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Chess Prodigy Firouzja Faces Martinez In Junior Speed Chess Tuesday

Chess Prodigy Firouzja Faces Martinez In Junior Speed Chess Tuesday

PeterDoggers
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After the thrilling season opener Van Foreest-Tari, the Junior Speed Chess Championship continues tomorrow with the Iranian rising star Alireza Firouzja playing the Peruvian talent José Martinez. You can watch Firouzja-Martinez on Tuesday, May 21 at 9 a.m. Pacific (18:00 CEST) with commentary by GM Eric Hansen and IM Danny Rensch on Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess. After winning his first Iranian championship at the age of 12 and becoming a grandmaster at 14, the now 15-year-old...

World Fischer Random Championship: Qualified Players

World Fischer Random Championship: Qualified Players

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Below is the full list of non-titled players who've qualified for the first-ever Fischer Random World Chess Championship. There is still time to register and be a part of chess history!  Sixteen Fischer Random Qualifier events will take place on May 26, June 2, June 9 and June 16. Click here to register today, or for more information on the Fischer Random Chess Championships, please visit www.FRChess.com. UPDATE: From now until June 8, all signups will now receive a one-month Diamond...

How To Play A King Hunt

How To Play A King Hunt

GM Gserper
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We all love our ancient game for its beauty and inner logic, but have you thought about what attracts you most to chess? Some people would swear that there is nothing better than Jose Capablanca's positional masterpieces or one of Magnus Carlsen's endgames, where he demonstrates his magic. While these are valid viewpoints, many chess players (especially those less advanced), might find those games plain boring. However, it is difficult for me to imagine a true chess player whose heart wouldn't beat...

Think Before Taking A Draw In Chess

Think Before Taking A Draw In Chess

WGM axvesik
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If you're in a position where you have much less risk than your opponent, you should think hard before accepting a draw. Learn how to evaluate your winning and losing chances in a position before splitting the point.

Studying Chess Tactics

Studying Chess Tactics

raync910
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Written for a grandchild and sharing on this blog: Are chess tactics important, and how often should you study them? Studying tactics is a great way to improve chess skills. Along with playing games to give actual experience, the study of tactics increases the ability to recognize patterns that can lead to improvements in the board position and bring games to a successful conclusion – checkmate! First, recognize that solving a tactical exercise is only part of how to develop chess skills....

Nakamura, So Through To Round 2 FIDE Grand Prix Moscow

Nakamura, So Through To Round 2 FIDE Grand Prix Moscow

PeterDoggers
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The American grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So both won their FIDE Grand Prix tiebreaks in the shortest way possible to reach the second round. The new pairings are Nakamura-Dubov, Grischuk–So, Wei Yi–Nepomniachtchi and Svidler–Wojtaszek. After Saturday's bloody round, only two out of a possible eight tiebreak matches needed to be played on Sunday. And these tiebreaks could theoretically have gone seven games (three pairs of two with decreasing...

Anish Giri Interview: 'Chess Is Extremely Psychological'

Anish Giri Interview: 'Chess Is Extremely Psychological'

DavidC2
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Anish Giri tells David Cox about the multicultural upbringing that shaped his chess talent, why social media has been huge for the game and the moments when he’s believed he can become world champion. As the current world number-four, Anish Giri is one of the best-known chess players on the planet. But that’s not just because of his skill over the board. The Dutchman has built a rapidly growing Twitter following, thanks to his quick-fire wit and willingness to engage with everyone, from...

Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'I Used To Play Chess At The Gym'

Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'I Used To Play Chess At The Gym'

Alessandro_Parodi
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Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke of his passion for chess at the opening of the Arnold Chess Classic games in Johannesburg, South Africa. “I started when I was eight with my father, I had to play with him every day. When I went to America, I started playing over there with friends and people at the gym,” he said. “It was always part of me.” Known as an iconic actor and former Governor of California, Schwarzenegger is the creator of the Arnold Classic games, a multisport format...

Unknown Chess Players Who Won A Prize

Unknown Chess Players Who Won A Prize

IM Silman
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WHO ARE THEY? Everyone wants to win a brilliancy prize, but few get to experience it. In this article, I’ve found several “unknown players” who actually were able to grasp that dream. Can you solve these positions? If you do, you won't get a brilliancy prize, but you will feel pretty good as you howl in joy to the heavens. 1. Harry Rombach: Born 1899 (Ukraine), died 1981 (Canada). A skilled teacher, journalist and composer of problems and studies, he was born...

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