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Anand, Carlsen Lead After Grenke Chess Classic Round 4

Anand, Carlsen Lead After Grenke Chess Classic Round 4

PeterDoggers
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On Tuesday Vishy Anand swapped places with Peter Svidler to join Magnus Carlsen in the lead at the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsruhe, Germany. Whereas Anand beat Paco Vallejo, Svidler lost to Levon Aronian while Carlsen drew his game with Fabiano Caruana. Peter Svidler called his co-leadership "mystifying" himself, and he could only enjoy it for a day. The Russian grandmaster lost without a serious fight against Levon Aronian, who can now definitely can be called a 1.e4-player these...

Grenke Chess Classic: Anand Stops Carlsen, Svidler Joins Lead

Grenke Chess Classic: Anand Stops Carlsen, Svidler Joins Lead

PeterDoggers
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Viswanathan Anand was in his own words "close to lost for most of the game," but defended brilliantly to hold Magnus Carlsen to a draw. This gave Peter Svidler, who won for the second day in a row, the chance to catch Carlsen in first place at the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsruhe, Germany.  Even though it was split by two tournaments (the final part of Shamkir and the start of Grenke), Carlsen lost his chance to "do a Caruana"—score seven wins in a row. After five straight...

How Chess Games Can End: 8 Ways Explained

How Chess Games Can End: 8 Ways Explained

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There are many ways to end a chess game. Sometimes the result is clear. However, there are situations when some players have questions about the result or why the game suddenly finished. To clarify these situations, here are eight typical ways to end a chess game.  Win/Lose: Checkmate Resignation Timeout Draw: Stalemate Insufficient material 50 move-rule Repetition Agreement Win/Lose: There are three main ways to win or lose a chess game: checkmate, resignation and...

How To Take Your Time In Chess

How To Take Your Time In Chess

WGM axvesik
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Time in chess has two meanings: the actual clock you must adhere to, and how quickly your pieces reach their intended destinations. In this lesson, learn how to take your time during an attack and not rush into a position too quickly.

12 year old Siddarth Jagadeesh makes IM norm in the ultra-strong Grenke Open.

12 year old Siddarth Jagadeesh makes IM norm in the ultra-strong Grenke Open.

CM juniortay
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Two Singaporeans competed in the ultra strong Grenke Open (56 GMs and 322 titled players!) which featured an attractive 20,000 Euros first prize. 12 year old Siddarth Jagadeesh (2132) made his 1st International Master norm with one round to spare. He started off with a big splash, beating 29th seed GM Rainer Buhmann (2581) with Black. A loss to German IM Kopylov did not daunt him as he continued to string wins and draws against 2300+ level opposition before having to face GM Alireza ...

Fan-Driven PRO Chess League Summer Series Coming In June

Fan-Driven PRO Chess League Summer Series Coming In June

PROChessLeague
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Beginning this June, the chess action will be heating up in the PRO Chess League Summer Series. Fans of 16 PCL teams will join forces with some of the world's top chess professionals as they represent their teams in a series of live club matches to determine the champions of the Summer Series. The series begins Saturday, June 1 and continues each Saturday through August 17. Times are to be determined; check back here for more information.  The Summer Series will be broadcast live on...

How To Make The World Chess Championship Exciting Again

How To Make The World Chess Championship Exciting Again

GM Gserper
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It is not a secret that the last world championship match was a big disappointment for many people. Indeed, 12 straight draws between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana in the classical part of the match were a turn off. Only a lazy person wouldn't suggest how to force players to spill blood. One of the creative ideas is to have a tie-break before the match, so the loser of the "pre-match" wouldn't be satisfied with draws during the main part of the match. While such a solution looks weird at first...

Harikrishna Leads Shenzhen Masters Ahead Of Giri

Harikrishna Leads Shenzhen Masters Ahead Of Giri

PeterDoggers
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Halfway through the Shenzhen Masters in China, it's Indian grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna who tops the standings with 3.5/5. Anish Giri is the only other player on a plus score: 3/5. Grenke is not the only strong tournament underway right now. Almost 8,000 kilometers (4,940 miles) to the east, in Shenzhen, there's the "Belt and Road" 2019 "DT News Cup" Shenzhen Longgang Chess Masters Tournament, which we'll just call the Shenzhen Masters. It's the tournament where Ding Liren (China,...

2019 FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship Information Guide

2019 FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship Information Guide

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The 2019 FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship begins with the Open Non-Titled Qualifying Phase beginning April 28. Players worldwide are encouraged to enter by going to www.FRChess.com. How to Qualify Online Qualifying Phase Live Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals Schedule Venue Participants Prizes Additional Information How to Qualify 1. Go to www.FRChess.com 2. In the register section, click the Non-Titled Qualifier or Titled Qualifier button 3. Register...

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