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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:39
A huge change is coming to ChessVibes: on Friday, June 27th we will start forwarding all news articles to's news pages. This also means that readers won't be able to leave comments anymore on ChessVibes. On October 3rd, 2013 we announced the big news that had acquired ChessVibes. It was the start of a great combination, with...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 15:57
The March edition of's PDF & PGN magazine The Master's Bulletin is out, and yet again its content is rich and no doubt interesting for a wide range of chess fans. What about a historical perspective on the Candidates’ Tournament by acclaimed author IM John Watson, or an introduction to, and theoretical overview of, the brand new...
Friday, March 14, 2014 10:26
Chess and hockey may not seem like a natural fit, unless you're the U.S. number one. Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, a longtime fan of the NHL, will finally get his chance to play chess at a hockey game. This Sunday, March 16, he will host a chess exhibition before the Florida Panthers home game in Sunrise, Florida. GM Hikaru Nakamura on the...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 6:54
Super Grandmaster and U.S. Ranked #1, Hikaru Nakamura, will be joining IM Danny Rensch on on March 5th at 7pm Eastern, 4pm Pacific (GMT -8) and 01:00 CET Sunday morning for what will be the first “Nakamura's Knockout”: two straight hours of blitz and bullet. Rensch, who announced the news on his blog, will be providing commentary. GM...
Friday, January 24, 2014 14:34
Here's a quick post to let you know that all back issues of ChessVibes Openings (CVO) and part of the ChessVibes Training (CVT) issues are available in our shop right now. For CVO we have created a big ZIP file which includes all issues in PDF & PGN, and also the complete database in both PGN and CBV files! What you get is a complete overview...
Happy New Year
Wednesday, January 01, 2014 0:00
We'd like to thank you for your support and your comments, and we wish everyone a healthy 2014 with happy chess and good vibes!
Thursday, October 10, 2013 17:12
The 2014 Reykjavik Open, from March 4th-12th, 2014 in the capital of Iceland, will be the 50th anniversary edition of one of the best open tournaments in the chess calendar. We've visited the tournament twice, and enjoyed it very much so we're happy to advertise the anniversary edition here at ChessVibes! Like in previous years, the tournament...
BREAKING: to acquire ChessVibes
Thursday, October 03, 2013 18:52
Amsterdam, October 3rd, 2013 — today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire, the leading website for chess news. The agreement combines the strengths of, the number #1 online chess community with almost 8 million members, and ChessVibes, known for its quality coverage of top tournaments. Peter...
Thursday, August 15, 2013 15:32
After Polish GM Bartek Macieja posted his first article on the probability of success at the World Cup, some of the readers immediately expressed their opinion that such a model was too simple and that the calculations needed to be repeated with a draw possibility included. Despite his initial feeling that the inclusion of the third possible...
Macieja on the luck that's needed in the World Cup
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 16:08
When we asked Peter Svidler at the opening ceremony what is needed to win a World Cup, his answer was: "Well, lots of luck, obviously, and a reasonably stable nerves system. Those are the two main ingredients, I think. And then some more luck." But how much luck exactly is needed? GM Bartek Macieja was intrigued by this question and decided to...