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Goryachkina Wins Women's Candidates Ahead Of Anna Muzychuk

Goryachkina Wins Women's Candidates Ahead Of Anna Muzychuk

IM JovankaHouska
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Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia had already secured victory at the FIDE women's candidates' tournament and so her final round loss was easy to handle. Anna Muzychuk of Ukraine finished in second place, 1.5 points behind the winner. It became clear as the 2019 Women's candidates drew to its close that one has got to have drive and guts to compete in this gruelling event. Fourteen rounds and twenty days of sheer mental exertion caused the participants and their seconds to grumble "It's...

Update: Maghsoodloo Beats Moroni In Junior Speed Chess Championship

Update: Maghsoodloo Beats Moroni In Junior Speed Chess Championship

PeterDoggers
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Today, the Iranian GM Parham Maghsoodloo and the Italian GM Luca Moroni are the next players to take part in the Chess.com Junior Speed Chess Championship, sponsored by ChessKid.  This match will determine who will be the next opponent for the Russian GM Alexey Sarana, who defeated his compatriot GM Andrey Esipenko last week. You can watch Parham Maghsoodloo vs. Luca Moroni on Monday, June 17 at 9 a.m. Pacific (18:00 CEST) with expert commentary on Chess.com/TV...

My Kingdom For A Chess Horse

My Kingdom For A Chess Horse

GM Gserper
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I learned the phrase "a horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse" in school when I studied Richard III by William Shakespeare. These days, people use this expression when they want to underline the importance of something. There is a story about a man who was about to sign a document that would finalize his very painful divorce. Eager to leave the nightmare behind, the guy exclaims: "a pen, a pen, my kingdom for a pen!" Sometimes we have a similar situation in chess when a knight ("chess horse")...

A short and fantastic miniature by Fischer (+ Video)

A short and fantastic miniature by Fischer (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Hi everyone. There is nothing new I can say about Fischer, he was a chess legend, and everyone knows that. But we do can analyze one of his games and learn together from his mastery. Today we are going to see a miniature: Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1959. There is one, or maybe 2 small mistakes by Reshevsky, but against Fischer you need to play perfect, and if you are lucky, you will get a draw . Enjoy the game and the final combination!  Analysis of the game Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1959 https://youtu.be/V1eyXKYjaak Click...

Le Quang Liem Wins Asian Continental Chess Championship

Le Quang Liem Wins Asian Continental Chess Championship

IM Rakesh
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Former world blitz champion Le Quang Liem scored one of the biggest wins of his career by winning the Asian Continental Championship in Xingtai, China. The Vietnamese number one defeated overnight leader S.P. Sethuraman of India in the last round to clinch clear first and earn $11,000 (9,806 euro). Liem was determined to win his first ever Asian Championship. | Photo: www.imsa.cn Liem played in solid fashion and was unbeaten throughout. He started off slowly with three draws...

New Mastery Course: Using Time In Chess

New Mastery Course: Using Time In Chess

NM SamCopeland
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Do you find that you sometimes miss opportunities to punish your opponent when leading in development? This week we are proud to release our new Mastery course, Using Time In Chess by GM Simon Williams.  GM Williams shows you how to smell opportunity knocking and take the pawn by the horns. Learn how to speed up the game and punish your opponents for their incautious play! Try This Course Course Outline This course features four lessons dissecting different aspects of tempo it...

PRO Chess League Summer Series: Saint Louis, Chengdu Earn Spots in Summer Series Championships

PRO Chess League Summer Series: Saint Louis, Chengdu Earn Spots in Summer Series Championships

PROChessLeague
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The first group of the PRO Chess League Summer Series is now complete, with the Saint Louis Arch Bishops and the Chengdu Pandas both clinching berths in the Summer Series Championships this August. The San Francisco Mechanics did just enough to keep their playoff dreams alive and will have to wait until Group D concludes on August 17 to see if they make the cut. With postseason aspirations on the line, teams were pushed to the limit in their respective matches. GM Sam Shankland played...

New Feature: Top Chess Players

New Feature: Top Chess Players

davidkaufmann
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This year, Chess.com has been working on new resources to help you connect with the chess community. Our latest project, Top Chess Players, is now in alpha mode, and you can start learning about your favorite players and giving us feedback. Let's take a look at this feature: Presentation Current status Next steps Feedback Presentation At the beginning of this year, we decided that it was time to finally start working a on a curated selection of top chess players from the past and...

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