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Nepomniachtchi Joins Carlsen, Anand To Lead Tata Steel Chess

Nepomniachtchi Joins Carlsen, Anand To Lead Tata Steel Chess

PeterDoggers
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Ian Nepomniachtchi defeated Vidit Gujrathi to join Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen in the lead in round nine of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Teimour Radjabov suffered his first loss vs Vladimir Fedoseev. The 81st edition of the Tata Steel Chess tournament remains a close affair. With five rounds to go, there are three leaders, and two players trailing them by half a point. Betting on Carlsen to win the tournament is still the safest option, but anything can happen.  After winning...

Chessbrahs, Arch Bishops Clash In PRO Chess Monday-Tuesday

Chessbrahs, Arch Bishops Clash In PRO Chess Monday-Tuesday

NM SamCopeland
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This week's PRO Chess League dodges, ducks, dips, dives and dodges as it moves to Monday and Tuesday to accommodate many player conflicts with Tata Steel and Gibraltar. The Eastern and Central Divisions play on Monday beginning at 7 a.m. PT while the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions play on their usual Tuesday beginning at 4:30 p.m. PT. Each match is sure is sure to be exciting, but we quickly preview three matches to keep your eyes on. Play Fantasy! Just learning about the PRO Chess League? Visit...

How Can Prearranged Draws Hurt Your Own Openings?

How Can Prearranged Draws Hurt Your Own Openings?

GM Gserper
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The end of 1970s and the beginning of 1980s were definitely the peak of Anatoly Karpov's chess career. He was larger than life in the Soviet Union!  His wedding with Irina Kuimova (you see, 40 years later I still remember the name of Karpov's first wife!) took place in Red Square next to the Kremlin and was covered by media similar to royal weddings.  It was a time when the chief of the Soviet chess, grandmaster Krogius, famously told a young Garry Kasparov that "we already have the...

Deep Blue vs Kasparov

Deep Blue vs Kasparov

IM Anna_Rudolf
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The two matches between the legendary chess champion Garry Kasparov and the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue are surely some of the most important chess played in history. The last game in the last match signaled a changing of the guard as the world's best chess players were no longer human. IM Anna Rudolf shows you the historic game.

Road to the Grandmaster title - Priorities and the next tourney

Road to the Grandmaster title - Priorities and the next tourney

IM attilaturzo
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When I was a kid my mother baked me a fruit cake for my birthdays and we only celebrated it with my mother and step father. I had no birthday parties.  When I grew up, I never really cared about my birthdays, some friends or the close family members called me on the phone, but that was all. A few times I was invited for birthday celebrations.  This year was special, because I became 40 years old and I planned to invite a few close friends to celebrate. MY birthday is on the 30th of...

Anand, Carlsen Lead Tata Steel Chess After Great Wins

Anand, Carlsen Lead Tata Steel Chess After Great Wins

PeterDoggers
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The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is down to two leaders as both Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen won excellent games in round eight.  Vladimir Kramnik's suffering continued as he lost to Jan-Krzysztof Duda whereas Vladimir Fedoseev defeated Sam Shankland. Carlsen's 21-game drawing streak seems part of a distant past now that he won his third game in Wijk aan Zee. His attacking victory against Richard Rapport was appreciated a lot by the fans, but the Norwegian star was more down to...

Arena Kings Streamers Championship Season 3 Leaderboard

Arena Kings Streamers Championship Season 3 Leaderboard

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Here you'll find updated standings and leaderboard information for the Arena Kings Streamers Championship for season three.  You can read the season three announcement here for complete details. Standings as of January 19 Rank Player Points Twitch Channel Name / Title 1 Hikaru 210 www.twitch.tv/gmhikaru GM Hikaru Nakamura 2 penguingm1 130 www.twitch.tv/penguingm1 GM Andrew Tang 3 Firouzja2003 90 www.twitch.tv/alirezafirouzja GM Alireza Firouzja 4 DanielNaroditsky 85 www.twitch.tv/dnaroditsky GM...

Anand Joins Leaders On Tata Steel Chess's Ladies Day

Anand Joins Leaders On Tata Steel Chess's Ladies Day

PeterDoggers
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No less than five players are sharing the lead at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament after seven rounds. On Saturday Anish Giri, Ding Liren, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Magnus Carlsen were joined by Vishy Anand, who beat Vladimir Kramnik in what wasn't a great game. The tournament organizers had declared Saturday the 19th "Ladies Day" with a focus on the women behind the scenes, and with two female commentators: IMs Anna Rudolf and Sopiko Guramishvili. With this, and giving extra...

2019 PRO Chess League: Official Information

2019 PRO Chess League: Official Information

PROChessLeague
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The PRO Chess League is an international online rapid chess league featuring 32 teams from around the world competing for $50,000 in prize money and the title of 2019 PRO Chess League champion. This season features stars like Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So, Anish Giri and many more! The 2019 regular season is 10 weeks long, running from January 8 through March 14. During the regular season, teams will play one match against...

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