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FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Drama Over 2 Similar Games

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Drama Over 2 Similar Games

PeterDoggers
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With a surprisingly quick and crushing win over Alexander Grischuk, the Spanish grandmaster David Anton joined Levon Aronian and Fabiano Caruana in the lead at the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss in Isle of Man. There are three rounds to go. But the story of this round was about two other games that started out identically. You can follow the games here as part of our live portal, Chess.com/events. There's daily coverage by GM Daniel King and IM Anna Rudolf, joined by WIM...

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Aronian Joins Caruana In Lead

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Aronian Joins Caruana In Lead

PeterDoggers
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As the only winner in round seven among the top 12 boards, Levon Aronian swapped places with Wang Hao to join Fabiano Caruana in the lead at the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss in Isle of Man. There are four rounds to go. You can follow the games here as part of our live portal, Chess.com/events. There's daily coverage by GM Daniel King and IM Anna Rudolf, joined by WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni for interviews, on Twitch.tv/chess. The show starts daily at 14:50 local time, which...

5 Sports Plays That Are Like Chess

5 Sports Plays That Are Like Chess

pete
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Sports commentators love to mention chess during their broadcasts of football, basketball and baseball games, but often these shallow metaphors don't show a true understanding of chess. IM Daniel Rensch recently observed, while watching a sports game, that it would be interesting if announcers used more realistic chess comparisons in their commentary. Instead of spouting the cliche that "it's a chess game between the coaches," announcers who actually knew chess could use more relevant references. Which...

Winning a Won Game (Austrian Attack)

Winning a Won Game (Austrian Attack)

MidnasLament
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I'm the type of person that actually enjoys studying openings way more than I should actually, and as a result I do get a lot of nice positions and sometimes even winning advantages out of the opening!  What more could a chess player dream of?     But I must admit my play can often get a bit shaky when it's time to convert.  I don't always see the best ways to force trading down or to stop counterplay.  In this game, I get a win very early, but get in time pressure...

Caruana, Wang Hao Lead FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss At Half

Caruana, Wang Hao Lead FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss At Half

PeterDoggers
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The sixth round of the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss started with seven leaders, but of those just Fabiano Caruana and Wang Hao won their games today. The two are on 5/6 going into the only rest day in Isle of Man. You can follow the games here as part of our live portal, Chess.com/events. There's daily coverage by GM Daniel King and IM Anna Rudolf, joined by WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni for interviews, on Twitch.tv/chess. The show starts daily at 14:50 local time, which...

Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

batgirl
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Something Old      Deep into the 19th century chess was still characterized by match play.       The idea of tournaments was slow to catch on.  Prior to the London International Tournament of 1851 (the first international tournament), the number of tournaments could have been counted on one hand with fingers left over.  London 1851 was a clumsy match-tournament, but a catalyst nonetheless.  The decade-plus between the 1851 and the second international...

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: 7 Players Lead As Caruana Escapes

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: 7 Players Lead As Caruana Escapes

PeterDoggers
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Luke McShane had Fabiano Caruana on the ropes in round five of the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss, but after six hours and 41 minutes, Caruana "did a Magnus" and got away with a draw. Seven players are now sharing the lead with 4/5. You can follow the games here as part of our live portal, Chess.com/events. There's daily coverage by GM Daniel King and IM Anna Rudolf, joined by WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni for interviews, on Twitch.tv/chess. The show starts daily at 14:50 local...

Is Chess A Sport, Science Or Art?

Is Chess A Sport, Science Or Art?

GM Gserper
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When we learn the rules of chess and start playing, we never ask ourselves the question in the title of the article. We just enjoy the process of playing, that's all! But almost any person who has played chess for a long time is going to ask: "What is chess?" The answer depends on the time this question is asked. For example, after last year's world championship tiebreak, Fabiano Caruana might have answered something like: "What is chess? Magnus don't hurt me, don't hurt me no more." Fabiano...

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