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World Chess Championship Game 7: Another Queen's Gambit, Another Draw

World Chess Championship Game 7: Another Queen's Gambit, Another Draw

FM MikeKlein
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To do a "Caruana" is an eponym meaning winning seven games in a row in a tournament. The world champ has done many amazing things in his career, but to do a "Carlsen" might mean to draw seven games in a row on chess's highest stage.  For the second consecutive world chess championship, the Norwegian has opened his title defense with seven draws. In today's round seven, he repeated the first nine moves from his round-two game, but Caruana's Queen's Gambit Declined held easily. At least...

Women's World Chess Championship: Ju Wenjun, Lagno In The Final

Women's World Chess Championship: Ju Wenjun, Lagno In The Final

IM JovankaHouska
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The final of the women's world championship will be played between Ju Wenjun of China and Kateryna Lagno of Russia. Ju will be defending her crown in a match over four classical games. "A fight is not won by one punch or kick, so either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard" was something Bruce Lee might have told our semi-finalists of the women's knockout world championship in Khanty-Mansiysk. As there is no bodyguard substitute for the game of chess, enduring was all our semi-finalists could do. For...

How To Watch The World Chess Championship: Carlsen vs Caruana

How To Watch The World Chess Championship: Carlsen vs Caruana

pete
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It's the biggest chess event of the year as World Champion Magnus Carlsen will try to defend his title against the American challenger Fabiano Caruana. The 2018 world chess championship will run November 9-28, and you can follow it all on Chess.com. Game eight will start Monday, November 19 at 7 a.m. Pacific time (10 a.m. Eastern, 3 p.m. London/GMT. Your local time: ). Caruana will play White and Carlsen will play Black in game eight. The match is scheduled for 12 games plus...

Grandmaster chess tactics training day 5

Grandmaster chess tactics training day 5

IM attilaturzo
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On the 5th training day, I solved puzzles when I streamed on Chess TV, we had many Viewers who wrote their ideas. I used 110 minutes to solve 35 puzzles. My goal is to get the Grandmaster title and in the same time inspire, motivate and teach players. You can follow my performance in this document: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IlPZK_h833gFmpRUQXCAhTJRCRxOz9eQattssTYhsyc/edit? usp=sharing A few puzzles from the session: If you want...

Shenzen Masters: Vachier-Lagrave Wins, Ding's Streak Ends

Shenzen Masters: Vachier-Lagrave Wins, Ding's Streak Ends

PeterDoggers
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A plus-one score was enough for Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to win the 2018 Shenzen Masters in China. The French GM edged out Anish Giri and Ding Liren on tiebreak after all finished on 5.5/10. It was Vachier-Lagrave's victory over Ding Liren, from round six, that got him the better tiebreak—a special game indeed. After Ding had remained undefeated for exactly 100 games, thereby improving Mikhail Tal's streak in the 1970s by five games, he went down in a spectacular encounter with MVL. Maxime...

World Chess Championship 2018: Carlsen-Caruana

World Chess Championship 2018: Carlsen-Caruana

PeterDoggers
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Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana drew their seventh game of the 2018 world chess championship. The champion went back to 1. d4 like in his first try with White, and the players repeated the same position from round two's Queen's Gambit Declined, until White went 10. Nd2. The pawn structure became symmetrical and several early trades took the life out of the position. It ended drawn after 40 moves. The score is now 3.5-3.5 after...

World Chess Championship Game 6: Caruana Misses 'Impossible' Win

World Chess Championship Game 6: Caruana Misses 'Impossible' Win

FM MikeKlein
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It has been 16,878 days since an American has won a game in an undisputed world championship match (Spassky vs Fischer, game 21, Aug. 31, 1972). And since the top American is not a supercomputer, it will be at least two more. In today's round six of the 2018 world chess championship, Fabiano Caruana pressed in a piece-for-three-pawns ending, but missed an incredibly opaque forced win against Magnus Carlsen. Yes, the Norwegian supercomputer "Sesse" announced mate in 30, but even top grandmaster...

2018 World Chess Championship: Halftime

2018 World Chess Championship: Halftime

GM JonathanTisdall
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GM Jonathan Tisdall shares his reflections on the Carlsen-Caruana world championship at halftime. (You can read his preview of the match here.) For convenience, we've copied the games with GM Sam Shankland's annotations from our news reports. I arrived in London for Game 5, exchanging the weird sense of omnipresent national fervor for the long absent joy of experiencing this most intense of all chess events live and up close. Yes, in many ways watching from the comfort of your home with a plethora...

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