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Stockfish Wins Chess.com Computer Championship

Stockfish Wins Chess.com Computer Championship

pete 2 hrs ago

The powerful, open-source chess engine Stockfish narrowly beat out two strong commercial engines to win the first Chess.com Computer Chess Championship this week. Stockfish placed clear first in the 10-engine round robin to reach the superfinal, and then edged the second-place Houdini in the rapid, blitz, and bullet finals to win the championship, which was shown on Chess.com's live server Nov. 13 through 16. The Chess.com Computer Chess Championship was announced in September and featured...

Aronian, Radjabov Join Leaders At Palma GP

Aronian, Radjabov Join Leaders At Palma GP

PeterDoggers 10 hrs ago

Levon Aronian and Teimour Radjabov won their games in round two of the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The two are tied for first place with Anish Giri and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Ernesto Inarkiev was one of the winners yesterday, but he lost to Aronian and dropped back to 50 percent. After two rounds, nobody is left with a 100 percent score, and nobody started with two losses. Palma de Mallorca Grand Prix | Round 2 Results Bo. No. Fed Title Name Rtg Pt. Result Pt. Fed Title Name Rtg No. 1 6 GM Giri 2762 1 ½...

Do You Need To Know Mate And Tactic Names?

Do You Need To Know Mate And Tactic Names?

IM Silman 1 day ago

The Chess.com member grepschrop wrote: “Some players told me that it’s not important to know the names of mating patterns. My experience with kids is contrary. What is your opinion?” SILMAN: Though one might think this is easy to answer, I have to say that we have two different animals here: The simplest and most crucial for beginners (tactical and mating patterns) are pins, back-rank mate, forks, decoys, clearance sacrifices, x-rays, windmills, deflections, skewers, and double...

ChessCenter: The Best Chess Of October

ChessCenter: The Best Chess Of October

ChessCenter 8 days ago

It was a big month for chess, with Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Sergey Karjakin, and Vladimir Kramnik all making big news. Find out the top stories and moves on and off the chessboard with the full ChessCenter team.

Giri, MVL, Inarkiev Start With Wins At Palma Grand Prix

Giri, MVL, Inarkiev Start With Wins At Palma Grand Prix

PeterDoggers 1 day ago

Anish Giri, Ernesto Inarkiev and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave were the winners on the first day of the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Teimour Radjabov, who is hoping to qualify for the Candidates' (like MVL), started with a quick draw. The fourth and final leg of the 2017 FIDE Grand Prix series took off on Thursday in the Iberostar Cristina hotel in Palma de Mallorca. Palma is the capital and largest city of Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It was in Palma where...

Carlsen-Ding Biggest Champions Showdown Win

Carlsen-Ding Biggest Champions Showdown Win

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

By scoring 8.5-3.5 on the final day, Magnus Carlsen beat Ding Liren 67-25 which was the biggest margin of all four Champions Showdown matches in St. Louis. Carlsen won $60,000 (€50,800) for his win, and Ding got $40,000 (€33,870). Commentator Yasser Seirawan: "At critical moments Ding misses a key move."Commentator Maurice Ashley: "I think it's not moves, I think it's ideas." It doesn't really matter how you describe it, but one thing is clear: Carlsen was by far the better player in...

The Best Holiday Deals On Chess Gear

The Best Holiday Deals On Chess Gear

News 3 days ago

Holiday shopping season is here, and there's no better time to pick up some over-the-board chess gear for anyone on your list (or even yourself).  The holidays are a great time to get together and play some chess, so make sure you stock up on the highest-quality equipment available. Use the coupon code Chess.com at checkout for a 20 percent discount on all of the chess equipment below (and everything else at WholesaleChess). The coupon code is valid now through Nov. 22.  Wholesale...

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