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FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Controversy Over 2 Similar Games

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Controversy Over 2 Similar Games

PeterDoggers
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With a surprisingly quick and crushing win over Alexander Grischuk, the Spanish grandmaster David Anton joined Levon Aronian and Fabiano Caruana in the lead at the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss in Isle of Man. There are three rounds to go. But the story of this round was about two other games that started out identically. You can follow the games here as part of our live portal, Chess.com/events. There's daily coverage by GM Daniel King and IM Anna Rudolf, joined by WIM...

5 Sports Plays That Are Like Chess

5 Sports Plays That Are Like Chess

pete
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Sports commentators love to mention chess during their broadcasts of football, basketball and baseball games, but often these shallow metaphors don't show a true understanding of chess. IM Daniel Rensch recently observed, while watching a sports game, that it would be interesting if announcers used more realistic chess comparisons in their commentary. Instead of spouting the cliche that "it's a chess game between the coaches," announcers who actually knew chess could use more relevant references. Which...

Beating the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (Part 2)

Beating the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (Part 2)

IndreRe
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Welcome to the second part of our planned 4-part series on the infamous Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. Our aim is to find a Black response that gives us the most "bang for our buck". In the first part we covered some of the "declined" options, 3... e5 (the Lemberger Counter-Gambit), 4... Bf5 (the Vienna Defense) and 4...Nbd7 (the Lion Defense). See part 1, HERE. Today, we're going to look at two very common "accepted" options, 5...e6 (the Euwe Defense), and 5...Bg4 (the Teichmann Defense). 5. 5...e6...

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Aronian Joins Caruana In Lead

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Aronian Joins Caruana In Lead

PeterDoggers
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As the only winner in round seven among the top 12 boards, Levon Aronian swapped places with Wang Hao to join Fabiano Caruana in the lead at the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss in Isle of Man. There are four rounds to go. You can follow the games here as part of our live portal, Chess.com/events. There's daily coverage by GM Daniel King and IM Anna Rudolf, joined by WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni for interviews, on Twitch.tv/chess. The show starts daily at 14:50 local time, which...

Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

batgirl
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Something Old      Deep into the 19th century chess was still characterized by match play.       The idea of tournaments was slow to catch on.  Prior to the London International Tournament of 1851 (the first international tournament), the number of tournaments could have been counted on one hand with fingers left over.  London 1851 was a clumsy match-tournament, but a catalyst nonetheless.  The decade-plus between the 1851 and the second international...

Caruana, Wang Hao Lead FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss At Half

Caruana, Wang Hao Lead FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss At Half

PeterDoggers
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The sixth round of the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss started with seven leaders, but of those just Fabiano Caruana and Wang Hao won their games today. The two are on 5/6 going into the only rest day in Isle of Man. You can follow the games here as part of our live portal, Chess.com/events. There's daily coverage by GM Daniel King and IM Anna Rudolf, joined by WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni for interviews, on Twitch.tv/chess. The show starts daily at 14:50 local time, which...

Is Chess A Sport, Science Or Art?

Is Chess A Sport, Science Or Art?

GM Gserper
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When we learn the rules of chess and start playing, we never ask ourselves the question in the title of the article. We just enjoy the process of playing, that's all! But almost any person who has played chess for a long time is going to ask: "What is chess?" The answer depends on the time this question is asked. For example, after last year's world championship tiebreak, Fabiano Caruana might have answered something like: "What is chess? Magnus don't hurt me, don't hurt me no more." Fabiano...

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