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Grand Chess Tour Resumes On Wednesday In Leuven

Grand Chess Tour Resumes On Wednesday In Leuven

PeterDoggers 4 hrs ago

The Grand Chess Tour resumes on Wednesday in Leuven, Belgium with an identical tournament to the one in Paris. GMs Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So, Viswanathan Anand, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Vassily Ivanchuk and Baadur Jobava will play. Magnus Carlsen drawing lot number three for the rapid segment. | Photo: Maria Emelianova. On Monday morning three participants of the Paris Grand Chess Tour joined the Grand Chess Tour organizers...

Sino-Russian Double Golds And Silvers At World Team Championships

Sino-Russian Double Golds And Silvers At World Team Championships

FM MikeKlein 2 hrs ago

Monday was opposite day in Russia. Despite Russian men winning four prior World Team Championships and Chinese women winning three of the first five, the two nations ending up flipping sections and winning the inverse. China is on quite a run in recent years. After their open team won the 2014 Olympiad, they followed up by taking the 2015 World Teams, so yesterday wasn't completely new territory. Now they have defended that title as the top seed at the 2017 World Team Championship, which concluded...

The Lonely Bishop Checkmate

The Lonely Bishop Checkmate

GM Gserper 2 days ago

In my recent article, "The Lonely Knight Checkmate," I discussed a very uncommon situation where a checkmate is delivered by a knight and the winner has no other pieces on the board besides pawns. Such situations are indeed so rare that all the examples that I used were either composed studies or played by not well-known players. Therefore, when I was preparing the companion article about checkmates delivered by a lonely bishop, I expected even fewer examples available. Indeed, a knight is...

ChessCenter: Should Women's Titles Be Eliminated?

ChessCenter: Should Women's Titles Be Eliminated?

ChessCenter 29 days ago

WFM Alexandra Botez and IM Danny Rensch discuss whether female titles and female-only chess events should exist. Don't miss some spectacular chess moves, all the Speed Champs and Grand Prix news, plus our look ahead to Magnus Carlsen in Norway Chess.

Athletes, Grandmasters Battle In Chess Pro-Am

Athletes, Grandmasters Battle In Chess Pro-Am

FM MikeKlein 1 day ago

What happens when you combine six professional athletes with six premier mental athletes? At the inaugural The Players' Tribune and Chess.com Pro-Am Chess Tournament, you get moments of serious chess, bouts of raucousness, and a mixing of cultures that both sides enjoyed immensely. Athletes wanted to hear some insider chess tips while grandmasters wanted to relive famous moments they shared vicariously with the sportsmen. On Friday, June 23, a dozen players gathered at The Players' Tribune offices...

I’m Passionate About Squares

I’m Passionate About Squares

IM Silman 5 days ago

Many chess players have a limited understanding of the game. They think it’s all about mating the enemy king. They think it’s all about tactics and attack. They think it’s about creating threats. Of course, all these things are indeed part of chess, but there is so much more. And it’s these “other” things that turn a random “threat and tactics” player into a person who stands above the masses. In this article I’ll discuss the creation of weak...

Carlsen Beats MVL In Playoff, Wins Paris Grand Chess Tour

Carlsen Beats MVL In Playoff, Wins Paris Grand Chess Tour

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

Magnus Carlsen defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in a playoff to clinch the Paris Grand Chess Tour. Both players had finished on 24 points out of a possible 36, and shared the first two prizes to earn $31,250 each. Hikaru Nakamura came third on 23 points and made $20,000. Carlsen holding his trophy in front of the Château d'Asnières. | Photo: Maria Emelianova. Chess.com's interview with the winner in Paris. Whereas everything was quiet around the multiple Canal+ buildings along...

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