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Spectacular Ceremony Starts Batumi Chess Olympiad

Spectacular Ceremony Starts Batumi Chess Olympiad

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The 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia officially opened on Sunday with a spectacular opening ceremony that included dancing and singing performances, speeches and the drawing of colors. Many esteemed members of the chess community called it the best ever, including players like Ivan Cheparinov, who is about to play in his eighth Olympiad. The rich chess history of Georgia could be felt throughout the opening ceremony, held 45 km away from the Batumi city center in the 10,000-seat...

Dvorkovich, Short Respond To Chess.com Questions

Dvorkovich, Short Respond To Chess.com Questions

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In 11 days from now, a new FIDE president will be elected in Batumi, Georgia. Today we're providing answers from Arkady Dvorkovich and Nigel Short to Chess.com questions sent to all three candidates. Sadly, Georgios Makropoulos declined to participate. On Monday, September 3 Chess.com sent the same list of questions to all three candidates. Our goal was to get a clear view of the areas where they agree and disagree, and to learn more about which candidate has what kind of plans for the future...

Arena Kings Streamers Championship Season 2 Leaderboard

Arena Kings Streamers Championship Season 2 Leaderboard

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Here you'll find updated standings and leaderboard information for the Arena Kings Streamers Championship Season 2. Season 2 press release and announcement. Rank Player Points Twitch Channel Name / Title 1 penguingm1 215 www.twitch.tv/penguingm1 GM Andrew Tang 2 DanielNaroditsky 190 www.twitch.tv/dnaroditsky GM Daniel Naroditsky 3 AlexanderL 160 www.twitch.tv/gmlenderman GM Alexander Lenderman 4 Fins0905 125 www.twitch.tv/johnbartholomew IM John Bartholomew 5 gkchesstiger 120 www.twitch.tv/igmgatakamsky GM...

How To Play The Trompowsky Attack: 2...c5

How To Play The Trompowsky Attack: 2...c5

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Dive into IM Keaton Kiewra's deep lesson on the Trompowsky Attack in this next lesson, as he discusses a tricky line he's had trouble with in his own games. This is an opening that rewards flexible play and learning this line will make you happy to see 2...c5 in your games.

Adams vs Carlsen, Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad 2010

Adams vs Carlsen, Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad 2010

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Hello my chess friends. We are in Olympiad days, so, I thought it was a good idea to analyze a great game played in Khanty-Mansiysk, 2010. It was between Michael Adams and Magnus Carlsen. The English Legend beat the Norwegian Genius in a good style.  By the way (just a small parenthesis on the way), I want to wish good luck and success to my compatriots from Cuba (got some friends there) in Batumi. We are going to miss Leinier and Bruzon (our two best players), but always wishing the best for...

New Tournament Announced: 'Tata Steel Chess India'

New Tournament Announced: 'Tata Steel Chess India'

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A new blitz and rapid tournament will be held in November in Kolkata, India. Chess.com is partnering with the tournament. Tata Steel Chess India 2018 is a new super-tournament scheduled for November 9-14. The tournament format is similar to what is used in the Grand Chess Tour: three days of rapid chess and two days of blitz. The location is the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in Kolkata, India. The participants are a mix of international top grandmasters and Indian stars: Tata Steel...

Speed Chess Championship 2018 | Official Information

Speed Chess Championship 2018 | Official Information

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The 2018 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship will feature 16 of the world's best chess players in an innovative eSports bracket tournament and a guaranteed prize pool of $55,000. See the round two results here. NEXT MATCHES: So vs Vidit Gujrathi: Nakamura vs Vachier-Lagrave: You can find important information on the event below.  Broadcast and streaming Bracket Matchups and pairings Fantasy prediction contest SmarterChess predictions Schedule Results Event...

Tactics Galore As Aronian Beats Giri In Speed Chess

Tactics Galore As Aronian Beats Giri In Speed Chess

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Winning all three segments and using lots of nasty tactics, Levon Aronian defeated Anish Giri in the second quarterfinal of the 2018 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship on Thursday. The winning score for the Armenian GM was 18-11. The next Speed Chess match, between Wesley So and Vidit Gujrathi, is on with commentary on Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess. Don't miss it! It was a high-class match between two players who are side-by-side on the FIDE rating list: Aronian is currently the world number-six...

How To Watch Giri vs Aronian Speed Chess Today

How To Watch Giri vs Aronian Speed Chess Today

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The next match of the Speed Chess Championship quarterfinals is today as Anish Giri (@anishgiri) faces Levon Aronian (@levonaronian). The match winner will play the winner of Hikaru Nakamura vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Giri is the higher seed, but is he the favorite to win the match? Find out what our statistical predictions think.  Watch the match live today, . The following viewing options will be available: Twitch.tv/chess: the official broadcast with...

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