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Junior Speed Chess: Gledura Beats Liang In Overtime

Junior Speed Chess: Gledura Beats Liang In Overtime

PeterDoggers
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He had lost the bullet segment, but then won three straight bullet games in overtime. GM Benjamin Gledura eliminated GM Awonder Liang on Tuesday in what was a thriller of a Junior Speed Chess Championship match. "As the stats suggest, this could be one of the closest matches of all the matches in this round of 16." This sentence from our preview article was right on the spot.  Gledura vs. Liang turned out to be a very even matchup. Neither player took a lead of more than two points throughout...

Junior Speed Chess: Maghsoodloo Blows Out Moroni

Junior Speed Chess: Maghsoodloo Blows Out Moroni

PeterDoggers
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In what was the most lopsided match in the round of 16, GM Parham Maghsoodloo of Iran was way too strong for GM Luca Moroni of Italy. The Iranian star won 20-7 in yesterday's Junior Speed Chess Championship match. It's part of the concept of knockout events, where usually organizers avoid  favorites being paired against each other in the early rounds. That also means that sometimes we'll see matchups where one player will be seriously struggling against another. Moroni...

My Kingdom For A Chess Horse

My Kingdom For A Chess Horse

GM Gserper
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I learned the phrase "a horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse" in school when I studied Richard III by William Shakespeare. These days, people use this expression when they want to underline the importance of something. There is a story about a man who was about to sign a document that would finalize his very painful divorce. Eager to leave the nightmare behind, the guy exclaims: "a pen, a pen, my kingdom for a pen!" Sometimes we have a similar situation in chess when a knight ("chess horse")...

Man vs. Machine, Parts I+II

Man vs. Machine, Parts I+II

the_real_greco
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Deep Blue vs. Kasparov. Deep Junior at Dortmund. Deep Fritz vs Kramnik. Leelenstein vs jjosh? The history of humans playing computers is not a long one. The period in which chess engines and strong human players could compete on level footing was 10 or 15 years long, at most. Before that time computer chess was something of a punchline; currently, it is accepted that a top-tier engine on reasonable hardware can easily crush the strongest human players. But there is nothing like a good human-engine...

Junior Speed Chess Match Gledura-Liang Preview

Junior Speed Chess Match Gledura-Liang Preview

PeterDoggers
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Today GM Benjamin Gledura of Hungary plays GM Awonder Liang of the U.S. in what will be the last match in the round of 16 of the Chess.com Junior Speed Chess Championship, sponsored by ChessKid.  Today's match will determine who will be the next opponent for the American GM Jeffery Xiong, who defeated Australian GM Anton Smirnov last Friday. You can watch Benjamin Gledura vs. Awonder Liang on Tuesday, June 18 at 10 a.m. Pacific (19:00 CEST) with...

New Mastery Course: Using Time In Chess

New Mastery Course: Using Time In Chess

NM SamCopeland
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Do you find that you sometimes miss opportunities to punish your opponent when leading in development? This week we are proud to release our new Mastery course, Using Time In Chess by GM Simon Williams.  GM Williams shows you how to smell opportunity knocking and take the pawn by the horns. Learn how to speed up the game and punish your opponents for their incautious play! Try This Course Course Outline This course features four lessons dissecting different aspects of tempo it...

Goryachkina Wins Women's Candidates’ Ahead Of Anna Muzychuk

Goryachkina Wins Women's Candidates’ Ahead Of Anna Muzychuk

IM JovankaHouska
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Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia had already secured victory at the FIDE women's candidates' tournament and so her final round loss was easy to handle. Anna Muzychuk of Ukraine finished in second place, 1.5 points behind the winner. It became clear as the 2019 women's candidates drew to its close that one has got to have drive and guts to compete in this gruelling event. 14 rounds and 20 days of sheer mental exertion caused the participants and their seconds to grumble: "It's too...

New Feature: Top Chess Players

New Feature: Top Chess Players

davidkaufmann
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This year, Chess.com has been working on new resources to help you connect with the chess community. Our latest project, Top Chess Players, is now in alpha mode, and you can start learning about your favorite players and giving us feedback. Let's take a look at this feature: Presentation Current status Next steps Feedback Presentation At the beginning of this year, we decided that it was time to finally start working a on a curated selection of top chess players from the past and...

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