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Speed Chess Championship Resumes With Karjakin vs Meier

Speed Chess Championship Resumes With Karjakin vs Meier

PeterDoggers 5 hrs ago

It's Speed Chess week! Our online championship will resume on Wednesday this week the match between Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier. On Thursday there's Anish Giri vs Wesley So, which we'll preview tomorrow. After four qualifier tournaments in April, we saw Hikaru Nakamura convincingly reaching the second round. The American player eliminated qualifier Sergey Grigoriants 20.5-7.5. Now it's up to Sergey Karjakin, who is making his debut at Chess.com, to do the same against qualifier Georg...

Ding Beats Gelfand, Wins Moscow Grand Prix

Ding Beats Gelfand, Wins Moscow Grand Prix

PeterDoggers 1 day ago

Ding Liren became the sole winner of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. Boris Gelfand went for a "very optimistic sacrifice" (as described by Hikaru Nakamura) which turned out to be incorrect. With strong play Ding won the game and also the tournament as co-leader Shakhriyar Mamedyarov drew his game in just 13 minutes with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Nakamura wasn't impressed by Gelfand's sacrificial play. | Photo: Maria Emelianova. In line with the overall Grand Prix "intrigue," board one finished...

More Lessons From Master Games

More Lessons From Master Games

GM Gserper 1 day ago

Last time, we started to analyze the old game Charousek-Alapin and learned a useful trick that can be used in variety of openings. As a rule, you can learn more than just one idea from a game played by a strong player. Let's see what else we can squeeze from just one game. Notice the position after White's 11th move: White's Ne5 is beautifully placed in the center and well supported by two pawns: d4 and f4. It leaves Black in a lose-lose situation. He can choose to either tolerate...

ChessCenter: Magnus Makes News

ChessCenter: Magnus Makes News

ChessCenter 10 days ago

Magnus Carlsen is all over the news lately, with a star-studded event covered by Chess.com and a surprise win in Titled Tuesday. Let the ChessCenter team tell you all about the most important news in chess, including a controversial story about female discrimination.

Moscow GP: 'Hari' Beats 'Nepo' In Dramatic Game

Moscow GP: 'Hari' Beats 'Nepo' In Dramatic Game

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

Pentala Harikrishna was the only winner at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow today. The Indian grandmaster was first losing, but eventually defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi in what was one of the most dramatic games of the tournament. Hari went from losing to winning as his king went from f8 to c2. | Photo: Maria Emelianova. It was another round with many draws, but at least the games were rather good today. Let's just go down the boards and start with board one where Anish Giri, who had just...

More Of My Favorite Classic Chess Games

More Of My Favorite Classic Chess Games

IM Silman 4 days ago

This series is all about the classic games that affected me in a profound manner as a young teen (15 years old). In general, they were positional games, since for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 years old), strategic considerations were left behind, and as a result were alien. Thus, when I was finished studying games by Anderssen, Morphy, Spielmann, Marshall, Alekhine and Tal, I decided to check out less extreme players and broaden my chess horizons. This...

Giri, Hou Score In Moscow Grand Prix Round 7

Giri, Hou Score In Moscow Grand Prix Round 7

PeterDoggers 3 days ago

Anish Giri scored his first win at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow today. The Dutch GM defeated Salem Saleh. Beating Jon Ludvig Hammer, Hou Yifan scored her second win of the tournament. Nepomniachtchi gives autographs to children (see text). | Photo: Maria Emelianova. After some real excitement in rounds three and four, the draw fever is kind of back at this Moscow Grand Prix, at least at the top boards. In the last couple of days we've seen some short draws again, although today's board-one...

How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

louisathomas 5 days ago

When I began playing chess, I had no idea how to begin a game. I would stare at the row of pawns, wondering which one I should order forward, without an idea of why. Or I’d hop a knight into the open board and hope for the best. There are 20 possible first moves in chess, and after each player has moved once, that number soars to 400. I knew that calculation and strategy were the keys to winning, but how could I possibly plan what was going to happen or what I should do, when all I could see...

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