Eight scholastic players from the Saint Louis Chess Club play students from the Zugdidi Chess School in the country of Georgia in a friendly one-round rapid match on lichess.org. Join Mike Kummer & Ben Simon for the move-by-move.
International Master Vitaly Neimer examines the relationship between chess players and engines, and how it has changed. See a game from the AlphaZero-Stockfish match. Should humans fear AlphaZero?
AlphaZero (Computer) vs Stockfish (Computer), AlphaZero - Stockfish (2017): E15 Queen's Indian, Nimzovich variation (exaggerated fianchetto)
National Master Jim McLaughlin tours through compositions by Eugene Znosko-Borovsky. Themes include forcing a stalemate with lots of material on the board and bank-rank attacks.
Game based on: Louis Paulsen vs Paul Morphy, 1st American Chess Congress (1857)
International Master Vitaly Neimer explains the Sicilian Dragon using a game between Judit Polgar and Magnus Carlsen.
Judit Polgar vs. Magnus Carlsen, 2008: Sicilian Defense: B78 Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack Old Line
Let the party begin! Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana clinches the challenger's spot in the World Chess Championship 2018. Upon hearing the news from Berlin, Fabi's parents, Santina and Lou Caruana, celebrate with the Chess Club staff in Saint Louis.
This is a behind-the-scenes look at the closing moments of the final round in the Candidates Tournament.
By International Master Vitaly Neimer
There is no dispute between chess experts that the opening is one of the most important phases of a chess game. One’s opening can ensure fighting chess which will lead to victory, or make one’s game go down in flames. Either way, choosing an opening repertoire might be one of the most important decisions a chess player can do in his or her career.
International Master Vitaly Neimer shares a game from the 2012 CCSCSL Invitational, a GM norm tournament. Neimer defeated GM Mac Molner with Black, which helped Vitaly tie for first (although no norms were achieved).
Mackenzie Molner vs. Vitaly Neimer, 2012: C50 Giuoco Piano