FIDE Announces Online Olympiad 2020

The International Chess Federation is pleased to announce a new major competition: the FIDE Online Olympiad 2020, to be held between July...

The Chess ‘Racism’ Debate: Why Do White Pieces Move First?

Australian Chess Federation committee member Dr Kevin Bonham has refuted suggestions the rule of white pieces moving first was racially motivated.

Stranded Nigerian Chess Player ‘Broken and Traumatized’

Top Nigerian chess player Oladapo Adu has said he is “traumatised” as he remains stranded in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 12 weeks after...

Fischer Wins 1957 New Jersey Open

The 1957 New Jersey Open was where one of Bobby Fischer’s 60 Memorable Games was played...his game against James T. Sherwin. There were 81 players....

Magnus Carlsen Joins Esports Rich List, a First for a Chess Player

Magnus Carlsen joins esports rich list as chess rivalry thrives online. Magnus Carlsen aims for his fourth online tournament victory...

Chess Makes Top 20 Game on Twitch

It was recently announced that Chess has become one of the top 20 games on Twitch, thanks to some of the platform’s...

Orchid-Lekki Chess Club (OLCC) Mourn Dan Foster

Orchid Lekki Chess Club is sad to announce the passing away of their dear member, friend and brother, the legendary Radio Broadcaster,...

“Cross-platform Bans Would Send a Strong Signal”

How can online chess overcome cheating? A ChessTech debate established the legal problems, a professional set-up for serious competitions and three institutional solutions. For...

FIDE and Chess.com Women’s Speed Chess Championship Begins Tomorrow

The International Chess Federation and Chess.com are pleased to announce the Women's Speed Chess Championship,  an online competition to be held between June 18th...

On Racism: NM Daniel Jones

On this series of racism, GM Pontus Carlsson's shares experiences of chess players around the world and asks what we as a...

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