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Which Football Quarterback Would Win At Chess?

Which Football Quarterback Would Win At Chess?

pete
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Football is sometimes called "chess on the gridiron." And by sometimes, I mean I just called it that. But the game is actually often compared to war, which is the most common metaphor for chess. And if football is war, the quarterback is the field general. As week three of the NFL season begins tonight, we look at five marquee quarterback matchups to see not only who is best on the field, but also who would win a head-to-head chess match. The rules: Each quarterback brings his existing mental...

FIDE Chess World Cup: Xiong Sends Giri Home

FIDE Chess World Cup: Xiong Sends Giri Home

PeterDoggers
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The tiebreaks of the FIDE World Cup third round saw a major upset as the 31st seed Jeffery Xiong (U.S.) knocked out the second seed, Anish Giri (Netherlands). Le Quang Liem (Vietnam) managed to send home the higher-rated Vladislav Artemiev (Russia). The losers in round three earned $16,000 whereas the following players, who start their round of 16 on Friday, are guaranteed of at least $25,000 each: Ding Liren vs. Kirill Alekseenko Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs. Peter Svidler Wesley...

How To Sponsor An Event On Chess.com

How To Sponsor An Event On Chess.com

CHESScom
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With tournaments happening every day on Chess.com, it is now easier than ever to have your brand represented during our official broadcasts. This overview will explain everything you need to know about sponsoring one of our events on Chess.com:  Chess.com Events Outreach Title Sponsorship Segment Opportunities Product Placement International Reach Our Properties Sponsorship Deck Contact Information Want a copy of our Sponsorship Deck? Click here to download our publicly available...

Miguel Najdorf: An Unsung Hero, (Part 1)

Miguel Najdorf: An Unsung Hero, (Part 1)

kamalakanta
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Dear readers, I was casually reading the book "Najdorf: Life and Games", and came across a wonderful game, with notes by Najdorf, and it inspired me to share it with you. Tonight, looking at Najdorf's notes more closely, I realize that he has something in common with some of the players I love the most: Tartakower, Bronstein and Tal. What he has in common with these great players is this: They are all great teachers! These wonderful people seem to be able to communicate and inspire the love of chess...

FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Tickets Now Available

FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Tickets Now Available

GM JonathanTisdall
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The time has come to book your ticket to watch the live stages of the FIDE World Fischer Random Championship. To buy tickets to the FIDE World Fischer Random Championship, visit the official site here. The venue for the semifinals and final will be Norway's Henie Onstad Art Center, located just outside Oslo. The city previously hosted the remarkably successful pilot event, the unofficial title match between Hikaru Nakamura and Magnus Carlsen in 2018. Those considering a visit would be advised...

How To Calculate In Chess

How To Calculate In Chess

GM Gserper
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I bet you've heard the cliche that "chess is 99 percent tactics" thousands of times. While it is greatly overused and exaggerated to some degree, overall it is correct. The enormous strength of modern computers is based on their unmatched ability to calculate. Naturally, if you want to get better in chess, you need to improve your calculation skills. Here at Chess.com you can find a variety of useful tools that will help you to achieve your goal. I would recommend to start with lessons, where you...

FIDE Chess World Cup Ends For Karjakin, Harikrishna

FIDE Chess World Cup Ends For Karjakin, Harikrishna

PeterDoggers
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Sergey Karjakin, Pentala Harikrishna and the five other players who started their round three of the FIDE World Cup with a loss were all eliminated after failing to win the next day. Kirill Alekseenko, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Wesley So and Nikita Vitiugov got through to round four with draws, and were joined by Levon Aronian, who defeated Maxim Matlakov. There will be eight tiebreak matches on Wednesday. You...

The Top 10 Chess Books Every Chess Player Should Read

The Top 10 Chess Books Every Chess Player Should Read

CHESScom
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Get your reading glasses out for this article! The number of books written about chess is tremendous. While that can be great for the chess world, it poses practical issues for many fans. Most chess players have their own favorites, but how do you know which books belong on your shelf? Here are the top 10 classic chess books that every fan should know. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess by Bobby Fischer How to Reassess Your Chess by Jeremy Silman My System by Aron Nimzowitsch Zurich International...

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