History made African Chess

2019 African Juniors

Covering the planet in Chess,Nigerea 

America wins 2016 Olympic Chess

Womens World Championship 2018

Chess Olympian

Nakamura falters In finals

American Youth win in China

5-Way Tie At Strong Abu Dhabi Masters

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My man Nakamura!!!.

Egypt first 2700 Rated Player..

Battle of the States Cleveland/ Chicago

Aronian beats Carlson

Carlson Takes Lead

World Cup: Nakamura Wins Armageddon, Nepomniachtchi Appeal Rejected

Aronian wins in Palma

Making A living Playing Chess

SO wins-sinquefield

Nakamura wins in Paris

-nakamura crosses 2800

Congradulation Justus

Leaders after the first four rounds in the Millonaire tournament from the GM perspective

London Classic

The Chess drum Blitz tournament


With a 10-move draw (yes, they still exist!) with Michal Krasenkow, Kovalenko clinched the 5000 euro first prize. His 8.0/9 was a full point more than that of runner-up Cheparinov, and Kovalenko performed just above 2900.


2015 Najdorf Memorial | Final Standings (Top 20)

Place S.No. Title Name Fed. FIDE Total MBch. Bch. Perf
1 2 GM Kovalenko, Igor LAT 2682 8.0 40.50 52.00 2902
2 1 GM Cheparinov, Ivan BUL 2683 7.0 37.50 48.00 2739
3 8 GM Krasenkow, Michal POL 2610 6.5 40.00 52.50 2652
4 21 IM Kanarek, Marcel POL 2508 6.5 36.00 45.00 2667
5 14 GM Tomczak, Jacek POL 2579 6.5 35.00 46.00 2621
6 15 GM Zhigalko, Andrey BLR 2574 6.0 40.50 52.00 2658
7 30 IM Meskovs, Nikita LAT 2457 6.0 39.00 52.00 2695
8 5 GM Safarli, Eltaj AZE 2649 6.0 39.00 50.00 2603
9 10 GM Piorun, Kacper POL 2591 6.0 37.50 48.50 2597
10 16 GM Markowski, Tomasz POL 2566 6.0 37.50 48.50 2634
11 4 GM Efimenko, Zahar UKR 2652 6.0 35.50 46.00 2591
12 26 IM Klekowski, Maciej POL 2475 6.0 35.00 42.00 2597
13 20 GM Bajarani, Ulvi AZE 2515 6.0 33.50 43.50 2564
14 19 GM Rozentalis, Eduardas LTU 2530 6.0 32.00 40.50 2508
15 13 GM Miśta, Aleksander POL 2585 5.5 41.00 52.00 2611
16 31 IM Warakomski, Tomasz POL 2449 5.5 37.50 47.50 2584
17 29 IM Drozdowski, Kacper POL 2468 5.5 36.00 45.00 2522
18 9 GM Neiksans, Arturs LAT 2597 5.5 35.50 45.50 2519
19 25 IM Sunilduth Lyna, Narayanan IND 2475 5.5 34.50 45.50 2547
20 23 IM Sadzikowski, Daniel POL 2477 5.5 34.50 44.50 2488

Full final standings here.



Millionaire Chess Winner 2016

Interview with WGM Jennifer Shahade

So takes lead vs Carlsen

American Chess Championship Continues

Computer Plays game 12

Suspended cheating-scandal

Carlsen vs Karjakin


One of the young talents in the Chess World Joshua Coles

So beats Vachler in Speed Chess

Ding beats Carlsen in playoff for Cup

Carlsen leads after top  Resign ShankLand Resign

Championship show changing face of Chess in US.

Nakamura on CNN Money

Aronian wins Saint-Louis rapid-blitz grand chess tour

The Millionare  tournament is going down!!! join in on the fun

Carlsen Wins Again To Catch Aronian, Topalov Falters

fide rating point with Carlsen leading

Chess Team Under Fire

Caruna wins fide canditates tournament

Proud of these Kids

Anand is the big winner

kasparov continue his return to Tournament Chess

14 year old wins National Championship

My man Nakamura gives back to Detriot community...

Carlson wins Fischer tournament

Olympaid first round results

Nakamura returns to motorcity

Stockfish wins Computer Championship

Building Minds In Chess

Carauna wins Norway Championship football players making Chess Moves

Daaim Shabazz, Reflect on Sinquefield Cup

Next Move Blitz

Jamaican Champion 2018

U. S. Junior Championship

Womens' Cadat for Championship

Young Indian girl beats GM

Post Sinquefield (Live) Ratings: Nakamura World #2, Aronian #7

Where are they now?

Nakamura is still hanging tuff!!!!

Magnus retain Title

Caruana wins in 110moves now

Carlson wins Championship

Best Of 2019

Carlsen wins again!!!

Carlsen to lead Norway Championship


My Man Josh

Ding enters Sinquefield Cup finals

Carlson leads Biel Field

Bug House Championship

Maurice Ashley in an overview of the 2015 Millionaire Chess Tournament

Iillinois state tourney

Computer Chess Battle.

Ten Best Games Of 2019

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Women's Championship

2017 Spice Cup

Anand leadshigh scoring indian-contingent in pro chess round6

With a 5-0 sweep on Sunday, GM Garry Kasparov crushed GM Nigel Short in the Battle of the Legends match in St. Louis. The final score was 8.5-1.5 for the 13th world champion, who said that he “enjoyed it immensely.”

Carlsen & Karjakin wins in Paris

Ashley Propell Chess In Africa

Nakamura battles for America

Sinquefield Cup begins with Draws.

Carlson vs So

Colas earns 3rd GM Norm

Who Is Magnus Carlsen's Secret Second?

caruana beats-nakamura

Lengendary Chess Players passes away

U S Championship alone with Women's Championship

Najer upsets Anand


Blitz Chess Championship

Justin,Coles young masters

Chess Around The World Memorial Title

The women's list saw less significant changes. GM Hou Yifan (2686) didn't play this month (but she's playing the Nakhchivan Open, which starts today!), and is still 11 points ahead of GM Judit Polgar (2675). The Hungarian chess legend has retired, and will be considered inactve by FIDE a year after her last rated game.

GM Ju Wenjun lost 12 points at the Women's World Championship, the Women's World Team Championship and the Chinese league, and dropped from #5 to #6. GM Bela Khotenashvili won 14 points at the the same three events.

World Champion IM Mariya Muzychuk ironically lost two rating points in Sochi, but won four in Chengdu. GM Harika Dronavalli, WGM Olga Girya and WGM Natalija Pogonina won 16, 15 and 18 points respectively. 

GM Elina Danielian had a bad month: she lost no fewer than 30 points at the Women's World Championship, the Women's World Team Championship and the Aeroflot Open.

World Championship

Olympic Team Is Set

Dominguez vs Nakamura

China wins Olympiad 2018

So surges to win vs mamedyarov speed chess-championship

Maurice Ashley In Africa

So suffer third lost in a role at the Sinquefieldcup

A Great job Frank Johnson is doing for the kids of Atlanta..

Carlsen vs. Nakamura Showdown on 10-27!

Rating List World Championship

Up and coming talent in Atlanta

Nakamura's WINS BLITZ

2019 World Open Comes To A End.

Nakamura routs  dobrov in speed chess championship


Spreading the love of Chess to all

Top Players play in French Tournament of 2015

The next Prodigy Tai

Chicago Vs Detroit

London Classic


Chess Master At 10

Anand a historic career

US Championship round 4

Charles Covington Life Master


117th U.S. Open

Carlson score 62-2 in Simul

Its all about the Women


Blitz Championship winner to play Carlsen


Webster New York Chess

Blitz Battle

42nd Chess Olympaid Opens

Nakumara faces Carlsen


The World's Best Chess Players

Maurice Ashley day in Houston

Norway Championship 

Chess streaming from St. Louis Challenge.

The Cage Match

Aleksandra-Goryachkina wins a chance for Title

So, last American Standing

Nakamura siege victory

The Legend Returns!!!

Nakamura is the man

Aronian wins 2015 Sinquefield Cup!

Look back at the Millionaire Chess 2015

Isle of Man International Open

Judith Polar history Event

Chicago Chess Club host GM

Emory Tate Memorial.

Detriot Scholastic Chess

2nd youngest GrandMaster in History

Chess Magazines on the rise or decline?

Chess is booming in Florida would love to see more in Arkansas it's time.

Southern Open

Justuswilliams  continue to grow stronger!!!!

So, begins to defend Champioship Title

World Championship Carlsen wins again!!!!

Carlsen wins again

Jul 21st, 2015 by Daaim Shabazz

KCF President Githinji Hinga introduces GM Nigel Short. Photo by Kim Bhari.

Whilst the drama of the Tsogo Sun Millionaire Satellite event was unfolding over the weekend, GM Nigel Short was concluding his African tour with a 3- day visit to Kenya! Nigel was the guest of honour at the 2015 NAIROBI GYMKHANA BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP Championships where he conducted a 30-board simultaneous exhibition scoring a perfect 30/30 score in the process. KCF wishes to congratulate CM Ben Magana who won the rapid event and Joseph Metu who won the blitz. Results of both tournaments can be accessed below:

The British Grandmaster with Kim Bhari.

Nigel then conducted a training session for the top players and upcoming juniors and did numerous television interviews including this excellent 30-minute session on the morning sports show of K24 Alfajiri TV.

KCF Africa would like to extend our thanks to Nigel for his efforts to develop the game across the continent. He has traversed the continent visiting Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya and has been on the road road for almost three weeks in total.

We hope he can now get some hard earned rest back home in Greece at the end of a highly successful tour!

~Kasparov Chess Foundation

korley,, 2nd Grand Norms

 Rivairly on the chessboard

Kentucky Governor Chess Comment

Sinquefield Cup 2018

Nakamura Wins Zurich Opening Blitz; Anand, Shirov Second

Death Match Returns

Chicago Open Championship

Women's Olympiad Team

who will be the 1st Nigerian Grand Master

Jamaica girl wins large

 New Queen Of African Chess

Kovalenko Wins Najdorf Memorial With 2902 Performance

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GM Igor Kovalenko won the Najdorf Memorial in Warsaw, Poland most convincingly. The 26-year-old Ukrainian-born Latvian GM scored 8.0/9, good for a 2902 performance rating and the € 5,000 ($5,500) first prize.

Photo courtesy of the Najdorf Memorial.

He's not that well known yet, and probably scored his career's best result last week in Poland: Igor Kovalenko. Born in Novomoskovsk, Ukraine in 1988, he switched federations to Latvia in 2013 and immediately won the Latvian championship that year and the next.

In the past few days, Kovalenko was in top shape. We know that he started with four out of four, just like GM Andrey Zhigalko of Belarus. Obviously the two played each other in round five, and despite playing Black, Kovalenko managed to keep his perfect score: