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It Continues: FIDE Won't Budge, Ilyumzhinov Won't Resign

It Continues: FIDE Won't Budge, Ilyumzhinov Won't Resign

PeterDoggers 2 hrs ago

Even though Kirsan Ilyumzhinov himself denies that he is stepping down as FIDE President, FIDE officials continue to claim that he has announced his resignation. At a press conference today in Moscow, Ilyumzhinov emphasised that he'll continue to work as FIDE President until 2018. (This is a follow-up on yesterday's story where we reported that the FIDE website claims that Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced his resignation as FIDE President.) Ilyumzhinov's written denial ("the...

Webster University Wins 5th Straight President's Cup

Webster University Wins 5th Straight President's Cup

FM MikeKlein 6 hrs ago

Top-rated Webster University has won its fifth consecutive President's Cup title, beating out the three other invited teams from Texas Tech, St. Louis University, and University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in an event also known as the "Final Four of College Chess." About the only question this past weekend was whether the Gorloks would be competing for one or two titles. Last week, their quartet of college players was denied a chance for a world championship when it was bounced...

The Match Of The 21st Century

The Match Of The 21st Century

GM Gserper 2 days 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 11 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.

FIDE Claims Ilyumzhinov's Resignation; President Denies

FIDE Claims Ilyumzhinov's Resignation; President Denies

PeterDoggers 1 day 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 the 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...

Oddities In The Classic Bishop Sacrifice

Oddities In The Classic Bishop Sacrifice

IM Silman 5 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...

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 St. 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 St. Louis over the hump...

The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

GM Gserper 9 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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