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The FIDE Elections And The Fight Against Corruption

The FIDE Elections And The Fight Against Corruption

PeterDoggers
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Three weeks after the three candidates for the FIDE presidential elections are 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 cases...

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,...

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

2018 Speed Chess Championship Official Schedule, Players, Prizes, 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 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. You can find important information on the event below.  Broadcast and streaming Bracket Matchups and pairings Fantasy prediction contest NEW! SmarterChess predictions Schedule Results Event prizes Detailed...

Shirov's 3 Most Amazing Endgames

Shirov's 3 Most Amazing Endgames

GM dbojkov
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Alexei Shirov is known for his fiery style, and he is often compared to the legendary Mikhail Tal as both grandmasters had the penchant for blowing their opponents off the chessboard. But Shirov can play subtle and brilliant endgames too, as this lesson will teach you.

The Game of the Century

The Game of the Century

FM Michel2426
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Hello my chess friends. This is another special post. Today we are going to analyze a game between Wei Yi and my compatriot Lazaro Bruzon. Both of them have been over 2700, so they are really strong GMs. One of the most amazing things of this game is that Wei Yi was only 16 years old. Some people call this “The Game of the Century”. I will not say anything else.   If you liked this you can follow me clicking on the right side at the top of the post. I will be posting things...

No Doubt In Dortmund: Duda Is The Real Thing

No Doubt In Dortmund: Duda Is The Real Thing

PeterDoggers
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Jan-Krzysztof Duda won his third-round game today at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting. He kept his lead by beating his compatriot and last year's tournament winner, Radoslaw Wojtaszek. The round saw two more decisive games. Again using very little time on the clock, Ian Nepomniachtchi outplayed Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, whereas Anish Giri over-pressed and lost from a better position against Vladislav Kovalev. Kovalev tried a well-known gambit from the Nimzowitsch Sicilian. Perhaps caught off-guard...

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...

Don't Park Your Car Below Giant Chess Sets, And Other News

Don't Park Your Car Below Giant Chess Sets, And Other News

FM MikeKlein
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It's a good thing the World Chess Hall of Fame keeps its giant chess set on the ground floor. Sure, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and IM Danny Rensch still do their best to cause maximum carnage, but it's usually only those two that end up sweaty and bruised. Now take those same oversized pieces and place them atop an apartment complex. What do you get? A type of Newtonian revelry that we will dub the "Gravity Gambit." That story and much more is in this next edition of In Other News. Giant Chess...

The Game Of The Century | Byrne vs Fischer (1956)

The Game Of The Century | Byrne vs Fischer (1956)

CHESScom
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The Game of the Century is one of the greatest chess games in all of chess history and likely the greatest game ever played by a junior. The 26-year-old international master Donald Byrne took on the young, 13-year-old Bobby Fischer in what would become one of the most famous chess games ever played. The Game White: Donald Byrne Black: Bobby Fischer 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 Throughout Fischer's career he liked to fianchetto his kings bishop in such openings as the King's Indian Defense...

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