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2018 World Chess Championship: Game 2 Analysis

2018 World Chess Championship: Game 2 Analysis

GM GMYAZ
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Yasser Seirawan is back with his analysis of game two of the world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana. Learn what the chess legend thinks about this exciting game, where Caruana could have turned the tables on the world champion to take an early match lead.

Tomashevsky, Oparin Win November Titled Tuesday

Tomashevsky, Oparin Win November Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland
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Two Russians topped Chess.com's November Titled Tuesday with performances of 8.5/10 each. GM Evgeny Tomashevsky (@EvgenyT), known as "The Professor" for his solidity, glasses, and demeanor, and Grigory Oparin (@OparinGrigoriy), one of Russia's rising talents. Each reached a score of 8.5/10, enough lift them above the rest of the field. This was Tomashevsky's first Titled Tuesday win and Oparin's second. A field of 313 titled players participated in the event, making it the third-largest Titled Tuesday...

World Chess Championship 2018: Carlsen-Caruana

World Chess Championship 2018: Carlsen-Caruana

PeterDoggers
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Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen also drew the fourth game of their 2018 world chess championship. This time they played an English Four Knights, in which Carlsen's advantage was mostly symbolic.  The game lasted 34 moves and the score is now 2-2 after four games. The world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana is underway in London. Here’s all the information: Results Watch on Chess.com Dates Location Players Prize...

WCC 2018 Rd 3+4: Uninspired Chess leads to parity being maintained

WCC 2018 Rd 3+4: Uninspired Chess leads to parity being maintained

CM vinniethepooh
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This is turning out to be a tit-for-tat contest. The players keep surprising each other! In particular, its been Magnus who is providing the element of shock. In every game till now, he has maintained his get-fabi-out-of-book attitude. To some extent, that hasn't worked, and we are yet to see a decisive result. After the heavily exciting opener, where Carlsen came close to knocking over Caruana’s king, the World Chess Championship 2018 has had three rather dull games. It seems...

World Chess Championship Game 4: Draw Again Despite Release Of Caruana's Training Notes

World Chess Championship Game 4: Draw Again Despite Release Of Caruana's Training Notes

FM MikeKlein
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Today's round-four clash at the 2018 world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana ended in the shortest draw of the bunch, at less than three hours. The match is tied 2.0-2.0 after Carlsen's English Opening went nowhere, but the intrigue actually began around 6 a.m. local time. Magnus Carlsen's suit change didn't change the result today. | Photo: Mike Klein/Chess.com. Likely before either player arose (Carlsen famously wakes quite late, often not even in the a.m. hours),...

How To Watch The World Chess Championship: Carlsen vs Caruana

How To Watch The World Chess Championship: Carlsen vs Caruana

pete
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It's the biggest chess event of the year as World Champion Magnus Carlsen will try to defend his title against the American challenger Fabiano Caruana. The 2018 world chess championship will run November 9-28, and you can follow it all on Chess.com. Game five will start Thursday, November 13 at 7 a.m. Pacific time (10 a.m. Eastern, 3 p.m. London/GMT. Your local time: ). Caruana will play White and Carlsen will play Black in game five. The match is scheduled for 12 games plus tiebreaks...

Tata Steel Chess India: Nakamura Holds Slim Lead At Blitz Half

Tata Steel Chess India: Nakamura Holds Slim Lead At Blitz Half

PeterDoggers
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After winning the rapid, Hikaru Nakamura has good chances to take the first prize at the blitz part of the Tata Steel Chess India tournament in Kolkata. The American grandmaster scored 6.5/9 and is half a point ahead of Wesley So. Monday was a rest day in the tournament, but the players did pay a brief visit to the tournament hall. A one-hour Q&A was organized for the many chess fans that are visiting each day, followed by an autograph session. Although it's only the first time that this...

Improve Your Chess With These Puzzles

Improve Your Chess With These Puzzles

GM Gserper
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When I was a kid, I didn't watch much TV. You see, 40 years ago we had only two state-controlled TV channels in the Soviet Union, so most of the kids spent their time outdoors rather than watching boring news. Nevertheless, there was one weekly program that I never missed. Of course it was The Chess School hosted by famous Soviet chess luminaries. This program was so popular that even lyrics of one of the pop songs of that time stated that GM Averbakh opened chess school on TV.  At the end...

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