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Nepomniachtchi Joins Carlsen, Anand To Lead Tata Steel Chess

Nepomniachtchi Joins Carlsen, Anand To Lead Tata Steel Chess

PeterDoggers
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Ian Nepomniachtchi defeated Vidit Gujrathi to join Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen in the lead in round nine of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Teimour Radjabov suffered his first loss vs Vladimir Fedoseev. The 81st edition of the Tata Steel Chess tournament remains a close affair. With five rounds to go, there are three leaders, and two players trailing them by half a point. Betting on Carlsen to win the tournament is still the safest option, but anything can happen.  After winning...

Stockfish Wins Rapid Computer Championship Over Lc0; Bullet Chess Next

Stockfish Wins Rapid Computer Championship Over Lc0; Bullet Chess Next

pete
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It's no surprise that Stockfish continued its dominance in the Computer Chess Championship format as the champion engine picked up another tournament first place. Perhaps the bigger story from the Rapid Redux, however, is the emergence of an updated Lc0 as the clear runner-up and most serious threat to the reign of the fish. Follow the always-running Computer Chess Championship: Watch and chat on Chess.com/CCC—includes the all new Chess.com user interface Watch and chat on Twitch.tv/computerchess—includes...

How Can Prearranged Draws Hurt Your Own Openings?

How Can Prearranged Draws Hurt Your Own Openings?

GM Gserper
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The end of 1970s and the beginning of 1980s were definitely the peak of Anatoly Karpov's chess career. He was larger than life in the Soviet Union!  His wedding with Irina Kuimova (you see, 40 years later I still remember the name of Karpov's first wife!) took place in Red Square next to the Kremlin and was covered by media similar to royal weddings.  It was a time when the chief of the Soviet chess, grandmaster Krogius, famously told a young Garry Kasparov that "we already have the...

Deep Blue vs Kasparov: Historic Chess Games

Deep Blue vs Kasparov: Historic Chess Games

IM Anna_Rudolf
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The two matches between the legendary chess champion Garry Kasparov and the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue are surely some of the most important chess played in history. The last game in the last match signaled a changing of the guard as the world's best chess players were no longer human. IM Anna Rudolf shows you the historic game.

Why Rashid Nezhmetdinov Never Became a Grandmaster?

Why Rashid Nezhmetdinov Never Became a Grandmaster?

Spektrowski
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This is an excerpt from the book The Chess History of Tataria by Marat Khasanov, published at the Tatarstan Republic Chess Federation site. http://www.tat-chess.ru/publ/pochemu_r_nezhmetdinov_ne_stal_grossmejsterom/1-1-0-14 As Nezhmetdinov's name became more well-known, people often asked if he was a grandmaster-strength player, and if he was, why didn't he become one? I often heard chess fans asking Rashid Gibyatovich himself about that. He would literally explode. "There were no tournaments!"...

Delhi International Chess Festival: Pantsulaia Wins

Delhi International Chess Festival: Pantsulaia Wins

IM Rakesh
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The Georgian GM Levan Pantsulaia nudged six others on tiebreak to clinch the main event of the Delhi International Chess Festival in New Delhi. The 17th edition of the Delhi International Chess Open was held across three categories (A, B and C) with a huge total of 2,810 players and a massive prize fund of $150,000 USD. FIDE confirmed a world record for the Category C event as the most number of players that participated in a FIDE-rated Swiss tournament. Category A, the main event, was a 10-round...

Arena Kings Streamers Championship Season 3 Leaderboard

Arena Kings Streamers Championship Season 3 Leaderboard

News
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Here you'll find updated standings and leaderboard information for the Arena Kings Streamers Championship for season three.  You can read the season three announcement here for complete details. Standings as of January 19 Rank Player Points Twitch Channel Name / Title 1 Hikaru 210 www.twitch.tv/gmhikaru GM Hikaru Nakamura 2 penguingm1 130 www.twitch.tv/penguingm1 GM Andrew Tang 3 Firouzja2003 90 www.twitch.tv/alirezafirouzja GM Alireza Firouzja 4 DanielNaroditsky 85 www.twitch.tv/dnaroditsky GM...

Chessbrahs, Arch Bishops Clash In PRO Chess Monday-Tuesday

Chessbrahs, Arch Bishops Clash In PRO Chess Monday-Tuesday

NM SamCopeland
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This week's PRO Chess League dodges, ducks, dips, dives and dodges as it moves to Monday and Tuesday to accommodate many player conflicts with Tata Steel and Gibraltar. The Eastern and Central Divisions play on Monday beginning at 7 a.m. PT while the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions play on their usual Tuesday beginning at 4:30 p.m. PT. Each match is sure is sure to be exciting, but we quickly preview three matches to keep your eyes on. Play Fantasy! Just learning about the PRO Chess League? Visit...

2019 PRO Chess League: Official Information

2019 PRO Chess League: Official Information

PROChessLeague
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The PRO Chess League is an international online rapid chess league featuring 32 teams from around the world competing for $50,000 in prize money and the title of 2019 PRO Chess League champion. This season features stars like Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So, Anish Giri and many more! The 2019 regular season is 10 weeks long, running from January 8 through March 14. During the regular season, teams will play one match against...

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