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Hort, Karpov, Vaganian In Action At 50th Biel Festival

Hort, Karpov, Vaganian In Action At 50th Biel Festival

PeterDoggers 10 hrs ago

The 50th jubilee edition of the Biel Chess Festival is underway in Switzerland. Among the participants are Vlastimil Hort and Anatoly Karpov, who played the rapid tournament on Sunday, and Rafael Vaganian, who plays both the rapid and the main event. The Accentus Rapid Tournament on Sunday. | Photo: Biel International Chess Festival. Most of the chess world knows it as Biel, but officially the town in northwest Switzerland is named "Biel/Bienne." The reason is that the town finds...

All-Round Grischuk Too Strong For Yu Yangyi

All-Round Grischuk Too Strong For Yu Yangyi

PeterDoggers 20 hrs ago

Showing both his endgame and attacking skills, Alexander Grischuk proved too strong an opponent for Yu Yangyi. Grischuk won their four-game match in Jiayuguan, China with a 3-1 score, and with it the $20,000 first prize. Grischuk at the closing ceremony on Tuesday morning. | Photo: Fan Lulu. In the current top 100, nine grandmasters are from China. We see their names in tournaments on a regular basis, but none of them has a lot of match experience. The Chinese Chess Association has...

9 Amazing Underpromotions

9 Amazing Underpromotions

GM Gserper 2 days ago

When a pawn reaches the last rank it creates one of the biggest miracles of the game of chess. In such a situation the weakest chess piece can instantly become the strongest one! While in the majority of such cases, chess players indeed promote a pawn into a queen, sometimes another piece get chosen. Let's discuss the different reasons you might prefer to promote your pawn into a piece other than a queen. 1. Combinations In the majority of the cases when underpromotion is a part of a combination,...

Magnus Carlsen To Play FIDE World Cup

Magnus Carlsen To Play FIDE World Cup

PeterDoggers 1 day ago

It's almost unprecedented that a reigning world champion is participating in a cycle for the next world championship, but this year it will happen. Magnus Carlsen will be playing the FIDE World Cup in September in Tbilisi, Georgia. Magnus Carlsen. | Photo: Maria Emelianova. It was FIDE itself that broke the news on Monday morning, by publishing the full list of participants of this year's FIDE World Cup. (See below). As it turns out, the top 15 of the July FIDE rating list is playing—which,...

I Have No Idea How I Won

I Have No Idea How I Won

IM Silman 5 days ago

The Chess.com member ostria wrote: I wonder if you would take a look at one of my games. I won, but the thing is I have no idea how! I made simple moves through the game and I am sure we both made many mistakes, but what was my opponent’s fatal mistake? Silman: Okay, let’s leap into your, "I don’t know why I won!" game. We have a classic isolated d-pawn position, though White’s dark-squared bishop shouldn’t be on g5 so early in the opening. Usually White...

Wojtaszek Wins Dortmund After Last-Round Fireworks

Wojtaszek Wins Dortmund After Last-Round Fireworks

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

For years he was in the background, working as a second for Vishy Anand. Today Radoslaw Wojtaszek proved how strong a player he is himself, winning his first super tournament in Dortmund, after what was the Sparkassen Chess Meeting's most spectacular round.  Wojtaszek with his wife IM Alina Kashlinskaya and Polish arbiter Andrzej Filipowicz. | Photo: Sparkassen Chess on Twitter A tournament full of fighting draws finished with an enormous amount of bloodshed. Two decisive...

How To Fight 2 Queens

How To Fight 2 Queens

GM Gserper 9 days ago

I noticed that when I teach the rules of chess to kids, almost nothing excites them more than a pawn promotion. I can see sparkles in the kids' eyes and have to answer the unavoidable question: "So, I can have two queens at the same time?" Of course I explain that theoretically it is possible to have even nine queens of the same color at the same time. In my old article I analyzed the games where the total numbers of queens on the board was four or more. In most cases when your opponent has two...

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