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So 1st In Rapid At Paris Grand Chess Tour

So 1st In Rapid At Paris Grand Chess Tour

PeterDoggers
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Despite drawing all his games today, Wesley So retained his lead at the Paris Grand Chess Tour. Before the start of the blitz, Sergey Karjakin and Hikaru Nakamura are trailing him by one point. "So" mostly stood for "solid" today, as the tournament leader split the point with three of his closest rivals: Nakamura, Karjakin, and Anand. Asked whether he was happy with his score, So replied: "I don't think it could have gone any other way." Wesley So (2851.8) after winning...

Paris Grand Chess Tour Day 2: So Takes The Lead

Paris Grand Chess Tour Day 2: So Takes The Lead

PeterDoggers
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Wesley So has a slim lead going into the final day of rapid at the Paris Grand Chess Tour. On Thursday the Leuven winner scored 2.5/3, and is chased by Levon Aronian and Sergey Karjakin. At noon, two hours earlier than the first day, the second triplet of rapid games took off in the Canal+ studio. This way, nobody (but in particular the French TV crew!) had to miss a minute of the French national football team playing Peru at the FIFA World Cup. Not all the players looked as fresh as they...

'His Pawn Cheated And Killed My Pawn!'

'His Pawn Cheated And Killed My Pawn!'

erik
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Every day at Chess.com we get a lot of suggestions, feedback and bug reports—and we really appreciate it! One of the most common bug reports looks something like this:  In my game, I moved my pawn to h4 and somehow his pawn from g4 managed to kill it and jump to h3. Smells suspiciously like hacking. Or... During my last game, I moved the pawn forward double space. Which places it beyond the enemy's pawn reach. But his pawn illegally cheated and killed my pawn. Hit replay and you will...

Anand's 3 Best Endgames

Anand's 3 Best Endgames

GM dbojkov
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Learn chess from one of the all-time greats as we look at three of the most instructive endgames in Vishy Anand's career.

My good games at this week #21

My good games at this week #21

UAArtur
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Hi, all!  I spent this week on trips. But I used a smartphone and I have a few good games for my regular blog.  More games you can see in Ssscandinavian! As we can see, the black is quite active in the line with 2...Nf6, so it's no wonder that often players with white pieces prefer not to let them play this opening scheme. The possibility for this is given, for example, by Tennyson's gambit. Here is another memorable position where I successfully acted as black...

Anand, So, Aronian Lead Paris Grand Chess Tour Day 1

Anand, So, Aronian Lead Paris Grand Chess Tour Day 1

PeterDoggers
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The second leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour took off today in Paris. After three rounds of rapid, Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian and Wesley So are on plus-one. The Paris Grand Chess Tour is again sponsored by Vivendi, owner of Canal+. The tournament is being held in the company's TV studio in Boulogne-Billancourt in southwest Paris, along the Seine. This means that again we have a trade-off: on the one hand, the tournament cannot host local spectators but on the other hand there is a professional...

How To Watch The Speed Chess Knockout Qualifier

How To Watch The Speed Chess Knockout Qualifier

pete
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The most-awaited online chess event is back for 2018 as the Speed Chess Championship kicks off its season next week with a new invitational knockout qualifier.  Follow the action live at Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess on Tuesday, June 26 at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. UTC). The following viewing options will be available: Twitch.tv/chess: the official broadcast with IM Daniel Rensch and GM Robert Hess—watch here to see the Twitch chat. Chess.com/TV:...

FIDE's African Gambit

FIDE's African Gambit

Alessandro_Parodi
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October 3 will not only see the elections for a new FIDE president, but also that of the leadership of the chess continents Africa, America, Asia, and Europe. Alessandro Parodi reports on the situation in Africa. Ahead of the FIDE presidential elections in Batumi, Georgia on October 3, all eyes are on candidates Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Georgios Makropoulos, Nigel Short and Arkady Dvorkovich. Meanwhile, national and continental federations are ready to make their moves to secure a comfortable spot...

Do You Know This Rare Chess Tactic?

Do You Know This Rare Chess Tactic?

GM Gserper
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Some chess tactical ideas are very common. For example, I cannot imagine any experienced chess player who never had back-rank problems in his games. Interference is pretty much at the opposite end of chess spectrum. Here is how Wikipedia describes it: "In the game of chess, interference occurs when the line between an attacked piece and its defender is interrupted by sacrificially interposing a piece. It is a chess tactic which seldom arises, and is therefore often overlooked." Here is a simple...

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