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Fan-Driven PRO Chess League Summer Series Coming In June

Fan-Driven PRO Chess League Summer Series Coming In June

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Beginning this June, the chess action will be heating up in the PRO Chess League Summer Series. Fans of 16 PCL teams will join forces with some of the world's top chess professionals as they represent their teams in a series of live club matches to determine the champions of the Summer Series. The series begins Saturday, June 1 and continues each Saturday through August 17. Times are to be determined; check back here for more information.  The Summer Series will be broadcast live on...

Grenke Chess Classic: Anand Stops Carlsen, Svidler Joins Lead

Grenke Chess Classic: Anand Stops Carlsen, Svidler Joins Lead

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Viswanathan Anand was in his own words "close to lost for most of the game," but defended brilliantly to hold Magnus Carlsen to a draw. This gave Peter Svidler, who won for the second day in a row, the chance to catch Carlsen in first place at the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsruhe, Germany.  Even though it was split by two tournaments (the final part of Shamkir and the start of Grenke), Carlsen lost his chance to "do a Caruana"—score seven wins in a row. After five straight...

How To Make The World Chess Championship Exciting Again

How To Make The World Chess Championship Exciting Again

GM Gserper
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It is not a secret that the last world championship match was a big disappointment for many people. Indeed, 12 straight draws between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana in the classical part of the match were a turn off. Only a lazy person wouldn't suggest how to force players to spill blood. One of the creative ideas is to have a tie-break before the match, so the loser of the "pre-match" wouldn't be satisfied with draws during the main part of the match. While such a solution looks weird at first...

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.

"Louis Paulsen- A Chess Biography"

"Louis Paulsen- A Chess Biography"

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Today I received a copy of a newly published book: "Louis Paulsen- A Chess Biography". This book is more than a masterpiece; it is immortal.I know this is high praise, but I cannot find one weakness, and indeed I find many great virtues. First of all, from the purely physical consideration, it is a superbly produced hard-copy book. It will last decades! Second of all, the type is large and easy to read. Third of all, it has many great photos and engravings, showing many players from that...

Harikrishna Leads Shenzhen Masters Ahead Of Giri

Harikrishna Leads Shenzhen Masters Ahead Of Giri

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Halfway through the Shenzhen Masters in China, it's Indian grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna who tops the standings with 3.5/5. Anish Giri is the only other player on a plus score: 3/5. Grenke is not the only strong tournament underway right now. Almost 8,000 kilometers (4,940 miles) to the east, in Shenzhen, there's the "Belt and Road" 2019 "DT News Cup" Shenzhen Longgang Chess Masters Tournament, which we'll just call the Shenzhen Masters. It's the tournament where Ding Liren (China,...

2019 FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship Information Guide

2019 FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship Information Guide

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The 2019 FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship begins with the Open Non-Titled Qualifying Phase beginning April 28. Players worldwide are encouraged to enter by going to www.FRChess.com. How to Qualify Online Qualifying Phase Live Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals Schedule Venue Participants Prizes Additional Information How to Qualify 1. Go to www.FRChess.com 2. In the register section, click the Non-Titled Qualifier or Titled Qualifier button 3. Register...

3 Winners At Grenke Chess Classic; Carlsen Maintains Lead

3 Winners At Grenke Chess Classic; Carlsen Maintains Lead

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Magnus Carlsen ground down Paco Vallejo in an endgame to keep a perfect score after two rounds at the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsruhe, Germany. The other winners were Viswanathan Anand, who beat Vincent Keymer, and Peter Svidler, who defeated Arkadij Naiditsch. For the second day in a row Carlsen was involved in the longest game of the round. This time it took him five hours and 58 minutes, 44 minutes less than yesterday, to force resignation by Vallejo in what was a rather...

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...

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