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LIVE NOW: PRO Chess League Playoffs Take Off For Atlantic, Pacific Divisions

LIVE NOW: PRO Chess League Playoffs Take Off For Atlantic, Pacific Divisions

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It's playoff time for the PRO Chess League, and the teams from the Atlantic and Pacific Division aim to get one step closer to the live esports final in San Francisco. Play starts Tuesday at 1:20 p.m. PDT (4:20 p.m. EDT, 8:20 p.m. GMT). The Eastern and Central divisions play on Saturday. Preview by IM Greg Shahade. After 10 weeks of exciting battles, 16 teams are left in this season's PRO Chess League. The knockout phase is starting today with the Atlantic and Pacific divisions. Play Fantasy! Just...

PRO Chess League To Play Live Esports Final On Twitch

PRO Chess League To Play Live Esports Final On Twitch

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chess.com brings Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League championship to Twitch.  San Francisco, March 18, 2019—Chess.com, the world's largest chess site, and Twitch, the leading service and community for multiplayer entertainment, announced today that some of the world's top chess players will travel to San Francisco to compete in a live championship. The event will be the culmination of Chess.com's Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League, a groundbreaking,...

Do You Believe Your Lying Eyes In Chess?

Do You Believe Your Lying Eyes In Chess?

GM Gserper
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In his famous comedy routine, Richard Pryor tells a story about being caught cheating with another woman by his wife. Since the wife entered the room at the worst possible moment, it was pointless to deny the fact of cheating and yet, he tried his best. As his last argument, he asks: "Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?" Richard Pryor. Photo by Alan Light / Wikipedia. While that was just a comedy performance, I've seen many chess players who trust anything but their own eyes! Some...

PCL Atlantic Playoffs Preview

PCL Atlantic Playoffs Preview

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by David Pruess, manager Following the same methodology as in this first post on the Pacific, here is my analysis of the top lineups in the Atlantic Division and their playoff prospects. 1. St Louis Archbishops St Louis Official Accurate Official Accurate Caruana 2700 2752 Caruana 2700 2752 So 2700 2710 So 2700 2710 Theodoru 2535 2559 Niemann 2418 2412 Bloomer 2000 2230 Rosenthal 2180 2314 2483.75 2562.75 2499.5 2547 Official Accurate Caruana 2700 2752 Akobian 2641 2609 Bok 2639 2635.5 Bloomer 2000 2230 2495 2556.625 These...

Wang Hao Wins HD Bank International Chess Masters

Wang Hao Wins HD Bank International Chess Masters

IM Rakesh
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Top seed GM Wang Hao of China stamped his authority on the HD Bank International Masters 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to win yet another GM open in Asia. The HD Bank International is already into its ninth edition since its inception in 2011 and has established itself as one of the strongest opens of Asia. This event was a nine-round Swiss-system for players with a 2000 rating or more and featured a staggering prize fund of USD $60,000. The tournament was held March 6-14, 2019 at...

Chess Tournaments Calendar: Archive

Chess Tournaments Calendar: Archive

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This is our archive of older, completed chess tournaments and events. Click here for our calendar of current chess events! DECEMBER 2018 Date Event Location December 9-16 London Chess ClassicHikaru Nakamura won the 2018 Grand Chess Tour and its $120,000 first prize after beating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the fourth blitz game of the final at the London Chess Classic. Fabiano Caruana came in third as he defeated Levon Aronian in their match. News report. (Classical, rapid,...

Team Chess Battle: Nakamura Thumps MVL In Grob Madness

Team Chess Battle: Nakamura Thumps MVL In Grob Madness

Alessandro_Parodi
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A wild Grob Attack decided the Team Chess Battle match between U.S. and France on March 15. Hikaru Nakamura’s TeamBattlesUSA had the better of Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s TeamBattlesFrance on a three rapid games online battle across the Atlantic Ocean. On their sides were, respectively, Chess.com’s IM Daniel Rensch and Twitch celebrity NM Kevin Bordi, aka Blitzstream. Friday’s 25’+10” challenge followed another consultation matchup on March 8. For the occasion,...

Join The Study To Evaluate Chess.com Lessons

Join The Study To Evaluate Chess.com Lessons

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Chess.com is looking to recruit volunteers for a study on the effectiveness of Chess.com lessons and training.  Participants will be randomized into three groups: (1) members who complete exactly one Chess.com lesson per day; (2) members who complete as many lessons as they want every day; (3) members who are not selected to be in the study. Eligibility:To be eligible for the study, participants must meet the following criteria: Chess.com member for more than six months Rated below 1000...

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