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Can Anand Be The Federer Of Chess?

Can Anand Be The Federer Of Chess?

FM MikeKlein 14 hrs ago

What's more impressive: spending more than 300 weeks as the world number one, or winning five separate world championship titles? We'll leave it to you to debate who's had a more historic career -- Roger Federer or GM Viswanathan Anand. More intriguing is what Anand said of the man with the wicked one-hander. Quoted on ESPN-India, Anand said you can "roughly compare" being 35 in tennis to being 47 in chess. In addition to this intriguing thought experiment, this edition of "In Other News" includes...

Andreikin Shows Endgame Magic Beyond Move 100

Andreikin Shows Endgame Magic Beyond Move 100

PeterDoggers 1 day ago

Dortmund's fourth round saw four fighting draws, with two games going beyond move 100. After a 7.5 hour battle Dmitry Andreikin managed to save an endgame with rook and two pawns vs two rooks against Matthias Bluebaum. The start of the fourth round in Dortmund. | Photo: Georgios Souleidis. In the last two rounds the drawing percentage in Dortmund climbed to 81.2 percent, but the players cannot be accused of a lack of fighting spirit. After four interesting draws, Bluebaum and Wojtaszek...

I Have No Idea How I Won

I Have No Idea How I Won

IM Silman 1 day ago

The Chess.com member ostria wrote: I wonder if you would take a look at one of my games. I won, but the thing is I have no idea how! I made simple moves through the game and I am sure we both made many mistakes, but what was my opponent’s fatal mistake? Silman: Okay, let’s leap into your, "I don’t know why I won!" game. We have a classic isolated d-pawn position, though White’s dark-squared bishop shouldn’t be on g5 so early in the opening. Usually White...

Las mejores jugadas de Paul Morphy

Las mejores jugadas de Paul Morphy

FM LuisFSiles 17 hrs ago

El genio americano fue sin duda un adelantado a su época. Nadie como él para explotar las ventajas de desarrollo, espacio o iniciativa. Aprende de sus mejores momentos y déjate sorprender por sus brillantes combinaciones.

Black Is OK In Dortmund

Black Is OK In Dortmund

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

Black was very comfortable in the third round in Dortmund. All games ended in draws, and so Matthias Bluebaum and Radoslaw Wojtaszek are still tied for first place at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting. The entrance of the Orchesterzentrum in Dortmund. | Photo: Georgios Souleidis. Also after three rounds, top seeds Kramnik and Vachier-Lagrave are still waiting for their first win. The standings didn't change with four draws on Tuesday, with Black being surprisingly comfortable in...

How To Fight 2 Queens

How To Fight 2 Queens

GM Gserper 5 days ago

I noticed that when I teach the rules of chess to kids, almost nothing excites them more than a pawn promotion. I can see sparkles in the kids' eyes and have to answer the unavoidable question: "So, I can have two queens at the same time?" Of course I explain that theoretically it is possible to have even nine queens of the same color at the same time. In my old article I analyzed the games where the total numbers of queens on the board was four or more. In most cases when your opponent has two...

Andrew Paulson, 1958-2017

Andrew Paulson, 1958-2017

FM MikeKlein 3 days ago

Andrew Paulson, the founder of Agon Limited and the man with a vision for the growth of top-level chess, died Tuesday from cancer. He was 59. Paulson's death was reported on the web site of the Russian newspaper Kommersant. It was confirmed by current Agon CEO Ilya Merenzon to Chess.com. Andrew Paulson off the southern coast of Devon, U.K. From Paulson's Facebook page. Although not overtly involved in chess for the last few years of his life, Paulson's mark on the game is still felt today....

Passionate About Squares: Oddities

Passionate About Squares: Oddities

IM Silman 8 days ago

In this article we’ll take a look at "deep squares" (6th, 7th, and even the 8th!). So far we’ve used knights as the conqueror of squares, and most of the games will indeed highlight knights. However, this time I’ll also give examples of bishops moving into holes in the enemy camp, and even a rook. Remember: repetition is critical in any form of learning, and chess demands endless repetition until the ideas are permanently burned into your brain. So the more you recognize weak...

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