Ennio Morricone (1928-2020), the Italian composer of music for dozens of top films and TV series, died today in Rome at the age of 91. As well as being one of the most influential film soundtrack writers of the last 60 years he was a keen amateur chess player who faced Boris Spassky, Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, Judit Polgar and Peter Leko over the board. His father persuaded him to give up chess to focus on music, but if not for music he would have wanted to be a chess player, but “a high-level one, someone competing for the world title”.
At the start of the Candidates Tournament we held a competition to see who could predict the top four places after all 14 rounds were over. At stake were two chess24 premium memberships along with blitz games against som...
The Candidates Tournament has begun, with live commentary here on chess24! Are you good at making predictions? We hope so! To add a little to the excitement of the Candidates Tournament we’re giving away prizes – two premium accou...
Before chess24 launched we conducted a small raffle, among early adopters, for ten premium memberships. Now Caissa (and one of our admins) has identified ten lucky winners. Well done!
chess24 is proud to announce we're hosting the official website of the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway! The site opens its doors today, on March 1st, exactly five months before the tournament starts.
In the following half-hour video seven-time Russian Champion Peter Svidler tells the story of how he lost to three World Champions in quick succession back in 1999. His account of losing the same topical Grünfeld position against Ka...
Sopiko Guramishvili and Anna Rudolf’s new series for chess24 will change the way you look at chess forever!
IM Lawrence Trent, probably the world’s best regular chess commentator, is the newest member of the chess24 team!
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