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Nepomniachtchi Beats Teammate Kramnik Brilliantly: Dortmund R5

Nepomniachtchi Beats Teammate Kramnik Brilliantly: Dortmund R5

PeterDoggers
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With two rounds to go, Ian Nepomniachtchi is the sole leader at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. The Russian GM defeated his Olympic teammate Vladimir Kramnik with great style in the only decisive game of the fifth round. Two days before the deadline, the Russian Chess Federation today revealed the lineup of its teams in the Batumi Olympiad. In the open section, the Russians will be going for their first Olympic gold since 2002. It's not surprising that both Nepo and Kramnik...

FIDE Elections And The Fight Against Corruption

FIDE Elections And The Fight Against Corruption

PeterDoggers
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Three weeks after the three candidates for the FIDE presidential elections became known, the key word for some of the candidates seems to be "corruption." An anti-corruption committee has been established, and Makropoulos ticket members have accused Dvorkovich of bribery. Anti-corruption committee At the second quarter 2018 presidential board meeting that took place in Bucharest, Romania last week, FIDE established a brand new electoral integrity committee. The committee will "investigate...

Play The 24-Hour International Chess Day Arena!

Play The 24-Hour International Chess Day Arena!

CHESScom
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Not sure how to celebrate International Chess Day? Join thousands of other Chess.com users in our 24-hour arena from 12 a.m. PT to 12 p.m. July 20! The tournament will be played at Chess.com's most popular time control, 10|0. Play the Arena What is an arena? Arenas on Chess.com are a fast, fun format all about earning as many points as you can in the allotted time. Finish a game? Get paired right away! Come and go as you please; you can join late, leave, and come back as desired. Earn 1...

Your 1st Tournament: Reaching The Time Control

Your 1st Tournament: Reaching The Time Control

GM CCSCATL
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If you're trying out real-life tournament chess after playing just online, there are certain things you need to know. One of the most important concepts is reaching the time control over the board, and GM Ben Finegold is here to explain with hilarious examples like Hikaru Nakamura's "orange juice game" and even one from Magnus Carlsen.

Free Twitch simul with International Master Attila Turzo at 8:00 am on Saturday

Free Twitch simul with International Master Attila Turzo at 8:00 am on Saturday

IM attilaturzo
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Free Twitch simul at 8:00 am on Saturday I am international Master Attila Turzo from Hungary and I invite you to join to the Free Twitch simul which will start on Saturday at 8:00 am New York 1:00 pm London 2:00 pm Berlin  6:00 pm Singapore 8:00 pm Sydney The time control will be 30 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per player.The entry is free.If you want to analyse the simul game with me in a 60 minutes...

A Chess Whopper: Challenge 'The King' On Chess.com

A Chess Whopper: Challenge 'The King' On Chess.com

FM MikeKlein
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Kings don't usually work this hard, but with tomorrow (July 20) being International Chess Day, "The King" is making an exception. Burger King's iconic mascot has been a longtime chess fan for years, but he's just now entering the arena of competitive chess. Some customers even claim to have seen his Chess.com app open while working the drive through.  On Friday he will turn off his flame grill and focus on the royal game. For six hours, The King will play all comers on Chess.com's live...

2018 Speed Chess Championship Official Schedule, Players, Prizes, Information

2018 Speed Chess Championship Official Schedule, Players, Prizes, Information

News
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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 starting (guaranteed) prize pool of $55,000. Check out the new 2018 Speed Chess Championship hype video to get you psyched up for the tournament. NEXT MATCH: Caruana vs Aronian: Tuesday, July 24, 10 a.m. PDT. Watch live on www.Twitch.tv/Chess. You can find important information on the event below.  Broadcast and streaming Bracket Matchups...

Kramnik Shows Duda Who's Boss In Dortmund R4

Kramnik Shows Duda Who's Boss In Dortmund R4

PeterDoggers
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On Wednesday, Vladimir Kramnik scored his first win in Dortmund, and it was a big one: The 14th world champion beat the tournament leader, Jan-Krzysztof Duda. The two are now sharing the lead at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting together with Vladislav Kovalev and Ian Nepomniachtchi.  To say that our headline of yesterday's news report jinxed it would be too much. Still, Duda lost his very next game after he made such a strong impression in the first three rounds. In round four,...

Going Berserk In Chess!

Going Berserk In Chess!

GM Gserper
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Some 20 years ago I had a conversation with a grandmaster who grew up in a bad neighborhood.  He was recollecting his youth years when street fighting was pretty common. I don't remember much from his stories, but one of his phrases has stuck in my mind:  "It is not the strongest who wins the fight but the craziest!"  A game that was played almost 170 years ago by two of the best Russian players of that time clearly proves the point. Carl Jaenisch developed his Jaenisch Gambit...

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