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Chess Streamers To Play Komodo Boss Rush In Twitch Rivals Event

Chess Streamers To Play Komodo Boss Rush In Twitch Rivals Event

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Chess.com and Twitch are teaming up to bring chess to the esports mainstream with a new man-vs-machine event called Komodo Boss Rush on Wednesday, April 24 at 9 a.m. PDT on www.Twitch.tv/TwitchRivals and www.Chess.com/TV.  Some of the top chess and variety streamers from Twitch will pair up to battle the Chess.com computer engine Komodo at increasing difficulty levels. Confirmed participants include stars like Hikaru Nakamura, John Bartholomew,...

Harikrishna Leads Shenzhen Masters Ahead Of Giri

Harikrishna Leads Shenzhen Masters Ahead Of Giri

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Halfway through the Shenzhen Masters in China, it's Indian grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna who tops the standings with 3.5/5. Anish Giri is the only other player on a plus score: 3/5. Grenke is not the only strong tournament underway right now. Almost 8,000 kilometers (4,940 miles) to the east, in Shenzhen, there's the "Belt and Road" 2019 "DT News Cup" Shenzhen Longgang Chess Masters Tournament, which we'll just call the Shenzhen Masters. It's the tournament where Ding Liren (China,...

How To Make The World Chess Championship Exciting Again

How To Make The World Chess Championship Exciting Again

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It is not a secret that the last world championship match was a big disappointment for many people. Indeed, 12 straight draws between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana in the classical part of the match were a turn off. Only a lazy person wouldn't suggest how to force players to spill blood. One of the creative ideas is to have a tie-break before the match, so the loser of the "pre-match" wouldn't be satisfied with draws during the main part of the match. While such a solution looks weird at first...

How To Take Your Time In Chess

How To Take Your Time In Chess

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Time in chess has two meanings: the actual clock you must adhere to, and how quickly your pieces reach their intended destinations. In this lesson, learn how to take your time during an attack and not rush into a position too quickly.

12 year old Siddarth Jagadeesh makes IM norm in the ultra-strong Grenke Open.

12 year old Siddarth Jagadeesh makes IM norm in the ultra-strong Grenke Open.

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Two Singaporeans competed in the ultra strong Grenke Open (56 GMs and 322 titled players!) which featured an attractive 20,000 Euros first prize. 12 year old Siddarth Jagadeesh (2132) made his 1st International Master norm with one round to spare. He started off with a big splash, beating 29th seed GM Rainer Buhmann (2581) with Black. A loss to German IM Kopylov did not daunt him as he continued to string wins and draws against 2300+ level opposition before having to face GM Alireza ...

3 Winners At Grenke Chess Classic; Carlsen Maintains Lead

3 Winners At Grenke Chess Classic; Carlsen Maintains Lead

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Magnus Carlsen ground down Paco Vallejo in an endgame to keep a perfect score after two rounds at the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsruhe, Germany. The other winners were Viswanathan Anand, who beat Vincent Keymer, and Peter Svidler, who defeated Arkadij Naiditsch. For the second day in a row Carlsen was involved in the longest game of the round. This time it took him five hours and 58 minutes, 44 minutes less than yesterday, to force resignation by Vallejo in what was a rather...

2019 FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship Information Guide

2019 FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship Information Guide

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The 2019 FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship begins with the Open Non-Titled Qualifying Phase beginning April 28. Players worldwide are encouraged to enter by going to www.FRChess.com. How to Qualify Online Qualifying Phase Live Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals Schedule Venue Participants Prizes Additional Information How to Qualify 1. Go to www.FRChess.com 2. In the register section, click the Non-Titled Qualifier or Titled Qualifier button 3. Register...

Keymer Fights, Loses Marathon Game To Carlsen As Grenke Chess Classic Takes Off

Keymer Fights, Loses Marathon Game To Carlsen As Grenke Chess Classic Takes Off

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Magnus Carlsen started the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsruhe, Germany where he had left his previous tournament, the Gashimov Memorial: winning. The world champion defeated IM Vincent Keymer in a marathon game in which the 14-year-old put up a great fight. Carlsen needed six hours and 42 minutes to beat an opponent half his age and 329 Elo points lower rated. That, and the fact that Keymer had a promising middlegame position and later was close to a draw, showed the talent of the 14-year-old...

PRO Chess League Semifinal: Baden-Baden Snowballs vs. Chengdu Pandas

PRO Chess League Semifinal: Baden-Baden Snowballs vs. Chengdu Pandas

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With the PRO Chess League finals just two weeks away, the margin for error is slim and some key factors will determine who goes home and who will stand at the podium as the 2019 PCL champions. The PRO Chess League regular season produced some dramatic storylines that saw teams rise and fall over the course of a few wild final weeks. Chess.com takes a look at three important storylines of the first semifinal match: the Baden-Baden Snowballs vs. the Chengdu Pandas. The match will...

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