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Wojtaszek Knocks Out Svidler From FIDE Moscow Grand Prix

Wojtaszek Knocks Out Svidler From FIDE Moscow Grand Prix

PeterDoggers
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After kicking out Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Radoslaw Wojtaszek also eliminated Peter Svidler from the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. The other three quarterfinal matches went into tiebreaks. There was little excitement on the first day of the Grand Prix's second round, with all four games ending in draws under 32 moves and with not much happening on the boards. Luckily, the second day was much more interesting. Despite the fact that we had only half the games, the number of tiebreak matches...

Chess Prodigy Firouzja Faces Martinez In Junior Speed Chess Tuesday

Chess Prodigy Firouzja Faces Martinez In Junior Speed Chess Tuesday

PeterDoggers
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After the thrilling season opener Van Foreest-Tari, the Junior Speed Chess Championship continues on Tuesday with the Iranian rising star Alireza Firouzja playing the Peruvian talent José Martinez. You can watch Firouzja-Martinez on Tuesday, May 21 at 9 a.m. Pacific (18:00 CEST) with commentary by GM Eric Hansen and IM Danny Rensch on Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess. After winning his first Iranian championship at the age of 12 and becoming a grandmaster at 14, the now 15-year-old...

How To Play A King Hunt

How To Play A King Hunt

GM Gserper
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We all love our ancient game for its beauty and inner logic, but have you thought about what attracts you most to chess? Some people would swear that there is nothing better than Jose Capablanca's positional masterpieces or one of Magnus Carlsen's endgames, where he demonstrates his magic. While these are valid viewpoints, many chess players (especially those less advanced), might find those games plain boring. However, it is difficult for me to imagine a true chess player whose heart wouldn't beat...

Think Before Taking A Draw In Chess

Think Before Taking A Draw In Chess

WGM axvesik
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If you're in a position where you have much less risk than your opponent, you should think hard before accepting a draw. Learn how to evaluate your winning and losing chances in a position before splitting the point.

Video Update of My Najdorf Repertoire

Video Update of My Najdorf Repertoire

GM alexcolovic
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After the release of my Najdorf repertoire for Chessable I received a lot of positive feedback - people were happy with what I managed: to condense the Najdorf to a manageable size. You can read the details in my previous post where I outlined my principles and selected lines. They appear to have stricken a chord with my students - with emphasis on understanding rather than memorisation it seems that I have made the Najdorf much more approachable. With Chessable's video sync feature in full operation...

World Fischer Random Championship: Qualified Players

World Fischer Random Championship: Qualified Players

News
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Below is the full list of non-titled players who've qualified for the first-ever Fischer Random World Chess Championship. There is still time to register and be a part of chess history!  Sixteen Fischer Random Qualifier events will take place on May 26, June 2, June 9 and June 16. Click here to register today, or for more information on the Fischer Random Chess Championships, please visit www.FRChess.com. UPDATE: From now until June 8, all signups will now receive a one-month Diamond...

Anish Giri Interview: 'Chess Is Extremely Psychological'

Anish Giri Interview: 'Chess Is Extremely Psychological'

DavidC2
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Anish Giri tells David Cox about the multicultural upbringing that shaped his chess talent, why social media has been huge for the game and the moments when he’s believed he can become world champion. As the current world number-four, Anish Giri is one of the best-known chess players on the planet. But that’s not just because of his skill over the board. The Dutchman has built a rapidly growing Twitter following, thanks to his quick-fire wit and willingness to engage with everyone, from...

Nakamura, So Through To Round 2 FIDE Grand Prix Moscow

Nakamura, So Through To Round 2 FIDE Grand Prix Moscow

PeterDoggers
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The American grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So both won their FIDE Grand Prix tiebreaks in the shortest way possible to reach the second round. The new pairings are Nakamura-Dubov, Grischuk–So, Wei Yi–Nepomniachtchi and Svidler–Wojtaszek. After Saturday's bloody round, only two out of a possible eight tiebreak matches needed to be played on Sunday. And these tiebreaks could theoretically have gone seven games (three pairs of two with decreasing...

Unknown Chess Players Who Won A Prize

Unknown Chess Players Who Won A Prize

IM Silman
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WHO ARE THEY? Everyone wants to win a brilliancy prize, but few get to experience it. In this article, I’ve found several “unknown players” who actually were able to grasp that dream. Can you solve these positions? If you do, you won't get a brilliancy prize, but you will feel pretty good as you howl in joy to the heavens. 1. Harry Rombach: Born 1899 (Ukraine), died 1981 (Canada). A skilled teacher, journalist and composer of problems and studies, he was born...

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