Here is my choice of the best websites for keeping abreast of what is happening in the world of chess.

  • The Week in Chess. Mark Crowther’s site provides fresh content each day and a weekly digest, including thousands of games, for download. There is full coverage of even the most obscure national championship. John Watson’s book reviews are infrequent but always worthwhile.
  • chess24. I use this site mainly for watching tournament and match games in real time. Yasser Seirawan and Jennifer Shahade, together with the ebullient Maurice Ashley, are my favourite commentary team.  You can play chess here as well as watching games and reading tournament reports.
  • Chessbase: Chess News. There are round-by-round reports of major tournaments featuring games, often annotated, that you can play over online. There are interviews (a recent one with the late, great Mark Dvoretsky) and features (e.g. Jon Speelman’s Agony Column). Chessbase are usually fairly keen to push their products as well – nothing wrong with that, of course, and they are generally good products. A valuable resource.

Can you add to this list?

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