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September 22, 2014 5

CHESS DAILY VIDEO

Sep 22, 2014 4

ANAND WINS BILBAO MASTERS CHESS

SPAIN Viswanathan Anand clinched his first title at Bilbao Final Masters chess. This was his fourth appearance in the tournament. On Saturday, Anand lost to Levon Aronian of Armenia in the last-round game but finished on top in the tournament played in Granada, Spain. The Indian Grandmaster registered three wins and two draws in the four-player six-round event to collect 11 points, one more than… Read More...
Sep 19, 2014 90

CHESS LIFE EDITOR TO RUN A MARATHON FOR THE USCF

UNITED STATES Donate now and help Daniel Lucas raise $3,750 for the USCF! Go to crowdrise.com/uschessfederation. Daniel Lucas, the Director of Publications for the USCF as well as the editor of Chess Life magazine, is running the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon this November 2. He is using the race, which typically raises tens of millions each year for various charities and non-profits, to try… Read More...
Sep 17, 2014 466

NEW FIDE ANTI-CHEATING RULES

FIDE FIDE has just modified section 11.3 of its Laws of Chess, reacting to a request of its Anti Cheating Committee. In future players will not be permitted to have any device capable of suggesting chess moves on their person in the playing venue, only in a bag and completely switched off, with the permission of the arbiter. In addition: spot searches may be conducted. During the 2014 Tromso FIDE… Read More...
Sep 14, 2014 753

MOVIE 'PAWN SACRIFICE' CAPTURES FISCHER-SPASSKY DRAMA

CANADA (Reuters) - There might have been something more nerve-wracking than being an opponent to world chess champion Bobby Fischer, and that was being the mercurial man's minder. "Pawn Sacrifice," a film premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, chronicles not only the rise of the young American grandmaster but how hard it was to get him to his crowning moment, the… Read More...