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Grischuk Beats Nakamura To Make 4-Way Tie Atop Sinquefield Cup

Grischuk Beats Nakamura To Make 4-Way Tie Atop Sinquefield Cup

FM MikeKlein
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For the second straight day at the 2018 Sinquefield Cup, the chance of an all-draws round loomed. But just like yesterday, a 6.5-hour game produced the day's only winner (yesterday, 88 moves; today, 89 moves). Alexander Grischuk used a healthy space advantage in round three to pick off three extra pawns against Hikaru Nakamura. The American saw the specter of a fortress, but it wasn't there. Hikaru Nakamura offered some improvements to Alexander Grischuk right after the game, but the ending...

Carlsen Wins 'Throwback' Game To Join Sinquefield Leaders

Carlsen Wins 'Throwback' Game To Join Sinquefield Leaders

FM MikeKlein
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Magnus Carlsen wanted to know what constituted a draw; he just didn't want one himself. After more than 6.5 hours of pressing, he finally edged Sergey Karjakin in the dwindling seconds of the game. Long before that, prior to the start of the second round of the 2018 Sinquefield Cup, a closed-door players meeting took place to discuss the tournament's procedures on draws. Maybe some of the players took it too literally. The first four games ended without a winner, with two lasting less then two...

The Trojan Horse Trick In Chess

The Trojan Horse Trick In Chess

GM Gserper
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Everyone knows the story about the Trojan Horse that helped the Greek army win the Trojan War. Since chess is a model of a war on 64 squares, can't we use this 3,000-year-old trick on the chessboard? Just think of it: Your opponent hides his king behind the rock-solid walls of his castle, when a beautiful steed appears right in front of the gates. Can he possibly resist the temptation to open the door? A Trojan Horse in Turkey.  Let's see how this concept works in the so-called "Fishing...

The Polish Immortal Game

The Polish Immortal Game

GM Ginger_GM
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You might know the Polish-Argentine GM Miguel Najdorf for his popular opening variation in the Sicilian, but did you know he played one of the most beautiful attacking chess games ever? GM Simon Williams shows you Najdorf's immortal game, one of his favorite games ever.

King and Pawn versus King

King and Pawn versus King

FM Michel2426
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Hello. I’m so glad to tell you that finally I can upload videos to Youtube. It takes some hard work from me, I had to overpass some technical obstacles, but now I can do it. I will work in a channel about chess endings, one of my favorite fields in chess. To see my first video where I explain some basic aspects of king and pawn versus king endgames you may click here. This one is very simple, it is just a start, but I will be uploading videos to this channel every week, and the things I will...

Mamedyarov, Aronian Lead After Sinquefield Cup Opener

Mamedyarov, Aronian Lead After Sinquefield Cup Opener

FM MikeKlein
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Goodbye short films, hello "The Godfather." After today's transition to classical chess, the final game took 36 times as long as blitz thanks to some long, technical endings. Better get a bigger tub of popcorn. The opening round produced two early leaders at the 2018 Sinquefield Cup: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Levon Aronian. There could have been a third, but Fabiano Caruana finally admitted the win was gone after six hours and 15 minutes of trying (in Godfather-speak, that's right about when Fredo...

The Greatest Chess Games Of All Time

The Greatest Chess Games Of All Time

CHESScom
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Chess is a rich game, dating back over a millennia. On Chess.com alone, over 2,000,000,000 games have been played! Which games are the very best ever played? No one can answer that conclusively, but we are going to give you Chess.com's opinion. We asked Chess.com staff and contributors to give us their top 10 lists, and then we ordered each list, awarding 10 points to their top game and one point to their 10th game. Here's our top 10! 1: Kasparov vs. Topalov, Wijk Aan Zee 1999 Despite losing...

Carlsen Arrives As Sinquefield Cup Begins

Carlsen Arrives As Sinquefield Cup Begins

FM MikeKlein
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Three Grand Chess Tour events are in the books, and one book just came out. A lot has happened in the last 48 hours in St. Louis since Hikaru Nakamura won his second leg of the GCT season to lead the tour standings. To wit: The Saint Louis Chess Club released a comprehensive book on the five years of the Sinquefield Cup, with unique authors for each of the tournaments. The annual "Ultimate Moves" battle was contested with Rex and Randy Sinquefield filling their usual roles as player-captains. The...

Announcing The Chess.com GIF Maker

Announcing The Chess.com GIF Maker

CHESScom
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Want a quick way to share your favorite chess games with friends online? Why not try a chess GIF? Making GIFs of your favorite chess games is now easy with Chess.com's GIF Maker! Here's how to use it: 1. Copy a PGN from your favorite chess website or software. On Chess.com, you can get the PGN via the "share" button . 2. Go to Chess.com/gifs! 3. Paste the PGN and click "Create GIF." 4. Once created, the GIF will open in a new tab! 5. To share, copy and paste the URL, or right-click...

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