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London Grand Chess Tour Takes Off With Fighting Draws

London Grand Chess Tour Takes Off With Fighting Draws

PeterDoggers
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Both the games Caruana-Nakamura and MVL-Aronian were drawn on the first day of the London Chess Classic, the final leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour. Meanwhile, the British Knockout Championship is underway as well. The Grand Chess Tour ends in London this year with two semifinals (Tuesday-Thursday) and two finals (Saturday-Monday) between Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Levon Aronian, the top four finishers of the earlier Grand Chess Tour events in Leuven, Paris and...

Caruana Back In Action For 4-Man London Chess Classic

Caruana Back In Action For 4-Man London Chess Classic

FM MikeKlein
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Fabiano. London. Classical match. Then rapid. Sound familiar? No, it's not a continuation of the world championship, it's the new format of the 2018 London Chess Classic, which will take place December 11-17. This 10th edition will be split up between DeepMind's Google headquarters and the traditional venue of London Olympia. Fabiano Caruana will travel back across the Atlantic and be joined by three other qualifiers—Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave—in...

Carlsen vs Caruana: Who Played Best By CAPS?

Carlsen vs Caruana: Who Played Best By CAPS?

NM SmarterChess
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All 12 classical games are in the books for the 2018 world chess championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana. Spectators are divided on their opinion of who deserves to be world champion. All draws, not many opportunities for victory, and a three rating point difference between the players... Should they be co-champions?  To continue our Chess.com Computer Aggregated Precision Score (CAPS) series, we will take a look at what CAPS says about the players' performance throughout...

The Philidor Defense: More Main Line

The Philidor Defense: More Main Line

GM CCSCATL
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GM Ben Finegold shows you the rest of the main line in the Philidor Defense in his comprehensive series, Learn what to do in this familiar opening from one of the world's top opening experts.

Stonewall Dutch

Stonewall Dutch

JapaneseTutor
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unoZSyzUmn8   Ever wanted to learn how to play a system for Black against 1.d4? This is your opening! Easy enough and always coming up with new ideas! Let's dive in together and take them pesky 1.d4 players down! Leave your comments and suggestions either on the video or on this post and I will get back to you ASAP! P.S. This is my first time blogging/posting on a forum so be kind Want to start from the beginning? Here is the playlist: Stonewall Dutch...

Vachier-Lagrave Wins Star-Studded December Titled Tuesday

Vachier-Lagrave Wins Star-Studded December Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland
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December's Titled Tuesday was a thoroughly star-studded holiday blast. With 353 players, it was our third-largest Titled Tuesday ever. The field was so packed with talent and skill that it could easily be mistaken for a prestige open or swiss. Here are just a few of the stars who played: Super-GMs: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Vladimir Fedoseev Most recent world junior champions: Jeffery Xiong, Aryan Tari, Parham Maghsoodloo Prodigies: Alireza Firouzja, Awonder Liang,...

Are You Addicted To Puzzle Rush?

Are You Addicted To Puzzle Rush?

GM Gserper
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Chess.com's new game called "Puzzle Rush" is taking the chess community by storm! If you haven't tried it yet, you should. But be warned, the game is very addictive. While I doubt we will ever see "Puzzle Rush Anonymous," nevertheless, once you start playing it is difficult to stop! The rules are very simple: you need to solve as many puzzles as you can in just five minutes. But remember, three strikes (wrong solutions) and you are out! Puzzle Rush is a good test of your tactical vision and...

AlphaZero Crushes Stockfish In New 1,000-Game Match

AlphaZero Crushes Stockfish In New 1,000-Game Match

pete
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In news reminiscent of the initial AlphaZero shockwave last December, the artificial intelligence company DeepMind released astounding results from an updated version of the machine-learning chess project today. The results leave no question, once again, that AlphaZero plays some of the strongest chess in the world. The updated AlphaZero crushed Stockfish 8 in a new 1,000-game match, scoring +155 -6 =839. (See below for three sample games from this match with analysis by Stockfish 10 and video...

2018 World Chess Championship: The End

2018 World Chess Championship: The End

GM JonathanTisdall
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Magnus Carlsen bought himself another two years to work on his admittedly ailing classical game with a devastating, nearly cruel demolition of the undisputed challenger and co-king of slow chess, Fabiano Caruana, winning 3-0 in the rapid tiebreak. Both players were gracious afterwards, full of praise for each other, with only a little parting jab from Magnus to the eminent critics who excoriated him for his passive handling of an advantage in game 12, and his decision to seek victory by playoff. Carlsen...

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