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Anand Wins Tata Steel Chess India Blitz

Anand Wins Tata Steel Chess India Blitz

PeterDoggers
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Viswanathan Anand won the Tata Steel Chess India blitz tournament in Kolkata. "It was just the most magical day," said the Indian superstar, who tied for first with Hikaru Nakamura with 12.5/18 and then defeated the American grandmaster in the playoff. "I'm really, really happy. There's something about winning an event that's just extra special." 11 months after winning the world rapid title in Saudi-Arabia, Anand, now 48 years old, won yet another strong event. His victory in the blitz...

Women's World Chess Championship: Ju Wenjun, Lagno, Kosteniuk, Muzychuk Through

Women's World Chess Championship: Ju Wenjun, Lagno, Kosteniuk, Muzychuk Through

IM JovankaHouska
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The semifinals of the women's world championship will be played between Ju Wenjun, Lagno, Kosteniuk, Mariya Muzychuk. There is no denying it: quarter-finals are a big deal, everything is magnified, from the tension and suspense to the thrill that something really momentous is happening. For three of the four winners, there would be places into the semi-finals and spots in the new women's candidates' tournament. For the losers, the bittersweet feeling of being so near and yet so far,...

How To Watch The World Chess Championship: Carlsen vs Caruana

How To Watch The World Chess Championship: Carlsen vs Caruana

pete
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It's the biggest chess event of the year as World Champion Magnus Carlsen will try to defend his title against the American challenger Fabiano Caruana. The 2018 world chess championship will run November 9-28, and you can follow it all on Chess.com. Game five will start Thursday, November 15 at 7 a.m. Pacific time (10 a.m. Eastern, 3 p.m. London/GMT. Your local time: ). Caruana will play White and Carlsen will play Black in game five. The match is scheduled for 12 games plus tiebreaks...

2018 World Chess Championship: Game 3 Analysis

2018 World Chess Championship: Game 3 Analysis

GM GMYAZ
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Fabiano Caruana chose the same opening for game three as he did in game one, and the overall result was the same. The games, however, were very different. Let the chess legend Yasser Seirawan take you through his analysis in this video.

Intro to the Anti-Benoni

Intro to the Anti-Benoni

MidnasLament
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Here is a look at the main line of the Symmetrical English: Anti-Benoni! This variation comes from the moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nf3!? and I will provide not only the main moves that are seen in this line but also the ideas and plans that justify them. This line is a way for white to avoid the Benko Gambit by transposing into a line from the Symmetrical English, so if you are a Benoni or Benko Gambit player knowing this line is a must because you will see it. I see it often myself. Instead...

Tomashevsky, Oparin Win November Titled Tuesday

Tomashevsky, Oparin Win November Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland
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Two Russians topped Chess.com's November Titled Tuesday with performances of 8.5/10 each. GM Evgeny Tomashevsky (@EvgenyT), known as "The Professor" for his solidity, glasses, and demeanor, and Grigory Oparin (@OparinGrigoriy), one of Russia's rising talents. Each reached a score of 8.5/10, enough lift them above the rest of the field. This was Tomashevsky's first Titled Tuesday win and Oparin's second. A field of 313 titled players participated in the event, making it the third-largest Titled Tuesday...

World Chess Championship 2018: Carlsen-Caruana

World Chess Championship 2018: Carlsen-Caruana

PeterDoggers
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Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen also drew the fourth game of their 2018 world chess championship. This time they played an English Four Knights, in which Carlsen's advantage was mostly symbolic.  The game lasted 34 moves and the score is now 2-2 after four games. The world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana is underway in London. Here’s all the information: Results Watch on Chess.com Dates Location Players Prize...

World Chess Championship Game 4: Draw Again Despite Release Of Caruana's Training Notes

World Chess Championship Game 4: Draw Again Despite Release Of Caruana's Training Notes

FM MikeKlein
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Today's round-four clash at the 2018 world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana ended in the shortest draw of the bunch, at less than three hours. The match is tied 2.0-2.0 after Carlsen's English Opening went nowhere, but the intrigue actually began around 6 a.m. local time. Magnus Carlsen's suit change didn't change the result today. | Photo: Mike Klein/Chess.com. Likely before either player arose (Carlsen famously wakes quite late, often not even in the a.m. hours),...

Improve Your Chess With These Puzzles

Improve Your Chess With These Puzzles

GM Gserper
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When I was a kid, I didn't watch much TV. You see, 40 years ago we had only two state-controlled TV channels in the Soviet Union, so most of the kids spent their time outdoors rather than watching boring news. Nevertheless, there was one weekly program that I never missed. Of course it was The Chess School hosted by famous Soviet chess luminaries. This program was so popular that even lyrics of one of the pop songs of that time stated that GM Averbakh opened chess school on TV.  At the end...

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