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The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

IM Silman 6 days ago

The Gothenburg Interzonal (Sweden) in 1955 was a 21-player round robin that was held from August 15 to September 21. The top group was the Soviet players (in no particular order): David Bronstein, Elfim Geller, Paul Keres, Tigran Petrosian, Boris Spassky, and Georgy Ilivitsky, who had previously come in third by tiebreaks in the 1955 Soviet championship, half a point behind Smyslov and Geller (Geller beat Smyslov in the playoff), but ahead of Spassky, Petrosian, Botvinnik, Taimanov, Keres, etc. Paul...

Karjakin Squeezes Meier In Speed Chess

Karjakin Squeezes Meier In Speed Chess

NM SamCopeland 16 hrs ago

Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier are renowned for their similar python-like style of play. Each has regularly demonstrated the ability to patiently maneuver and press from a superior position until their opponent suffocates for lack of moves. In their Speed Chess Championship match this week, the reigning world blitz champion proved himself to be faster and better at this style of play. As Meier laconically observed after the match, the best blitz players just play better moves and play them faster. Karjakin...

How To Watch So vs Giri Today: Speed Chess Champs

How To Watch So vs Giri Today: Speed Chess Champs

pete 1 day ago

The top chess player in the United States will be in action today on Chess.com as Wesley So battles the Dutch number-one Anish Giri in the first round of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship, the strongest tournament ever held online. Could you be watching the future world chess champion? It's possible that either So or Giri could one day challenge Magnus Carlsen for the title. The winner of the match will almost certainly face the world champion soon, assuming Carlsen advances in the...

ChessCenter: Magnus Makes News

ChessCenter: Magnus Makes News

ChessCenter 14 days ago

Magnus Carlsen is all over the news lately, with a star-studded event covered by Chess.com and a surprise win in Titled Tuesday. Let the ChessCenter team tell you all about the most important news in chess, including a controversial story about female discrimination.

Asian Continental: Wang Hao Wins, Wei Yi Disappoints

Asian Continental: Wang Hao Wins, Wei Yi Disappoints

PeterDoggers 1 day ago

GM Wang Hao edged out his compatriot GM Bu Xiangzhi on tiebreak to win the Asian Continental Championship in Chengdu, China. Both players finished on 7.0/9 and qualified for the 2017 FIDE World Cup together with GMs Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Yu Yangyi and Tsegmed Batchuluun. Vidit, Wang and Bu at the closing ceremony. | Photo Lennart Ootes. The 16th Asian Continental Championship, which also served as a World Cup qualifier, took place 12-20 May, 2017 in Chengdu, China. 69 players participated...

How To Watch Karjakin vs Meier Today: Speed Chess Champs

How To Watch Karjakin vs Meier Today: Speed Chess Champs

pete 2 days ago

The 2017 Speed Chess Championship continues with an exciting doubleheader this week, and two of the world's most solid chess players kick it off today as the 2016 world championship challenger Sergey Karjakin faces the online chess stalwart Georg Meier, who was the top qualifier for the tournament. Follow the action live at Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess today at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern) Click here to find 10 a.m PDT in your own time zone. The following viewing...

Giri, So To Face Off Thursday In Speed Chess Match

Giri, So To Face Off Thursday In Speed Chess Match

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

A day after the battle between Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier there's an even higher profile matchup for the 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championhip. World number two Wesley So will be facing world number nine Anish Giri this Thursday. Find all information about the 2017 Speed Chess Championship here This match will be the first Speed Chess battle where both participants were invited directly into the tournament. "Neither player participated in the 2016 GM Blitz Battle, so I'm really excited...

More Lessons From Master Games

More Lessons From Master Games

GM Gserper 5 days ago

Last time, we started to analyze the old game Charousek-Alapin and learned a useful trick that can be used in variety of openings. As a rule, you can learn more than just one idea from a game played by a strong player. Let's see what else we can squeeze from just one game. Notice the position after White's 11th move: White's Ne5 is beautifully placed in the center and well supported by two pawns: d4 and f4. It leaves Black in a lose-lose situation. He can choose to either tolerate...

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