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Anand, Carlsen Lead Tata Steel Chess After Great Wins

Anand, Carlsen Lead Tata Steel Chess After Great Wins

PeterDoggers
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The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is down to two leaders as both Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen won excellent games in round eight.  Vladimir Kramnik's suffering continued as he lost to Jan-Krzysztof Duda whereas Vladimir Fedoseev defeated Sam Shankland. Carlsen's 21-game drawing streak seems part of a distant past now that he won his third game in Wijk aan Zee. His attacking victory against Richard Rapport was appreciated a lot by the fans, but the Norwegian star was more down to...

Chessbrahs, Arch Bishops Clash In Monday, Tuesday PRO Chess

Chessbrahs, Arch Bishops Clash In Monday, Tuesday PRO Chess

NM SamCopeland
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This week's PRO Chess League dodges, ducks, dips, dives and dodges as it moves to Monday and Tuesday to accommodate many player conflicts with Tata Steel and Gibraltar. The Eastern and Central Divisions play on Monday beginning at 7 a.m. PT while the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions play on their usual Tuesday beginning at 4:30 p.m. PT. Each match is sure is sure to be exciting, but we quickly preview three matches to keep your eyes on. Play Fantasy! Just learning about the PRO Chess League? Visit...

How Can Prearranged Draws Hurt Your Own Openings?

How Can Prearranged Draws Hurt Your Own Openings?

GM Gserper
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The end of 1970s and the beginning of 1980s were definitely the peak of Anatoly Karpov's chess career. He was larger than life in the Soviet Union!  His wedding with Irina Kuimova (you see, 40 years later I still remember the name of Karpov's first wife!) took place in Red Square next to the Kremlin and was covered by media similar to royal weddings.  It was a time when the chief of the Soviet chess, grandmaster Krogius, famously told a young Garry Kasparov that "we already have the...

Deep Blue vs Kasparov

Deep Blue vs Kasparov

IM Anna_Rudolf
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The two matches between the legendary chess champion Garry Kasparov and the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue are surely some of the most important chess played in history. The last game in the last match signaled a changing of the guard as the world's best chess players were no longer human. IM Anna Rudolf shows you the historic game.

Tata Steel Rd 6-8: Reversal of Fortunes for White

Tata Steel Rd 6-8: Reversal of Fortunes for White

CM vinniethepooh
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White came back to its usual form as it demolished Black to almost demolish the gap between them. In a drastic reversal of fortunes, White won 2-1 each on day 6 and 7 (counting only wins) and 4-0 (!) on day 8. It turned out that Black had just a momentary surge; White still remains White. And there was a complete reversal on the scorecard as well. Now leading are Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand. Both have been unbeaten with 5.5/8. In what could be the potential decider of the match, Magnus and Vishy...

Anand Joins Leaders On Tata Steel Chess's Ladies Day

Anand Joins Leaders On Tata Steel Chess's Ladies Day

PeterDoggers
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No less than five players are sharing the lead at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament after seven rounds. On Saturday Anish Giri, Ding Liren, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Magnus Carlsen were joined by Vishy Anand, who beat Vladimir Kramnik in what wasn't a great game. The tournament organizers had declared Saturday the 19th "Ladies Day" with a focus on the women behind the scenes, and with two female commentators: IMs Anna Rudolf and Sopiko Guramishvili. With this, and giving extra...

Arena Kings Streamers Championship Season 3 Leaderboard

Arena Kings Streamers Championship Season 3 Leaderboard

News
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Here you'll find updated standings and leaderboard information for the Arena Kings Streamers Championship for season three.  You can read the season three announcement here for complete details. Standings as of January 19 Rank Player Points Twitch Channel Name / Title 1 Hikaru 210 www.twitch.tv/gmhikaru GM Hikaru Nakamura 2 penguingm1 130 www.twitch.tv/penguingm1 GM Andrew Tang 3 Firouzja2003 90 www.twitch.tv/alirezafirouzja GM Alireza Firouzja 4 DanielNaroditsky 85 www.twitch.tv/dnaroditsky GM...

Carlsen, Giri Join Leaders At Tata Steel Chess

Carlsen, Giri Join Leaders At Tata Steel Chess

PeterDoggers
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In a most entertaining sixth round it was again "double Dutch" at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament with wins for both Anish Giri and Jorden van Foreest. Giri joined Ding Liren and Ian Nepomniachtchi in the lead and so did Magnus Carlsen, who won his second game in a row. Whereas one journalist complained about the poor level in some of the games, most of his colleagues and other chess fans truly enjoyed the sixth round in Wijk aan Zee, held after the first rest day. On that rest...

2019 PRO Chess League: Official Information

2019 PRO Chess League: Official Information

PROChessLeague
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The PRO Chess League is an international online rapid chess league featuring 32 teams from around the world competing for $50,000 in prize money and the title of 2019 PRO Chess League champion. This season features stars like Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So, Anish Giri and many more! The 2019 regular season is 10 weeks long, running from January 8 through March 14. During the regular season, teams will play one match against...

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