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Time Is Running Out: Tickets For PRO Chess League Finals

Time Is Running Out: Tickets For PRO Chess League Finals

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Tickets for the PRO Chess League Finals in San Francisco are available here. 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...

Kashlinskaya Wins European Women's Chess Championship

Kashlinskaya Wins European Women's Chess Championship

PeterDoggers
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IM Alina Kashlinskaya of Russia won the European Women's Championship in Antalya, Turkey. Kashlinskaya had the best tiebreak among a group of five players who all finished on 8/11. The 20th European Individual Women's Chess Championship took place April 11-22 in the Aska Lara Resort & Spa Hotel in Antalya. It was a qualifier for the next FIDE Women's World Cup for the top 14 players. The prize fund was 60,000 euros with a first prize of 10,000 euros. Like the general European Championship...

'Neural Nakamura' Analyzes Top Computer Chess Games

'Neural Nakamura' Analyzes Top Computer Chess Games

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Hikaru Nakamura, fresh off his 2019 U.S. chess championship, is back streaming chess on his popular channel. Today, Nakamura reviews the best games played by neural-network chess engines, helping you understand why these mysterious machine-learning engines like Lc0 and AlphaZero chose the winning moves in some unbelievable games. Watch Hikaru Nakamura on Twitch.tv/GMHikaru, and follow some of the games yourself with our list below.  The top 10 neural-network computer chess games: 1....

How To Take Your Time In Chess

How To Take Your Time In Chess

WGM axvesik
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Time in chess has two meanings: the actual clock you must adhere to, and how quickly your pieces reach their intended destinations. In this lesson, learn how to take your time during an attack and not rush into a position too quickly.

Mikhail Chigorin, the lover of chess problems #4

Mikhail Chigorin, the lover of chess problems #4

Zeitnot17
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Welcome to the fourth installment of my series on chess problems that Mikhail Chigorin personally picked out for us to solve. If you're new to the series, you're welcome to start at the beginning with the first problem here. Problem no. 4 White to move and mate in 3 This is problem no. 4 from the first issue of Shakhmatny Listok, which came out in September 1876. Today's problem was composed by Konrad Bayer. While his name is often given as Conrad with a "c", I'm persuaded by Edward...

Keymer Scores 1st Win In Grenke Chess Classic Round 5

Keymer Scores 1st Win In Grenke Chess Classic Round 5

PeterDoggers
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After four losses, two of which were somewhat unnecessary, IM Vincent Keymer scored his first win at the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsuhe, Germany. The 14-year-old beat Georg Meier while all other games were drawn. Thursday is a rest day. "If he wins this, we have a rest day and a new tournament might start in Baden-Baden!" said an optimistic Peter Leko during the round. Like in Wijk aan Zee earlier this year, the Hungarian grandmaster acts as both a commentator...

How To Play Positional Chess

How To Play Positional Chess

GM Illingworth
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What exactly is positional chess?  I find some players get confused by the difference between tactical and positional chess, especially because both skills are needed to play a strong game. Therefore, I prefer to distinguish the two main approaches to a position. Dynamic: The direct and immediate approach to the position, using the energy of our pieces to obtain or increase our initiative (the flow of threats that cannot be ignored), or acquire clear long-term advantages by force. Strategic: The...

Anand, Carlsen Lead After Grenke Chess Classic Round 4

Anand, Carlsen Lead After Grenke Chess Classic Round 4

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On Tuesday Vishy Anand swapped places with Peter Svidler to join Magnus Carlsen in the lead at the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsruhe, Germany. Whereas Anand beat Paco Vallejo, Svidler lost to Levon Aronian while Carlsen drew his game with Fabiano Caruana. Peter Svidler called his co-leadership "mystifying" himself, and he could only enjoy it for a day. The Russian grandmaster lost without a serious fight against Levon Aronian, who can now definitely can be called a 1.e4-player these...

The Women's Chess Club of New York

The Women's Chess Club of New York

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The famous Ladies' Chess Club of London was organized at their first meeting on January 14, 1895.      Predating that monumental event was the creation of the Women's Chess Club of New York.      In 1893 a small group of women who were meeting at Eliza C. Foot's apartment at 28 East 22nd st. in Manhattan to play chess decided to organize something more formal. This group, which called itself the Women's Chess Association of America, from ""Women in Chess,"...

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