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Wang Hao Wins HD Bank International Chess Masters

Wang Hao Wins HD Bank International Chess Masters

IM Rakesh
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Top seed GM Wang Hao of China stamped his authority on the HD Bank International Masters 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to win yet another GM open in Asia. The HD Bank International is already into its ninth edition since its inception in 2011 and has established itself as one of the strongest opens of Asia. This event was a nine-round Swiss-system for players with a 2000 rating or more and featured a staggering prize fund of USD $60,000. The tournament was held March 6-14, 2019 at...

Team Chess Battle: Nakamura Thumps MVL In Grob Madness

Team Chess Battle: Nakamura Thumps MVL In Grob Madness

Alessandro_Parodi
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A wild Grob Attack decided the Team Chess Battle match between U.S. and France on March 15. Hikaru Nakamura’s TeamBattlesUSA had the better of Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s TeamBattlesFrance on a three rapid games online battle across the Atlantic Ocean. On their sides were, respectively, Chess.com’s IM Daniel Rensch and Twitch celebrity NM Kevin Bordi, aka Blitzstream. Friday’s 25’+10” challenge followed another consultation matchup on March 8. For the occasion,...

Chess Tournaments Calendar: Archive

Chess Tournaments Calendar: Archive

News
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This is our archive of older, completed chess tournaments and events. Click here for our calendar of current chess events! DECEMBER 2018 Date Event Location December 9-16 London Chess ClassicHikaru Nakamura won the 2018 Grand Chess Tour and its $120,000 first prize after beating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the fourth blitz game of the final at the London Chess Classic. Fabiano Caruana came in third as he defeated Levon Aronian in their match. News report. (Classical, rapid,...

Tarrasch Teaches How To Control The Center

Tarrasch Teaches How To Control The Center

GM dbojkov
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Controlling the center is a key concept in chess, so why not learn from the "best of the best," Siegbert Tarrasch? Watch this game where Tarrasch grabs an iron grip on the center of the board on his way to victory.

A HUGE Milestone!!!

A HUGE Milestone!!!

NM FLchessplayer
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How many chess games have you played?  I am NOT talking about your ratings ... just the total number of games that you have actually played?  As you can see from this image. I have now played over 100,000 bullet games!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  QUESTION: Is there anyone else on this server that has played more???  And this is not the only server I have played chess on!  Like a lot of people, when the Internet and chess first got going, just about the only game in town was...

PRO Chess League Fantasy Challenge Meets Playoffs!

PRO Chess League Fantasy Challenge Meets Playoffs!

PROChessLeague
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With the regular season complete, sixteen teams are one step closer to reaching the PRO Chess League Finals in San Francisco on May 4-5. With eleven different countries represented across the four divisions, the bracket is now set for Round of 16 action: Do you know which team is destined for PRO Chess League glory? Make sure to enter our PRO Chess League Fantasy Contest for your chance to win a Diamond membership to chess.com! Enter the Fantasy Contest! Rules Submit your bracket before the...

Join The Study To Evaluate Chess.com Lessons

Join The Study To Evaluate Chess.com Lessons

NM SmarterChess
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Chess.com is looking to recruit volunteers for a study on the effectiveness of Chess.com lessons and training.  Participants will be randomized into three groups: (1) members who complete exactly one Chess.com lesson per day; (2) members who complete as many lessons as they want every day; (3) members who are not selected to be in the study. Eligibility:To be eligible for the study, participants must meet the following criteria: Chess.com member for more than six months Rated below 1000...

Arch Bishops, Blizzard, Gentlemen, Gnomes Win PRO Chess Divisions

Arch Bishops, Blizzard, Gentlemen, Gnomes Win PRO Chess Divisions

PROChessLeague
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With the final week of the 2019 PRO Chess League regular season complete, the playoff picture is set as 16 teams saw their season come to an end. Notable omissions include the Montreal Chessbrahs and the San Jose Hackers, as both teams did not perform well enough in the Battle Royale to progress to the knockout. Given the strength of the top boards in each group, fourth-board performances were crucial, as teams like the Montclair Sopranos and Minnesota Blizzard won with strong performances from...

The Deadly French Defense

The Deadly French Defense

IM Silman
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Last year, I wrote about the French Defense. I am bringing this up because this new article is all about the French Defense and many of you will learn a lot if you read the old one too. You can find it here. During the Batumi Olympiad in 2018 I noticed a young lady on the Japanese team wipe out her Israeli opponent (rated 600+ points higher) in the first game. The opening of the 2018 Olympiad. Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com. The Japanese woman, Misaki Shibata, was Black and played the French...

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