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Saric Still Perfect In PRO Chess Week Two

Saric Still Perfect In PRO Chess Week Two

NM SamCopeland
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After two weeks, only one player, GM Ivan Saric, has a perfect 8/8 score in the PRO Chess League. His dominant performance (as well as GM Eric Hansen's) have made the Montreal Chessbrahs look like one of the teams to beat early in the PRO Chess League season. Also greatly impressing are the Saint Louis Arch Bishops and the relatively unheralded Barcelona Raptors who scored a double-digit victory once again. Cast your vote in the game and MVP of the week polls! These four players scored 4/4...

Carlsen, Giri Join Leaders At Tata Steel Chess

Carlsen, Giri Join Leaders At Tata Steel Chess

PeterDoggers
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In a most entertaining sixth round it was again "double Dutch" at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament with wins for both Anish Giri and Jorden van Foreest. Giri joined Ding Liren and Ian Nepomniachtchi in the lead and so did Magnus Carlsen, who won his second game in a row. Whereas one journalist complained about the poor level in some of the games, most of his colleagues and other chess fans truly enjoyed the sixth round in Wijk aan Zee, held after the first rest day. On that rest...

2019 PRO Chess League: Official Information

2019 PRO Chess League: Official Information

PROChessLeague
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The PRO Chess League is an international online rapid chess league featuring 32 teams from around the world competing for $50,000 in prize money and the title of 2019 PRO Chess League champion. This season features stars like Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So, Anish Giri and many more! The 2019 regular season is 10 weeks long, running from January 8 through March 14. During the regular season, teams will play one match against...

Best Chess Games Of 2018: Ding vs Duda

Best Chess Games Of 2018: Ding vs Duda

GM Ginger_GM
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Two of the biggest talents in chess squared off for this incredible game, with Ding Liren beating the prodigy Jan-Krzysztof Duda in a complex tactical melee that could be the game of the year. GM Simon Williams shows you the intricacies in this video.

My good games at this week #50

My good games at this week #50

UAArtur
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Hello, my old and future chessfriends! I have a huge lack of free time this week, because I am  administer the Jacob Yukhtman Memorial online tournament (and player!)getting ready to stream tomorrow's mega-match Ukraine vs Russia on chess.comand finally I'm still have a flu. All this did not allow me to play a lot of games this week. I mean, a good games.But the most important thing. This is my fiftieth blog in this series. I will be glad if you find any words to say something to the author. In...

Ding Liren Catches Nepomniachtchi As Tata Steel Chess Visits Alkmaar

Ding Liren Catches Nepomniachtchi As Tata Steel Chess Visits Alkmaar

PeterDoggers
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Ding Liren defeated Sam Shankland and joined Ian Nepomniachtchi in the lead in round five of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, which visited the city of Alkmaar for one day. Magnus Carlsen was among the winners and thus made an end to his drawing streak of 21 classical games. Traditionally, the grandmasters in the masters group of the Tata Steel Chess tournament play two of their rounds at external location. Next Wednesday that will be Leiden, and yesterday the tournament visited the...

The Secrets Of Prearranged Draws In Chess

The Secrets Of Prearranged Draws In Chess

GM Gserper
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Prearranged draws are the reality of chess. You might hate it, you might fight it, but if two players want to make a draw, they will find the way to do it. Sometimes such players just agree to a draw before the game and when the game starts they try to trade pieces as quickly as possible to reach the desired result. There are designated opening variations that help you to achieve the goal quickly and efficiently. Like this one: You can find about 1,500 games like this in the database. Don't get...

Tata Steel Chess R4: Carlsen Beats Giri's Drawing Streak

Tata Steel Chess R4: Carlsen Beats Giri's Drawing Streak

PeterDoggers
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Anish Giri and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi were the only winners in the fourth round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee. With his fourth straight draw, Magnus Carlsen has now drawn 21 straight classical games, one more than Giri's longest streak. It was once again Norwegian reporter Tarjei Svensen who provided the chess world with some interesting statistics. Since the second round of the European Club Cup in October 2018, Carlsen hasn't won or lost a classical game, and that includes...

Bobby Fischer's Best Chess Quotes

Bobby Fischer's Best Chess Quotes

CHESScom
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Bobby Fischer is easily the most famous chess player of all time. When Bobby spoke about chess naturally people listened! Here are ten of his famous quotes. 1. "1.e4 - Best by test." You can find a few games where Fischer started the game with 1.c4, or 1.Nf3, but without question, the most played first move by Bobby was 1.e4. "1.e4 - Best by Test!" 2. "I like the moment I crush a man's ego." Just play over a handful of Bobby Fischer's games, and you can easily sense his strong desire...

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