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7 Minutes Of Tension In Chess Olympiad's 1st Round

7 Minutes Of Tension In Chess Olympiad's 1st Round

FM MikeKlein
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Olympiads usually offer several nuggets every two years: Worthy champions, Bermuda party excesses, and round-one upsets. But at the 2018 Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia, the opening games in both the open and women's sections didn't produce a single flipped team result from the expected. In the open section, the biggest story lasted not hours, but minutes. The gold-medal defending team USA had not arrived at their boards at the scheduled starting time of 3 p.m. Nor had any of the team been seated...

Spectacular Ceremony Starts Batumi Chess Olympiad

Spectacular Ceremony Starts Batumi Chess Olympiad

PeterDoggers
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The 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia officially opened on Sunday with a spectacular opening ceremony that included dancing and singing performances, speeches and the drawing of colors. Many esteemed members of the chess community called it the best ever, including players like Ivan Cheparinov, who is about to play in his eighth Olympiad. The rich chess history of Georgia could be felt throughout the opening ceremony, held 45 km away from the Batumi city center in the 10,000-seat...

What Can We Learn From This Horrible Game?

What Can We Learn From This Horrible Game?

GM Gserper
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I think it was GM Tartakower who once said "the wise chess player learns from someone else’s mistakes, the smart one learns from his own mistakes, and the stupid chess players never learn." So, let's be wise and learn from the games of the best chess players in the world! The only question is, which games should we use? It is tempting to get a game played by two 2800 players, but I can assure you that in most cases an average club player is not going to learn much from the sophisticated...

How To Play The Trompowsky Attack: 2...c5

How To Play The Trompowsky Attack: 2...c5

IM Keaton87
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Dive into IM Keaton Kiewra's deep lesson on the Trompowsky Attack in this next lesson, as he discusses a tricky line he's had trouble with in his own games. This is an opening that rewards flexible play and learning this line will make you happy to see 2...c5 in your games.

Adams vs Carlsen, Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad 2010

Adams vs Carlsen, Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad 2010

FM Michel2426
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Hello my chess friends. We are in Olympiad days, so, I thought it was a good idea to analyze a great game played in Khanty-Mansiysk, 2010. It was between Michael Adams and Magnus Carlsen. The English Legend beat the Norwegian Genius in a good style.  By the way (just a small parenthesis on the way), I want to wish good luck and success to my compatriots from Cuba (got some friends there) in Batumi. We are going to miss Leinier and Bruzon (our two best players), but always wishing the best for...

Dvorkovich, Short Respond To Chess.com Questions

Dvorkovich, Short Respond To Chess.com Questions

PeterDoggers
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In 11 days from now, a new FIDE president will be elected in Batumi, Georgia. Today we're providing answers from Arkady Dvorkovich and Nigel Short to Chess.com questions sent to all three candidates. Sadly, Georgios Makropoulos declined to participate. On Monday, September 3 Chess.com sent the same list of questions to all three candidates. Our goal was to get a clear view of the areas where they agree and disagree, and to learn more about which candidate has what kind of plans for the future...

Arena Kings Streamers Championship Season 2 Leaderboard

Arena Kings Streamers Championship Season 2 Leaderboard

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Here you'll find updated standings and leaderboard information for the Arena Kings Streamers Championship Season 2. Season 2 press release and announcement. Rank Player Points Twitch Channel Name / Title 1 penguingm1 195 www.twitch.tv/penguingm1 GM Andrew Tang 2 DanielNaroditsky 190 www.twitch.tv/dnaroditsky GM Daniel Naroditsky 3 AlexanderL 160 www.twitch.tv/gmlenderman GM Alexander Lenderman 4-T GMKrikor 110 www.twitch.tv/gmkrikor GM Krikor Mekhitarian 4-T gkchesstiger 110 www.twitch.tv/igmgatakamsky GM...

New Tournament Announced: 'Tata Steel Chess India'

New Tournament Announced: 'Tata Steel Chess India'

PeterDoggers
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A new blitz and rapid tournament will be held in November in Kolkata, India. Chess.com is partnering with the tournament. Tata Steel Chess India 2018 is a new super-tournament scheduled for November 9-14. The tournament format is similar to what is used in the Grand Chess Tour: three days of rapid chess and two days of blitz. The location is the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in Kolkata, India. The participants are a mix of international top grandmasters and Indian stars: Tata Steel...

Speed Chess Championship 2018 | Official Information

Speed Chess Championship 2018 | Official Information

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The 2018 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship will feature 16 of the world's best chess players in an innovative eSports bracket tournament and a guaranteed prize pool of $55,000. See the round two results here. NEXT MATCHES: So vs Vidit Gujrathi: Nakamura vs Vachier-Lagrave: You can find important information on the event below.  Broadcast and streaming Bracket Matchups and pairings Fantasy prediction contest SmarterChess predictions Schedule Results Event...

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