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Karjakin Nearly Perfect But Aronian Extends Lead In St. Louis

Karjakin Nearly Perfect But Aronian Extends Lead In St. Louis

FM MikeKlein 14 hrs ago

Today was a day for short sleeves and short memories. At day four of the inaugural St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, the time control shrank to five minutes per side with a three-second delay. That means, unlike with increment, once in time pressure, always in time pressure. Many players dressed the part, arriving in polos instead of long-sleeve dress shirts. Not GM Levon Aronian -- even a little extra (stylish) fabric couldn't slow him down. He began the day up one on GM Hikaru Nakamura. The lead was...

Aronian Leads After Rapid; Dramatic 3rd Day For Kasparov

Aronian Leads After Rapid; Dramatic 3rd Day For Kasparov

PeterDoggers 1 day ago

On a dramatic third day at the St. Louis Rapid tournament, Garry Kasparov lost a won game vs David Navara, was given a full rook by Le Quang Liem, and then was beaten by Fabiano Caruana in a difficult endgame. Levon Aronian leads the tournament going into the blitz segment. Kasparov, just before resigning his game with Navara. | Photo: Chess.com/Maria Emelianova. It wasn't meant to be. Playing with long sleeves this time, Kasparov started the day strongly and was on the brink of...

Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

IM Silman 1 day ago

I used to do a lot of reader question columns but, for some reason, I haven’t done it in a long time. Why, I don’t know. However, I’m finally in the mood to discuss some of the Chess.com members' thoughts. THE MAN WHO CAN’T COUNT Sneakmasterflex wrote (in my article, Beat Your Opponent By Retreating!): “Most of Silman’s puzzles are just blatantly taken from his How to Reassess 4th ed. This guy has zero originality when it comes to articles, as owner of that...

ChessCenter: Best Chess Month Of The Year?

ChessCenter: Best Chess Month Of The Year?

ChessCenter 20 days ago

With so many major events in August, the ChessCenter team previews the Sinquefield Cup, Kasparov's return, numerous Speed Chess Championship matches and a chess feud that might be about to spill over into violence on the 64 squares!

Nepomniachtchi Beats Kasparov, Leads After Day 2

Nepomniachtchi Beats Kasparov, Leads After Day 2

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

While some of his colleagues are impressed by his play, GM Garry Kasparov himself has mixed feelings. The 54-year-old chess legend can definitely still compete with the current top players, as his draws with Levon Aronian and Viswanathan Anand demonstrated. But he lost to Ian Nepomniachtchi, who is in clear first place after day two at the Saint Louis Rapid tournament. Lead photo: Chess.com/Maria Emelianova. "I am very impressed! He's playing very well." Vishy Anand's...

The Forums

The Forums

batgirl 2 days ago

     When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead to the generally more involved pursuit of article writing.      But since giving up blogging, I've also used yet another, less formal, vehicle for passing on tidbits and connections I would encounter in my researching — the chess.com Forums.      ...

Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top

Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top

FM MikeKlein 3 days ago

Never have chess fans been so eager to see all draws. GM Garry Kasparov didn't mind them either. "Unlike 20 years ago, I was happy with three draws," he said at the end of a day that left him tired. Lead Photo: Chess.com/Maria Emelianova. After three half-points in as many games in day one of his return at the St. Louis Blitz and Rapid, Kasparov isn't the leader. Neither is he far behind after coming out his 12-year retirement. "I was quite pleased with my performance," Kasparov said. "My plan...

The Man Who Built The Chess Machine

The Man Who Built The Chess Machine

jimmysoni 2 days ago

By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni If anyone has a claim to be considered the founder of the information age, Claude Shannon does. In his groundbreaking work at the intersections of mathematics, engineering, and computer science, Shannon (1916-2001) laid the theoretical groundwork that made modern digital computers possible. He also inaugurated the field of information theory, inventing the bit—or the objective measure of information—and describing the digital codes that would make it possible...

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