31 Jan

Kramnik Anuncia Aposentadoria

Vladimir Kramnik Se Aposenta Do Xadrez O ex-campeão mundial, Vladimir Kramnik, anunciou a aposentadoria dos tabuleiros após o torneio Tata Steel, realizado na Holanda, entre os dias 12 a 27 de janeiro. No auge dos seus 43 anos, Kramnik foi o último colocado entre os 14 participantes, com 4,5 ...

27 Dec

Retrospectiva 2018: Parte 2

Retrospectiva 2018: Parte 2 Na segunda parte da retrospectiva anual da Academia Rafael Leitão, relembre os principais momentos do xadrez internacional.

03 Dec

Turov x Gaifullin

[pgn][Event "71st ch-RUS HL 2018"] [Site "Yaroslavl RUS"] [Date "2018.06.30"] [Round "5.17"] [White "Turov, M..."] [Black "Gaifullin, Artur"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B12"] [WhiteElo "2600"] [BlackElo "2448"] [Annotator "MI Renato Quintiliano"] [PlyCount "42"] [EventDate "2018.06.26"] ...

02 Nov

Aronian is the 2017 Chess World Cup Champion

It's all over. And everyone already knows that the Armenian GM Levon Aronian was the great champion of the World Chess Cup 2017. Incidentally, this was no surprise to our Chess Academy team. You don't believe? Well, look: 1. In our special pre-Cup report we made a quick comment about the stars ...

12 Sep

Chess World Cup 2017: Second Round

Chess World Cup 2017: Second Round The Chess World Cup continues at its  "No Country For Old Men" pace and after the second round only 32 players remain. The matches are more and more balanced, so much so that current world champion Magnus Carlsen is the only chess player with  4 wins in 4 games ...

06 Sep

Chess World Cup 2017: First Round

Chess World Cup 2017 From all the chess events around the world, and we're including the World Championship here, none is as exciting, and as insane, as the WORLD CUP. That's right: INSANE. Let's think about it: the knockout model is already, in itself, synonymous of emotion - it's the instinct ...

21 Aug

Kasparov in Saint Louis: A Media Success

There is no way to comment on the St. Louis - Rapid

07 Aug

Sinquefield Cup 2017 – 5 First Rounds

Sinquefield Cup 2017

07 May

Brics Chess Masters 2017: Leitao and Fier in China

1st Brics Chess Masters 2017: Leitão and Fier in China Those who regularly keep track of the news from the Academy have got to have noticed that: firstly, there was a certain “hiatus” in the news. In other words: a short time (more precisely these last weeks) without updating in this section; ...

21 Mar

Le Quang Liem Wins Vietnam Open

LE QUANG LIEM WINS VIETNAM OPEN AND SOUTH AMERICANS HAVE GOOD RESULTS The outstandingly strong HDBank Cup International Open took place from the 11th to the 18th of this month, in Vietnam. The tournament had 236 players - divided in two categories: Masters (main) and Challengers. In the main ...