Arch rivals Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri combined yesterday to break a rule in chess – the convention that White goes first! The exhibition game was played to highlight the fight for equality on the eve of today’s United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Here at chess24 we’re marking the day with a 12-hour Banterthon with Grandmasters Jan Gustafsson, Loek van Wely and Jan Smeets, where Black will start first in all of the games.
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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