Carlsen vs Karjakin: The Movies?
FM MikeKlein

What if each of the 16 Carlsen-Karjakin world championship games were made into a movie, or into one compilation of vignettes like "New York Stories," "Four Rooms," or "Paris, Je T'aime"? Which director should take the lead on each game? Here are my picks. Yes, you will disagree. Yes, you've seen more movies than I have. You, you will be apoplectic that I "forgot" a legendary director. But let's have some fun and put your picks in the comments! Game 1: The understated beginning...

70s Life: Gibraltar Chess Festival Hosts 72 GMs

70s Life: Gibraltar Chess Festival Hosts 72 GMs

FM MikeKlein

For those that don't watch ChessCenter regularly (shame on you!), in the latest episode, this author/commentator predicted the continued rise of open events. Evidence number one might be the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, which commences its fifteenth incarnation this Tuesday and runs through February 2. Its first portion overlaps the final rounds of the much more white-haired elite event in Wijk aan Zee, the Tata Steel tournament. Its a bit like comparing apples to...

The Tactics Challenge That Stumped IM Rensch!

The Tactics Challenge That Stumped IM Rensch!

IM DanielRensch

IM Daniel Rensch is back to give Tactics Trainer a piece of his mind: the last sane piece ;) Will he be able to solve everything the Trainer throws at him or will he be tripped up by the subtleties of these challenging puzzles?

ChessCenter: MVL, The Perfect PRO

ChessCenter: MVL, The Perfect PRO

ChessCenter

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave started out perfect in the PRO Chess League. Can he keep it up as more of the world's best join the event? Find out what to watch this week in chess as you get the best moves and news from the ChessCenter team.

Rapport Beats Carlsen; Aronian Bounces Back

Rapport Beats Carlsen; Aronian Bounces Back

PeterDoggers

Richard Rapport was the sensation of the day as he defeated Magnus Carlsen beautifully in round eight. Wesley So still leads the Tata Steel Chess Tournament's masters group going into the second rest day. Photo: Alina l'Ami. New York wasn't too convincing. Doha was disappointing, and now in Wijk aan Zee, it's not going great for Magnus Carlsen either. Today he suffered his first loss, to Richard Rapport. The Hungarian player found a beautiful finish to a game where Carlsen's play...

Chess And Presidential Elections

Chess And Presidential Elections

GM Gserper

During the 2016 presidential election, many Americans got caught between a rock and a hard place. Indeed, since both candidates had flaws, it was very difficult to make a choice. I wish we had an objective criteria that would allow us to compare candidates. Since this is a chess website, I bet you already know where I am going. Yes, I wish that besides the actual requirements to be U.S. president (one must be at least 35 years old, be a natural-born U.S. citizen, and...

Carlsen Misses Mate In 3 vs Giri

Carlsen Misses Mate In 3 vs Giri

PeterDoggers

Today Magnus Carlsen missed a checkmate versus Anish Giri, and with it, a great opportunity to move to "plus three." Wesley So drew his game as well and continues to lead the masters section. It's quite rare, but it happened today: a world champion missing a mate in three. (Strictly speaking it wasn't a forced mate in three, but if one doesn't take into account Black giving up lots of material, it was.) Magnus Carlsen had built up a winning position and seemed to be on his way to...

How To Understand Chess Openings

How To Understand Chess Openings

IM Silman

The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where to get this understanding from? The one book I know is Fundamental Chess Openings by Van der Sterren but that only covers each opening to a limited extent.” JS: I feel for you since players want to know what in the world this or that opening is all about, but they rarely...

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