Does anyone speak Norwegian?
Today the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway kicks off with the opening ceremony at 1:30PM ET. This is where you can see all the coverage we can put together for the entire event including games (which start tomorrow), interviews, and tweets from the chess community in Tromsø.Read More
Item 1: Chess is the best.
Friday August 1st kicks off the Chess Olympiad 2014. What exactly is the Chess Olympiad? Teams from 174 countries compete for world chess dominance. It happens every two years, and it's the fourth-largest sporting event in the world. It's a big deal for chess nerds. Here's everything you need to know to get on board.Read More
Let's not forget about Susan Polgar!
It's a big day for chess nerds! World Champion Magnus Carlsen just took the Chess Triple Crown by holding the World Blitz, Rapid, and Classic titles consecutively. I've seen some reports that Carlsen is the first player in history to ever pull this off, but he's not. Susan Polgar did it back in 1996.Read More
Carlsen gets bonus points if he shouts, "King me!" at some point.
It's been an exciting ten-game series between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand during the 2013 FIDE World Chess Championship, and at the end of it all Carlsen came out on top with a solid three-game lead. Watch him claim his new title as World Chess Champion during the event's closing ceremonies.Read More
What happens if every game is a draw? Does that make us the new champs?
We're three games into the 2013 FIDE World Championship of Chess, and haven't seen a win yet. All the matches have come to a draw as World Champion Viswanathan Anand and top-ranked player Magnus Carlsen seemingly size each other up. Will Game 4 end any differently? Find out by watching the action live right here!Read More
It's worth setting your alarm for.
Carlsen and Anand had the day off Monday, but are back to the chess board on Tuesday for Game 3 of the 2013 FIDE World Chess Championship. The first two games ended in fairly quick and rather disappointing draws, so they enter the match with one point each. Let's hope Game 3 is a little more exciting.Read More
Take a move-by-move look at the first two games.
It's the FIDE 2013 World Chess Championship! Reigning champ Viswanathan Anand is facing off against the highest ranked player in the world Magnus Carlsen. Today is a rest day for the players, so we thought now would be a good time to catch you up on the results so far.Read More