On this day in 1892, the 4th World Chess Champion, the great Alexander Alekhine was born!
Happy 24th Birthday to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave!
Happy Birthday to GM Jaan Ehlvest, twice Estonian sportsperson of the year, now representing United States (since 2006). He has a peak rating of 2660 and won Gold playing for USSR at the Olympiad of 1988. He played for Estonia […]
White to play. Train your tactical skill with the best mating attacks played by the greatest players of all time from Morphy To Carlsen via Alekhine, Tal and Kasparov! 365 Killer Checkmates
On this day in 1958 Bobby Fischer became the youngest Grandmaster ever, aged 15 years 6 months – beating Boris Spassky’s record by 3 years. Bobby won the title by qualifying for the Candidates Tournament, at such a young age […]
Happy Birthday to Peter Leko, 35 today! In 2004, Leko beat Shirov and Toplaov on his way to challenge Vladimir Kramnik for the World Title. He was leading with 1 game to go but Vlad got the victory required to […]
By beating Hikaru Nakamura with Black (his 3rd time with the Black pieces), Fabiano Caruana moved to an incredible 5/5 at the Sinquefield Cup. Magnus Carlsen won his first game of the tournament, beating Levon Aronian as Black.
Fabiano Caruana won his game vs Levon Aronian last night to move to 4/4 in the strongest (average elo) tournament of all time! A sensational performance so far. Carlsen is still without a win (3 draws, 1 loss to Caruana).
White to play.
Happy Birthday to English GM and top commentator Daniel King (51) and American IM and celebrated chess author Jeremy Silman (60)!