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World Chess Championship 2018: Carlsen-Caruana

World Chess Championship 2018: Carlsen-Caruana

PeterDoggers
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Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen drew their fifth game of their 2018 world chess championship. Again the champion answered 1. e4 with the Sicilian but this time Caruana tried a hybrid of the Rossolimo and Wing Gambit with 6. b4!? It wasn't enough to rattle Carlsen and the game ended drawn after 34 moves. The score is now 2.5-2.5 after five games. Carlsen will get White the next two games. The world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano...

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 six will start Friday, November 16 at 7 a.m. Pacific time (10 a.m. Eastern, 3 p.m. London/GMT. Your local time: ). Caruana will play Black ans Carlsen will play White in game six. 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.

WCC 2018 Rd 3+4: Uninspired Chess leads to parity being maintained

WCC 2018 Rd 3+4: Uninspired Chess leads to parity being maintained

CM vinniethepooh
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This is turning out to be a tit-for-tat contest. The players keep surprising each other! In particular, its been Magnus who is providing the element of shock. In every game till now, he has maintained his get-fabi-out-of-book attitude. To some extent, that hasn't worked, and we are yet to see a decisive result. After the heavily exciting opener, where Carlsen came close to knocking over Caruana’s king, the World Chess Championship 2018 has had three rather dull games. It seems...

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...

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...

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...

Fischer vs. Spassky | World Chess Championship 1972

Fischer vs. Spassky | World Chess Championship 1972

FM MikeKlein
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The most exciting world championships of all-time countdown ends with a nearly consensus pick: Bobby Fischer vs. Boris Spassky in 1972 in Iceland. The match tallied an amazing 72 points (with eight judges, a maximum score would have been 80), which was 35 higher than second place. Fischer vs. Spassky was the only match that every single judge voted for. Six of the eight panelists from the Chess.com content team ranked it number one; NM Sam Copeland had it second place and NM Dane Mattson ranked...

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