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£50,000 First Prize At Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament

£50,000 First Prize At Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament

PeterDoggers 11 hrs ago

The 2017 Chess.com Isle Of Man tournament will have a first prize of £50,000. Among the participants are Wesley So, Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand and Hikaru Nakamura. And you can win a ticket to go there too! It will be an even stronger edition than last year, with an even higher prize fund. The winner of the 2017 Chess.com Isle Of Man tournament will take home a staggering 50,000 pounds sterling (€57,000; $64,000). Pavel Eljanov, last year's winner, will return to defend...

MVL Joins Clichy To Clinch 15th French Title

MVL Joins Clichy To Clinch 15th French Title

PeterDoggers 2 hrs ago

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave played two rounds for Clichy-Echecs-92, who retained their French Team Championship title yesterday in Chartres, France. Other top GMs involved in the competition were David Navara, Radek Wojtaszek, Li Chao, and Baadur Jobava. Clichy wins another cup! | Photo French Chess Federation. With the highest average Elo of all teams in the "Top 12" Clichy was the favorite to win the French league this year. They delivered, scoring one match point more than 2015 champion...

Should You Gamble In Chess?

Should You Gamble In Chess?

GM Gserper 1 day ago

Many chess tournaments have taken place in casinos, and many famous grandmasters have left left the lion's share of their prizes at the playing tables. I personally know a guy who won a good prize in the Knock-Out World Chess Championship in Las Vegas (1999), yet he ended up borrowing money from his friends for his travel back home. I hope his sad example is the best warning against gambling. Indeed, why play a game that is stacked against you? If you bet on black or red at roulette, you have...

Advanced Tactics: Expect The Unexpected

Advanced Tactics: Expect The Unexpected

GM gmfinegold 12 hrs ago

What's the best way to prepare for unexpected tactics? Work on expecting them. Could it really be that easy? GM Ben Finegold draws on his own experience plus Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand to teach you.

ChessCenter: Should Women's Titles Be Eliminated?

ChessCenter: Should Women's Titles Be Eliminated?

ChessCenter 12 hrs ago

In Episode 62 of ChessCenter, WFM Alexandra Botez and IM Danny Rensch kick things off with a discussion on whether female titles, and segregated female only chess events should exist. The team then dives into the normal onslaught of Move and Blunder of the Week and news that covers both the Speed Chess Championship and the Moscow Grand Prix, and more.

So Knocks Out Giri In Nail-Biting Speed Chess Duel

So Knocks Out Giri In Nail-Biting Speed Chess Duel

PeterDoggers 3 days ago

The very last bullet game (Chess960!) had to bring the decision. Wesley So defeated Anish Giri 15.5-14.5 in yesterday's Speed Chess match, one of the most exciting battles ever seen on the Chess.com live server. Find all Speed Chess information here. Emanuel Lasker beat Karl Schlechter to tie his match and keep the title, back in 1910. Garry Kasparov managed to do so two decades ago, in Seville, against Anatoly Karpov. Yesterday Wesley So also delivered.  The comparison is not perfect,...

The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

IM Silman 3 days ago

he Gothenburg Interzonal (Sweden) in 1955 was a 21-player round robin that was held from August 15 to September 21. The top group was the Soviet players (in no particular order): David Bronstein, Efim Geller, Paul Keres, Tigran Petrosian, Boris Spassky, and Georgy Ilivitsky, who had previously come in third by tiebreaks in the 1955 Soviet championship, half a point behind Smyslov and Geller (Geller beat Smyslov in the playoff), but ahead of Spassky, Petrosian, Botvinnik, Taimanov, Keres, etc. Paul...

Karjakin Squeezes Meier In Speed Chess

Karjakin Squeezes Meier In Speed Chess

NM SamCopeland 3 days ago

Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier are renowned for their similar python-like style of play. Each has regularly demonstrated the ability to patiently maneuver and press from a superior position until their opponent suffocates for lack of moves. In their Speed Chess Championship match this week, the reigning world blitz champion proved himself to be faster and better at this style of play. As Meier laconically observed after the match, the best blitz players just play better moves and play them faster. Karjakin...

How To Watch So vs Giri Today: Speed Chess Champs

How To Watch So vs Giri Today: Speed Chess Champs

pete 4 days ago

The top chess player in the United States will be in action today on Chess.com as Wesley So battles the Dutch number-one Anish Giri in the first round of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship, the strongest tournament ever held online. Could you be watching the future world chess champion? It's possible that either So or Giri could one day challenge Magnus Carlsen for the title. The winner of the match will almost certainly face the world champion soon, assuming Carlsen advances in the...

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