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World Chess Championship Game 8: Carlsen Dodges Bullet In Sveshnikov Sicilian

World Chess Championship Game 8: Carlsen Dodges Bullet In Sveshnikov Sicilian

PeterDoggers
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"It kind of felt like I got away with murder," Magnus Carlsen said about game six. In game eight, he dodged a bullet. After another draw in their world championship match, this time in a Sveshnikov Sicilian where Fabiano Caruana had good chances, the score is 4-4 with four classical games to go.  "If he doesn’t win today, I think he’s probably going to lose the match." Hikaru Nakamura didn't mince words today as he joined the Chess.com live broadcast. (You can follow the game and...

Stockfish Wins Computer Chess Championship Blitz

Stockfish Wins Computer Chess Championship Blitz

pete
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The highest-rated chess engine of all time added another title to its resume this week as Stockfish decisively won the Chess.com Computer Chess Championship 2: Blitz Battle. The victory comes six weeks after Stockfish won the first revamped CCC: Rapid Rumble in October. Stockfish also won the inaugural edition of the Chess.com computer championship one year ago, making it a perfect three-for-three in Chess.com engine events. Follow the always-running Computer Chess Championship: Watch and...

Winning in Style

Winning in Style

batgirl
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    This is simply a compilation of sparkling games.    My original intention was to title this Chess Brilliancies but upon reflection, I wasn't convinced the definition was applicable.  I tend to think of brilliancies as remarkable conceptions during games between highly and equally skilled players. While they often involve marvelous tactics, brilliancies can be extraordinary in other ways too.      The games here mainly shine tactically and while some...

2018 World Chess Championship: Game 5 Analysis

2018 World Chess Championship: Game 5 Analysis

GM GMYAZ
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It was a "surprise gambit" by Caruana according to journalists on the scene, but it didn't yield a decisive result. Caruana put his hopes on the little-seen wing gambit, but Carlsen was ready to neutralize it. Find out what the chess legend Yasser Seirawan thinks about this exciting world championship game.

Carlsen-Caruana,WCh 2018 - Game 8

Carlsen-Caruana,WCh 2018 - Game 8

GM alexcolovic
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The first open Sicilian proved that it was worth waiting for. If only they started playing it from Game 1... It became obvious to Team Caruana that Carlsen was feeling more comfortable in the maneuvering positions arising from the Rossolimo, something I argued in my comments to Game 3. It was time to change and there was no other option but the open Sicilian. It wasn't really a big surprise that Carlsen went for the Sveshnikov, as there aren't many reliable options in the Sicilian at this level....

World Chess Championship Game 7: Another Queen's Gambit, Another Draw

World Chess Championship Game 7: Another Queen's Gambit, Another Draw

FM MikeKlein
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To do a "Caruana" is an eponym meaning winning seven games in a row in a tournament. The world champ has done many amazing things in his career, but to do a "Carlsen" might mean to draw seven games in a row on chess's highest stage.  For the second consecutive world chess championship, the Norwegian has opened his title defense with seven draws. In today's round seven, he repeated the first nine moves from his round-two game, but Caruana's Queen's Gambit Declined held easily. At least...

How To Watch The World Chess Championship: Carlsen vs Caruana

How To Watch The World Chess Championship: Carlsen vs Caruana

pete
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It's the biggest chess event of the year as World Champion Magnus Carlsen will try to defend his title against the American challenger Fabiano Caruana. The 2018 world chess championship will run November 9-28, and you can follow it all on Chess.com. Game nine will start Wednesday, November 21 at 7 a.m. Pacific time (10 a.m. Eastern, 3 p.m. London/GMT. Your local time: ). Carlsen will play White and Caruana will play Black in game nine. The match is scheduled for 12 games plus...

Women's World Chess Championship: Ju Wenjun, Lagno In The Final

Women's World Chess Championship: Ju Wenjun, Lagno In The Final

IM JovankaHouska
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The final of the women's world championship will be played between Ju Wenjun of China and Kateryna Lagno of Russia. Ju will be defending her crown in a match over four classical games. "A fight is not won by one punch or kick, so either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard" was something Bruce Lee might have told our semi-finalists of the women's knockout world championship in Khanty-Mansiysk. As there is no bodyguard substitute for the game of chess, enduring was all our semi-finalists could do. For...

World Chess Championship 2018: Carlsen-Caruana

World Chess Championship 2018: Carlsen-Caruana

PeterDoggers
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Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana drew their eighth game of the 2018 world chess championship. Caruana got excellent chances in a Sveshnikov but after a few non-critical moves in the middlegame he allowed Carlsen to equalize. The game lasted 38 moves. The score is now 4-4 after eight games. Game nine will be played on Wednesday. The world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana is underway...

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