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Giri, So To Face Off Thursday In Speed Chess Match

Giri, So To Face Off Thursday In Speed Chess Match

PeterDoggers 1 day ago

A day after the battle between Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier there's an even higher profile matchup for the 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championhip. World number two Wesley So will be facing world number nine Anish Giri this Thursday. Find all information about the 2017 Speed Chess Championship here This match will be the first Speed Chess battle where both participants were invited directly into the tournament. "Neither player participated in the 2016 GM Blitz Battle, so I'm really excited...

Asian Continental: Wang Hao Wins, Wei Yi Disappoints

Asian Continental: Wang Hao Wins, Wei Yi Disappoints

PeterDoggers 12 hrs ago

GM Wang Hao edged out his compatriot GM Bu Xiangzhi on tiebreak to win the Asian Continental Championship in Chengdu, China. Both players finished on 7.0/9 and qualified for the 2017 FIDE World Cup together with GMs Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Yu Yangyi and Tsegmed Batchuluun. Vidit, Wang and Bu at the closing ceremony. | Photo Lennart Ootes. The 16th Asian Continental Championship, which also served as a World Cup qualifier, took place 12-20 May, 2017 in Chengdu, China. 69 players participated...

How To Watch Karjakin vs Meier Today: Speed Chess Champs

How To Watch Karjakin vs Meier Today: Speed Chess Champs

pete 20 hrs ago

The 2017 Speed Chess Championship continues with an exciting doubleheader this week, and two of the world's most solid chess players kick it off today as the 2016 world championship challenger Sergey Karjakin faces the online chess stalwart Georg Meier, who was the top qualifier for the tournament. Follow the action live at Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess today at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern) Click here to find 10 a.m PDT in your own time zone. The following viewing...

ChessCenter: Magnus Makes News

ChessCenter: Magnus Makes News

ChessCenter 12 days ago

Magnus Carlsen is all over the news lately, with a star-studded event covered by Chess.com and a surprise win in Titled Tuesday. Let the ChessCenter team tell you all about the most important news in chess, including a controversial story about female discrimination.

Speed Chess Championship Resumes With Karjakin vs Meier

Speed Chess Championship Resumes With Karjakin vs Meier

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

It's Speed Chess week! Our online championship will resume on Wednesday this week the match between Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier. On Thursday there's Anish Giri vs Wesley So, which we'll preview tomorrow. Find all information about the 2017 Speed Chess Championship here After four qualifier tournaments in April, we saw Hikaru Nakamura convincingly reach the second round. The American player eliminated qualifier Sergey Grigoriants 20.5-7.5. Now it's up to Sergey Karjakin, who is making...

More Lessons From Master Games

More Lessons From Master Games

GM Gserper 3 days ago

Last time, we started to analyze the old game Charousek-Alapin and learned a useful trick that can be used in variety of openings. As a rule, you can learn more than just one idea from a game played by a strong player. Let's see what else we can squeeze from just one game. Notice the position after White's 11th move: White's Ne5 is beautifully placed in the center and well supported by two pawns: d4 and f4. It leaves Black in a lose-lose situation. He can choose to either tolerate...

Ding Beats Gelfand, Wins Moscow Grand Prix

Ding Beats Gelfand, Wins Moscow Grand Prix

PeterDoggers 3 days ago

Ding Liren became the sole winner of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. Boris Gelfand went for a "very optimistic sacrifice" (as described by Hikaru Nakamura) which turned out to be incorrect. With strong play Ding won the game and also the tournament as co-leader Shakhriyar Mamedyarov drew his game in just 13 minutes with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Nakamura wasn't impressed by Gelfand's sacrificial play. | Photo: Maria Emelianova. In line with the overall Grand Prix "intrigue," board one...

More Of My Favorite Classic Chess Games

More Of My Favorite Classic Chess Games

IM Silman 6 days ago

This series is all about the classic games that affected me in a profound manner as a young teen (15 years old). In general, they were positional games, since for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 years old), strategic considerations were left behind, and as a result were alien. Thus, when I was finished studying games by Anderssen, Morphy, Spielmann, Marshall, Alekhine and Tal, I decided to check out less extreme players and broaden my chess horizons. This...

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