The Week in Chess

The Week in Chess
Type of site
Chess news
Available in English
Owner Mark Crowther
Created by Mark Crowther
Launched 1994

The Week in Chess (TWIC) is one of the first, if not the first, Internet-based chess news services. It is based in the United Kingdom.

TWIC has been edited by Mark Crowther since its inception in 1994.[1] It began as a weekly Usenet posting, with "TWIC 1" being posted to Usenet group on 17 September 1994.[2] Later it moved to Crowther's personal web site, then to in 1997,[3] and in 2012 it moved to[4]

It contains both chess news, and all the game scores from major events.

TWIC quickly became popular with professional chess players, because it allowed them to quickly get results and game scores, where previously they had relied on print publications.[5]

TWIC still exists as a weekly newsletter, although for important events the TWIC website is updated daily. It remains a popular site for up-to-date chess news.[6]


  1. Mark Crowther (17 September 2014). "20 years of The Week in Chess". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  2. The Week in Chess 1, Usenet newsgroup, 19 September 1994
  3. TWIC 500! - a history of TWIC, formerly at (June 2004), now at Internet Archive
  4. 1000 issues and a 20th year for TWIC, Mark Crowther, TWIC 1000, 6 Jan 2014
  5. The Week In Chess 200. Mark Crowther's child grows up., guest article by Mig Greengard in TWIC 200, 7 September 1998
  6. For instance, it is referenced in The New York Times Chess Blog, 31 August 2008
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