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Grischuk, Nepomniachtchi, Nakamura Advance In FIDE Grand Prix

Grischuk, Nepomniachtchi, Nakamura Advance In FIDE Grand Prix

PeterDoggers
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Alexander Grischuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Hikaru Nakamura won their tiebreaks today and qualified for the third round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. Tomorrow, Nepomniachtchi will play a match against Radoslaw Wojtaszek, and Grischuk will face Nakamura. Wednesday was the second tiebreak day in Moscow, with three rapid matches on the program. Like in the first round, everything was already decided after the two rapid games, in playoffs that theoretically could have gone seven games...

Firouzja Crushes Martinez In Junior Speed Chess Match

Firouzja Crushes Martinez In Junior Speed Chess Match

PeterDoggers
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Alireza Firouzja was the clear favorite, and he proved it. The Iranian rising star crushed José Martinez of Peru 18-7 in their Junior Speed Chess Championship match on Tuesday. As the current number-two in the Chess.com bullet ratings list, Firouzja (@Firouzja2003) is one of the favorites to win the whole event. On Tuesday, he won his first match in the championship with an even higher margin than was predicted beforehand. The SmarterChess predictions were pretty accurate this time. The...

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...

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...

Women's Speed Chess Championship Takes Off Today With Lagno-Danielian

Women's Speed Chess Championship Takes Off Today With Lagno-Danielian

PeterDoggers
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The inaugural Chess.com Women' Speed Chess Championship starts today, with the first quarterfinals matchup between GM Kateryna Lagno (Russia) and GM Elina Danielian (Armenia).  We've had two matches in the Junior Speed Chess Championship so far, and our main Speed Chess Championship will take off in the summer, but now it's time for the ladies. In our first, special women-only championship the first match is going to be played today: Kateryna Lagno vs. Elina...

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...

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...

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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