Posted on February 22nd, 2020 by Keith

16-year-old Alireza Firouzja Wins Prague Masters Tournament

Today, the young Iranian Grandmaster, Alireza Firouzja, won his first major international tournament. Firouzja is sixteen. After regular play there were five players with a score of 5/9. Firouzja and Vidit Gujrathi topped the five on tiebreaks, and so faced each other in a speed playoff, which Firouzja won 2-0. You can read more about…

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Posted on February 7th, 2020 by Keith

P.A. Day Chess Day February 14 2020

  A terrific day filled with chess and other activities for young chess players from SK to Grade 8. We offer three programs: a day specially tailored for the youngest set; a casual section for young players who want to play a bit, learn a bit more, and have a lot of fun; a tournament…

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Posted on February 3rd, 2020 by Keith

PA Day Chess! January 17 2020 Results

Our first P.A. Day chess event of 2020 was a great success, with 55 kids from beginners to experienced chess players participating in a wide variety of activities, including (of course) lots of chess instruction and play. Our tournament section (for more advanced players) had a field of twenty players who played seven rounds of…

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Posted on January 25th, 2020 by Keith

Congratulations to GM Fabiano Caruana!

Congrats to Fabiano Caruana for winning the 2020 Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Caruana won with a round to spare, with six wins and no losses, leaving Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand and others in the dust! This is the first time Caruana has ever won the Tata Steel Tournament, held annually in Wijk aan Zee. His…

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Posted on January 17th, 2020 by Keith

Humans of Chess: Qiyu Zhou

“I learned chess in France, just before I turned four years old. It happened completely randomly, I was walking down a street to the beach and just happened to see a chess set. I was immediately …

Posted on May 27th, 2019 by Marcus Wilker

Chess Theatre at Chessfest 2019

As part of Chessfest 2019, we are proud to present Caïssa, a chess clown play where a chess clown meets Caïssa, the goddess of chess.

Posted on May 14th, 2019 by Marcus Wilker

Art & Design at Chessfest 2019

As part of Chessfest 2019, Korean designer Heesun Jung, a recent graduate from OCAD, will be presenting a piece called Encounters; finding myself.

Posted on April 1st, 2019 by Marcus Wilker

Humans of Chess: Michael Humphreys

“It was when I was around 16 that I really started to get serious about chess. What happened was I lost a couple games against someone I was used to beating. I had to play that person again, I had to beat them, so I started studying. I realized how much that had benefitted me….

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