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Chess.com Announces FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship

Chess.com Announces FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chess.com Announces FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship Oslo, April 20, 2019—The World Fischer Random Chess Championship is now officially recognized by FIDE and will start on Chess.com. This historic event will feature an online qualifying phase on Chess.com, beginning April 28, and is open to all players. The finals will be held in Norway this fall, with a prize fund of $375,000 USD. The International Chess Federation (FIDE) has granted the rights to host...

Trump Organization Was Invited To Host 2016 Match

Trump Organization Was Invited To Host 2016 Match

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Former FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov invited the Trump Organization to host the 2016 World Chess Championship at Trump Tower. This was revealed by Donald Trump himself in the Mueller report, where chess is playing a minor role and FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich is also mentioned. The search term "chess" gives a few hits in the Mueller report, the United States investigation into the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Both the former and the current...

2019 FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship Information Guide

2019 FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship Information Guide

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The 2019 FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship begins with the Open Non-Titled Qualifying Phase beginning April 28. Players worldwide are encouraged to enter by going to www.FRChess.com. How to Qualify Online Qualifying Phase Live Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals Schedule Venue Participants Prizes Additional Information How to Qualify 1. Go to www.FRChess.com 2. In the register section, click the Non-Titled Qualifier or Titled Qualifier button 3. Register...

How To Take Your Time In Chess

How To Take Your Time In Chess

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Time in chess has two meanings: the actual clock you must adhere to, and how quickly your pieces reach their intended destinations. In this lesson, learn how to take your time during an attack and not rush into a position too quickly.

Breaking News: Drama in Grenke

Breaking News: Drama in Grenke

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If you have not heard of GM Alireza Firouzja, you better look him up.  This kid is brilliant.   He's only 15 and is going for 2700 before his 16th birthday.  I have seen him on Chess.com playing bullet against the fastest in the world, and this morning stumbled onto this Twitter post from "Chess24com" with BREAKING NEWS: "Alireza Firouzja's chances of qualifying for the 2020 #GRENKEChess Classic suffered a big blow today when he was paired against an Israeli player and forfeited...

Chess Builds Bridges, Spreads Poll Awareness And Other News

Chess Builds Bridges, Spreads Poll Awareness And Other News

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Chess can build bridges between different ethnic groups in a war-torn country, and it can even raise awareness for voting. The royal game, with its long history, can give special opportunities to people with disabilities. This, and more, in a new episode of In Other News. Building bridges in South Sudan Raising voting awareness in India Disability does not stop from playing Making Europe smarter A chequered history Building Bridges in South Sudan As France24 reports, chess is enjoying...

PRO Chess League Semifinal: Baden-Baden Snowballs vs. Chengdu Pandas

PRO Chess League Semifinal: Baden-Baden Snowballs vs. Chengdu Pandas

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With the PRO Chess League finals just two weeks away, the margin for error is slim and some key factors will determine who goes home and who will stand at the podium as the 2019 PCL champions. The PRO Chess League regular season produced some dramatic storylines that saw teams rise and fall over the course of a few wild final weeks. Chess.com takes a look at three important storylines of the first semifinal match: the Baden-Baden Snowballs vs. the Chengdu Pandas. The match will...

Chess Streamers To Play Komodo Boss Rush In Twitch Rivals Event

Chess Streamers To Play Komodo Boss Rush In Twitch Rivals Event

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Chess.com and Twitch are teaming up to bring chess to the esports mainstream with a new man-vs-machine event called Komodo Boss Rush on Wednesday, April 24 at 9 a.m. PDT on www.Twitch.tv/TwitchRivals and www.Chess.com/TV.  Some of the top chess and variety streamers from Twitch will pair up to battle the Chess.com computer engine Komodo at increasing difficulty levels. Confirmed participants include stars like Hikaru Nakamura, John Bartholomew,...

When A Chess Simul Goes Wrong

When A Chess Simul Goes Wrong

GM Gserper
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Simultaneous exhibitions are always popular among chess fans. A simul is a unique opportunity for a club player to meet a grandmaster or even a world champion over a chessboard and maybe even beat him! When I was a kid, I never missed such an opportunity, so whenever there was a simul announcement, I was one of the first players to sign up. I was already a pretty decent player and yet I kept playing in the simuls. I remember when I was playing my first tournament with a master norm, a very strong...

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