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Tickets For PRO Chess League Finals On Sale Now

Tickets For PRO Chess League Finals On Sale Now

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Tickets for the PRO Chess League Finals in San Francisco are available here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chess.com brings Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League championship to Twitch.  San Francisco, March 18, 2019—Chess.com, the world's largest chess site, and Twitch, the leading service and community for multiplayer entertainment, announced today that some of the world's top chess players will travel to San Francisco to compete in a live championship. The event will be the culmination...

Chess Builds Bridges, Spreads Poll Awareness And Other News

Chess Builds Bridges, Spreads Poll Awareness And Other News

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Chess can build bridges between different ethnic groups in a war-torn country, and it can even raise awareness for voting. The royal game, with its long history, can give special opportunities to people with disabilities. This, and more, in a new episode of In Other News. Building bridges in South Sudan Raising voting awareness in India Disability does not stop from playing Making Europe smarter A chequered history Building Bridges in South Sudan As France24 reports, chess is enjoying...

PRO Chess League Semifinal: Baden-Baden Snowballs vs. Chengdu Pandas

PRO Chess League Semifinal: Baden-Baden Snowballs vs. Chengdu Pandas

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With the PRO Chess League finals just two weeks away, the margin for error is slim and some key factors will determine who goes home and who will stand at the podium as the 2019 PCL champions. The PRO Chess League regular season produced some dramatic storylines that saw teams rise and fall over the course of a few wild final weeks. Chess.com takes a look at three important storylines of the first semifinal match: the Baden-Baden Snowballs vs. the Chengdu Pandas. The match will...

How To Take Your Time In Chess

How To Take Your Time In Chess

WGM axvesik
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Time in chess has two meanings: the actual clock you must adhere to, and how quickly your pieces reach their intended destinations. In this lesson, learn how to take your time during an attack and not rush into a position too quickly.

Candidate moves II

Candidate moves II

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In this second part of my article about Candidate Moves, we will have a look at some situations where you have many moves to choose from. Let's start with a very simple case. Black to play. He is a piece down, but we can sense a back rank motif. We quickly discard 1...Nc6 and 1...Nf5 due to 2.Re1. Also bad is 1...Nf3+ 2.gxf3 or 1...Ne2+ 2.Kf1!. Neither does 1...Nxc2 work due to 2.Nxc2 Rd1+ 3.Re1. But 1...Nb3 turns out to be strong. White then has to give back some of the material by 2.Re1! Nxa1...

Chess Streamers To Play Komodo Boss Rush In Twitch Rivals Event

Chess Streamers To Play Komodo Boss Rush In Twitch Rivals Event

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Chess.com and Twitch are teaming up to bring chess to the esports mainstream with a new man-vs-machine event called Komodo Boss Rush on Wednesday, April 24 at 9 a.m. PDT on www.Twitch.tv/TwitchRivals and www.Chess.com/TV.  Some of the top chess and variety streamers from Twitch will pair up to battle the Chess.com computer engine Komodo at increasing difficulty levels. Confirmed participants include stars like Hikaru Nakamura, John Bartholomew,...

When A Chess Simul Goes Wrong

When A Chess Simul Goes Wrong

GM Gserper
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Simultaneous exhibitions are always popular among chess fans. A simul is a unique opportunity for a club player to meet a grandmaster or even a world champion over a chessboard and maybe even beat him! When I was a kid, I never missed such an opportunity, so whenever there was a simul announcement, I was one of the first players to sign up. I was already a pretty decent player and yet I kept playing in the simuls. I remember when I was playing my first tournament with a master norm, a very strong...

New Carlsen-Caruana Clash At Grenke Chess Classic

New Carlsen-Caruana Clash At Grenke Chess Classic

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With five players from the world's top 10, the Grenke Chess Classic starts on Saturday in Karlsruhe, Germany. World champion Magnus Carlsen and last year's Grenke winner Fabiano Caruana will play their first classical game since their November title match. Only 10 days after winning the Gashimov Memorial with a stellar performance, Carlsen will be back at the chessboard. The world number-one tops the field at the Grenke Chess Classic, traditionally held in the week around Easter. One of the key...

A Short Look At The Great Mikhail Chigorin

A Short Look At The Great Mikhail Chigorin

IM Silman
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The great Russian chess player Mikhail Chigorin (born 1850, died 1908) was put in the Gatchina orphanage at the age of 10 (his parents died young). Here is a small bit of what that was like, written by a historian of the Gatchina Institute: “The brutal masters subjected the children only to fear and continuous punishment and in this way engendered in them, at a very early state of their life, deep hatred towards their whole environment and forever separated them from society.”...

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