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2017 Speed Chess Championship Schedule, Results, Information

2017 Speed Chess Championship Schedule, Results, Information

pete May 2, 2017

The 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship features 16 of the world's best chess players in an innovative eSports bracket tournament. NEXT MATCH:  CHAMPIONSHIP -- Jan. 3: Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central Europe You can find important information on the event below. Broadcast and streaming Schedule, results, and prizes Bracket Event prizes Format Rules Further information Promotional video trailer Broadcast and streaming: All...

Artemiev Scores At Mind Games, 2nd Behind Carlsen In Blitz

Artemiev Scores At Mind Games, 2nd Behind Carlsen In Blitz

PeterDoggers 11 hrs ago

GM Vladislav Artemiev jumped to second place in the blitz world rankings after winning 79.2 Elo points at the IMSA Elite Mind Games in China. Alexander Grischuk won no less than 127.2 points. The second IMSA Elite Mind Games championship took place 8-16 December in Huai'an, Jiangsu Province, China. It was organized by the Board and Card Games Administrative Center of the General Administration of Sport, together with the Municipality of Huai’an. The competition included games such...

How To Watch Karjakin vs Nakamura Saturday: Speed Chess Champs

How To Watch Karjakin vs Nakamura Saturday: Speed Chess Champs

pete 1 day ago

Who will face Magnus Carlsen in the finals of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship? Two of the world's best players face off Saturday for that privilege as the 2016 world championship challenger Sergey Karjakin will take on the online chess legend Hikaru Nakamura in what could be the closest Speed Chess match of all time—the ultimate coin flip, as FM Mike Klein says in his preview.  Follow the action live at Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 9...

How To Checkmate: Damiano Mate

How To Checkmate: Damiano Mate

GM Ginger_GM 1 day ago

You know all the crazy, newfangled ways to checkmate, sure. But do you know one of the very oldest patterns? Simon Williams gives you a history lesson on checkmate.

Svidler Wins Historic 8th Russian Championship Title

Svidler Wins Historic 8th Russian Championship Title

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

GM Peter Svidler and WGM Aleksandra Goryachkina are the winners of the 2017 Russian Championship's Superfinals, which finished on Thursday in St. Petersburg. Both players won a rapid playoff held after the final round. Svidler won the title for the eighth time. Chess.com's interview with Peter Svidler. Since 2012, the Russian Championship's Superfinal is part of the Chess in Museums project, supported by the Russian Chess Federation and the Timchenko Charitable Foundation. This...

Efim Geller, Killer On The Chessboard

Efim Geller, Killer On The Chessboard

IM Silman 1 day ago

Several years ago I was at a coffee shop in Pasadena, California, and started a conversation with a few young (mid-twenties) Taiwanese people. After we chatted about Taiwan, our talk took a turn into various kinds of pop music. I made it clear that most pop instantly sparks my gag reflex. Then I started raving about the wonders of ZZ Top, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin. They all were looking at me with glassy eyes and one finally said, “Never heard of any of them.” Lately...

Akobian, Rambaldi Win Titled Tuesday

Akobian, Rambaldi Win Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland 3 days ago

In a tight Titled Tuesday field, GMs Varuzhan Akobian and Francesco Rambaldi, both living in St. Louis, topped Chess.com's second Titled Tuesday in December. They each achieved the critical 8.5/10 score, a half-point ahead of three players in shared third: GMs Jose Ibarra and Gabriel Sargissian and FM Max Warmerdam. Race to the Top The critical round seemed to be the eighth. In that round, Akobian and Rambaldi were each leading with 6.5/7 and were paired against each other. A nice win by Akobian...

Karjakin vs Nakamura: The Ultimate Coin Flip

Karjakin vs Nakamura: The Ultimate Coin Flip

FM MikeKlein 2 days ago

Never in Speed Chess Championship history, or really in any of Chess.com's head-to-head matches, have two GMs approached their face-off so soon after an over-the-board meeting. A scant five days after playing a classical game against each other in the final round of the 2017 London Chess Classic, top GMs Sergey Karjakin and Hikaru Nakamura will face off in the second Speed Chess Championship semifinal match this Saturday, December 16. The Russian is seeded number two, the American three, and the...

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