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How To Watch The Speed Chess Knockout Qualifier

How To Watch The Speed Chess Knockout Qualifier

pete
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The most-awaited online chess event is back for 2018 as the Speed Chess Championship kicks off its season next week with a new invitational knockout qualifier.  Follow the action live at Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess on Tuesday, June 26 at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. UTC). The following viewing options will be available: Twitch.tv/chess: the official broadcast with IM Daniel Rensch and GM Robert Hess—watch here to see the Twitch chat. Chess.com/TV:...

Anand, So, Aronian Lead Paris Grand Chess Tour Day 1

Anand, So, Aronian Lead Paris Grand Chess Tour Day 1

PeterDoggers
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The second leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour took off today in Paris. After three rounds of rapid, Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian and Wesley So are on plus-one. The Paris Grand Chess Tour is again sponsored by Vivendi, owner of Canal+. The tournament is being held in the company's TV studio in Boulogne-Billancourt in southwest Paris, along the Seine. This means that again we have a trade-off: on the one hand, the tournament cannot host local spectators but on the other hand there is a professional...

'His Pawn Cheated And Killed My Pawn!'

'His Pawn Cheated And Killed My Pawn!'

erik
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Every day at Chess.com we get a lot of suggestions, feedback and bug reports—and we really appreciate it! One of the most common bug reports looks something like this:  In my game, I moved my pawn to h4 and somehow his pawn from g4 managed to kill it and jump to h3. Smells suspiciously like hacking. Or... During my last game, I moved the pawn forward double space. Which places it beyond the enemy's pawn reach. But his pawn illegally cheated and killed my pawn. Hit replay and you will...

Jak trenować szachy przez internet?

Jak trenować szachy przez internet?

DawidCzerw
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Kiedyś przeprowadziłem ciekawy eksperyment natury psychologicznej. Przeczytałem, że ludzie to niesamowicie leniwe istoty i nawet najmniejsza przeszkoda może być wymówką do niezrobienia czegokolwiek. Jak to się odnosi do szachów? W zeszłym roku miałem dosyć małe biurko (teraz też mam...), na którym mieścił mi się laptop i jakieś książki. Ale brakowało miejsca na najważniejsze - szachy! Zauważyłem, że częstą wymówką od trenowania było: "Ale mi się nie chce do tego zabierać,...

FIDE's African Gambit

FIDE's African Gambit

Alessandro_Parodi
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October 3 will not only see the elections for a new FIDE president, but also that of the leadership of the chess continents Africa, America, Asia, and Europe. Alessandro Parodi reports on the situation in Africa. Ahead of the FIDE presidential elections in Batumi, Georgia on October 3, all eyes are on candidates Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Georgios Makropoulos, Nigel Short and Arkady Dvorkovich. Meanwhile, national and continental federations are ready to make their moves to secure a comfortable spot...

Do You Know This Rare Chess Tactic?

Do You Know This Rare Chess Tactic?

GM Gserper
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Some chess tactical ideas are very common. For example, I cannot imagine any experienced chess player who never had back-rank problems in his games. Interference is pretty much at the opposite end of chess spectrum. Here is how Wikipedia describes it: "In the game of chess, interference occurs when the line between an attacked piece and its defender is interrupted by sacrificially interposing a piece. It is a chess tactic which seldom arises, and is therefore often overlooked." Here is a simple...

Nakamura 'Adopts' Komodo On Fathers Day: 20.5-2.5

Nakamura 'Adopts' Komodo On Fathers Day: 20.5-2.5

PeterDoggers
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On Sunday, Hikaru Nakamura played all 20 levels of Komodo available on Chess.com followed by three odds-chess games, and scored 20.5-2.5 in total. It was the first man-machine match since Chess.com acquired Komodo, and made full use of its latest features. Nakamura started by playing a game against each of the 20 skill levels currently available in Live Chess, which have some of the most human-like play ever seen from engines at the lower ratings. This is where you can try out the 20...

The Art Of Time Management

The Art Of Time Management

GM DanielNaroditsky
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"We work 25 hours a day."  "But there's only 24 hours in a day!" "We just wake up an hour earlier."  —Eternal Call, a Soviet TV series (1973-83) Our society's obsession with time knows few bounds. It is the golden age of atomic watches, appointments, alarm clocks, reminders, digital calendars, and $100 planners. "Alarmy," the app which has prevented me from oversleeping through countless morning exams, forces its masochistic possessor to photograph a pre-specified location in...

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