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As we write these lines Viswanathan Anand has won the Candidates' Tournament with a round to spare and become the challenger in the next world championship match.... Read More

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After 8 games Vishy was trailing by two points in the World Championship Match at Chennai. It was a game that shook the chess world and broke many a heart (Vishy fans!)... Read More


Endgame Study

The following position looks easy. But there are surprises galore... try to solve. -Ed.

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10 Most Deadly Chess Opening Traps You Must Know E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Friday, 18 April 2014 00:00

chess trapsI have discussed few famous chess traps previously (Legal Trap, Elephant Trap, Lasker Trap, Mortimer Trap). Today we will continue this topic with less known, but not-less-powerful  traps that you can learn from and even use in your own games.

Here is the list of all 10 of them!

Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 08:27
5 Chess Books To Wait For E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00

chess booksDear readers, it is heartening to note the overwhelming reception to our list of Top 25 Books.

Note that it is updated from time to time. On this site we are guided by standards of excellence and there is room only for the very best books. In this column we draw your attention to important forthcoming titles-Ed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:40
Women's FIDE Grand Prix 2013: Round 1 E-mail
Written by Jeffrey Vollmer   
Friday, 11 April 2014 00:00

women fide grand prix 2014One of a series of six events over a two year period.  Round one of the Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix event started with a bang.  White won 5 of the 6 games played.The only board where white did not win was in the game of Kosteniuk and Stefanova. Kosteniuk came from a large disadvantage to get the draw.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 08:59
8 Chess Books Every Beginner Must Read E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00

8 Chess Books Every Beginner Must ReadChess is fun. You don’t need loads of theory to understand and enjoy the game.

Learn it the Easy way. Will you? So here we go.

For starters, if you have a kid and want him to learn chess, give him a book that he would love to see.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 08:46
Women's FIDE Grand Prix 2013: Round 2 E-mail
Written by Jeffrey Vollmer   
Sunday, 13 April 2014 22:22

grand prix round 2We are presenting the 2nd round report of Women's FIDE Grand Prix 2014. If you've missed the round 1 report you may see it here.

Hou Yifan is in sole possession of first with a perfect 2-0 score.

White's mastery of black was lessened in round two as both Yifan and Kosintseva won with black pieces.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 April 2014 22:39
Solve 3 Tactics Problems and Win 3 VIP ChessBoxing Tickets! E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 20:22

chessboxing 2014: win free tickets!We're excited to announce that we are holding a tactics solving contest here on TheChessWorld.com for a chance to win one of 3 VIP tickets to the International Chessboxing: Season Opener event in London, U.K., April 12th 2014!

To enter the contest you just need to solve all 3 tactics problems below and comment with your solutions. The 3 best solutions (correct notation, all variations analyzed, etc.) will receive  a free VIP ticket to the event ($100 value).

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 22:38
What is New in Theory? (March 2014) E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Sunday, 06 April 2014 22:48

what's new in chess theory march 2014In this update on ChessPublishing.com our columnist draws attention to English Attack among other things -Editor.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014 09:49
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