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New Tournament Announced: 'Tata Steel Chess India'

New Tournament Announced: 'Tata Steel Chess India'

PeterDoggers
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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...

Tactics Galore As Aronian Beats Giri In Speed Chess

Tactics Galore As Aronian Beats Giri In Speed Chess

PeterDoggers
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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...

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...

2018 PRO Chess League All Stars

2018 PRO Chess League All Stars

ChessTV
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Need more PRO Chess League? We've got you covered in the middle of this depressing off-season as stars like Hikaru Nakamura and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave represent their teams in another exciting competition format!

Finishing touch from the World Champions

Finishing touch from the World Champions

GM janwerle
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Wilhelm Steinitz, before he became the first world champion in the era 1886 till 1894, was a true attacker. This game from 1863 - long before he besieged the crown and drafted his revolutionary positional theory - is a fine example of his style in younger years.

Duda Upsets Grischuk In Epic Speed Chess Match

Duda Upsets Grischuk In Epic Speed Chess Match

PeterDoggers
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Eliminating another Russian top grandmaster, Jan-Krzystof Duda became the first player to advance to the semifinals of the Chess.com Speed Chess Championship. The Polish player defeated Alexander Grischuk in a truly epic match on Tuesday. The next Speed Chess match, between Levon Aronian and Anish Giri, is on with commentary on Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess. Don't miss it! Duda's win against Sergey Karjakin was a huge upset, and to kick out another former world blitz champion of Russia...

How To Watch Giri vs Aronian Speed Chess Today

How To Watch Giri vs Aronian Speed Chess Today

pete
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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...

Stockfish Leads 8 Engines In Computer Chess Championship Stage 2; Lc0 A Contender

Stockfish Leads 8 Engines In Computer Chess Championship Stage 2; Lc0 A Contender

pete
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The first stage of the first Computer Chess Championship event is in the books, and after 562 official games Stockfish tops the leaderboard with an excellent score of 39/46, the first of eight engines to advance to stage two. The two other big-name engines, Komodo (38/46) and Houdini (37/46), are just below Stockfish at the end of the stage one, with a large gap between those three and the next five engines in the standings. The machine-learning chess project Lc0 ("Leela") finished in a solid...

How To Watch Grischuk vs Duda Speed Chess Today

How To Watch Grischuk vs Duda Speed Chess Today

pete
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Round two of the Speed Chess Championship starts today as Alexander Grischuk (@grischuk) does battle with Jan-Krzysztof Duda (@polish_fighter3000). After breaking the brackets by defeating Sergey Karjakin in round one, can the young and talented Duda pull off another upset against a Russian chess legend? Grischuk is one of the most experienced blitz players in history, but Duda is rising quickly. You'd be surprised how close a match-up our statistical predictions think it...

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