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Norway Chess: Caruana Beats Carlsen In Last Round Armageddon

Norway Chess: Caruana Beats Carlsen In Last Round Armageddon

PeterDoggers
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Fabiano Caruana played an excellent Armageddon game to become the only player to beat Magnus Carlsen at the 2019 Altibox Norway Chess tournament despite missing a study-like win in the standard game. Levon Aronian and Yu Yangyi shared second place. “It’s nice to have the tournament victory in hand but it’s a huge game tomorrow," Carlsen said, the day before the last round. ”We play for pride, we play for rating points…. It’s a big deal always to...

Goryachkina Wins Women's Candidates With 2 Rounds To Spare

Goryachkina Wins Women's Candidates With 2 Rounds To Spare

IM JovankaHouska
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Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia, the youngest participant in the field, has secured victory at the FIDE Women's Candidates Tournament in Kazan, Russia. The 20-year-old GM has a 2.5-point lead over Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine) with two rounds to go. "She came, she saw and she conquered," accurately describes Goryachkina's performance at the women's candidates. Her magnificent score of 9 points out of 12 has not only netted her a 50,000-euro first prize (with two whole rounds to spare), but more...

New Feature: Top Chess Players

New Feature: Top Chess Players

davidkaufmann
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This year, Chess.com has been working on new resources to help you connect with the chess community. Our latest project, Top Chess Players, is now in alpha mode, and you can start learning about your favorite players and giving us feedback. Let's take a look at this feature: Presentation Current status Next steps Feedback Presentation At the beginning of this year, we decided that it was time to finally start working a on a curated selection of top chess players from the past and...

Improve Your Puzzle Rush Score: Loose Pieces

Improve Your Puzzle Rush Score: Loose Pieces

GM Ginger_GM
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One of the quickest ways to get better at Puzzle Rush is to recognize loose pieces, both yours and your opponent's. Learn how to quickly scan the board for these opportunities and work your way up the Puzzle Rush leaderboard.

Levenfish on Chess Improvement

Levenfish on Chess Improvement

FM ddtru
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While browsing the bulletins of 1942 Kuibyshev tournament I came across an interesting article on chess improvement by Grandmaster Levenfish. Things have changed quite a bit in the 75+ years that followed, and yet the recommendations of this article still ring true.   I decided to save this article from obscurity by translating it into English and sharing it with the broader chess community. I hope that it would help the readers on the eternal quest for self-improvement in chess! "How...

Junior Speed Chess Match Xiong vs. Smirnov Preview

Junior Speed Chess Match Xiong vs. Smirnov Preview

PeterDoggers
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Sponsored by ChessKid, the Chess.com Junior Speed Chess Championship continues on Friday with its sixth match, this time between America's top junior GM Jeffery Xiong and Australia's top junior GM Anton Smirnov. After Alexey Sarana became the first quarterfinalist of the tournament bracket's western hemisphere, we'll have our next match in the round of 16 today. You can watch Jeffery Xiong vs. Anton Smirnov on Friday, June 14 at 5 p.m. Pacific (that's June 15, 02:00 CEST and noon in Sydney!) with...

Do You Speak The Language Of Chess?

Do You Speak The Language Of Chess?

GM Gserper
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Most chess players are bilingual. Besides their mother tongue, they also speak the language of chess. Don't tell me that you have no idea what I am talking about. If you have been playing chess for a long time you can hear how chess pieces talk and you understand their language. Say, God forbid, you've played the Barnes Opening. I bet you can hear the knight on g1 when it whispers, "You are mean!" and the king on e1 cannot hide his disgust: "I hate you!" Today, you can test your chess...

Carlsen Wins 2019 Norway Chess With Round To Spare

Carlsen Wins 2019 Norway Chess With Round To Spare

PeterDoggers
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Magnus Carlsen secured tournament victory in the penultimate round of the 2019 Altibox Norway Chess tournament. The world champion has a four-point lead after beating Yu Yangyi in the standard game, while Levon Aronian lost to Fabiano Caruana. “I’ve been influenced by my heroes recently," said Carlsen, "which is AlphaZero and also one of my seconds from the world championship, [Daniil] Dubov, who has a lot of these ideas with sacrifices in the opening. In essence...

How To Win With The Longest Move In Chess

How To Win With The Longest Move In Chess

ArnieChipmunk
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One of the most promising Dutch junior players of the early 1970s was Roy Dieks from Amsterdam. In the final of the 1972 European Youth Championship, held in Groningen, The Netherlands, Dieks played a crucial game against Tony Miles (who would later become the first British GM). The final move—queen from a1 to h8—illustrates a key point: A longer move in chess is not possible. Dieks had a phenomenal chess memory. He likely recalled his clash with Miles when, a few years later,...

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