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Anand Joins Leaders On Tata Steel Chess's Ladies Day

Anand Joins Leaders On Tata Steel Chess's Ladies Day

PeterDoggers
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No less than five players are sharing the lead at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament after seven rounds. On Saturday Anish Giri, Ding Liren, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Magnus Carlsen were joined by Vishy Anand, who beat Vladimir Kramnik in what wasn't a great game. The tournament organizers had declared Saturday the 19th "Ladies Day" with a focus on the women behind the scenes, and with two female commentators: IMs Anna Rudolf and Sopiko Guramishvili. With this, and giving extra...

Carlsen, Giri Join Leaders At Tata Steel Chess

Carlsen, Giri Join Leaders At Tata Steel Chess

PeterDoggers
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In a most entertaining sixth round it was again "double Dutch" at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament with wins for both Anish Giri and Jorden van Foreest. Giri joined Ding Liren and Ian Nepomniachtchi in the lead and so did Magnus Carlsen, who won his second game in a row. Whereas one journalist complained about the poor level in some of the games, most of his colleagues and other chess fans truly enjoyed the sixth round in Wijk aan Zee, held after the first rest day. On that rest...

2019 PRO Chess League: Official Information

2019 PRO Chess League: Official Information

PROChessLeague
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The PRO Chess League is an international online rapid chess league featuring 32 teams from around the world competing for $50,000 in prize money and the title of 2019 PRO Chess League champion. This season features stars like Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So, Anish Giri and many more! The 2019 regular season is 10 weeks long, running from January 8 through March 14. During the regular season, teams will play one match against...

Best Chess Games Of 2018: Ding vs Duda

Best Chess Games Of 2018: Ding vs Duda

GM Ginger_GM
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Two of the biggest talents in chess squared off for this incredible game, with Ding Liren beating the prodigy Jan-Krzysztof Duda in a complex tactical melee that could be the game of the year. GM Simon Williams shows you the intricacies in this video.

CM Goh Zi Han takes joint second place at George Trundle Qualifiers!

CM Goh Zi Han takes joint second place at George Trundle Qualifiers!

CM juniortay
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Immediately after becoming National U9 champion ( the Indian boy Rajveev Nahah finished 1/2 pt ahead but the title went to a Singaporean, of course), CM Goh Zi Han had to dash home to pack for his  Auckland flight to compete in the George Trundle Invitational Qualifiers 2019. Being the lowest seed in the 10 player event,  he was the only kid to compete in the George Trundle series as the rest of them were competing in the Oceania Age Group events held concurrently. Zi Han started off like...

Saric Still Perfect In PRO Chess Week Two

Saric Still Perfect In PRO Chess Week Two

NM SamCopeland
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After two weeks, only one player, GM Ivan Saric, has a perfect 8/8 score in the PRO Chess League. His dominant performance (as well as GM Eric Hansen's) have made the Montreal Chessbrahs look like one of the teams to beat early in the PRO Chess League season. Also greatly impressing are the Saint Louis Arch Bishops and the relatively unheralded Barcelona Raptors who scored a double-digit victory once again. Cast your vote in the game and MVP of the week polls! These four players scored 4/4...

The Secrets Of Prearranged Draws In Chess

The Secrets Of Prearranged Draws In Chess

GM Gserper
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Prearranged draws are the reality of chess. You might hate it, you might fight it, but if two players want to make a draw, they will find the way to do it. Sometimes such players just agree to a draw before the game and when the game starts they try to trade pieces as quickly as possible to reach the desired result. There are designated opening variations that help you to achieve the goal quickly and efficiently. Like this one: You can find about 1,500 games like this in the database. Don't get...

Ding Liren Catches Nepomniachtchi As Tata Steel Chess Visits Alkmaar

Ding Liren Catches Nepomniachtchi As Tata Steel Chess Visits Alkmaar

PeterDoggers
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Ding Liren defeated Sam Shankland and joined Ian Nepomniachtchi in the lead in round five of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, which visited the city of Alkmaar for one day. Magnus Carlsen was among the winners and thus made an end to his drawing streak of 21 classical games. Traditionally, the grandmasters in the masters group of the Tata Steel Chess tournament play two of their rounds at external location. Next Wednesday that will be Leiden, and yesterday the tournament visited the...

Bobby Fischer's Best Chess Quotes

Bobby Fischer's Best Chess Quotes

CHESScom
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Bobby Fischer is easily the most famous chess player of all time. When Bobby spoke about chess naturally people listened! Here are ten of his famous quotes. 1. "1.e4 - Best by test." You can find a few games where Fischer started the game with 1.c4, or 1.Nf3, but without question, the most played first move by Bobby was 1.e4. "1.e4 - Best by Test!" 2. "I like the moment I crush a man's ego." Just play over a handful of Bobby Fischer's games, and you can easily sense his strong desire...

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