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Carlsen Beats Topalov, Leads Shamkir Chess

Carlsen Beats Topalov, Leads Shamkir Chess

PeterDoggers 4 hrs ago

Magnus Carlsen defeated tournament leader Veselin Topalov today, and taking the lead at the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir. Ding Liren moved to plus-one after beating a suffering David Navara. Round seven was crunch time for Magnus Carlsen, who had the white pieces against Veselin Topalov. Half a point ahead of his rival, Topalov obviously was happy with a draw but he also knew that he had lost the last six games to this opponent—rapid and blitz games in Leuven and Paris in 2016...

Caruana Takes Share Of Lead; Wang Unstoppable At U.S. Championships Rd. 7

Caruana Takes Share Of Lead; Wang Unstoppable At U.S. Championships Rd. 7

FM MikeKlein 20 hrs ago

Certain rules are forming at the 2018 U.S. Championships.  1. Don't play the French against GM Fabiano Caruana. 2. GM Zviad Izoria is not to be underestimated. 3. There's a better chance of WIM Annie Wang making a mistake on her homework than at the chessboard. In today's round seven, pre-round leader GM Sam Shankland defied his earlier statements and drew calmly with one of the big guns, GM Wesley So. That gave Caruana an opening, and he used it to play a bughouse-like game in dealing...

2018 Speed Chess Championship Official Schedule, Players, Prizes, Information

2018 Speed Chess Championship Official Schedule, Players, Prizes, Information

News 1 day ago

The 2018 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship will feature 12 of the world's best chess players in an innovative eSports bracket tournament and a starting (guaranteed) prize pool of $50,000. You can find important information on the event below. Broadcast and streaming Schedule Event prizes Detailed format List of players Rules Further information Promotional video trailer 2017 event Broadcast and streaming: All 2018 Speed Chess Championship matches will be broadcast live with full...

Look Out! Komodo Created An Account On Chess.com!

Look Out! Komodo Created An Account On Chess.com!

News 1 day ago

Actually 20! Introducing @Komputer1, @Komputer2, @Komputer3, @Komputer4.... You get the idea   All the way up to @Komputer20.  There is now an engine for everyone as Komputer1 weights in at a rating of 678 whereas Komputer20 is a heavy hitting 2692.  Not sure where to find the engines?  That's easy: Currently, play against engines is once again rated and will remain so at least until we have solid ratings nailed down, but may not be available long term.  And...

Giri, Carlsen Trying To Catch Topalov At Shamkir Chess

Giri, Carlsen Trying To Catch Topalov At Shamkir Chess

PeterDoggers 1 day ago

David Navara blundered heavily today and quickly lost to Anish Giri, who joined Magnus Carlsen in second place in Shamkir. Veselin Topalov continues to lead the Gashimov Memorial after drawing with Rauf Mamedov. Following the tradition of earlier years, the organizers had two activities scheduled for the rest day. The players visited the nearby chess school, and some of them participated in football, with both a local team and an international team playing. Navara sharing his knowledge...

Wesley So Gets His Revenge

Wesley So Gets His Revenge

GM Gserper 4 days ago

One of the most shocking games in the history of the U.S. chess championship was played in 2015. Can you imagine one of the world's strongest players losing his game in just six moves playing White? This is exactly what happened! I was really puzzled when the live transmission of the game brought this: My first thought was that Wesley So forgot to turn off his cell phone and forfeited his game after an unexpected call from one of his well wishers. But of course, as you know, it wasn't the case....

2 Unlikely Leaders At U.S. Chess Championships

2 Unlikely Leaders At U.S. Chess Championships

FM MikeKlein 2 days ago

If you had GM Sam Shankland and WIM Annie Wang at the top of your fantasy chess bracket, congratulations, you're eating prime rib tonight. A little more than halfway through the 2018 U.S. Championships, these two unlikely tournament leaders head into the lone rest day with the field chasing them. Tomorrow is the rest day, so the chase pack will have 48 hours to figure out a plan. GM Sam Shankland, leading the U.S. Championship the latest he ever has. | Photo: Lennart Ootes/Saint...

Frank Marshall, Part 5: A Radical Change

Frank Marshall, Part 5: A Radical Change

IM Silman 5 days ago

Frank Marshall played quite a bit in 1915, but all his games were in the U.S. There were two reasons for this: First, World War I. Second: Marshall opened the Marshall Chess Club in New York! With new responsibilities and an inability to go to Europe, one might think that his chess would lose a bit of his strength. That wasn’t the case. He still had his attacking flare and he was also extremely hard to beat. Marshall via Wikipedia.  The New York National tournament was a great example....

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