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Fabiano Caruana's 3 Most Instructive Endgames

Fabiano Caruana's 3 Most Instructive Endgames

GM dbojkov
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Fabiano Caruana is one of the most exciting players in chess today as he gears up for his world championship match vs. Magnus Carlsen later this year. Take a look at his three most interesting and educational endgames, including the one he needed to qualify for the world championship.

A Star-Studded Baden-Baden Wins Bundesliga

A Star-Studded Baden-Baden Wins Bundesliga

PeterDoggers
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Despite bringing top players Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Vishy Anand, the team of Baden-Baden scored only a narrow 4.5-3.5 victory against Solingen to clinch its 12th Bundesliga title in 13 years. The playoff between Baden-Baden and Solingen, yesterday in the Kulturhaus LA8 in Baden-Baden, Germany was necessary as the two teams had tied for first place after the 15 rounds this season. This situation occurred at the end of the joint weekend in Berlin last month. 2017-2018 Schachbundesliga...

Chess Tournaments Calendar

Chess Tournaments Calendar

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Find out when the top chess events and tournaments are taking place! Missing a strong event? Please let us know in the comments. Click here for results of completed chess tournaments and events in 2018. MAY 2018 Date Event Location May 25-June 1 China-Russia MatchRussia: Maxim Matlakov, Sanan Sjugirov, Kirill Alekseenko, Andrey Esipenko, Alexey Sarana | Valentina Gunina, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Olga Girya, Natalija Pogonina, Polina Shuvalova. China: Li Chao, Lu Shanglei, Zhou...

How Shankland Won The U.S. Champs: Bay Area Battle

How Shankland Won The U.S. Champs: Bay Area Battle

GM Shankland
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Sam Shankland shocked the chess world by winning the 2018 U.S. Champs ahead of the "big three," Caruana, Nakamura, and So. He shows you exactly how he did it by presenting each of his six wins! Watch as he kicks things off with his first win against Zviad Izoria with the black pieces!

Chess.com Acquires Komodo; Launches New 'Monte Carlo' Version Similar To AlphaZero

Chess.com Acquires Komodo; Launches New 'Monte Carlo' Version Similar To AlphaZero

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chess.com acquires the Komodo chess engine and launches Komodo Monte Carlo with a probability search similar to AlphaZero. Palo Alto, Calif., May 24, 2018—Chess.com has acquired the powerful computer chess engine Komodo, the company announced today. The acquisition of the Komodo comes with the release of an exciting new version of the engine called Komodo Monte Carlo, where moves are chosen by win probability and not traditional evaluation. The approach is similar...

Altibox Norway Chess Takes Off On Sunday

Altibox Norway Chess Takes Off On Sunday

PeterDoggers
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On Sunday, the sixth edition of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament begins in Stavanger, Norway. The field, topped by Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana, has eight out of the world's top 10 players. The participants list has eight of the first 10 players on the May 2018 rating list and the other two names are so big that some will be surprised to hear that they are not currently in the top 10: Levon Aronian and Vishy Anand. 2018 Altibox Norway Chess | Participants # Fed Name Rating World Born 1 Carlsen,...

What's Your Favorite Chess Move?

What's Your Favorite Chess Move?

FM MikeKlein
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If you were to list your five favorite chess moves, how would you pick them? Would you have to research them, or do you already have them memorized? When it comes to memory, research suggests that you are more likely to remember a move you've seen many times over a longer period of time (rather than a single game that you played over five hours). You are also more likely to remember moves—whether they are yours or from others—that made an emotional impact on you. OK, but that's...

Bassem Amin Wins African Individual Chess Championship

Bassem Amin Wins African Individual Chess Championship

Alessandro_Parodi
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The 2018 African Individual Chess Championship was a walk in the park for Egyptian GM Bassem Amin, the only African player to ever reach a rating of 2700. He won the tournament for the fifth time. Amin ended the main section of the tournament on 8.5/9, won the blitz African championship and was tied for first place in the rapid, proving to be the strongest player in the continent. Here's his game from round six which included a positional queen sacrifice. The only challenge...

The Unpredictable Ding Liren

The Unpredictable Ding Liren

GM Gserper
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There was an anniversary a few days ago that was completely missed by the chess world. I am not talking about any chess player's birthday since they generally are covered by many chess publications (believe it or not, I even saw a note about Karl Marx's 200-year anniversary on many chess-related websites!). Instead we can celebrate a five-year anniversary that has seriously affected the modern chess elite. On April 21, 2013, in the first round of Alekhine Memorial, GM Levon Aronian played GM Ding...

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