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How To Watch Caruana vs Hou Yifan Speed Chess Champs Today

How To Watch Caruana vs Hou Yifan Speed Chess Champs Today

pete 1 hr from now

The Chess.com Speed Chess Championship fields a highly anticipated battle today as the top-rated chess player in America, Fabiano Caruana, takes on the highest-rated woman in the world, Hou Yifan. The match was easily the favorite Speed Chess Championship date for the month of August, as Chess.com fans are eager to see two of the biggest names in the game play each other.  Follow the action live at Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess today, Aug. 24, at 3 p.m Pacific time (6...

Nepomniachtchi Tops Aronian  In Nail-Biter Speed Chess

Nepomniachtchi Tops Aronian In Nail-Biter Speed Chess

NM SamCopeland 2 hrs ago

Ian Nepomniachtchi fended off a fierce comeback from Levon Aronian with skilled trickery in the bullet portion of the match and will advance to face Sergey Karjakin in the quarterfinals. In the early match, Aronian was clearly the more dominant player, but better clock management, time-trouble tricks, and (unfortunately) superior internet brought Nepomniachtchi ultimate victory in his debut match. For Aronian, this is his second disappointing first-round exit after he was defeated last year by Alexander...

How To Watch Nepomniachtchi vs Aronian Speed Chess Champs Today

How To Watch Nepomniachtchi vs Aronian Speed Chess Champs Today

pete 22 hrs ago

The Chess.com Speed Chess Championship resumes today with a battle of two closely-matched super-GMs: Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Levon Aronian.  Nepomniachtchi is technically the higher seed, starting the Speed Chess Championship with a better blitz rating. But that was before Aronian surged nearly 70 points to number-three in the world.  Aronian is playing the best blitz of his career, fresh off a win in St. Louis, but he will have to deal with a younger opponent eager to notch his...

ChessCenter: Best Chess Month Of The Year?

ChessCenter: Best Chess Month Of The Year?

ChessCenter 25 days ago

With so many major events in August, the ChessCenter team previews the Sinquefield Cup, Kasparov's return, numerous Speed Chess Championship matches and a chess feud that might be about to spill over into violence on the 64 squares!

Carlsen At The World Cup: 'I Want To Exploit This Loophole'

Carlsen At The World Cup: 'I Want To Exploit This Loophole'

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

In an interview with Chess.com, Magnus Carlsen has commented on his participation in the upcoming World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia. "It is a bit odd that the rules allow me to play when it's a world championship qualifier (...) but as long as the rules are there then I want to sort of exploit this loophole to get an interesting experience." Lead photo: Chess.com/Maria Emelianova. Last month the news broke that Carlsen will be participating in the World Cup, which starts in less than two...

Kasparov: What Went Wrong?

Kasparov: What Went Wrong?

GM Gserper 3 days ago

The St. Louis rapid and blitz tournament was definitely the most anticipated chess event of the year. Even people who remember chess only when they see a puzzle in the Sunday column of their local newspaper were intrigued. Indeed, the return of Kasparov after 12 years of hiatus was an attempt to defy the laws of nature. Some 2,500 years ago the Greek philosopher Heraclitus coined the famous phrase: "You cannot step twice into the same river." His meaning? Change is the only unchangeable thing...

Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?

Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?

FM MikeKlein 4 days ago

Septuagenarian Rex Sinquefield, one of the biggest St. Louis Cardinals fans, has seen many of his favorite team's 11 World Series Game Sevens. Today he got to play one of his own. With the "Ultimate Moves" team battle knotted at 3-3 between his and his son's GM-laden squads, the original procedure called for a tie. After some discussion, the teams reconvened for an impromptu game seven. Cover photo: Chess.com/Maria Emelianova. Whereas in the first six games players alternated after five moves...

Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

IM Silman 6 days ago

I used to do a lot of reader question columns but, for some reason, I haven’t done it in a long time. Why, I don’t know. However, I’m finally in the mood to discuss some of the Chess.com members' thoughts. THE MAN WHO CAN’T COUNT Sneakmasterflex wrote (in my article, Beat Your Opponent By Retreating!): “Most of Silman’s puzzles are just blatantly taken from his How to Reassess 4th ed. This guy has zero originality when it comes to articles, as owner of that...

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