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Carlsen Tops Biel Field, Starting Tomorrow

Carlsen Tops Biel Field, Starting Tomorrow

PeterDoggers
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For the first time in six years, Magnus Carlsen is playing in Biel again. He tops the field and will compete with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Peter Svidler, David Navara and Nico Georgiadis. The 51st Biel Chess Festival will take place July 22-August 1 in the Congress House in Biel, Switzerland. The main event is a six-player double round robin. The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves followed by 15 minutes to finish the game with a 30-second...

Nepomniachtchi Beats Teammate Kramnik Brilliantly: Dortmund R5

Nepomniachtchi Beats Teammate Kramnik Brilliantly: Dortmund R5

PeterDoggers
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With two rounds to go, Ian Nepomniachtchi is the sole leader at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. The Russian GM defeated his Olympic teammate Vladimir Kramnik with great style in the only decisive game of the fifth round. Two days before the deadline, the Russian Chess Federation today revealed the lineup of its teams in the Batumi Olympiad. In the open section, the Russians will be going for their first Olympic gold since 2002. It's not surprising that both Nepo and Kramnik...

Get Ready To Test Your Positional Chess Again

Get Ready To Test Your Positional Chess Again

IM Silman
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I’ve done positional puzzles twice. Since a lot of people enjoyed them, I’ve decided to do it again, and perhaps again and again. It’s certainly a good way to learn positional ideas. Here are the original two articles: Test Your Positional Chess Do You Really Understand Positional Chess? Please keep in mind that these puzzles aren’t like usual tactical puzzles. Here, you might not have to find the “one and only one” move since the position could offer...

Royal Arena Kings: Bullet #2

Royal Arena Kings: Bullet #2

ChessTV
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Once a month, chess streamers showdown in the Royal Arena Kings tournament as the best compete in a two-hour Arena tournament. The top-eight players will advance to a knockout with the chance to win cash and a boatload of arena points.

My good games at this week #25

My good games at this week #25

UAArtur
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Hello, my old and new chess friends! Do you like traps? How about one trap in which two players got caught this week?  It was fun! It happened in an unusual gambit that I use when I see the defense of Caro-Cann on the chess board. For the second time in the same trouble a much stronger player got after 8 moves. And here it was very interesting. Player from Russia is not resign! It's as if you caught a big fish, but she started dragging you into the water! Attention! This position...

FIDE Elections And The Fight Against Corruption

FIDE Elections And The Fight Against Corruption

PeterDoggers
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Three weeks after the three candidates for the FIDE presidential elections became known, the key word for some of the candidates seems to be "corruption." An anti-corruption committee has been established, and Makropoulos ticket members have accused Dvorkovich of bribery. Anti-corruption committee At the second quarter 2018 presidential board meeting that took place in Bucharest, Romania last week, FIDE established a brand new electoral integrity committee. The committee will "investigate...

Play The 24-Hour International Chess Day Arena!

Play The 24-Hour International Chess Day Arena!

CHESScom
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Not sure how to celebrate International Chess Day? Join thousands of other Chess.com users in our 24-hour arena from 12 a.m. PT to 12 p.m. July 20! The tournament will be played at Chess.com's most popular time control, 10|0. Play the Arena What is an arena? Arenas on Chess.com are a fast, fun format all about earning as many points as you can in the allotted time. Finish a game? Get paired right away! Come and go as you please; you can join late, leave, and come back as desired. Earn 1...

A Chess Whopper: Challenge 'The King' On Chess.com

A Chess Whopper: Challenge 'The King' On Chess.com

FM MikeKlein
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Kings don't usually work this hard, but with tomorrow (July 20) being International Chess Day, "The King" is making an exception. Burger King's iconic mascot has been a longtime chess fan for years, but he's just now entering the arena of competitive chess. Some customers even claim to have seen his Chess.com app open while working the drive through.  On Friday he will turn off his flame grill and focus on the royal game. For six hours, The King will play all comers on Chess.com's live...

2018 Speed Chess Championship Official Schedule, Players, Prizes, Information

2018 Speed Chess Championship Official Schedule, Players, Prizes, Information

News
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The 2018 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship will feature 16 of the world's best chess players in an innovative eSports bracket tournament and a starting (guaranteed) prize pool of $55,000. Check out the new 2018 Speed Chess Championship hype video to get you psyched up for the tournament. NEXT MATCH: Caruana vs Aronian: Tuesday, July 24, 10 a.m. PDT. Watch live on www.Twitch.tv/Chess. You can find important information on the event below.  Broadcast and streaming Bracket Matchups...

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