Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Game of the Day
Saturday, November 1
Miso Cebalo
Evgeni Vasiukov

Cebalo 13

Player of the Day
Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli

Opening of the Day
Lisitsin Gambit
1. Nf3 f5 2. e4

GM Naiditsch Accepts the Chessgames Challenge!

Journey to the Chess Kingdom

New Games

Tashkent Grand Prix
Live from Uzbekistan

FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Oct 20-Nov 3
Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Mamedyarov, Gelfand, Jakovenko, Andreikin, Radjabov, Jobava and Kasimdzhanov. Discussion forum now open.
Carlsen-Anand World Championship
Sochi, Russia
Nov 7-28
Next month, World champion Magnus Carlsen will defend his title against erstwhile champion Viswanathan Anand in Russia. Discussion forum now open.
Bundesliga 2014/15
Various cities, Germany
Oct 18-Apr 15
The German Schachbundesliga has begun. Discussion forum now open.
FIDE Grand Prix Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan
Oct 2-14
Caruana and Gelfand tied with 6.5/11, beating out Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Dominguez Perez, Grischuk, Svidler, Andreikin, Radjabov, Kasimdzhanov and Tomashevsky.
Millionaire Chess
Las Vegas, USA
Oct 9-13
Wesley So defeated Webster University teammate Ray Robson in the final match to clinch the championship and $100,000.
World Junior Championship
Pune, India
Oct 6-19
Lu Shanglei of China took the title with 10/13 half a point clear of his compatriot Wei Yi.
World Junior Championship (Girls)
Pune, India
Oct 6-19
Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia dominated the Girls event winning with 11/13 one and half points clear of Sarasadat Khademalsharieh of Iran.
PokerStars IoM Masters
Douglas, Isle of Man
Oct 4-12
Nigel Short wins with 7.5/9, beating out Michael Adams, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Laurent Fressinet, Gabriel Sargissian, Julio Granda Zuniga, et al.
Baku Open
Sep 22-30
Baku, Azerbaijan
Top seeds include Zhigalko, Inarkiev, Areshchenko, Kuzubov, et al. Inarkiev beat out Lupulescu on the tiebreak after both finished with 7/9.
Bilbao Masters
Sep 14-20
Bilbao, Spain
Aronian, Anand, Ponomariov, and Vallejo Pons faced off for a DRR with 3-1-0 scoring. Anand won with 11 points.
European Club Cup
Sep 14-20
Bilbao, Spain
Taking place alongside the Bilbao Masters, SOCAR Azerbaijan (Giri, Topalov, Radjabov, et al) won with a perfect 7/7.
GRENKE Chess Classic
Sep 6-12
Baden-Baden, Germany
Naiditsch beat out Nisipeanu, Meier, Fridman, Baramidze, Schlosser, Blubaum, Wagner with 5/7.
Sinquefield Cup
Aug 27-Sep 7
St. Louis, USA
The 2014 Sinquefield Cup was arguably the strongest tournament ever, with Carlsen, Aronian, Caruana, Nakamura, Topalov, and Vachier-Lagrave. Caruana started with an incredible 7/7 and won with 8.5/10.
Stockfish - Nakamura Match
Aug 23
Burlingame, USA
Nakamura takes on Stockfish in a four game match. In two of the games, the GM received assistance from Rybka. In the other two, pawn and move odds. The computer won 3 to 1.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Sharjah, UAE
Aug 24-Sep 7
Hou Yifan shared first place with Ju Wenjun and with that secured victory in the entire Grand Prix series.
French Championships
Nimes, France
Aug 17-28
Fressinet, Bacrot, Degraeve, Dorfman, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Riga Technical University Open
Riga, Latvia
Aug 15-24
Melkumyan beats out Rapport on tiebreaks, both finishing on 7.5/9.

more games...

Happy Birthday To:
Anton Jurgenstein, Bernhard Huelsen, Karoly Mitovsky, Karel Skalicka, Pedros Santos Isain, Albert Walter William Tulip, Harry Gans, Vasily Panov, Sergiusz Czerniakow, Alfred Lenton, Kenneth Kirby, Vladimir Kozomara, Yair Kraidman, Hubert Meier, Joseph M Bradford, Sergey Kishnev, Gennadi Gutman, Mikhail Simantsev, Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli, and Matthias Dann!

Chess News
Tri-State Chess Club reviving weekly meetings (
Odisha's chess star Saina Salonika to get National Child award (Sun Times)
England come up short at European Youth championships (
Chess: Mamikon Gharibyan wins European U-10 title (Armenia Now)
Masters chess tournament on the cards (
Registration opens for Queen's Quest chess tourney (
Ransom Knights Place In Gulf Coast Classic Chess Tournament (
Chess Federation President Challenges Provincial Governments (All Africa)
Using chess to maximize profits from weak investments (
Kanna, Babu lead in National Youth Chess Championship (India Times)
Angola: Chess Federation Chairman Highlights Role of Media in African ... (All Africa)
Stephen Maturin on Losing at Chess (
The Church's Geopolitical Chess Strategy (
It's a game of Chess at Maranello (
On Chess: The Grandmasters' Sherpa Shows St. Louis the Way (
Review: Engrossing And Hypnotic 'Algorithms' Explores The World Of Blind ... (

Try typing a player's last name, followed by a year or range of years, e.g. "Morphy 58-59". (more info)

NEW USERS: Register now for free and you'll be able to post to our forums, make game collections, see fewer ads, and access a number of other powerful features.

Year is e.g. 1905
Player  is

Opposing player is

Number of moves is
Opening is
ECO code is (ECO help)
Result is
with kibitzing with annotation

Black to play
Li Ting Tan vs Thi Nhu Y Hoang

25. ...?
See game for solution.
Difficulty Scale
about our puzzles
NEW USERS: Getting Started is a database of historical chess games combined with discussion forums, forming the internet's oldest and best chess learning community. You are encouraged to participate and learn from players stronger than yourself, while guiding those who are weaker.

Register now. It's quick, free, and anonymous. This will allow you to "kibitz" in our discussion forums, make game collections, and use other powerful features.

To search our chess database, fill out one or more fields on the form above, and click Find Chess Games!

Please take a few minutes to read the Help Page.

What's New

· Congratulations to member "dakgootje" for winning the 2014 Summer ChessBookie! Game. The Fall Leg has begun!

· The July FIDE ratings list is out; Magnus Carlsen is easily the world #1 with 2877, as well as a record-shattering blitz rating of 2948. Caruana is the world #1 rapid player at 2858.

· Premium Members can now search on Event (the most recent 100 major chess events) or on Endgame Type (pawn ending, rook ending, etc.) from the Advanced Search above.

· GM Arkadij Naiditsch has accepted the Chessgames Challenge! Sign-up now for free and join the world team in their effort to take down a SuperGM!

· We've upgraded our chess viewer to the newest version of pgn4web. You can see the FEN for any game position by clicking on the b8 square, and you can flip the board by clicking on the e7 square. Best of all, you can get position analysis by clicking on e8!

· Our Tournament Index now includes a handy text search, so you can look up tournaments involving Lasker, events from 2004, Tal Memorial, tournaments in Berlin, etc. Give it a try!

· The Chessgames Challenge Simon Williams vs The World is now over after GM Williams resigned after the winning shot 33...Be3!! Congratulations to all who participated in this game and many thanks to GM Williams for being such a lively and creative adversary.

· Congratulations to everybody who won our 2013 Holiday Present Hunt! It was great fun, we can't wait to do it again next year.

· Our revolutionary chess training tool, Guess-the-Move, now has over 12,000 games to choose from! If you haven't tried it, check out our free sample game Tal-Lutikov; it's almost like playing a grandmaster!

· We now have over 21,000 Game Collections compiled by our members.

· Chessgames member "Once" has published a collection of his stories related to our Puzzles of the Day, titled Once Upon a Chess Game and now available on Amazon in Kindle format.

· You can now pay for Chessgames premium membership with our new PayPal® Checkout Page.

· GM Simon Williams has accepted the Chessgames Challenge! Sign up for the game today and join the massive World Team and attempt to take down a grandmaster!

· We have processed the September 2013 ratings list from FIDE.

· The World vs GM Akobian is over; Akobian resigned on move 35. Congratulations to the 1400+ people on the Chessgames World Team for defeating one of the USA's strongest grandmasters!

· Our Chess Gift Page allows you to give the gift of chess, by purchasing an account for another Chessgames member.

· Our New Tournaments Page now displays the latest chess events added by our staff, plus historical tournaments being organized by members. This allows us to have kibiziting on famous historical events such as Hastings (1895) and AVRO (1938).

· In celebration of our 12th birthday, Chessgames gave away 64 prizes between December 10th and Christmas Eve. See our Holiday Present Hunt Official Rules for details.

· By popular vote of Chessgames members, the Thematic Challenge was the Albin Countergambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5). After 40 moves, the game was drawn. You can see the game here: Team White vs Team Black (2012).

· Kasparov's latest chess book, Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part I, is now available at the Chessgames Store.

· Thanks to everybody for joining us during the Anand-Gelfand World Chess Championship, and special thanks to our very special guests, WGM Natalia Pogonina and WGM Jennifer Shahade.

· Our Live Broadcast Page now has special enhancements for mobile devices such as Androids and iPhones.

· Be sure to check out the new Chessgames Store, a veritable chess supermarket complete with sets, boards, clocks, books, DVDs--anything your chess-loving heart can imagine!

· Chessgames Challenge VII is over! The Chessgames Challenge pits world-class grandmasters against teams of thousands of chess fans. The gauntlet was laid down, and GM Varuzhan Akobian was brave enough to accept the challenge. After 32 moves the Chessgames team managed to draw this world-class grandmaster. Congratulations!

· USCF members, be sure to check out the article about Chessgames and the Chessgames Challenge, Brave New World: Human Intuition and Computer-assisted Chess, in the August 2011 issue of Chess Life.

· Have a question about chess history? Spot an error on a player biography? Want to exchange stories with other chess history buffs? Check out the new Biographer Bistro.

· The World vs Natalia Pogonina game is over; after 62 moves it was drawn. Congratulations to both GM Pogonina and the World Team for their fine performances.

· Our new Hot Games feature shows you what games people have been interested in lately. The list appears to the right, below "Example Searches."

· Show off your love for chess with our beautiful high-quality garments available exclusively from the Chessgames Store!

· Our Pun Submission Page is back online, along with our Pun Voting Booth. Note that this is now a permanent site feature and no longer a contest.

· The new "My Favorites" feature allows you to track your favorite Chessgames members.

· The Rinus Scholarship gives free premium Chessgames memberships to people who contribute their efforts to the Chessgames Challenge, and all proceeds are placed in a special fund designated to hire grandmasters for upcoming Chessgames Challenges. If you are able, consider making a donation and help support chess learning worldwide.

· We now have completed our History of the World Chess Championship, a historical overview of the most coveted title in chess.

· What does the future hold? Find out with our new Chess Forecast feature. This is the blue pie-chart you see to the right; it predicts the outcome of an upcoming or current chess game based on data collected from our ChessBookie Game.

· We now have new powerful hardware to better serve our members. Thanks to all of the premium members who made this upgrade possible.

· Our new Game Collections Page allows you to search for game collections by keyword.

· Each day, you can sample the powerful Repertoire Explorer for free! Just click on the Player of the Day, and follow the links by the magnifying glass to fully explore his or her openings. For more information on premium membership, please see our Premium Membership Page.

· Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ by clicking the links below!

Sponsored Link:

Chess Forecast

FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent 2014 Round 11:
Vachier Lagrave- Nakamura

FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent 2014 Round 11: Vachier Lagrave- Nakamura
Member predictions based on the ChessBookie Game

Hot Games

  1. K Spraggett vs B Harper, 1976 1-0
  2. G Minchev vs A Petrov, 1994 1-0
  3. Jobava vs D Andreikin, 2014 0-1
  4. The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 *
  5. Jakovenko vs Mamedyarov, 2014 0-1
  6. Gelfand vs Jobava, 2014 0-1
  7. Karjakin vs Nakamura, 2014 1/2-1/2
  8. Radjabov vs Caruana, 2014 1/2-1/2
  9. Tal vs Keres, 1964 1-0
  10. M Vachier-Lagrave vs A Giri, 2014 1/2-1/2

Example Searches

A lot to say about Alekhine

Grunfeld Gossip

Morphy's Manuscripts

Real Keene Analysis

IBM Supercomputer Deep Blue

Games attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte

"The Menchik Club" (Men who lost to Vera)

La Bourdonnais vs MacDonnel, 1834

Taimanov plays the Taimanov Sicilian

Morphy gives odds

Great Match-Ups: Kasparov vs Karpov

Great Match-Ups: Fischer vs Spassky

Marshall plays the Albin Countergambit

Alberic O'Kelly plays the O'Kelly Sicilian

Extremely long games (150+ moves)

Odds-games (and other variants)

Game Collection: Zugzwang!

Game Collection: World's Greatest Chess Games

"The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal" by Tal

"Fischer: His Approach to Chess" by Elie Agur

"I Play Against Pieces" by Gligoric

"Hypermodern Chess: Aron Nimzovich" by Fred Reinfeld

The Chess Book Forum


Upgrade Your Account for Full Access!

register | login

*** FREE DEMO *** Can you play like Tal?

Chess Tournament Index

Recent Kibitzing
[LIVE] Gelfand vs D Andreikin, 2014
The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
Wesley So
Kibitzer's Café
Biographer Bistro
M Cebalo vs Vasiukov, 2014
Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014)
Mikhail Tal
Kenneth Rogoff
Nicholas Croad
E Saunders vs C Wheeler, 1903
FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014)
Alexander Alekhine
Li Ting Tan vs Thi Nhu Y Hoang, 2014
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918
Paul Keres
Gelfand vs Jobava, 2014
Jobava vs D Andreikin, 2014
Portisch vs Smyslov, 1964
H H Cole vs A W W Tulip, 1946
J Lachaux vs A Benderac, 2002
T Kobe
Short vs Gelfand, 1991
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1971
Karjakin vs Nakamura, 2014
PokerStars IoM Masters (2014)
Eugenio Torre
Tarjan vs C Wallis, 2014
Paulo Bersamina
Tarjan vs C Duncan, 2014
A S Hagen vs R Frick, 2013
M Vachier-Lagrave vs A Giri, 2014
Li Ting Tan vs J Lebel-Arias, 2014
Carl Portman
D Gormally vs J Radovanovic, 2013
Y Zhou vs D Gormally, 2013
Tal vs Keres, 1964
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1971

more kibitzing...

Recent Visitors:
ilijas, Mrcomputer55, Rookiepawn, ildum, Eduardo31, Absentee, team kids can win, Naugh, Caissalove, kalipriyan, Knighthawkmiller, acgs, RandomVisitor, bsteelaway, DefianceX, venderbest, MKD, Abhishek kumar, Chessgames Bookie, mdashfaque2014, dimradil, les scruggs, patfoley, Cordeiro, AsosLight, AndrewMD, tim butler, makali, IveBeatenKasparov, Aquarius4, Tert, naufallabs, lost in space, eddazeitz, PhilFeeley, Bruce Graham, tcleve, scipione, adreaan, Zibi001, pessoa, Chessical, alexmagnus, epicchess, moronovich, rczcarvalho, Schach2014, Rascal Nikov, Renton2006, amitjoshi79, consul, perfessor, Winsome Knight, fveert, rdt, kwid, pikuels, gilbav, virginmind, newton296, Wompatti, WCC Editing Project, Pinkwarrior8x8, gunsan, ajile, hedgeh0g, US255, Too Wei Sheng, blablubb, louis wilkinson2946, sashau555, mmehtone, northernfox, The Long Diagonal, QueenTrapper, Annie K., leow, NARC, fjpv, fsauger, Dosvoca, HowDoesTheHorsieMove, pianca, pmdg, kmet vlado, ibnyamin, sharpnova, bugabay, Six66timesGenius, Zonszein, rune ohlsson, mittalprat, mikaelkarvajalka1978, RED RYDER, wwall, blade2012, 956043, SirRuthless, Hoozits, Yesugeioshea, JohnRed, Stonehenge, jayharris, Colonel Mortimer, eblunt, Patriot, ENIGMAX, e4ia, najdorfBAS, spysfi, DLev, PlinioValerio, radiatorman, extremepleasure2, letrip, notyetagm, bright1, Tolson61, paolissimo, 515, Alan Lucas, kelu, ppeti84, rrema1, IndianFan, PivotalAnorak, syahrial latief, Hribsky, christopher sparks, Agent Bouncy, trekbike, Wilson, Nichth, freeztop, itsankush, kkkk, fjma48, joeyj, sevenash13, Pioneer27, Lambda, mje, rogeraspero, Alekinemaster31, td14, cocker, talljack, Fiona Macleod, Kuhlberg, palosz, ughaibu, Touch of Knight, DanLanglois, c3230, Zeb, fiser, Ke2

188 registered members online, plus 823 anonymous users.

The ChessBookie Game!
Boards, sets, clocks, bags, DVDs,
books, and so much more!

Quote of the Day

Chess has a great future. It is a marvelous tool of the mind that transfers skills such as reasoning, planning, strategic thinking, responsibility and discipline to everyday life.
    --- Seirawan

Special Features
The Recent Kibitzing page shows you who's talking about what.

The Opening Explorer is the perfect way to study complicated openings, move by move.

The Kibitzer's Cafe offers chess discussion and camaraderie.

The Biographer's Bistro serves up chess history 24 hours a day!

The Tournament Index is a chronological catalog of major chess tournaments from the 1800s to present day.

Our History of the World Chess Championship is a guide to the most coveted title in chess.

The ChessBookie game lets you wager play-money on real world chess events, and win cool prizes.

The Players' Directory indexes thousands of eminent chessplayers.

The Chessgames Tour is a slideshow demonstrating the many features available to Chessgames Premium Members for only pennies a day.

Game of the Day Archive stores the last year of featured games. (Have an idea for Game of the Day? See our Pun Submission Page!)

Little ChessPartner is a computer chess opponent you can play online.

See a Random Game.

Our Chess Gift Page allows you to give the gift of chess, by purchasing an account for another Chessgames member.

Fischerandom (Chess960) generator.

Run your own chess site? See our Webmaster Resources.

Our page of Database Statistics is filled with many fun facts.

Browse other users' favorite games on our Game Collections Page.

Do you have an important chess game that we are missing? See our PGN Upload Utility.

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Little ChessPartner | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2014, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies