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Should You Gamble In Chess?

Should You Gamble In Chess?

GM Gserper 15 hrs ago

Many chess tournaments have taken place in casinos, and many famous grandmasters have left left the lion's share of their prizes at the playing tables. I personally know a guy who won a good prize in the Knock-Out World Chess Championship in Las Vegas (1999), yet he ended up borrowing money from his friends for his travel back home. I hope his sad example is the best warning against gambling. Indeed, why play a game that is stacked against you? If you bet on black or red at roulette, you have...

So Knocks Out Giri In Nail-Biting Speed Chess Duel

So Knocks Out Giri In Nail-Biting Speed Chess Duel

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

The very last bullet game (Chess960!) had to bring the decision. Wesley So defeated Anish Giri 15.5-14.5 in yesterday's Speed Chess match, one of the most exciting battles ever seen on the Chess.com live server. Find all Speed Chess information here. Emanuel Lasker beat Karl Schlechter to tie his match and keep the title, back in 1910. Garry Kasparov managed to do so two decades ago, in Seville, against Anatoly Karpov. Yesterday Wesley So also delivered.  The comparison is not perfect,...

The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

IM Silman 2 days ago

he Gothenburg Interzonal (Sweden) in 1955 was a 21-player round robin that was held from August 15 to September 21. The top group was the Soviet players (in no particular order): David Bronstein, Efim Geller, Paul Keres, Tigran Petrosian, Boris Spassky, and Georgy Ilivitsky, who had previously come in third by tiebreaks in the 1955 Soviet championship, half a point behind Smyslov and Geller (Geller beat Smyslov in the playoff), but ahead of Spassky, Petrosian, Botvinnik, Taimanov, Keres, etc. Paul...

Deadly Tactics In A Daring Opening

Deadly Tactics In A Daring Opening

GM Ginger_GM 2 days ago

There's a certain line of the Slav that can be as deadly as it is complicated. GM Simon Williams shows you a trap in the first 10 moves that can end the game before it begins.

ChessCenter: Magnus Makes News

ChessCenter: Magnus Makes News

ChessCenter 16 days ago

Magnus Carlsen is all over the news lately, with a star-studded event covered by Chess.com and a surprise win in Titled Tuesday. Let the ChessCenter team tell you all about the most important news in chess, including a controversial story about female discrimination.

Karjakin Squeezes Meier In Speed Chess

Karjakin Squeezes Meier In Speed Chess

NM SamCopeland 3 days ago

Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier are renowned for their similar python-like style of play. Each has regularly demonstrated the ability to patiently maneuver and press from a superior position until their opponent suffocates for lack of moves. In their Speed Chess Championship match this week, the reigning world blitz champion proved himself to be faster and better at this style of play. As Meier laconically observed after the match, the best blitz players just play better moves and play them faster. Karjakin...

How To Watch So vs Giri Today: Speed Chess Champs

How To Watch So vs Giri Today: Speed Chess Champs

pete 3 days ago

The top chess player in the United States will be in action today on Chess.com as Wesley So battles the Dutch number-one Anish Giri in the first round of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship, the strongest tournament ever held online. Could you be watching the future world chess champion? It's possible that either So or Giri could one day challenge Magnus Carlsen for the title. The winner of the match will almost certainly face the world champion soon, assuming Carlsen advances in the...

Asian Continental: Wang Hao Wins, Wei Yi Disappoints

Asian Continental: Wang Hao Wins, Wei Yi Disappoints

PeterDoggers 4 days ago

GM Wang Hao edged out his compatriot GM Bu Xiangzhi on tiebreak to win the Asian Continental Championship in Chengdu, China. Both players finished on 7.0/9 and qualified for the 2017 FIDE World Cup together with GMs Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Yu Yangyi and Tsegmed Batchuluun. Vidit, Wang and Bu at the closing ceremony. | Photo Lennart Ootes. The 16th Asian Continental Championship, which also served as a World Cup qualifier, took place 12-20 May, 2017 in Chengdu, China. 69 players participated...

How To Watch Karjakin vs Meier Today: Speed Chess Champs

How To Watch Karjakin vs Meier Today: Speed Chess Champs

pete 4 days ago

The 2017 Speed Chess Championship continues with an exciting doubleheader this week, and two of the world's most solid chess players kick it off today as the 2016 world championship challenger Sergey Karjakin faces the online chess stalwart Georg Meier, who was the top qualifier for the tournament. Follow the action live at Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess today at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern) Click here to find 10 a.m PDT in your own time zone. The following viewing...

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