Stephane Bressac Wins Unique 1st Blind Chess Challenge, Open To Everyone

IM Stephane Bressac won the first edition of the Blindfold Chess Challenge, a tournament with a unique format held July 9-11 in Valencia, Spain, where visually-impaired players faced off with…

Bullet Brawl July 13, 2024: Naroditsky Wins 21st Brawl, Closes In On Nakamura’s All-Time Record

GM Daniel Naroditsky has moved one step closer to seizing the top spot on the all-time Bullet Brawl leaderboard after winning the latest edition ahead of GMs Arjun Erigaisi, Hikaru Nakamura,…

SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Croatia Day 4: Caruana Leads By 4.5 Points Ahead Of Final Day

GM Fabiano Caruana continues to lead the 2024 SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Croatia, now by 4.5 points after the first day of blitz. GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave scored the most points…

Egyptian Becomes National Chess Champion At 10

Abdalrahman Sameh Mohamed played his first tournament in January, won the African Youth Championship in June, and on Thursday took it one step further to sensationally win the Egyptian Chess…

SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Croatia Day 3: Caruana Dominates Rapid

GM Fabiano Caruana has climbed to world number-two on the rapid live rating list after beating GMs Gukesh Dommaraju, Anish Giri, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to end the rapid section of…

U.S. Wins World Senior Team Championship 50+, England Takes Gold In 65+

The FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championships concluded on July 11 in Krakow, Poland with the U.S. finishing at the top of the 50+ section and England claiming the 65+…

SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Croatia Day 2: Caruana Leads As Gukesh Climbs Into Contention

GM Fabiano Caruana beat GMs Levon Aronian and Ivan Saric and escaped against GM Wesley So to climb into sole first place after day two of the 2024 SuperUnited Rapid &…

Announcing The 2024 CrunchLabs Masters, Champions Chess Tour’s Third Event

Chess.com is excited to announce the 2024 CrunchLabs Masters, the next leg of The Champions Chess Tour (CCT). Running from July 17 to July 24, this highly anticipated event, in…

Sigrun Øen, Mother Of Magnus Carlsen, Passes Away At 61

Sigrun Øen (1963-2024), a chemical engineer and the mother of 16th World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, passed away in Oslo on Tuesday at the age of just 61. She died…

SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Croatia Day 1: MVL Sole Leader

GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave came into the 2024 SuperUnited Croatia Rapid & Blitz after drawing all nine games in Bucharest, but in Zagreb, Croatia he began by winning a wild game…