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Nepomniachtchi, So, Svidler Eliminated From FIDE Chess World Cup

Nepomniachtchi, So, Svidler Eliminated From FIDE Chess World Cup

PeterDoggers
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Three big names were eliminated on the second day of the FIDE World Cup's fourth round. Wesley So and Peter Svidler only drew their games when they needed a win, while Ian Nepomniachtchi lost after a draw on Saturday. Leinier Dominguez and Jeffery Xiong managed to win on demand after starting with losses. You can follow the games here as part of our live portal Chess.com/events. There is daily coverage by our Twitch partner, the Chessbrahs. GMs Yasser Seirawan, Eric Hansen and Aman...

FIDE Chess World Cup: Dominguez, So, Svidler, Xiong Start With Losses

FIDE Chess World Cup: Dominguez, So, Svidler, Xiong Start With Losses

PeterDoggers
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The first day of the FIDE World Cup fourth round saw four decisive games, all won by White: Jan-Krzysztof Duda beat Jeffery Xiong; Alexander Grischuk beat Leinier Dominguez; Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beat Peter Svidler and Nikita Vitiugov beat Wesley So. You can follow the games here as part of our live portal Chess.com/events. There is daily coverage by our Twitch partner, the Chessbrahs. GMs Yasser Seirawan, Eric Hansen and...

The Early Life Of Pal Benko

The Early Life Of Pal Benko

IM Silman
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Pal Benko was born July 15, 1928 and died August 25, 2019 at the age of 91. Instead of throwing endless games at you (okay, okay…I will throw you a lot of games), I first want you to understand Benko’s personality and who Benko really was. Benko was extremely creative, had a great sense of humor and was a fantastic chess player. Benko never shied away from what he believed was right; he was clearly a man’s man. The first time I got close to Benko was more than 25 years...

The Power Of Patience In Chess

The Power Of Patience In Chess

GM gmjlh
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Patience is an underrated skill in chess, and perhaps in life. In a game of imbalances, waiting for the right moment pays off. GM Hammer shows you the power of patience on the chessboard in this lesson.

Reshevsky's Margate win over Capablanca, as reported by 64 newspaper

Reshevsky's Margate win over Capablanca, as reported by 64 newspaper

Spektrowski
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Been looking through the electronic archive of the 64 newspaper (it's available at the Russian Chess Federation website for free). Among other things, I found a small report about the Margate 1935 tournament, including the famous Reshevsky (Benjamin Blumenfeld called him "Rzeszewski, the former wunderkind") win over Capablanca. Here's the game, with annotations and denouement by Blumenfeld; I keep his "Rzeszewski" spelling for authenticity. This rich game gives us a lot of food for thought....

Ju Wenjun Leads 1st Leg As FIDE Women's Grand Prix Begins

Ju Wenjun Leads 1st Leg As FIDE Women's Grand Prix Begins

PeterDoggers
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Women's world champion Ju Wenjun leads the first Women's Grand Prix of 2019 with three rounds to go. The event is the first of four GP legs and is being held in Skolkovo, Russia. The current women's world championship cycle is in its final stage: Aleksandra Goryachkina sensationally won the Women's Candidates' Tournament earlier this year to meetJu Wenjun in a title match, tentatively scheduled for January 2020. Meanwhile, the new cycle has started with the first of four Grand Prix tournaments: Sept....

Which Football Quarterback Would Win At Chess?

Which Football Quarterback Would Win At Chess?

pete
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Football is sometimes called "chess on the gridiron." And by sometimes, I mean I just called it that. But the game is actually often compared to war, which is the most common metaphor for chess. And if football is war, the quarterback is the field general. As week three of the NFL season begins tonight, we look at five marquee quarterback matchups to see not only who is best on the field, but also who would win a head-to-head chess match. The rules: Each quarterback brings his existing mental...

FIDE Chess World Cup: Xiong Sends Giri Home

FIDE Chess World Cup: Xiong Sends Giri Home

PeterDoggers
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The tiebreaks of the FIDE World Cup third round saw a major upset as the 31st seed Jeffery Xiong (U.S.) knocked out the second seed, Anish Giri (Netherlands). Le Quang Liem (Vietnam) managed to send home the higher-rated Vladislav Artemiev (Russia). The losers in round three earned $16,000 whereas the following players, who start their round of 16 on Friday, are guaranteed of at least $25,000 each: Ding Liren vs. Kirill Alekseenko Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs. Peter Svidler Wesley...

How To Sponsor An Event On Chess.com

How To Sponsor An Event On Chess.com

CHESScom
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With tournaments happening every day on Chess.com, it is now easier than ever to have your brand represented during our official broadcasts. This overview will explain everything you need to know about sponsoring one of our events on Chess.com:  Chess.com Events Outreach Title Sponsorship Segment Opportunities Product Placement International Reach Our Properties Sponsorship Deck Contact Information Want a copy of our Sponsorship Deck? Click here to download our publicly available...

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