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How To Watch Karjakin vs Nepomniachtchi Speed Chess Today

How To Watch Karjakin vs Nepomniachtchi Speed Chess Today

pete 55 min ago

An all-Russian battle awaits fans in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship today, as the last world-championship challenger is now the favorite to advance in the bracket.  GM Sergey Karjakin, who lost to Magnus Carlsen in the 2016 world chess championship, will match up with the fellow Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi for the right to move on and possibly face Carlsen in the tournament final. But first these two blitz chess specialists will have to duel each other...

Grischuk Knocks Out MVL In 1st Speed Chess Upset

Grischuk Knocks Out MVL In 1st Speed Chess Upset

PeterDoggers 4 hrs ago

Alexander Grischuk eliminated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave today in the MasterClass Speed Chess Champioship's first quarterfinal. Grischuk's next opponent is the winner of the match between Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So. Don't miss the second quarterfinal, between Sergey Karjakin and Ian Nepomniachtchi, on October 24 at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. New York and 7 p.m. CEST at www.Chess.com/tv. Somehow an underdog had never beaten a favorite before in the history of Chess.com featured matches. That...

How To Watch MVL vs Grischuk Today

How To Watch MVL vs Grischuk Today

pete 1 day ago

Could this be the closest match in the 2017 Speed Chess Championship yet?  You can throw the seeds out the window as Maxime Vachier-Lagrave will face Alexander Grischuk in the first quarterfinal of the championship, the strongest ever in online chess. Follow the action live at Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess today, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. GMT) Click here to find 10 a.m PDT in your own timezone. The following viewing options...

ChessCenter: Carlsen Wins In Chess, Romance

ChessCenter: Carlsen Wins In Chess, Romance

ChessCenter 14 days ago

We all know Magnus Carlsen is winning on the chessboard, but is he lucky in love? Levon Aronian is following a similar path, winning the World Cup and getting married. Find out the latest chess news, and the best and worst of the last month, only on ChessCenter.

Carlsen-Ding Among Champions Showdown Matches

Carlsen-Ding Among Champions Showdown Matches

PeterDoggers 17 hrs ago

In November some of the world's strongest grandmasters will be returning to St. Louis for what is called the Champions Showdown. The four matches are Hikaru Nakamura vs. Veselin Topalov, Fabiano Caruana vs. Alexander Grischuk, Wesley So vs. Leinier Dominguez and Magnus Carlsen vs. Ding Liren. Some top players had already hinted at playing in St. Louis, and now it's officially announced. Eight players, four matches, rapid and blitz only. This is the format of the 2017 Champions...

MVL-Grischuk Preview: The Basketball Player vs The Tennis Player?

MVL-Grischuk Preview: The Basketball Player vs The Tennis Player?

FM MikeKlein 1 day ago

By now, you know GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and GM Alexander Grischuk. Or, maybe you don't. There's more to them than tactics and novelties. Sure, in round one of the 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship, you saw the Frenchman squash the world junior champion, while the Russian nearly doubled up his young opponent. And you also know Vachier-Lagrave just won the 2017 Sinquefield Cup and was a semifinalist in the 2017 World Cup, while Grischuk is a three-time world blitz champion. GM Alexander...

Interview With Anand: 'The Brain Switches Off If It Gets Too Bored'

Interview With Anand: 'The Brain Switches Off If It Gets Too Bored'

FM LuisFSiles 21 hrs ago

Many years ago I was lucky to work at the press room of the Super Tournament of Linares, helping my good friend IM Bjarke Sahl make the bulletin of that fantastic event of the 64 squares that many people ended up calling "the Wimbledon of chess". I met in person most of the participants in that edition, and Vishy Anand caused a big impression for his humility and his kindness. After the tournament he visited my city, Granada, which is one hour and a half away from Linares, and I showed him the most...

The Eternal Battle: Bishops vs Knights

The Eternal Battle: Bishops vs Knights

IM Silman 5 days ago

The Chess.com member dudejan asked: I always seem to struggle to know where to develop my bishops. For knights the concepts of outposts or placement behind a pawn to double defend certain squares are quite logical for me. But for bishops I don’t seem to have the same understanding. I think this is mainly because at the time when you need to develop the bishop, it isn’t clear which diagonals are going to open up. For instance when playing White, developing the dark-squared bishop...

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