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The Trojan Horse Trick In Chess

The Trojan Horse Trick In Chess

GM Gserper
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Everyone knows the story about the Trojan Horse that helped the Greek army win the Trojan War. Since chess is a model of a war on 64 squares, can't we use this 3,000-year-old trick on the chessboard? Just think of it: Your opponent hides his king behind the rock-solid walls of his castle, when a beautiful steed appears right in front of the gates. Can he possibly resist the temptation to open the door? A Trojan Horse in Turkey.  Let's see how this concept works in the so-called "Fishing...

Carlsen Wins 'Throwback' Game To Join Sinquefield Leaders

Carlsen Wins 'Throwback' Game To Join Sinquefield Leaders

FM MikeKlein
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Magnus Carlsen wanted to know what constituted a draw; he just didn't want one himself. After more than 6.5 hours of pressing, he finally edged Sergey Karjakin in the dwindling seconds of the game. Long before that, prior to the start of the second round of the 2018 Sinquefield Cup, a closed-door players meeting took place to discuss the tournament's procedures on draws. Maybe some of the players took it too literally. The first four games ended without a winner, with two lasting less then two...

The Greatest Chess Games Of All Time

The Greatest Chess Games Of All Time

CHESScom
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Chess is a rich game, dating back over a millennia. On Chess.com alone, over 2,000,000,000 games have been played! Which games are the very best ever played? No one can answer that conclusively, but we are going to give you Chess.com's opinion. We asked Chess.com staff and contributors to give us their top 10 lists, and then we ordered each list, awarding 10 points to their top game and one point to their 10th game. Here's our top 10! 1: Kasparov vs. Topalov, Wijk Aan Zee 1999 Despite losing...

The Polish Immortal Game

The Polish Immortal Game

GM Ginger_GM
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You might know the Polish-Argentine GM Miguel Najdorf for his popular opening variation in the Sicilian, but did you know he played one of the most beautiful attacking chess games ever? GM Simon Williams shows you Najdorf's immortal game, one of his favorite games ever.

Free Mega Chess Event at Exclusive Copenhagen Night Club this Friday!

Free Mega Chess Event at Exclusive Copenhagen Night Club this Friday!

OUTRAYCHESS
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The boys at Outray Chess have teamed up with the Danish Chess Union and the night club Chateau Motel to deliver what promises to be the most outrageous chess event in recent history. Oh and it's free. Friday the 24th, Chateau Motel, 17:00-23:00 Knabrostræde 3, 1210 Copenhagen The team “Deadly Dames of Chess” consisting of former WCM GM Mariyza Muzychuk, super-talent IM Zhansaya Abdumalik and YouTube-darling IM Anna Rudolf will be taking on the Bad Boys of Danish Chess...

Mamedyarov, Aronian Lead After Sinquefield Cup Opener

Mamedyarov, Aronian Lead After Sinquefield Cup Opener

FM MikeKlein
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Goodbye short films, hello "The Godfather." After today's transition to classical chess, the final game took 36 times as long as blitz thanks to some long, technical endings. Better get a bigger tub of popcorn. The opening round produced two early leaders at the 2018 Sinquefield Cup: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Levon Aronian. There could have been a third, but Fabiano Caruana finally admitted the win was gone after six hours and 15 minutes of trying (in Godfather-speak, that's right about when Fredo...

Announcing The Chess.com GIF Maker

Announcing The Chess.com GIF Maker

CHESScom
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Want a quick way to share your favorite chess games with friends online? Why not try a chess GIF? Making GIFs of your favorite chess games is now easy with Chess.com's GIF Maker! Here's how to use it: 1. Copy a PGN from your favorite chess website or software. On Chess.com, you can get the PGN via the "share" button . 2. Go to Chess.com/gifs! 3. Paste the PGN and click "Create GIF." 4. Once created, the GIF will open in a new tab! 5. To share, copy and paste the URL, or right-click...

Carlsen Arrives As Sinquefield Cup Begins

Carlsen Arrives As Sinquefield Cup Begins

FM MikeKlein
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Three Grand Chess Tour events are in the books, and one book just came out. A lot has happened in the last 48 hours in St. Louis since Hikaru Nakamura won his second leg of the GCT season to lead the tour standings. To wit: The Saint Louis Chess Club released a comprehensive book on the five years of the Sinquefield Cup, with unique authors for each of the tournaments. The annual "Ultimate Moves" battle was contested with Rex and Randy Sinquefield filling their usual roles as player-captains. The...

Chess: The Waiting Game?

Chess: The Waiting Game?

louisathomas
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The day my daughter was due was approaching. There was not much to do but wait. Another day passed. I couldn’t concentrate on work. Another day, and then another. I couldn’t write; my words were blocked. I couldn’t sleep. Another and another. When I tried to read, my attention wandered. Another, another, another. I couldn’t play chess—or shouldn’t have played chess, but I did. I played chess very badly. It had been my habit for some time to play a 30-minute rapid...

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