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Carlsen Tops Biel Field, Starting Tomorrow

Carlsen Tops Biel Field, Starting Tomorrow

PeterDoggers
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For the first time in six years, Magnus Carlsen is playing in Biel again. He tops the field and will compete with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Peter Svidler, David Navara and Nico Georgiadis. The 51st Biel Chess Festival will take place July 22-August 1 in the Congress House in Biel, Switzerland. The main event is a six-player double round robin. The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves followed by 15 minutes to finish the game with a 30-second...

Nepomniachtchi Beats Teammate Kramnik Brilliantly: Dortmund R5

Nepomniachtchi Beats Teammate Kramnik Brilliantly: Dortmund R5

PeterDoggers
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With two rounds to go, Ian Nepomniachtchi is the sole leader at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. The Russian GM defeated his Olympic teammate Vladimir Kramnik with great style in the only decisive game of the fifth round. Two days before the deadline, the Russian Chess Federation today revealed the lineup of its teams in the Batumi Olympiad. In the open section, the Russians will be going for their first Olympic gold since 2002. It's not surprising that both Nepo and Kramnik...

Is All Fair In Chess?

Is All Fair In Chess?

GM Gserper
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A well known saying states that all is fair in love and war. Our beloved game is actually both love and war. While it is pretty obvious that chess is a war on 64 squares, what about love? Well, check the Twitter hashtag #WhyILoveChess and you'll get a lot of love there!  So, if all is fair in chess, then why 20 years ago did I write this in my profile on a popular chess server: "Another category of chessplayers I dislike is those who can play [a] K+R vs. K+R kind of endgame trying to...

Your 1st Tournament: Reaching The Time Control

Your 1st Tournament: Reaching The Time Control

GM CCSCATL
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If you're trying out real-life tournament chess after playing just online, there are certain things you need to know. One of the most important concepts is reaching the time control over the board, and GM Ben Finegold is here to explain with hilarious examples like Hikaru Nakamura's "orange juice game" and even one from Magnus Carlsen.

Free Twitch simul with International Master Attila Turzo at 8:00 am on Saturday

Free Twitch simul with International Master Attila Turzo at 8:00 am on Saturday

IM attilaturzo
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Free Twitch simul at 8:00 am on Saturday I am international Master Attila Turzo from Hungary and I invite you to join to the Free Twitch simul which will start on Saturday at 8:00 am New York 1:00 pm London 2:00 pm Berlin  6:00 pm Singapore 8:00 pm Sydney The time control will be 30 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per player.The entry is free.If you want to analyse the simul game with me in a 60 minutes...

FIDE Elections And The Fight Against Corruption

FIDE Elections And The Fight Against Corruption

PeterDoggers
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Three weeks after the three candidates for the FIDE presidential elections became known, the key word for some of the candidates seems to be "corruption." An anti-corruption committee has been established, and Makropoulos ticket members have accused Dvorkovich of bribery. Anti-corruption committee At the second quarter 2018 presidential board meeting that took place in Bucharest, Romania last week, FIDE established a brand new electoral integrity committee. The committee will "investigate...

Get Ready To Test Your Positional Chess Again

Get Ready To Test Your Positional Chess Again

IM Silman
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I’ve done positional puzzles twice. Since a lot of people enjoyed them, I’ve decided to do it again, and perhaps again and again. It’s certainly a good way to learn positional ideas. Here are the original two articles: Test Your Positional Chess Do You Really Understand Positional Chess? Please keep in mind that these puzzles aren’t like usual tactical puzzles. Here, you might not have to find the “one and only one” move since the position could offer...

A Chess Whopper: Challenge 'The King' On Chess.com

A Chess Whopper: Challenge 'The King' On Chess.com

FM MikeKlein
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Kings don't usually work this hard, but with tomorrow (July 20) being International Chess Day, "The King" is making an exception. Burger King's iconic mascot has been a longtime chess fan for years, but he's just now entering the arena of competitive chess. Some customers even claim to have seen his Chess.com app open while working the drive through.  On Friday he will turn off his flame grill and focus on the royal game. For six hours, The King will play all comers on Chess.com's live...

Play The 24-Hour International Chess Day Arena!

Play The 24-Hour International Chess Day Arena!

CHESScom
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Not sure how to celebrate International Chess Day? Join thousands of other Chess.com users in our 24-hour arena from 12 a.m. PT to 12 p.m. July 20! The tournament will be played at Chess.com's most popular time control, 10|0. Play the Arena What is an arena? Arenas on Chess.com are a fast, fun format all about earning as many points as you can in the allotted time. Finish a game? Get paired right away! Come and go as you please; you can join late, leave, and come back as desired. Earn 1...

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