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Tata Steel Chess R4: Carlsen Beats Giri's Drawing Streak

Tata Steel Chess R4: Carlsen Beats Giri's Drawing Streak

PeterDoggers
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Anish Giri and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi were the only winners in the fourth round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee. With his fourth straight draw, Magnus Carlsen has now drawn 21 straight classical games, one more than Giri's longest streak. It was once again Norwegian reporter Tarjei Svensen who provided the chess world with some interesting statistics. Since the second round of the European Club Cup in October 2018, Carlsen hasn't won or lost a classical game, and that includes...

Gukesh Becomes 2nd Youngest Chess Grandmaster In History

Gukesh Becomes 2nd Youngest Chess Grandmaster In History

IM Rakesh
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At the age of 12 years, 7 months, and 17 days, Indian prodigy Gukesh Dommaraju became the second youngest grandmaster in chess history. He scored his third grandmaster norm at the 17th Delhi International Chess Grandmaster Open today in New Delhi, India. Despite the recent torrid tournament schedule for Gukesh, the world record of Sergey Karjakin still narrowly stands, this time by just 17 days! He had a blazing start as he started with 4.5/5 and then drew three strong GMs to have great...

2019 PRO Chess League: Official Information

2019 PRO Chess League: Official Information

PROChessLeague
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The PRO Chess League is an international online rapid chess league featuring 32 teams from around the world competing for $50,000 in prize money and the title of 2019 PRO Chess League champion. This season features stars like Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So, Anish Giri and many more! The 2019 regular season is 10 weeks long, running from January 8 through March 14. During the regular season, teams will play one match against...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 17. Paul Morphy.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 17. Paul Morphy.

simaginfan
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A cheery 'Good Morning' to those of you joining me for some more of the innumerable chess games that I have floating around my head. I have taken time off from annotating games for the second part of the Charousek article to add one of Morphy's games to this series. My posts are littered with things that I have written about players who's talent went unfulfilled for various reasons. De Vere, Wisker, Charousek, Junge, Engels, Ian Wells etc. It is a recurrent theme. It is difficult to decide whether...

Tata Steel Chess R3: Nepomniachtchi Wins Again, Grabs Lead

Tata Steel Chess R3: Nepomniachtchi Wins Again, Grabs Lead

PeterDoggers
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Ian Nepomniachtchi took sole lead in round three of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. The Russian grandmaster reached 2.5/3 after beating a so far struggling Vladimir Kramnik. There were two more winners: Ding Liren defeated Jorden van Foreest, who was very close to drawing the Chinese GM in a bishop ending. Jan-Krzysztof Duda recovered from his loss on Sunday as he won a good game vs Vladimir Fedoseev.  Nepomniachtchi played the solid 5.Re1 against Kramnik's...

The Secrets Of Prearranged Draws In Chess

The Secrets Of Prearranged Draws In Chess

GM Gserper
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Prearranged draws are the reality of chess. You might hate it, you might fight it, but if two players want to make a draw, they will find the way to do it. Sometimes such players just agree to a draw before the game and when the game starts they try to trade pieces as quickly as possible to reach the desired result. There are designated opening variations that help you to achieve the goal quickly and efficiently. Like this one: You can find about 1,500 games like this in the database. Don't get...

PRO Chess Teams Power Up For Week Two

PRO Chess Teams Power Up For Week Two

FM MikeKlein
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The new scoring system of the Professional Online Rapid (PRO) Chess League means teams aren't just trying to eke out victories. They're trying to demolish their opponents and run up big scores. So, get ready for some teams to use some big names to try to open up big leads early in the season. How did that play out in week one? Unsurprisingly, the league top team, the St. Louis Arch Bishops (one of last year's semifinalists), produced the biggest score, along with the Montreal ChessBrahs. The Arch...

Bobby Fischer's Best Chess Quotes

Bobby Fischer's Best Chess Quotes

CHESScom
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Bobby Fischer is easily the most famous chess player of all time. When Bobby spoke about chess naturally people listened! Here are ten of his famous quotes. 1. "1.e4 - Best by test." You can find a few games where Fischer started the game with 1.c4, or 1.Nf3, but without question, the most played first move by Bobby was 1.e4. "1.e4 - Best by Test!" 2. "I like the moment I crush a man's ego." Just play over a handful of Bobby Fischer's games, and you can easily sense his strong desire...

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