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Nepomniachtchi Beats Ding In Speed Chess Quarterfinal

Nepomniachtchi Beats Ding In Speed Chess Quarterfinal

PeterDoggers
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Ian Nepomniachtchi defeated Ding Liren in the second Speed Chess Championship quarterfinal match, played on Monday here on Chess.com. The Russian player won both the five- and three-minute segments with a big margin. The next match is today, Tuesday, November 19 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern, 18:00 CET): Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Wesley So! Watch it at Chess.com/tv. It was a match between the world number three (Ding) and six (Nepo) in classical chess, and also one between the world number two...

Team Battles Chess: Femme 'Batale,' North America vs Europe Tuesday

Team Battles Chess: Femme 'Batale,' North America vs Europe Tuesday

IsaacSteincamp
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Chess.com's Team Battle series continues on Tuesday, November 19 at 1 p.m. PST on Twitch.tv/Chess. This month's theme, Femme "Batale," will feature a women's continental clash between Europe and North America.   WFM Maria Emelianova and IM Anna Rudolf will play for Europe against WFM Alexandra Botez and WGM Jennifer Shahade, who will represent North America. The women will fight for a $3,500 prize fund, and another $500 will go to the charities...

Can You Solve The Perfect Chess Crime?

Can You Solve The Perfect Chess Crime?

GM Gserper
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"Darn it!" Dave couldn't hide his frustration as the ringing doorbell distracted him from Sam Loyd's chess puzzle. "Whoever is there, please leave." Dave was whispering while still trying to solve the tricky checkmate in two. But the doorbell kept ringing so persistently that the poor guy had to abandon his chess set and open the door. Detective Ron Miller didn't wait for an invitation and entered the room. It was obvious that Dave's long-time friend was distressed.  "It's him again!"...

World Chess Championship: Steinitz vs Zukertort

World Chess Championship: Steinitz vs Zukertort

GM JesseKraai
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We've now reached the start of the first official world chess championship, with the legendary Steinitz taking the crown. But the match wasn't a coronation. His opponent Zukertort was also strong, and won this game with a dangerous, romantic attack.

6 Special Puzzles you need to see (+ Video)

6 Special Puzzles you need to see (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Hi people who love a game where pawns are the soul. I keep training hard to play Carlos Torre Memorial in December. As I was solving studies in last days, I found 6 that I thought they really deserve to be shared, and that’s what this post is about. Of course I made a video; I suggest you to pause and try to find the moves. Video with analysis and questions https://youtu.be/7GnjbAolomQ I invite you to Subscribe. I will be uploading instructive videos for beginners and intermediate players...

Grischuk Wins Hamburg Grand Prix, Almost Certain Of Candidates Qualification

Grischuk Wins Hamburg Grand Prix, Almost Certain Of Candidates Qualification

PeterDoggers
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Alexander Grischuk won the FIDE Grand Prix in Hamburg on Sunday as well as $24,000 as he defeated Jan-Krzysztof Duda (who won $14,000) in the final's tiebreak. The Russian grandmaster will now almost certainly qualify for the 2020 Candidates' Tournament. Grischuk earned 10 Grand Prix points in Hamburg (eight for his victory and two extra points for winning two matches without tiebreak), while Duda got seven (five for coming second and two extra points for winning two matches...

OK, Boomer: The Best Chess Players Of A Generation

OK, Boomer: The Best Chess Players Of A Generation

pete
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The generational meme wars are heating up as "OK, boomer" (often with the necessary comma omitted) is now a catch-all reply to trump any disagreement between the young and old. This unstoppable meme has made its way across the Internet, all over Twitch, and even (dare we say it?) into "real life." As the popular phrase throws the spotlight on the boomers (born 1946-1964), let's rank the best chess players from this large and important post-war generation. While this era of chess was thoroughly...

PRO Chess League Qualifiers: Croatia Secures Final Berth In 2020 PRO Chess League

PRO Chess League Qualifiers: Croatia Secures Final Berth In 2020 PRO Chess League

PROChessLeague
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It took a mid-tournament surge, but the Croatia Bulldogs have now secured the 24th and final position in the 2020 PRO Chess League. Led by IM Tuan Minh Le, the Bulldogs clinched a final-round match with Azerbaijan Wolves and advanced with a 22-point tally. This year's qualifier featured eight teams from around the world, including South Korea and Portugal, who made their respective PRO Chess League debuts. With eight teams, the qualifier brought back the Battle Royale...

First You Smile, Then You Resign

First You Smile, Then You Resign

GM Gserper
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Chess is a very complicated game that requires utmost concentration. Therefore most of the time chess players have a very serious facial expression. I doubt that a fianchettoed bishop or a semi-open file would make many people laugh. Yet there is a certain positional element that inevitably makes chess players smile. Regardless of the rating or age, chess players start grinning whenever such a situation appears on a chessboard.  I am talking about tripled pawns.  I remember the first...

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