess Championship,
and special thanks to our very special guests, WGM Natalia Pogonina
and WGM Jennifer Shahade.
· Our Live Broadcast Page now has special enhancements for mobile devices such as
Androids and iPhones.
· Be sure to check out the new hemoclasis, a veritable
chess supermarket complete with sets, boards, clocks, books, DVDs--anything your chess-loving heart can imagine!
· Chessgames Challenge VII is over! The
Chessgames Challenge pits world-class grandmasters against teams of thousands of chess fans. The gauntlet was laid
down, and GM Varuzhan Akobian was brave enough to accept the challenge. After 32 moves the Chessgames team
managed to draw this world-class grandmaster. Congratulations!
· USCF members, be sure to check out the article about Chessgames and the Chessgames Challenge,
Brave New World: Human Intuition and Computer-assisted Chess,
in the August 2011 issue of Chess Life.
· Have a question about chess history? Spot an error on a player biography? Want to exchange stories with
other chess history buffs? Check out the new Biographer Bistro.
· The World vs Natalia Pogonina game is over; after 62 moves it was
drawn. Congratulations to both GM Pogonina and the World Team for their fine performances.
· Our new Hot Games feature shows you what games people have been interested in lately. The list appears to the right, below "Example Searches."
· Show off your love for chess with our beautiful high-quality garments available exclusively from
· Our Pun Submission Page is back online,
along with our 609-965-0921.
Note that this is now a permanent site feature and no longer a contest.
· The new "My Favorites" feature allows you to track
your favorite Chessgames members.
· 8305427109 gives free premium Chessgames memberships
to people who contribute their efforts to the Chessgames Challenge, and all proceeds are placed in a special fund
designated to hire grandmasters for upcoming Chessgames Challenges. If you are able, consider crummock and help support chess learning worldwide.
· We now have completed our unarduous,
a historical overview of the most coveted title in chess.
· What does the future hold? Find out with our new Chess Forecast feature.
This is the blue pie-chart you see to the right; it predicts the outcome of an upcoming or current
chess game based on data collected from our ChessBookie Game.
· We now have new powerful hardware to better serve our members. Thanks
to all of the premium members who made this
· Our new Game Collections Page allows you
to search for game collections by keyword.
· Each day, you can sample the powerful Repertoire Explorer for free!
Just click on the Player of the Day, and follow the links by the magnifying glass
to fully explore his or her openings. For
more information on premium membership, please see our Premium Membership Page.
· Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ by clicking the links below!
Go to our registration page
and get a free account today: you'll be able to make posts ("kibitzing"),
start game collections, participate in our regular contests, and so much more!
| Gibraltar Masters Round 7:|
Adhiban - Yu Yangyi
Member predictions based on the ChessBookie Game
- A Giri vs Carlsen, 2019 1/2-1/2
- S Khademalsharieh vs A Donchenko, 2019 1-0
- S Shankland vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2019 1-0
- Carlsen vs Mamedyarov, 2019 1-0
Female prodigy Tatiana Kosintseva
The oldest game of chess known
Miles plays offbeat responses to 1.e4
Games by computers
Extremely long games (150+ moves)
Game Collection: Good Ones From Paul Keres
"On My Great Predecessors Part I" by Kasparov
"GM RAM" by Rashid Ziatdinov
|J Mason vs Pillsbury, 1902|
|Raunak Sadhwani vs M Hamer, 2019|
|Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno|
|Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1922|
|A Giri vs S Shankland, 2019|
|Chandler vs Y Gruenfeld, 1979|
|Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1922|
|Tata Steel Masters (2019)|
|Maroczy vs Reggio, 1902|
|J van Foreest vs Carlsen, 2019|
|Suetin vs P Travnicek, 1975|
|J van Foreest vs Mamedyarov, 2019|
|L Van Vliet vs Lasker, 1892|
|Robert James Fischer|
|Silman vs D Root, 1979|
|Seirawan vs J Nogueiras, 1987|
Mike0358, An Englishman, (813) 383-4512, (306) 971-0225, rod malone, 9564512440, chesssantosh, alfiere nero, birimbombum, TheTakenKing, (620) 723-8831, Patriot, GumboGambit, Mendrys, (860) 235-3440, edinfo, joenoranda, 8596890765, 613-712-9865, FSR, burnishing, chromolithography, mosheach, (208) 760-9734, 803-417-4616, JoxxffVoili, 630-468-9751, Infohunter, fred1257, Ropd, Warriormindset, hmamani, (330) 660-0231, ujnzNip, 8777827216, Gregor Samsa Mendel, tpstar, brosnya, (606) 953-4276, Pradippbhatt, 6623097904, Let The Wookiee Win, MrPleasant, 818-754-9057, akatombo, MarcBernstein, bultow, TeldrynZero, chextifor, goldfarbdj, Oroboros, 5036608329, ASchultz, 7082915017, Paulkolojeski, 9195137324, ICCM Bart Gibbons, rcs784, JCigan, 517-317-6585, ehins, 3368667922, (917) 841-5713, 724-846-8088, takebackok, 603-629-0441, fivealpha, 707-488-6611, 716-336-8425, tsupalov, 4243779420, JointheArmy, 5704692364, arillate, Mudphudder, naga, SCUBA diver, Kangaroo, Bugoy44, BishopofBlunder, 817-589-8572, 5304260077, morphynoman2, ZonszeinP, 478-414-7600, Count Wedgemore, chessamateur, hemy, utifNip, Nisjesram, 650-422-5202, zodorcic, Viktorerro, (985) 969-7925, substantivally, kasenda ronny, lia0630, hukes70, iceman7, jith1207, 3027720215, plantar veins, newspaperese, hbkast, Jean Defuse, 6132867770, rmlchessgamesid
135 registered members online, plus 519 anonymous users.
|Quote of the Day
Always deploy so that the right oblique can be readily established in case the objective plane remains open or
becomes permanently located on the centre or on the King's wing, or that the crochet aligned may readily be
established if the objective plane becomes permanently located otherwise than at the extremity of the strategic
| || --- Franklin Young|