Outlook on the Future of Freestyle Chess     
1 year, 4 months ago

The qualifying tournament is history and it's time to take stock. The five winners are to be congratulated on their successes, but none of them will deny that it was ultimately lucky coincidences that tipped the scales rather than better chess. Disconnections, non-appearance of the opponent and mishandling of the computer, finally also the uneven play of Oliver Evan, who played some games quite we
Introducing Elements of Classical Chess into Correspondence Chess     
7 years, 2 months ago

Plea for a New Revolutionary Format of Correspondence Chess World Championships
Why Playing as Centaur?     
8 years ago

This is a short guideline for engine players, who never before played in centaur mode.
FIDE Top 100 Elo     
10 years, 10 months ago

Carlsen and Aronian ahead of the field July 2012 Rating List
FIDE World Chess Championship 2012 in Moscow     
11 years ago

Defending champion VISWANATHAN ANAND vs. Challenger BORIS GELFAND Playing Hall: Tretyakov Gallery
Magnus Carlsen with 30-point lead on the new FIDE Rating List     
11 years, 4 months ago

Magnus Carlsen has climbed to 2835, his highest rating ever, and now leads the field by a full thirty points. In 2011 he played six tournaments with a classical time control, he won four and came third in two..
Short History of the World Chess Championships      
11 years, 4 months ago

(For match tables with all results and biographical data see below this introduction.)1866 - 1948 It is generally considered thatWilhelm Steinitz (Austria) became World Chess Champion in 1866 by defeating the German Adolf Anderssen. However, the first match in which both players agreed that the World Championship title was at stake was Steinitz-Zukertort, 1886. FIDE contests began in 1948.
Armenia Wins World Team Championship in Ningbo, China      
11 years, 10 months ago

It was a kind of exclusive Olympiad, in which ten elite teams competed for top honours. The Chinese Chess Association with the patronage of the Ningbo Municipal Government was staging the 2011 World Team Chess Championship from July 15 to July 26, 2011, at the five-star New Century Grand Hotel Ningbo.
Carlsen Returns to the Top - FIDE ratings of July     
11 years, 10 months ago

In two lists, March and May 2011, Vishy Anand was number one. Now the twenty-year-old Norwegian has overtaken the reigning World Champion from India, who is just over double his age.
Aronian wins the World Blitz Championship      
12 years, 2 months ago

The World Blitz Championship was held from 16 to 18 November as a double round robin with twenty players. The time limit was three minutes and an increment of two seconds per move. The event took place at the GUM DepartmMoscow.

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