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Carlsen, Caruana, So Vie For PRO Chess Champs This Weekend

Carlsen, Caruana, So Vie For PRO Chess Champs This Weekend

FM MikeKlein 21 hrs ago

Kill your TV but double-check your internet connection. This weekend will decide which four teams will advance to college basketball's "Final Four," but the Professional Online Rapid (PRO) Chess League is one week ahead in its own version of March Madness.  Both the semifinals and finals will be contested for the league's first-ever championship weekend. The four squads are already known. The quartet that survived and advanced: the Norway Gnomes, the Stockholm Snowballs, the St....

Sharjah Masters: 1st Pancake, Tasty Tournament

Sharjah Masters: 1st Pancake, Tasty Tournament

Only a month after the FIDE Grand Prix the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club is hosting another tournament. The start of the first Sharjah Masters was somewhat chaotic, but the conditions for the players are excellent. "The first pancake is always spoiled," some say. The first Sharjah Masters was held March 23-31 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Its opening day was like a first pancake. The first round of the Sharjah Masters in action. For starters, the participants were...

Oddities In The Classic Bishop Sacrifice

Oddities In The Classic Bishop Sacrifice

IM Silman 1 day ago

Every chess player knows about the classic bishop sacrifice. And everyone wants to smash that light-squared bishop into h7, drag the screaming-in-terror enemy king from its pawn cover, and execute it as its army helplessly watches.In general, the victimized king gets mated on squares like e7, f8, g8, h8, h7, h6, g6, and f6. And, in general, sequences like Bxh7+, Ng5+, Qh5 (or Qg4 if the king runs to g6) make the CBS (classic bishop sacrifice) easy to play and as smooth as silk. Here’s a...

Wesley So's Top 10 PRO League Moves

Wesley So's Top 10 PRO League Moves

FM MikeKlein 14 hrs ago

Wesley So is the top chess player in the United States, and this weekend he looks to lead his St. Louis Arch Bishops to the PRO Chess League championship. FM Mike Klein counts down So's 10 best moves from this season of the exciting new league.

ChessCenter: Who Will Win The PRO Chess League?

ChessCenter: Who Will Win The PRO Chess League?

ChessCenter 7 days ago

Will Magnus Carlsen lead his Gnomes to PRO Chess League glory? The team discusses this and more, as chess was big in the news this month, with Carlsen on The Simpsons, women's chess made international headlines, and blunders and brilliancies galore! Don't miss ChessCenter where IM Danny Rensch, GM Simon Williams, IM Anna Rudolf, and WFM Alexandra Botez break down these headlines.

Howell 'Victorious Veteran' At Winter Chess Classic

Howell 'Victorious Veteran' At Winter Chess Classic

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

At 26 he was the oldest player in the field, but ended up winning the $5,000 first prize. GM David Howell of England won the top group of the Winter Chess Classic in St. Louis, ahead of GMs Dariuz Swiercz of Poland and Vladimir Fedoseev of Russia. With the U.S. Championship, the Sinquefield Cup and the new rapid & blitz event of the Grand Chess Tour, the city of St. Louis was already a majestic host of super strong tournaments. Now, it's taking its nickname "the U.S. capital...

The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

GM Gserper 5 days ago

I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular beginner's opening than Scholar's Mate: But let's be realistic, when was the last time you saw a Fool's Mate in a tournament? OK, I hear you, the world champion was very close to getting this kind of a checkmate recently, as we discussed in this article. But of course that was not...

"Borislav Ivanov Arrested In Bulgaria"

"Borislav Ivanov Arrested In Bulgaria"

PeterDoggers 3 days ago

Borislav Ivanov, the Bulgarian chess player who was strongly suspected of cheating in chess a few years ago, has been arrested in Bulgaria for forging documents. This was reported by Chessdom. Remember Borislav Ivanov? The name might ring a bell, although it's been a few years. He was the Bulgarian player who, without a title and a rating below 2300, started to score several grandmaster performances at different tournaments, now four years ago. Image courtesy Gospodari na Efira/Chessdom. According...

PRO Chess League Top Performers

PRO Chess League Top Performers

IM dpruess 8 days ago

Here we try to keep track of some of the best performances of the 2017 season of the PRO Chess League. Points Scored # Name Team Pts 1 Meier, Georg Stockholm Snowballs 29.5 2 So, Wesley Saint Louis Archbishops 26 3 Dreev, Aleksey San Diego Surfers 24 4 Dominguez Perez, Leinier Miami Champions 23 5 Bacrot, Etienne Marseille Migraines 22.5 6 Noritsyn, Nikolay Toronto Dragons 21.5 7 Gozzoli, Yannick Marseille Migraines 21.5 8 Carlsen,...

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