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Dortmund R1: Nepomniachtchi Declines Giri's Birthday Gift

Dortmund R1: Nepomniachtchi Declines Giri's Birthday Gift

PeterDoggers
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On his 28th birthday Ian Nepomniachtchi reached a winning position in a queen endgame vs Anish Giri but failed to convert. The other three games of the 46th Sparkassen Chess Meeting's first round also ended in draws. This year's Dortmund tournament took off on Saturday afternoon in the Orchestra Center NRW, and more than six and a half hours all games had ended peacefully. There was definitely some fighting chess though. Especially our Game of the Day saw lots of nice, hidden resources. Schach...

FIDE Ethics Commission Bans Ilyumzhinov

FIDE Ethics Commission Bans Ilyumzhinov

PeterDoggers
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The FIDE ethics commission has sanctioned Kirsan Ilyumzhinov for violating the FIDE code of ethics. The FIDE president, who was banned from "holding any position" effectively for six months, plans to fight the decision. In a brief statement on its website, FIDE published the news: The Ethics Commission unanimously decides that Mr Ilyumzhinov is guilty of the violation of the FIDE Code of Ethics. Mr Ilyumzhinov is sanctioned with a temporary exclusion from holding any position...

Going Berserk In Chess!

Going Berserk In Chess!

GM Gserper
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Some 20 years ago I had a conversation with a grandmaster who grew up in a bad neighborhood.  He was recollecting his youth years when street fighting was pretty common. I don't remember much from his stories, but one of his phrases has stuck in my mind:  "It is not the strongest who wins the fight but the craziest!"  A game that was played almost 170 years ago by two of the best Russian players of that time clearly proves the point. Carl Jaenisch developed his Jaenisch Gambit...

Free Twitch simul at 8:00 am New York time on Sunday

Free Twitch simul at 8:00 am New York time on Sunday

IM attilaturzo
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Free Twitch simul at 8:00 on Sunday I invite you to join to the Free Twitch simul which will start on Sunday at 8:00 am New York, 1:00 pm London, 2:00 pm Berlin time.The time control will be 30 minutes per player.The entry is free.If you want to analyse the simul game with me in a 60 minutes lesson which is video recorded for future viewing, then you can order the lesson at https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SSMX52VSMAJ6QIf...

14th World Champion Kramnik, Giri Favorites As Top Chess Returns In Dortmund

14th World Champion Kramnik, Giri Favorites As Top Chess Returns In Dortmund

PeterDoggers
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Top classical chess returns this Saturday with the start of the Dortmund super tournament. "Mr. Dortmund," Vladimir Kramnik, is again the top seed, but Anish Giri will be close on his heels. The 46th Sparkassen Chess Meeting will take place July 14-22 in the Orchestra Center NRW in Dortmund, Germany. It's an eight-player single round robin. The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves followed by 15 minutes to finish the game with a 30-second increment starting...

3 Different Chess Views You Need To Know

3 Different Chess Views You Need To Know

IM Silman
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I get so many questions and statements about chess, but being old (yep, 108 years old…don’t worry though, the friends that are still alive tell me that I don’t look more than 98) means that all those questions have been asked over and over and over. Seriously, I’ve gotten letters from Chess.com members saying, “Oh my god! I thought you were dead!” Not so fast, Mr. chess guy. Not so fast! I’m still around! So what are those “over and overs?”...

Giri Wins Speed Chess Open; Andriasyan Qualifies

Giri Wins Speed Chess Open; Andriasyan Qualifies

PeterDoggers
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Despite having been seeded into the main tournament already, GM Anish Giri decided to play Tuesday's Speed Chess Open Qualifier, and duly won it. Runner-up GM Zaven Andriasyan qualified for the 2018 Speed Chess Championship. Joining 14 seeded grandmasters, last month Leinier Dominguez qualified for the Speed Chess Championship in a four-player knockout. Yesterday the last spot was battled out in a 10-round Swiss (3 minutes + 1 second increment) open to titled players with a...

Can You Win The Speed Chess Championship Fantasy Contest?

Can You Win The Speed Chess Championship Fantasy Contest?

pete
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The biggest event in online chess is back for 2018, and the field of 16 grandmasters is set for the 2018 Speed Chess Championship. While the best players in the world battle it out on the chessboards, you can be a part of the action by predicting the winners in our all-new fantasy chess contest. And don't think you can just pick the favorites, either, because there are bonuses for choosing upsets. Here's how it works. Use the Google form below to fill out your selections for each match in your...

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