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Nepomniachtchi Beats Wojtaszek To Reach FIDE Grand Prix Final

Nepomniachtchi Beats Wojtaszek To Reach FIDE Grand Prix Final

PeterDoggers
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Ian Nepomniachtchi will be Alexander Grischuk's opponent in the final of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow which starts on Monday. Today, the Russian grandmaster defeated Radoslaw Wojtaszek of Poland in the fourth blitz game of their tiebreak. It was a tough elimination for Wojtaszek, who had chances in the first and second rapid game as well as the first blitz game and then lost the fourth due to a terrible blunder. Chess can be so cruel! The Polish GM started the first rapid...

Stockfish Strikes Back, Tops Lc0 In Computer Chess Championship

Stockfish Strikes Back, Tops Lc0 In Computer Chess Championship

pete
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In a thrilling battle that came down to the final games, Stockfish won the Chess.com Computer Chess Championship this week, edging out the machine-learning engine Lc0. Stockfish scored 82.5/150 to reclaim its championship title and top Lc0, which came in at 81 points. Lc0 had won the last Computer Chess Championship in a historic performance. The neural-network engine Leelenstein was third with 76/150, and Houdini trailed far behind in fourth at 60.5 points in the CCC 8: Deep...

How To Play A King Hunt

How To Play A King Hunt

GM Gserper
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We all love our ancient game for its beauty and inner logic, but have you thought about what attracts you most to chess? Some people would swear that there is nothing better than Jose Capablanca's positional masterpieces or one of Magnus Carlsen's endgames, where he demonstrates his magic. While these are valid viewpoints, many chess players (especially those less advanced), might find those games plain boring. However, it is difficult for me to imagine a true chess player whose heart wouldn't beat...

Bringing it home — a win with the Alekhine defense

Bringing it home — a win with the Alekhine defense

Zeitnot17
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Golf can be frustrating. Even when I start off hot, after a few drives into the rough, hitting into the water and some missed putts, I'll generally end up shooting in the 90s from the back tees. Yet, every now and then, I'll turn in a decent round. One of my best was when I was playing the New Course at Grand Cypress, a links-style layout in Orlando designed by Jack Nicklaus' team as a tribute to the Old Course at St. Andrews. For once, everything came together. I especially remember the last...

Grischuk Knocks Nakamura Out Of FIDE Grand Prix

Grischuk Knocks Nakamura Out Of FIDE Grand Prix

PeterDoggers
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Alexander Grischuk reached the final of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. Today, the Russian grandmaster defeated Hikaru Nakamura in the second classical game. Ian Nepomniachtchi and Radoslaw Wojtaszek will be playing a tiebreak tomorrow for the right to face Grischuk. Nakamura's great predecessor Bobby Fischer used to have a narrow opening repertoire for the larger part of his career, based on 1.e4 as White and the Najdorf and King's Indian as Black. Those were different times, and...

Anish Giri Interview: 'Chess Is Extremely Psychological'

Anish Giri Interview: 'Chess Is Extremely Psychological'

DavidC2
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Anish Giri tells David Cox about the multicultural upbringing that shaped his chess talent, why social media has been huge for the game and the moments when he’s believed he can become world champion. As the current world number-four, Anish Giri is one of the best-known chess players on the planet. But that’s not just because of his skill over the board. The Dutchman has built a rapidly growing Twitter following, thanks to his quick-fire wit and willingness to engage with everyone, from...

In Other News: Park Chess, Female Chess, Cartoons, Commercials

In Other News: Park Chess, Female Chess, Cartoons, Commercials

PeterDoggers
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Chess in a Filipino park, chess as a therapy for tough times and as a source for marketing and for cartoons. There are interesting new facts about female participation, and the female GM Harika Dronavalli shares her journey. And have you seen the new thing in chess streams: eye-tracking? Enjoy this new episode of In Other News. Chess in the Park The Black-and-White Jungle Grandmaster Marketing Chess Cartoons The Best (and Worst) Countries to be a Female Chess Player Harika's TEDx Talk Eye-Tracking,...

Unknown Chess Players Who Won A Prize

Unknown Chess Players Who Won A Prize

IM Silman
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WHO ARE THEY? Everyone wants to win a brilliancy prize, but few get to experience it. In this article, I’ve found several “unknown players” who actually were able to grasp that dream. Can you solve these positions? If you do, you won't get a brilliancy prize, but you will feel pretty good as you howl in joy to the heavens. 1. Harry Rombach: Born 1899 (Ukraine), died 1981 (Canada). A skilled teacher, journalist and composer of problems and studies, he was born...

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