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Carlsen Dominates Speed Chess; Defeats So

Carlsen Dominates Speed Chess; Defeats So

NM SamCopeland 15 hrs ago

"Magnus Carlsen dominates speed chess" is a fairly accurate description of chess in 2017. Carlsen has destroyed multiple fast chess formats. After shared firsts (but no title on tiebreak) in the World Rapid and Blitz Championships in December, he has won the three Titled Tuesdays, the Norway Chess blitz tournament, the Paris and Leuven blitz and rapid tournaments, the Champions Showdown match with Ding Liren, and now he has defeated Wesley So by the incredible score of 27.5-9.5 in the Speed Championship. Carlsen...

Svidler Moves To Shared First Place At Palma GP

Svidler Moves To Shared First Place At Palma GP

PeterDoggers 17 hrs ago

Winning as Black today Peter Svidler moved to a plus one score at the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca. The Russian GM joined leaders Levon Aronian, Teimour Radjabov, Anish Giri and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The other win was scored by local hero Francisco Vallejo, who defeated Boris Gelfand. The Israeli grandmaster is now in last place with minus two. Palma de Mallorca Grand Prix | Round 3 Results Bo. No. Fed Title Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Fed Name Rtg No. 1 2 GM Vachier-Lagrave 2796 1½ ½...

Do You Need To Know Mate And Tactic Names?

Do You Need To Know Mate And Tactic Names?

IM Silman 2 days 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 9 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.

Stockfish Wins Chess.com Computer Championship

Stockfish Wins Chess.com Computer Championship

pete 1 day 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 1 day 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...

The Best Holiday Deals On Chess Gear

The Best Holiday Deals On Chess Gear

News 4 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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