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How To Quickly Gain Rating Points

How To Quickly Gain Rating Points

GM Gserper 3 days ago

In one of my recent articles, I asked readers to share their goals for 2018. Despite my explicit warning that the goal of gaining rating points can be counterproductive, this is exactly what majority of our members wish. Well, your wish is my command. Today we will talk about what you can do in order to gain a lot of rating points as quickly as possible.  I bet you've all heard the famous cliche that "chess is 90 percent tactics." While this saying is a bit overused, it correctly...

Anand Wins With Flair, Joins Giri In Lead

Anand Wins With Flair, Joins Giri In Lead

PeterDoggers 1 day ago

With some cute tactics, Viswanathan Anand nicely defeated Fabiano Caruana today at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. The Indian grandmaster joined Anish Giri in the lead. Anton Korobov and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi are tied for first in the challengers. A five-time world champion and five-time winner in Wijk aan Zee, Viswanathan Anand is not showing any fatigue at 48 years old. Having just won the World Rapid Championship in Riyadh a few weeks ago, the Indian legend started pretty well at...

Arena Kings Archive

Arena Kings Archive

NM SamCopeland 5 days ago

The Arena Kings Cash Tournament is Chess.com's weekly two-hour, 3|0 blitz arena tournament, open to all, with $500 in weekly cash prizes for streamers.  Join the Arena Kings tournament each Wednesday at 12 p.m. Pacific Time in Chess.com/live via the tournaments tab. Read The Announcement Article Prizes are as follows: Top three finishing titled players: 1st: $100, 2nd: $75, 3rd: $25 Fan prizes for titled players: Top viewed titled player stream: $75. All titled players...

How To Checkmate: Smothered Mate

How To Checkmate: Smothered Mate

GM Ginger_GM 12 hrs ago

This is the checkmate that knight fans dream their whole lives of playing in a real game -- the smothered mate. It's probably the most fun checkmate to play, and GM Williams shows you how to do it.

Giri Moves To 2/2 In Wijk aan Zee

Giri Moves To 2/2 In Wijk aan Zee

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

Anish Giri moved to 2/2 today at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament after beating Vladimir Kramnik. Close behind is Magnus Carlsen, who beat Baskaran Adhiban. The third winner in the Masters group was Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who inflicted the second loss upon Hou Yifan. Tata Steel Masters The Dutch chess fans are in an excellent mood as their man is the sole leader after two rounds in Wijk aan Zee. It's too early to make any conclusions, but having a Dutch winner would be just wonderful for this...

My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 2

My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 2

IM Silman 5 days ago

CHESS LIFE Chess Life, of course, has had its good times and bad times; the late 1970s brought about a cut in the page-count while the Fischer drop in membership forced austerity, including removing many columnists. It never came close to its glory days again. However, we are looking at its best years—1961 until the the merger (Chess Life and Review) in late 1969. To show what Chess Life had to offer, I randomly grabbed a stack and ended up with 1962. It’s been a long time and I was...

Winning Starts For Anand, Kramnik, Giri In Tata Steel

Winning Starts For Anand, Kramnik, Giri In Tata Steel

NM SamCopeland 3 days ago

Two Tata Steel veterans seized winning starts in the 80th edition of the tournament. Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand each won nice games with White—against Wei Yi and Maxim Matlakov respectively. Joining them in the lead is Anish Giri, the last player to finish today. Also winning with White, he crafted some nice pitfalls for Hou Yifan in a king and pawn endgame. Tata Steel Masters The first to finish today was Anand who is continuing his excellent 2017 form which culminated in victory...

The Julien Levy Gallery

The Julien Levy Gallery

batgirl 7 days ago

       Chess as Art had been debated over and over.  Whether or not the Chess is Art, there does seems to be some affinity between the two disciplines.  Marcel Duchamp, a devotee to both, explained that it was the complexity inherent in each that formed the bridge.   Whatever the case, it's intriguing to observe the interplay between art and chess on its many levels.      Due in large part to Marcel Duchamp, the most intense connection between...

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