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Carlsen At The World Cup: 'I Want To Exploit This Loophole'

Carlsen At The World Cup: 'I Want To Exploit This Loophole'

PeterDoggers 21 hrs ago

In an interview with Chess.com, Magnus Carlsen has commented on his participation in the upcoming World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia. "It is a bit odd that the rules allow me to play when it's a world championship qualifier (...) but as long as the rules are there then I want to sort of exploit this loophole to get an interesting experience." Lead photo: Chess.com/Maria Emelianova. Last month the news broke that Carlsen will be participating in the World Cup, which starts in less than two...

Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?

Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?

FM MikeKlein 2 days ago

Septuagenarian Rex Sinquefield, one of the biggest St. Louis Cardinals fans, has seen many of his favorite team's 11 World Series Game Sevens. Today he got to play one of his own. With the "Ultimate Moves" team battle knotted at 3-3 between his and his son's GM-laden squads, the original procedure called for a tie. After some discussion, the teams reconvened for an impromptu game seven. Cover photo: Chess.com/Maria Emelianova. Whereas in the first six games players alternated after five moves...

Kasparov: What Went Wrong?

Kasparov: What Went Wrong?

GM Gserper 2 days ago

The St. Louis rapid and blitz tournament was definitely the most anticipated chess event of the year. Even people who remember chess only when they see a puzzle in the Sunday column of their local newspaper were intrigued. Indeed, the return of Kasparov after 12 years of hiatus was an attempt to defy the laws of nature. Some 2,500 years ago the Greek philosopher Heraclitus coined the famous phrase: "You cannot step twice into the same river." His meaning? Change is the only unchangeable thing...

Tactics Champ: Nepo vs. Aronian

Tactics Champ: Nepo vs. Aronian

FM MikeKlein 1 day ago

Two super-GMs will square off Wednesday, Aug. 23, on Chess.com as Ian Nepomniachtchi faces Levon Aronian in round one of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship. But who is the real tactics champion? FM Mike Klein takes you position by position.

ChessCenter: Best Chess Month Of The Year?

ChessCenter: Best Chess Month Of The Year?

ChessCenter 24 days ago

With so many major events in August, the ChessCenter team previews the Sinquefield Cup, Kasparov's return, numerous Speed Chess Championship matches and a chess feud that might be about to spill over into violence on the 64 squares!

On 2nd Try, Aronian Gets St. Louis Win

On 2nd Try, Aronian Gets St. Louis Win

FM MikeKlein 3 days ago

In the end, love wins. On the final day of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, when several players brought their families to the tournament hall, GM Levon Aronian had to think about his significant other from afar.  Cover photo: Chess.com/Maria Emelianova. When focus turned to chess, Aronian briefly stumbled out of the gate, allowing the still-surging GM Sergey Karjakin to get to within one point. The former's 0.5-1.5 start, coupled with Karjakin's two beginning wins (which made him 10.0/11...

Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

IM Silman 5 days ago

I used to do a lot of reader question columns but, for some reason, I haven’t done it in a long time. Why, I don’t know. However, I’m finally in the mood to discuss some of the Chess.com members' thoughts. THE MAN WHO CAN’T COUNT Sneakmasterflex wrote (in my article, Beat Your Opponent By Retreating!): “Most of Silman’s puzzles are just blatantly taken from his How to Reassess 4th ed. This guy has zero originality when it comes to articles, as owner of that...

Karjakin Nearly Perfect But Aronian Extends Lead In St. Louis

Karjakin Nearly Perfect But Aronian Extends Lead In St. Louis

FM MikeKlein 4 days ago

Today was a day for short sleeves and short memories. At day four of the inaugural St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, the time control shrank to five minutes per side with a three-second delay. That means, unlike with increment, once in time pressure, always in time pressure. Many players dressed the part, arriving in polos instead of long-sleeve dress shirts. Not GM Levon Aronian -- even a little extra (stylish) fabric couldn't slow him down. He began the day up one on GM Hikaru Nakamura. The lead was...

The Forums

The Forums

batgirl 5 days ago

     When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead to the generally more involved pursuit of article writing.      But since giving up blogging, I've also used yet another, less formal, vehicle for passing on tidbits and connections I would encounter in my researching — the chess.com Forums.      ...

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