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Carlsen-Ding Among Champions Showdown Matches

Carlsen-Ding Among Champions Showdown Matches

PeterDoggers 8 hrs ago

In November some of the world's strongest grandmasters will be returning to St. Louis for what is called the Champions Showdown. The four matches are Hikaru Nakamura vs. Veselin Topalov, Fabiano Caruana vs. Alexander Grischuk, Wesley So vs. Leinier Dominguez and Magnus Carlsen vs. Ding Liren. Some top players had already hinted at playing in St. Louis, and now it's officially announced. Eight players, four matches, rapid and blitz only. This is the format of the 2017 Champions...

6 Of World's Top 10 To Play 80th Wijk aan Zee

6 Of World's Top 10 To Play 80th Wijk aan Zee

PeterDoggers 5 days ago

The Tata Steel Chess tournament will be celebrating its 80th birthday by having a very strong field. Six players from the current top 10 will be playing. That includes world number one Magnus Carlsen, former world champions Vladimir Kramnik and Vishy Anand, and also last year's winner Wesley So. A special edition of "Wijk aan Zee" is only three months away. Tata Steel Chess, the second longest running tournament in the world (after Hastings), was first held in 1938 in Beverwijk. The 80th...

How To Watch MVL vs Grischuk Today

How To Watch MVL vs Grischuk Today

pete 15 hrs ago

Could this be the closest match in the 2017 Speed Chess Championship yet?  You can throw the seeds out the window as Maxime Vachier-Lagrave will face Alexander Grischuk in the first quarterfinal of the championship, the strongest ever in online chess. Follow the action live at Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess today, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. GMT) Click here to find 10 a.m PDT in your own timezone. The following viewing options...

ChessCenter: Carlsen Wins In Chess, Romance

ChessCenter: Carlsen Wins In Chess, Romance

ChessCenter 13 days ago

We all know Magnus Carlsen is winning on the chessboard, but is he lucky in love? Levon Aronian is following a similar path, winning the World Cup and getting married. Find out the latest chess news, and the best and worst of the last month, only on ChessCenter.

Batumi Chess Club NONA Wins 3rd ECC Title

Batumi Chess Club NONA Wins 3rd ECC Title

IM JovankaHouska 8 days ago

Batumi Chess Club NONA won the European Club Cup on Saturday in Göynük/Antalya. As promised, Chess.com publishes a separate report on the women's tournament, once again written by IM Jovanka Houska. The European chess club championship (ECC) has to be one of the most fascinating team events in the chess calendar. Although it is relatively short at only seven rounds, it’s the fusion between some of the world’s top players playing for big fees, national teams in serious...

MVL-Grischuk Preview: The Basketball Player vs The Tennis Player?

MVL-Grischuk Preview: The Basketball Player vs The Tennis Player?

FM MikeKlein 1 day ago

By now, you know GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and GM Alexander Grischuk. Or, maybe you don't. There's more to them than tactics and novelties. Sure, in round one of the 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship, you saw the Frenchman squash the world junior champion, while the Russian nearly doubled up his young opponent. And you also know Vachier-Lagrave just won the 2017 Sinquefield Cup and was a semifinalist in the 2017 World Cup, while Grischuk is a three-time world blitz champion. GM Alexander...

Globus Wins European Club Cup; Kramnik To Miss Candidates?

Globus Wins European Club Cup; Kramnik To Miss Candidates?

PeterDoggers 8 days ago

Both Odlar Yurdu and Alkaloid held them to 3-3, but with a win in the final round Globus secured victory after all. The top seed won the European Club Cup in Göynük/Antalya, Turkey on Saturday with 12 match points. Vladimir Kramnik missed his chance to qualify for the 2018 Candidates' by rating. Round 5 Odlar Yurdu and Globus were the only two teams to win the first four matches, and so they were automatically paired against each other for round five. In a tense match, all six...

The Eternal Battle: Bishops vs Knights

The Eternal Battle: Bishops vs Knights

IM Silman 4 days ago

The Chess.com member dudejan asked: I always seem to struggle to know where to develop my bishops. For knights the concepts of outposts or placement behind a pawn to double defend certain squares are quite logical for me. But for bishops I don’t seem to have the same understanding. I think this is mainly because at the time when you need to develop the bishop, it isn’t clear which diagonals are going to open up. For instance when playing White, developing the dark-squared bishop...

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