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How To Watch Nepomniachtchi vs Aronian Speed Chess Champs Today

How To Watch Nepomniachtchi vs Aronian Speed Chess Champs Today

pete 7 hrs ago

The Chess.com Speed Chess Championship resumes today with a battle of two closely-matched super-GMs: Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Levon Aronian.  Nepomniachtchi is technically the higher seed, starting the Speed Chess Championship with a better blitz rating. But that was before Aronian surged nearly 70 points to number-three in the world.  Aronian is playing the best blitz of his career, fresh off a win in St. Louis, but he will have to deal with a younger opponent eager to notch his...

Carlsen At The World Cup: 'I Want To Exploit This Loophole'

Carlsen At The World Cup: 'I Want To Exploit This Loophole'

PeterDoggers 1 day ago

In an interview with Chess.com, Magnus Carlsen has commented on his participation in the upcoming World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia. "It is a bit odd that the rules allow me to play when it's a world championship qualifier (...) but as long as the rules are there then I want to sort of exploit this loophole to get an interesting experience." Lead photo: Chess.com/Maria Emelianova. Last month the news broke that Carlsen will be participating in the World Cup, which starts in less than two...

Kasparov: What Went Wrong?

Kasparov: What Went Wrong?

GM Gserper 3 days ago

The St. Louis rapid and blitz tournament was definitely the most anticipated chess event of the year. Even people who remember chess only when they see a puzzle in the Sunday column of their local newspaper were intrigued. Indeed, the return of Kasparov after 12 years of hiatus was an attempt to defy the laws of nature. Some 2,500 years ago the Greek philosopher Heraclitus coined the famous phrase: "You cannot step twice into the same river." His meaning? Change is the only unchangeable thing...

Tactics Champ: Nepo vs. Aronian

Tactics Champ: Nepo vs. Aronian

FM MikeKlein 2 days ago

Two super-GMs will square off Wednesday, Aug. 23, on Chess.com as Ian Nepomniachtchi faces Levon Aronian in round one of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship. But who is the real tactics champion? FM Mike Klein takes you position by position.

ChessCenter: Best Chess Month Of The Year?

ChessCenter: Best Chess Month Of The Year?

ChessCenter 25 days ago

With so many major events in August, the ChessCenter team previews the Sinquefield Cup, Kasparov's return, numerous Speed Chess Championship matches and a chess feud that might be about to spill over into violence on the 64 squares!

Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?

Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?

FM MikeKlein 3 days ago

Septuagenarian Rex Sinquefield, one of the biggest St. Louis Cardinals fans, has seen many of his favorite team's 11 World Series Game Sevens. Today he got to play one of his own. With the "Ultimate Moves" team battle knotted at 3-3 between his and his son's GM-laden squads, the original procedure called for a tie. After some discussion, the teams reconvened for an impromptu game seven. Cover photo: Chess.com/Maria Emelianova. Whereas in the first six games players alternated after five moves...

Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

IM Silman 6 days ago

I used to do a lot of reader question columns but, for some reason, I haven’t done it in a long time. Why, I don’t know. However, I’m finally in the mood to discuss some of the Chess.com members' thoughts. THE MAN WHO CAN’T COUNT Sneakmasterflex wrote (in my article, Beat Your Opponent By Retreating!): “Most of Silman’s puzzles are just blatantly taken from his How to Reassess 4th ed. This guy has zero originality when it comes to articles, as owner of that...

On 2nd Try, Aronian Gets St. Louis Win

On 2nd Try, Aronian Gets St. Louis Win

FM MikeKlein 4 days ago

In the end, love wins. On the final day of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, when several players brought their families to the tournament hall, GM Levon Aronian had to think about his significant other from afar.  Cover photo: Chess.com/Maria Emelianova. When focus turned to chess, Aronian briefly stumbled out of the gate, allowing the still-surging GM Sergey Karjakin to get to within one point. The former's 0.5-1.5 start, coupled with Karjakin's two beginning wins (which made him 10.0/11...

The Forums

The Forums

batgirl 6 days ago

     When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead to the generally more involved pursuit of article writing.      But since giving up blogging, I've also used yet another, less formal, vehicle for passing on tidbits and connections I would encounter in my researching — the chess.com Forums.      ...

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