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Trapped Queens On the Isle: FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss Round 7

Trapped Queens On the Isle: FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss Round 7

IM DanielRensch
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3 Really fun games from Round 7 at the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss! A queen gets trapped by Houska, we see an awesome "dark-square-dominated" assault by Harika, and then a super complicated game that I'm STILL not even sure I fully understand between Zhong and Amin fill out today's stat sheet.  Enjoy! Game / Video 1: Game / Video 2: Game / Video 3: Peace.

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Aronian Joins Caruana In Lead

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Aronian Joins Caruana In Lead

PeterDoggers
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As the only winner in round seven among the top 12 boards, Levon Aronian swapped places with Wang Hao to join Fabiano Caruana in the lead at the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss in Isle of Man. There are four rounds to go. You can follow the games here as part of our live portal, Chess.com/events. There's daily coverage by GM Daniel King and IM Anna Rudolf, joined by WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni for interviews, on Twitch.tv/chess. The show starts daily at 14:50 local time, which...

Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

batgirl
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Something Old      Deep into the 19th century chess was still characterized by match play.       The idea of tournaments was slow to catch on.  Prior to the London International Tournament of 1851 (the first international tournament), the number of tournaments could have been counted on one hand with fingers left over.  London 1851 was a clumsy match-tournament, but a catalyst nonetheless.  The decade-plus between the 1851 and the second international...

Beating the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (Part 2)

Beating the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (Part 2)

IndreRe
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Welcome to the second part of our planned 4-part series on the infamous Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. Our aim is to find a Black response that gives us the most "bang for our buck". In the first part we covered some of the "declined" options, 3... e5 (the Lemberger Counter-Gambit), 4... Bf5 (the Vienna Defense) and 4...Nbd7 (the Lion Defense). See part 1, HERE. Today, we're going to look at two very common "accepted" options, 5...e6 (the Euwe Defense), and 5...Bg4 (the Teichmann Defense). 5. 5...e6...

Caruana, Wang Hao Lead FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss At Half

Caruana, Wang Hao Lead FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss At Half

PeterDoggers
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The sixth round of the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss started with seven leaders, but of those just Fabiano Caruana and Wang Hao won their games today. The two are on 5/6 going into the only rest day in Isle of Man. You can follow the games here as part of our live portal, Chess.com/events. There's daily coverage by GM Daniel King and IM Anna Rudolf, joined by WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni for interviews, on Twitch.tv/chess. The show starts daily at 14:50 local time, which...

Is Chess A Sport, Science Or Art?

Is Chess A Sport, Science Or Art?

GM Gserper
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When we learn the rules of chess and start playing, we never ask ourselves the question in the title of the article. We just enjoy the process of playing, that's all! But almost any person who has played chess for a long time is going to ask: "What is chess?" The answer depends on the time this question is asked. For example, after last year's world championship tiebreak, Fabiano Caruana might have answered something like: "What is chess? Magnus don't hurt me, don't hurt me no more." Fabiano...

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: 7 Players Lead As Caruana Escapes

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: 7 Players Lead As Caruana Escapes

PeterDoggers
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Luke McShane had Fabiano Caruana on the ropes in round five of the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss, but after six hours and 41 minutes, Caruana "did a Magnus" and got away with a draw. Seven players are now sharing the lead with 4/5. You can follow the games here as part of our live portal, Chess.com/events. There's daily coverage by GM Daniel King and IM Anna Rudolf, joined by WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni for interviews, on Twitch.tv/chess. The show starts daily at 14:50 local...

Why You Should Move Your Queen As Early As Possible!

Why You Should Move Your Queen As Early As Possible!

ArnieChipmunk
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One of the first things everyone learns playing chess is that the queen is the strongest piece on the board. Her power is amazing! She's worth nine pawns; she's majestic, extremely agile and has seemingly unlimited powers. Then, however, comes the big disappointment: It's actually unwise to move the queen early in a chess game. Don't move the queen too early! Develop your knights and bishops first, occupy the center, bring the king into safety, and only then start thinking about your queen. This...

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