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

Game of the Day
Sunday, July 24
Stohr
vs
Emil Joseph Diemer

Ransacking the Stohr

Player of the Day
Tigran Gharamian
(1984-)

Opening of the Day
Slav, Exchange Variation
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. ♘f3 ♘f6 4. cxd5 cxd5

The Most Notable Chess Games in History

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

New Games

Bilbao Masters
Jul 13-23
Bilbao, Spain
Carlsen, Nakamura, Wei Yi, Karjakin, Giri, and So. Special scoring were in effect: wins are worth 3 points; draws, 1 point. Carlsen won with 17 points, Nakamura second place with 12.
 
7th Hainan Danzhou Tournament
Danzhou, China
Jul 7-16
Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi Wang Hao, Bu Xiangzhi, Wang Yue, Hou Yifan, Pentala Harikrishna, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Peter Leko and Vassily Ivanchuk.
 
Dortmund
Dortmund, Germany
Jul 9-17
Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Ruslan Ponomariov, Evgeniy Najer, Rainer Buhrmann and Leinier Dominguez-Perez. Discussion forum open now.
 
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Chengdu, China
Jul 1-15
Koneru Humpy, Anna Muzychuk, Ju Wenjun, Zhao Xue, Mariya Muzychuk, Antoaneta Stefanova, Pia Cramling, Dronavalli Harika, Bela Khotenashvili, Tan Zhongyi, Lela Javakhishvili, and Olga Girya.
 
Chinese Team Championship
Various Cities, China
Apr 12-Dec 5
The Chinese Team Championship has 22 rounds in total ending in December. Top seeds include Wei Yi, Ding Liren, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Wang Yue, Wang Hao, Yu Yangyi, et al.
 
Vidmar Memorial
Bled, Slovenia
June 24-Jule 3
A 10 player single round-robin includes involves Arkadij Naiditsch, Andrei Volokitin, Alexander Beliavsky, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Ivan Ivanisevic, Luka Lenic, Zdenko Kozul, Jure Borisek, Jure Skoberne, and Matej Sebenik.
 
11th Edmonton International
Edmonton, Canada
Jun 17-26
Top seeds include Shirov, Ganguly, S P Sethuraman, and Sam Shankland.
 
YourNextMove Blitz
Leuven, Belgium
Jun 17-20
Anand, Carlsen, Nakamura, Caruana, So, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Topalov, Kramnik. Carlsen wins the Blitz and the combined results with 23 points, ahead of Wesley So with 20.5.
 
YourNextMove Rapid
Leuven, Belgium
Jun 17-20
Carlsen with with 6/9 ahead of Wesley So with 5.5/9.
 
Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Jun 17-19
Farrukh Amonatov turned the tables on Nepomniachtchi in the last round to take the Cup. Also playing were Le Quang, Karjakin, Mamedov, Gelfand, Wang Hao, Grischuk, Andreikin, Svidler, Kasimdzhanov, Gawain Jones, et al.
 
Lublin GM
Lublin, Poland
Jun 13-18
David Navara scored 4/6 including a win in the decisive final round which scored the European win.
 
Russia-China Match
Moscow, Russia
Jun 10-15
The traditional match between the national chess teams of Russia and China takes place June 11-15. Top seeds are Ian Nepomniachtchi for Russia and Wang Yue for China.
 
Russia-China Match (Women)
Moscow, Russia
Jun 10-15
Gunina, Pogonina, Bodnaruk, Goryachkina, Lagno represent Russia, taking on Chinese players Tan Zhongyi, Shen Yang, Guo Qi, Ding Yixin, and Lei Tingjie.
 
51st Capablanca Memorial
Varadero, Cuba
Jun 9-20
Leinier Dominguez Perez, Vassily Ivanchuk, Zoltan Almasi, Ivan Cheparinov, Yuriy Kryvoruchko and Lazaro Bruzon.
 
Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid
Paris, France
Jun 8-12
Nakamura won the rapid and the combined event, beating Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier Lagrave, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Veselin Topalov and Laurent Fressinet.
 
Grand Chess Tour Paris Blitz
Paris, France
Jun 11-12
Magnus Carlsen won the blitz event, beating Hikaru Nakamura, Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier Lagrave, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Veselin Topalov and Laurent Fressinet.
 
Leon Masters
Jun 9-13
Leon, Spain
Viswanathan Anand won by beating David Anton in the semi-finals and Wei Yi in the final.
 

more games...

The ChessBookie Game!

Happy Birthday To:
Detroit Chess Club, Persifor Frazer, Lord Dunsany, Ernst Bruno Evald Breider, Aida E Muslimova, Helmut Weichert, Alex Draifinger, Anthony Cornelis Kosten, Guntars Antoms, Stephen John Solomon, Ludger Keitlinghaus, Ranko Szuhanek, Tigran Gharamian, and Vugar Gashimov!

Chess News
Chess on the Beach in West Haven (patch.com)
Enjoy Family Chess at the Santa Clarita Libraries (signalscv.com)
Chess coach at center of dispute with union speaks out (Fox News)
Chess in Tobago leaps forward (guardian.co.tt)
Chess Coach Caught In Union Fight Praised At City Hall (cbslocal.com)
Chess champion gets aid (The Hindu)
South Side chess team honored at City Hall (abc7chicago.com)
Putting Wise County in check; Library offers community chess lessons (wcmessenger.com)
Young chess players headed for Canadian championship tourney (parrysound.com)
Chess World Champion Garry Kasparov in Thessaloniki for 4-way Chess Handicap Game Against Greek Female Champions (greekreporter.com)
All India chess tourney in Gondia from June 25 (nagpurtoday.in)
Alabama chess life here and there (al.com)
Ouma, Andiwoh to coach Chess teams for Olympiad (nation.co.ke)
A pillar of youth work and chess promotion (gisborneherald.co.nz)
Blitz Chess Tournaments (Boston Globe)
Blitz tourney for Fiji chess (fijitimes.com)


SEARCH OVER 781,000 CHESS GAMES
Search players and matches in plain language; e.g. "ANAND" or "FISCHER-SPASSKY '72" (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.

ADVANCED SEARCH
Year is e.g. 1905
Player  is

or
(Directory)
Opposing player is

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

White to play
Tal vs Kirjatsky

26. ?
See game for solution.
Difficulty Scale
about our puzzles
 
 
NEW USERS: Getting Started

Chessgames.com 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

· On December 10th, 2015, Chessgames turned 14 years old! We celebrated with the annual Holiday Present Hunt in which 64 prizes were distributed.

· The Chess Book Forum is a member-moderated area for the discussion, research, and reviews of chess books.

· The Chessgames Team Chess Challenge IV will begin on September 1st! Sign-up now and see if you're on Team White or Team Black. Good luck!

· Our Similar Games link found on any game page is now greatly improved.

· Our revolutionary chess training tool, Guess-the-Move, now has over 14,000 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!

· After 6 months and 36 moves, The World Team defeated GM Arkadij Naiditsch at the Chessgames Challenge! See the game here.

· Between December 10th and December 24th Chessgames celebrated its 13th birthday with the 8th Annual Holiday Present Hunt. 64 prizes were given away, congratulations to the winners!

· 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.

· 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.

· 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!

· 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!






 
      
Register Today!

Go to our registration page and get a free account today: you'll be able to make posts ("kibitzing"), start game collections, participate in our regular contests, and so much more!

Chess Forecast

The Chess Forecast will return soon. Thank you for your patience.

Hot Games


  1. Tal vs Kirjatsky, 1959 1-0
  2. Stohr vs E J Diemer, 1984 0-1
  3. Carlsen vs A Giri, 2016 1-0
  4. Tal vs Koblents, 1957 1-0
  5. Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2016 1/2-1/2
  6. W So vs A Giri, 2016 1-0
  7. Komodo vs Myrddin, 2016 1-0
  8. Alekhine vs Euwe, 1938 1-0
  9. Tal vs Petrosian, 1967 1-0
  10. Nakamura vs Wei Yi, 2016 1/2-1/2

 
Example Searches

Chillin' with Schiller

Chewing the fat about the Catalan

Lasker's Letters

Real Keene Analysis

Humphrey Bogart plays chess

IBM Supercomputer Deep Blue

A game played in 1610, still being copied today

1889 New York International, annotated

Reshevsky the Prodigy

Fischer employs the Najdorf Sicilian

Great Match-Ups: Kasparov vs Karpov

Great Match-Ups: Morphy vs Maurian

Alberic O'Kelly plays the O'Kelly Sicilian

Marshall plays the Albin Countergambit

Long games that aren't draws

How not to play Bird's opening

Game Collection: D44! The Anti-Meran Gambit

Game Collection: Multiple Queens

"Anatoly Karpov's Best Games" by Karpov

"Bobby Fischer Rediscovered" by Soltis

"My Best Games Of Chess 1924-1937" by Alekhine

"All The World Is Learning From Them" by Filip

The Chess Book Forum

 


Upgrade Your Account for Full Access!

NEW USERS
register | login

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

Chess Tournament Index

Recent Kibitzing
Kibitzer's Café
A Giri vs Nakamura, 2016
Stohr vs E J Diemer, 1984
Hikaru Nakamura
Tal vs Kirjatsky, 1959
Julia Kochetkova
Alan Shaw
S D Swapnil vs M Narciso Dublan, 2015
A Sokolov vs Yusupov, 1986
Y Nikolaevsky vs Kasparov, 1976
Maxim Dlugy
Bilbao (2016)
Magnus Carlsen
Millionaire Chess (2015)
Petrosian vs F Olafsson, 1959
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984
Larsen vs F J Perez Perez, 1964
A Sokolov vs Yusupov, 1986
N Padevsky vs Larsen, 1956
Abdelrahman Hesham
Wesley So
Komodo vs Myrddin, 2016
Tal vs Koblents, 1957
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2016
Tal vs Petrosian, 1967
Silvio Danailov
Carlsen vs A Giri, 2016
Siegbert Tarrasch
Parham Maghsoodloo
Ding Liren
Joel Benjamin vs J Sarkar, 2012
Juliana Sayumi Terao
Wei Yi
Vadim Moiseenko
Tiberiu-Marian Georgescu
Paulo Bersamina
W So vs A Giri, 2016
G Abrahams vs J Cukierman, 1936

more kibitzing...

Recent Visitors:
Superqueen, lyblix, zikonian, hasspurple, txuribeltz, truepacifism, mustangrto, bamba, capricorne1, srose58089, vignes, paulalbert, The Lone Deranger, Friday, Bureaucrat, ajile, diagonal, Rolfo, The Long Diagonal, shogirules, jefflissa, chessmac4, Klaus Peter, ljfyffe, RookFile, lantern 4, vagyim, Colonel Mortimer, Adoryn, jffun1958, royalchest, jaime gallegos, pekda, RandomVisitor, Penangite, PivotalAnorak, patzer2, docbenway, Peligroso Patzer, adamello, harrylime, KingFederer, not not, tpstar, chadurang, saffuna, Peter Pickering, ronski, ralnw6, Hot Tuna, PawnSac, FrnkLmprd, DougMontague, Gregor Samsa Mendel, Retireborn, AndyP, gmcmillan11, MagusJo, Zhbugnoimt, suirotsap, Penguincw, Roto72, Boomie, babakova, Plaskett, Buchner, posoo, gokusano, enderozdemir, eugeniopagotti, portofilo146

98 registered members online, plus 488 anonymous users.


Quote of the Day

"
If you're a GM you should be able to overpower the IM tactically. The GM will often blow out the IM in this area.
"
    --- Nick de Firmian

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 2001-2015, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies