Chess prodigy Hans Niemann is competing in the World Junior Chess Championship — but he's also answering questions about an outlandish cheating theory.
The International Chess Federation will stop allowing transgender women to participate in women's tournaments. The group said changing genders has a "significant impact" on a player's status.
The 19-year-old chess grandmaster says the world champion has mounted a libelous campaign against him since Niemann defeated Carlsen in September.
Niemann, a grandmaster, is competing in the U.S. Chess Championships tournament that began Wednesday in St. Louis.
World champion Magnus Carlsen abruptly resigned after making a single move in his highly anticipated rematch with Hans Niemann. Calls have increased for an investigation.
NPR's Scott Simon wonders whether the robots are turning on us.
Carlsen, a 31-year-old Norwegian native, was expected to have a rematch next year with Ian Nepomniachtchi, the Russian who he defeated in the 2021 world championship.
The International Chess Federation says Sergey Karjakin damaged the reputation of the organization and chess itself by supporting Russia's invasion of Ukraine on social media.
The International Chess Federation banned tournaments in Russia and Belarus. It's among several actions taken by sports organizations against Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
Georgian chess legend Nona Gaprindashvili is suing Netflix for defamation. At issue is a line in the show's final episode that falsely says she hadn't played against male opponents.
At 10 years old, Tanitoluwa Adewumi just became one of the youngest chess masters in the United States — and he's not done yet. He says he hopes to become the world's youngest grandmaster.
Who'd have guessed that a centuries-old game would become 2020's hard-to-find, must-have toy? Sales spiked after the release of the hit Netflix show, and now toy analysts are warning of a shortage.