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Tan Wins Crazyhouse Championship, Escapes Mate-In-1

Tan Wins Crazyhouse Championship, Escapes Mate-In-1

NM SamCopeland 6 hrs ago

Justin Tan ("JannLeeCrazyhouse") claimed a solo and dramatic victory in Chess.com's 2018 Crazyhouse Championship on Thursday. Crazyhouse fans who haven't seen his epic streams (are there any?) will recall that he also shared victory (with FM Dan Yeager, "chickencrossroad") in Chess.com's inaugural Crazyhouse Championship in 2016. Crazyhouse is a popular chess variant in which captured pieces may be dropped on empty squares on your turn. See here for the basic rules. While hosts IM Daniel Rensch...

FIDE Publishes Candidates' Tournament Pairings

FIDE Publishes Candidates' Tournament Pairings

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

In the first round of the €420,000 / $515,000 FIDE Candidates' Tournament, on March 10, the World Cup finalists Levon Aronian and Ding Liren face each other. The other pairings are Vladimir Kramnik vs Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, and Fabiano Caruana vs Wesley So. Last week other news took priority, but now it's definitely interesting took look at the pairings for the upcoming Candidates' Tournament. On February 9, the World Chess Federation published...

Chess Dreams Do Come True

Chess Dreams Do Come True

IM Silman 7 hrs ago

As many of you remember, I’ve used "BB’s" games as good examples of both right and wrong ideas and moves. He plays a lot of one-game-a-week USCF rated games, and sometime he also plays two tournaments at the same time (on different days, of course). Ten years ago he reached an all-time high rating of 1634, but as the years went by he started to shed rating points until his rating was 1400. From 1634 to 1400. Now he’s 56 years old and, to his horror, he realized that the next step...

2018 Chess.com Crazyhouse Championship

2018 Chess.com Crazyhouse Championship

ChessTV 9 hrs ago

Captured chess pieces getting put back on the board? What is the crazyhouse chess madness? Don't miss IM Danny Rensch and GM Yasser Seirawan commenting on Chess.com's thrilling championship in this wild chess variant!

Path To Chess Prosperity #17: Dueling The Dutch

Path To Chess Prosperity #17: Dueling The Dutch

EOGuel 9 hrs ago

Wow... it's already Friday?!?! Hey guys! Well, the first thing I want to say is that (from what I hear), after starting this petition, top bloggers will be getting more recognition on the front page. I first wanted to say "thank you" to all 60+ loyal members who signed this petition to headline quality bloggers and enhance the overall Chess.com community. Secondly, @Chesster3145 was the first blogger to crack a post on the front page since the petition (well, I guess one of my posts...

Urschel Talks Retirement; CryptoCurrency 'Chesscoin' Anyone?

Urschel Talks Retirement; CryptoCurrency 'Chesscoin' Anyone?

FM MikeKlein 3 days ago

The ex-NFL lineman John Urschel mostly wanted his recent retirement news to pass through the media glare quietly and quickly. Recently, he opened up about his reasoning to Sports Illustrated, and then another feature on Huffington Post talked about the chances of becoming a chess master. Other topics of this long-overdue edition of "In Other News" include a cryptocurrency named after the royal game, a Fischer classic set to music, GM Viswanathan Anand's budding poker career, and more! Why Did John...

PRO Chess League: Saturday Smackdown

PRO Chess League: Saturday Smackdown

FM MikeKlein 22 hrs ago

Earlier this season, the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League held a full weekend of chess, dubbing it "Super Saturday" and "Super Sunday." For each team's seventh match, the league will reprise the free-for-all format, but all the action will be condensed to one, single, checkmate-filled day. And that day is this Saturday, Feb. 24. You can watch all the games live on Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess. Matches will be Saturday at 7 a.m. PST and at 11:30 a.m. PST.  Gone are the team-vs.-team...

Carlsen Tops Grenke Chess Classic Field

Carlsen Tops Grenke Chess Classic Field

PeterDoggers 4 days ago

Magnus Carlsen's next big tournament will be the Grenke Chess Classic, held from March 31 to  April 9 in the German cities of Karlsruhe and Baden-Baden. Yesterday the field of participants was announced by the organizers. Half of the field consists of top-10 players. Besides Carlsen, there's also Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Fabiano Caruana and Viswanathan Anand. 2018 Grenke Chess Classic | Participants # Fed Name Rtg Rnk Born 1 Magnus Carlsen 2843 1 Nov 30...

ChessKid: New Features Update

ChessKid: New Features Update

ChessKid 1 day ago

ChessKid.com, the scholastic extension of Chess.com, has added a flurry of new features in the last few months. Several new members of the programming team have been hard at work delivering the kinds of fun learning features that kids, coaches, and parents want! Our programming team's typical day... Here's what's new on ChessKid! Live tournaments! This was our most requested feature, so ChessKid hired one programmer, locked him in a room for six months, and only let him out when it was done....

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