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World Chess Launches Chess Dating App

World Chess Launches Chess Dating App

PeterDoggers
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Three weeks before the start of the FIDE world championship, organizer World Chess launched chess dating app Mates. Billed as a way to find an opponent for a game of chess, the app came with a press release that doesn't shy away from a sexual connotation. Available both for iOS and Android, the app uses dating technology to help find "a chess playing partner near you." Users post a selfie to create a profile that remains online for just one hour. If there's a "match," they can agree on a location...

European Chess Club Cup: Carlsen 4.3 Points Ahead Of Caruana

European Chess Club Cup: Carlsen 4.3 Points Ahead Of Caruana

PeterDoggers
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After drawing two games in a row at the European Club Cup, Magnus Carlsen saw his lead over Fabiano Caruana in the live ratings decrease to just 4.3 points. Alkaloid and Padova lead the championship after four rounds. It shouldn't be the main story of the European Club Cup, but it is definitely one that a lot of fans are keeping an eye on. Carlsen playing the event, and putting his number-one status on the line, is something to follow now that the gap between the world number-one...

'Hour Of Chess' Week For All ChessKids!

'Hour Of Chess' Week For All ChessKids!

ChessKid
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Looking for a great way to kick off your school's chess club in the fall? The Fourth "Hour of Chess Week" is the first time we will host the event outside of the spring! This back-to-school edition still gives you a chance to win 500 gold memberships for your entire school, which is valued at $5,000 USD! Once again, we will dedicate one full week to encouraging chess in schools (in every school) for at least one hour. We're borrowing from the KhanAcademy playbook (a website and organization...

How Carlsen Will Beat Caruana

How Carlsen Will Beat Caruana

FM MikeKlein
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Magnus Carlsen has been one of the most dominant world chess champions ever. Will he continue his historic run in the upcoming world championship match vs Fabiano Caruana? FM Mike Klein looks at how Carlsen can defeat the challenger.

Becoming a Better Chess Player

Becoming a Better Chess Player

MiddlegamerUmesh
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Hey Folks!          Long, long time since I wrote, but I did learn something from the time since I stopped taking chess seriously and yes, it's changing my life. Yes, and it's changing my chess too. I used to search a lot for methods to improve, make schedules, but.... ugh, I never followed them precisely. I know it's the case with most chess players - it's time for a CHANGE! With this series, my main goal is to show amateur chess players who are struggling to improve,...

Carlsen Starts With Win At European Club Cup

Carlsen Starts With Win At European Club Cup

PeterDoggers
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Magnus Carlsen is active at the European Club Cup, where he started with a win against Vladimir Potkin in round two. Earlier in the week, Carlsen had some PR activities and spoke about his match with Fabiano Caruana. The European Club Cup is underway in Porto Carras, a well-known Greek seaside resort in Halkidiki that has hosted many chess events before. It is a one-week event, played over seven rounds. The general ECC, held for the 34th time, has 61 teams that consist of six players, with two...

The Cursed Knight In The Petrov

The Cursed Knight In The Petrov

GM Gserper
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Petrov's Defense is not a common opening in club tournaments. It almost doesn't exist in scholastic tournaments, either. The reason is the opening is not very exciting, and in most lines leads to slow, positional play. Therefore, as Wikipedia puts it: "The Petrov has a reputation of being dull and uninspired." If White manages to win, it usually happens after a long positional grind, like the next game: Short, decisive games are uncommon in Petrov's Defense. Nevertheless, I have noticed a...

The Olympiad Tiebreaks Have To Change, Grandmasters Say

The Olympiad Tiebreaks Have To Change, Grandmasters Say

PeterDoggers
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Both the Open and Women sections of the Batumi Olympiad were decided by tiebreaks. Like just about every two years, this led to criticism on chess forums. According to grandmasters Peter Heine Nielsen and David Smerdon, the time has come to actually do something about it. In the open group of the Olympiad, China and USA went into the last round with 17 match points, and were paired against each other for the final round. A dream scenario, you would say—but not without a decisive result. As...

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 MATCH:  Speed Chess final four, Nov. 30-Dec. 2 You can find important information on the event below.  Broadcast and streaming Bracket Matchups and pairings Fantasy prediction contest SmarterChess predictions Schedule Results Event prizes Detailed format List...

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