Giri Wins Speed Chess Open, Andriasyan Qualifies – Chess.com

Giri Wins Speed Chess Open, Andriasyan Qualifies – Chess.com

Despite having been seeded into the main tournament already, GM Anish Giri decided to play Tuesday’s Speed Chess Open Qualifier, and duly won it. Runner-up GM Zaven Andriasyan qualified for the 2018 Speed Chess Championship. Alongside 14 seeded grandmasters, last week Leinier Dominguez qualified for the Speed Chess Championship in a four-player knockout. Yesterday the last spot was […]

So Retains Leon Title But Pragg Had Him On Ropes – Chess.com

So Retains Leon Title But Pragg Had Him On Ropes – Chess.com

Wesley So retained his Leon Masters title after beating Paco Vallejo in the final. This was despite Friday, when the American was close to getting eliminated by India’s new star Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu. The 31st edition of the Torneo Magistral de Ajedrez Ciudad de León was held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Leon, a city about 300km northwest […]

Manistee man wins second place in chess tournament – Manistee News Advocate (press release)

Manistee man wins second place in chess tournament – Manistee News Advocate (press release)

FLINT — Ruben Ramon, of Manistee, took second place in the Michigan Senior Championships held on June 23 and 24 in Flint. In 2015, Ruben Ramon holds his second place trophy that he won competing in the Michigan Senior Open Championships. Ramon again won second place during the tournament in June. (Courtesy Photo) The Michigan Chess Association is the […]

Theatre Review: Chess – LeftLion

Theatre Review: Chess – LeftLion

A musical? With Abba music? Set in the 80’s? Well, that sounds like a great idea for a raucous comedy… In actual fact, it’s far from it. Chess the Musical is not a light-hearted few hours of singalong. The story involves a politically driven, Cold War-era chess tournament between two men – an American grandmaster […]