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PRO Chess League Teams Recruiting Fans To Play Summer Series

PRO Chess League Teams Recruiting Fans To Play Summer Series

IsaacSteincamp
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The PRO Chess League may have just crowned a new champion, but 16 teams are already eyeing the PRO Chess League Summer Series, which starts on June 1. Unlike traditional PRO Chess League events, teams will depend on their fans each week in the group stage to progress to the playoffs. Across Live Club Matches, Knockout Battles, and the Summer Series Championships, each of the 16 invited teams will compete for a share of the $25,000 prize fund. To get there, teams are already promoting...

Today: Women's Speed Chess Championship Match Kosteniuk-Zatonskih

Today: Women's Speed Chess Championship Match Kosteniuk-Zatonskih

PeterDoggers
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The Chess.com Women' Speed Chess Championship continues today with the second quarterfinals matchup between GM Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia) and IM and WGM Anna Zatonskih (USA).  We're having two Women's Speed Chess Championship matches back-to-back on Sunday and Monday. The first one is today: Alexandra Kosteniuk vs. IM Anna Zatonskih on Sunday, May 26 at 9 a.m. Pacific (18:00 CEST). That match is featured in this preview. Tomorrow, same time same place, it's Valentina...

How To Play A King Hunt

How To Play A King Hunt

GM Gserper
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We all love our ancient game for its beauty and inner logic, but have you thought about what attracts you most to chess? Some people would swear that there is nothing better than Jose Capablanca's positional masterpieces or one of Magnus Carlsen's endgames, where he demonstrates his magic. While these are valid viewpoints, many chess players (especially those less advanced), might find those games plain boring. However, it is difficult for me to imagine a true chess player whose heart wouldn't beat...

My good games at this week #67

My good games at this week #67

UAArtur
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Hola!Today I have a few games that helped brighten me up this week. It all started with an interesting mistake that happened behind the board against the FIDE Masters from Germany Christian Aepfler (FIDE 2257). It seems our blitz game was so fascinating that we both lost attention. Look it! Also my collection of Wins against titled players has been replenished with a good game against the National Master from Brazil.  More games in my blog Ssscandinavian! This played may...

Nepomniachtchi Beats Wojtaszek To Reach FIDE Grand Prix Final

Nepomniachtchi Beats Wojtaszek To Reach FIDE Grand Prix Final

PeterDoggers
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Ian Nepomniachtchi will be Alexander Grischuk's opponent in the final of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow which starts on Monday. Today, the Russian grandmaster defeated Radoslaw Wojtaszek of Poland in the fourth game of their tiebreak. It was a tough elimination for Wojtaszek, who had chances in the first and second rapid game as well as the first blitz game and then lost the fourth due to a terrible blunder. Chess can be so cruel! The Polish GM started the first rapid game...

Anish Giri Interview: 'Chess Is Extremely Psychological'

Anish Giri Interview: 'Chess Is Extremely Psychological'

DavidC2
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Anish Giri tells David Cox about the multicultural upbringing that shaped his chess talent, why social media has been huge for the game and the moments when he’s believed he can become world champion. As the current world number-four, Anish Giri is one of the best-known chess players on the planet. But that’s not just because of his skill over the board. The Dutchman has built a rapidly growing Twitter following, thanks to his quick-fire wit and willingness to engage with everyone, from...

Stockfish Strikes Back, Tops Lc0 In Computer Chess Championship

Stockfish Strikes Back, Tops Lc0 In Computer Chess Championship

pete
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In a thrilling battle that came down to the final games, Stockfish won the Chess.com Computer Chess Championship this week, edging out the machine-learning engine Lc0. Stockfish scored 82.5/150 to reclaim its championship title and top Lc0, which came in at 81 points. Lc0 had won the last Computer Chess Championship in a historic performance. The neural-network engine Leelenstein was third with 76/150, and Houdini trailed far behind in fourth at 60.5 points in the CCC 8: Deep...

Unknown Chess Players Who Won A Prize

Unknown Chess Players Who Won A Prize

IM Silman
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WHO ARE THEY? Everyone wants to win a brilliancy prize, but few get to experience it. In this article, I’ve found several “unknown players” who actually were able to grasp that dream. Can you solve these positions? If you do, you won't get a brilliancy prize, but you will feel pretty good as you howl in joy to the heavens. 1. Harry Rombach: Born 1899 (Ukraine), died 1981 (Canada). A skilled teacher, journalist and composer of problems and studies, he was born...

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