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FIDE Claims Ilyumzhinov's Resignation; President Denies

FIDE Claims Ilyumzhinov's Resignation; President Denies

PeterDoggers 12 hrs ago

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov denies that he will step down as FIDE President. Today the FIDE website brought this remarkable news, which was confirmed to Chess.com by Executive Director of FIDE, Nigel Freeman. However, Berik Balgabaev, Ilyumzhinov's assistant, called it "fake news." Photo: David Llada. "At the end of the Presidential Board meeting in Athens, Kirsan [Ilyumzhinov] stated that he resigned. An extraordinary PB meeting was called upon to discuss the matter," Freeman...

St. Louis Arch Bishops Win Inaugural PRO League Title

St. Louis Arch Bishops Win Inaugural PRO League Title

FM MikeKlein 1 day ago

GM Wesley So carried his team all season in the first year of the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) League. Today, his teammates sealed the win. The top Saint Louis Arch Bishops player won his first three games in the championship match to help his team build up a big lead over the Norway Gnomes. Then, after losing only his second PRO League tilt in the much-hyped final-round matchup with the world champion, GM Varuzhan Akobian's second exchange sac one board lower got Saint Louis over the hump...

The Match Of The 21st Century

The Match Of The 21st Century

GM Gserper 1 day ago

When chess players say "match of the century," usually they refer to the famous match between the USSR and the "rest of the world" that took place in Belgrade in 1970. In reality, many famous chess competitions (mostly world championship matches) throughout the 20th century had this catchy moniker. Photo by David Llada. Capablanca-Alekhine, Spassky-Fischer and Karpov-Kasparov (1984/85) all were called "match of the century" at some point! As you can see, it is very subjective and...

ChessCenter: Who Will Win The PRO Chess League?

ChessCenter: Who Will Win The PRO Chess League?

ChessCenter 10 days ago

Will Magnus Carlsen lead his Gnomes to PRO Chess League glory? The team discusses this and more, as chess was big in the news this month, with Carlsen on The Simpsons, women's chess made international headlines, and blunders and brilliancies galore! Don't miss ChessCenter where IM Danny Rensch, GM Simon Williams, IM Anna Rudolf, and WFM Alexandra Botez break down these headlines.

Carlsen To Face So In Sunday's PRO Chess League Final

Carlsen To Face So In Sunday's PRO Chess League Final

PeterDoggers 1 day ago

The Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League will see a magnificent final, with world number one Magnus Carlsen and world number two Wesley So leading their teams. The final, on Sunday 26 March at 10 a.m. PDT (6 p.m. CET), will be played between the Norway Gnomes and the St. Louis Arch Bishops, who both won an epic semifinal on Saturday. If you were watching the semifinals of the PRO Chess League, you probably woke up still shaking. Epic is the word. On Saturday both the...

Oddities In The Classic Bishop Sacrifice

Oddities In The Classic Bishop Sacrifice

IM Silman 4 days ago

Every chess player knows about the classic bishop sacrifice. And everyone wants to smash that light-squared bishop into h7, drag the screaming-in-terror enemy king from its pawn cover, and execute it as its army helplessly watches.In general, the victimized king gets mated on squares like e7, f8, g8, h8, h7, h6, g6, and f6. And, in general, sequences like Bxh7+, Ng5+, Qh5 (or Qg4 if the king runs to g6) make the CBS (classic bishop sacrifice) easy to play and as smooth as silk. Here’s a...

Ding, Giri Lead In Shenzen, Where Bishops Rule

Ding, Giri Lead In Shenzen, Where Bishops Rule

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

GMs Ding Liren and Anish Giri are the leaders after three rounds at the Shenzhen Longgang Chess Masters in Shenzhen, China. The other participants are GMs Michael Adams, Peter Svidler, Pentala Harikrishna, and Yu Yangyi. A new and strong tournament has appeared on the calendar, and it's taking place in China. The Shenzhen Masters is a six-player, double round robin held in Shenzhen, Guangdong in southeast China. The prize fund is $90,000 with a first prize of $20,000.  The...

The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

GM Gserper 8 days ago

I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular beginner's opening than Scholar's Mate: But let's be realistic, when was the last time you saw a Fool's Mate in a tournament? OK, I hear you, the world champion was very close to getting this kind of a checkmate recently, as we discussed in this article. But of course that was not...

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