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Announcing Chess.com's International Club Match Series

Announcing Chess.com's International Club Match Series

NM SamCopeland
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Chess.com is excited to announce our international club tournament series for Spanish, Russian, French, Portugese, Turkish, and Polish users. To celebrate our international communities and streamers, we'll be doing a club tournament series between users in these languages! All matches will be streamed on Chess.com's Twitch channels. Format Teams will play three "club matches" back to back in rapid (15+5), blitz (5+3), and bullet (2+1) time controls. The club match format pairs entrants representing...

Ding Liren Catches Nepomniachtchi As Tata Steel Chess Visits Alkmaar

Ding Liren Catches Nepomniachtchi As Tata Steel Chess Visits Alkmaar

PeterDoggers
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Ding Liren defeated Sam Shankland and joined Ian Nepomniachtchi in the lead in round five of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, which visited the city of Alkmaar for one day. Magnus Carlsen was among the winners and thus made an end to his drawing streak of 21 classical games. Traditionally, the grandmasters in the masters group of the Tata Steel Chess tournament play two of their rounds at external location. Next Wednesday that will be Leiden, and yesterday the tournament visited the...

2019 PRO Chess League: Official Information

2019 PRO Chess League: Official Information

PROChessLeague
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The PRO Chess League is an international online rapid chess league featuring 32 teams from around the world competing for $50,000 in prize money and the title of 2019 PRO Chess League champion. This season features stars like Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So, Anish Giri and many more! The 2019 regular season is 10 weeks long, running from January 8 through March 14. During the regular season, teams will play one match against...

Best Chess Games Of 2018: Ding vs Duda

Best Chess Games Of 2018: Ding vs Duda

GM Ginger_GM
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Two of the biggest talents in chess squared off for this incredible game, with Ding Liren beating the prodigy Jan-Krzysztof Duda in a complex tactical melee that could be the game of the year. GM Simon Williams shows you the intricacies in this video.

FLchessplayer & chess traps. (#2)

FLchessplayer & chess traps. (#2)

NM FLchessplayer
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I already have a long blog on chess traps. (Click here to see it - and you should really check it out! It is full of links ... and I won't reproduce all that info {again} in this blog.) My first blog on chess traps has generated many e-mails, PM's and comments ... it might be my post popular blog. It is full of detailed analysis of chess traps, many of these have occurred in my own games. (However, I decided not to add any more games to that blog, it has become very long and now it is difficult to...

Tata Steel Chess R4: Carlsen Beats Giri's Drawing Streak

Tata Steel Chess R4: Carlsen Beats Giri's Drawing Streak

PeterDoggers
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Anish Giri and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi were the only winners in the fourth round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee. With his fourth straight draw, Magnus Carlsen has now drawn 21 straight classical games, one more than Giri's longest streak. It was once again Norwegian reporter Tarjei Svensen who provided the chess world with some interesting statistics. Since the second round of the European Club Cup in October 2018, Carlsen hasn't won or lost a classical game, and that includes...

The Secrets Of Prearranged Draws In Chess

The Secrets Of Prearranged Draws In Chess

GM Gserper
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Prearranged draws are the reality of chess. You might hate it, you might fight it, but if two players want to make a draw, they will find the way to do it. Sometimes such players just agree to a draw before the game and when the game starts they try to trade pieces as quickly as possible to reach the desired result. There are designated opening variations that help you to achieve the goal quickly and efficiently. Like this one: You can find about 1,500 games like this in the database. Don't get...

Gukesh Becomes 2nd Youngest Chess Grandmaster In History

Gukesh Becomes 2nd Youngest Chess Grandmaster In History

IM Rakesh
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At the age of 12 years, 7 months, and 17 days, Indian prodigy Gukesh Dommaraju became the second youngest grandmaster in chess history. He scored his third grandmaster norm at the 17th Delhi International Chess Grandmaster Open today in New Delhi, India. Despite the recent torrid tournament schedule for Gukesh, the world record of Sergey Karjakin still narrowly stands, this time by just 17 days! He had a blazing start as he started with 4.5/5 and then drew three strong GMs to have great...

Bobby Fischer's Best Chess Quotes

Bobby Fischer's Best Chess Quotes

CHESScom
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Bobby Fischer is easily the most famous chess player of all time. When Bobby spoke about chess naturally people listened! Here are ten of his famous quotes. 1. "1.e4 - Best by test." You can find a few games where Fischer started the game with 1.c4, or 1.Nf3, but without question, the most played first move by Bobby was 1.e4. "1.e4 - Best by Test!" 2. "I like the moment I crush a man's ego." Just play over a handful of Bobby Fischer's games, and you can easily sense his strong desire...

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