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Rising Polish Star Duda Grabs Dortmund Lead

Rising Polish Star Duda Grabs Dortmund Lead

PeterDoggers
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Jan-Krzysztof Duda has been going up in the FIDE ratings, and won this year's Polish championship. Yesterday he took the lead at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting as the only winner so far. Duda scored against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, who had shown such excellent preparation yesterday against Kramnik. It seems that he has done some serious work for Dortmund, because in round two he played, for the first time, 3.Bb5+ in the Sicilian. That might have been the reason for Duda to deviate from his...

Dortmund R1: Nepomniachtchi Declines Giri's Birthday Gift

Dortmund R1: Nepomniachtchi Declines Giri's Birthday Gift

PeterDoggers
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On his 28th birthday Ian Nepomniachtchi reached a winning position in a queen endgame vs Anish Giri but failed to convert. The other three games of the 46th Sparkassen Chess Meeting's first round also ended in draws. This year's Dortmund tournament took off on Saturday afternoon in the Orchestra Center NRW, and more than six and a half hours all games had ended peacefully. There was definitely some fighting chess though. Especially our Game of the Day saw lots of nice, hidden resources. Schach...

Going Berserk In Chess!

Going Berserk In Chess!

GM Gserper
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Some 20 years ago I had a conversation with a grandmaster who grew up in a bad neighborhood.  He was recollecting his youth years when street fighting was pretty common. I don't remember much from his stories, but one of his phrases has stuck in my mind:  "It is not the strongest who wins the fight but the craziest!"  A game that was played almost 170 years ago by two of the best Russian players of that time clearly proves the point. Carl Jaenisch developed his Jaenisch Gambit...

How Shankland Won The US Champs: Piece vs Pawns

How Shankland Won The US Champs: Piece vs Pawns

GM Shankland
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Having an extra piece vs a bunch of pawns is a classic chess conundrum. The piece should be more powerful, but if those pawns get rolling, it could be trouble. U.S. chess champion Sam Shankland shows you how he used the piece to win a critical game in the biggest tournament of his life.

New ideas in the old ben-oni

New ideas in the old ben-oni

IM attilaturzo
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My opponent played very well today the old-benoni, so after the game I decided to dive into it and spent aorund 2 hours to find an advantage for white. Looks like the lines with Bb5 and then dxe6 may give a small edge or playing Ng1-e2-g3 manover to prevent Bf5. I was very impressed how quickly and strongly played my opponent. When I finished the game, I just got a message from an admin, my opponent violated the rules. Possible used computer assistance. I got my points back. In the last 2 games...

FIDE Ethics Commission Bans Ilyumzhinov

FIDE Ethics Commission Bans Ilyumzhinov

PeterDoggers
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The FIDE ethics commission has sanctioned Kirsan Ilyumzhinov for violating the FIDE code of ethics. The FIDE president, who was banned from "holding any position" effectively for six months, plans to fight the decision. In a brief statement on its website, FIDE published the news: The Ethics Commission unanimously decides that Mr Ilyumzhinov is guilty of the violation of the FIDE Code of Ethics. Mr Ilyumzhinov is sanctioned with a temporary exclusion from holding any position...

3 Different Chess Views You Need To Know

3 Different Chess Views You Need To Know

IM Silman
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I get so many questions and statements about chess, but being old (yep, 108 years old…don’t worry though, the friends that are still alive tell me that I don’t look more than 98) means that all those questions have been asked over and over and over. Seriously, I’ve gotten letters from Chess.com members saying, “Oh my god! I thought you were dead!” Not so fast, Mr. chess guy. Not so fast! I’m still around! So what are those “over and overs?”...

14th World Champion Kramnik, Giri Favorites As Top Chess Returns In Dortmund

14th World Champion Kramnik, Giri Favorites As Top Chess Returns In Dortmund

PeterDoggers
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Top classical chess returns this Saturday with the start of the Dortmund super tournament. "Mr. Dortmund," Vladimir Kramnik, is again the top seed, but Anish Giri will be close on his heels. The 46th Sparkassen Chess Meeting will take place July 14-22 in the Orchestra Center NRW in Dortmund, Germany. It's an eight-player single 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 increment starting...

Can You Win The Speed Chess Championship Fantasy Contest?

Can You Win The Speed Chess Championship Fantasy Contest?

pete
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The biggest event in online chess is back for 2018, and the field of 16 grandmasters is set for the 2018 Speed Chess Championship. While the best players in the world battle it out on the chessboards, you can be a part of the action by predicting the winners in our all-new fantasy chess contest. And don't think you can just pick the favorites, either, because there are bonuses for choosing upsets. Here's how it works. Use the Google form below to fill out your selections for each match in your...

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