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Marriage Proposal Sparks Up Chess Olympiad Day 2

Marriage Proposal Sparks Up Chess Olympiad Day 2

PeterDoggers
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Yesterday's complete lack of upsets at the 2018 Chess Olympiad in Batumi gave way to a day of surprises, both on and off the board. Georgia team three put up an excellent fight today against reigning champions USA, who won by the narrowest of margins. It was Wesley So who brought home the two points, on a day when the playing hall was the location of a marriage proposal. The second round saw a number of relatively close matchups between teams that had dropped a whole or half-point...

7 Minutes Of Tension In Chess Olympiad's 1st Round

7 Minutes Of Tension In Chess Olympiad's 1st Round

FM MikeKlein
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Olympiads usually offer several nuggets every two years: Worthy champions, Bermuda party excesses, and round-one upsets. But at the 2018 Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia, the opening games in both the open and women's sections didn't produce a single flipped team result from the expected. In the open section, the biggest story lasted not hours, but minutes. The gold-medal defending team USA had not arrived at their boards at the scheduled starting time of 3 p.m. Nor had any of the team been seated...

What Can We Learn From This Horrible Game?

What Can We Learn From This Horrible Game?

GM Gserper
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I think it was GM Tartakower who once said "the wise chess player learns from someone else’s mistakes, the smart one learns from his own mistakes, and the stupid chess players never learn." So, let's be wise and learn from the games of the best chess players in the world! The only question is, which games should we use? It is tempting to get a game played by two 2800 players, but I can assure you that in most cases an average club player is not going to learn much from the sophisticated...

How To Play The Trompowsky Attack: 2...c5

How To Play The Trompowsky Attack: 2...c5

IM Keaton87
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Dive into IM Keaton Kiewra's deep lesson on the Trompowsky Attack in this next lesson, as he discusses a tricky line he's had trouble with in his own games. This is an opening that rewards flexible play and learning this line will make you happy to see 2...c5 in your games.

Dalton's New Intermediate Live Chess Playthrough Course Now Available!

Dalton's New Intermediate Live Chess Playthrough Course Now Available!

ChessUniversity
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BRAND NEW Live Chess Playthrough Video Course by FM Dalton Perrine (Intermediate) CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW One of the goals of active chess players is to crack the 1500 rating barrier. Many players think it’s too difficult or just too time-consuming to reach that level. This 3-hour video course featuring 10 live chess playthroughs is targeted towards players in the 1200-1500 Elo range (intermediate level) and will help boost your chess rating and get...

Spectacular Ceremony Starts Batumi Chess Olympiad

Spectacular Ceremony Starts Batumi Chess Olympiad

PeterDoggers
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The 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia officially opened on Sunday with a spectacular opening ceremony that included dancing and singing performances, speeches and the drawing of colors. Many esteemed members of the chess community called it the best ever, including players like Ivan Cheparinov, who is about to play in his eighth Olympiad. The rich chess history of Georgia could be felt throughout the opening ceremony, held 45 km away from the Batumi city center in the 10,000-seat...

Arena Kings Streamers Championship Season 2 Leaderboard

Arena Kings Streamers Championship Season 2 Leaderboard

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Here you'll find updated standings and leaderboard information for the Arena Kings Streamers Championship Season 2. Season 2 press release and announcement. Rank Player Points Twitch Channel Name / Title 1 penguingm1 195 www.twitch.tv/penguingm1 GM Andrew Tang 2 DanielNaroditsky 190 www.twitch.tv/dnaroditsky GM Daniel Naroditsky 3 AlexanderL 160 www.twitch.tv/gmlenderman GM Alexander Lenderman 4-T GMKrikor 110 www.twitch.tv/gmkrikor GM Krikor Mekhitarian 4-T gkchesstiger 110 www.twitch.tv/igmgatakamsky GM...

Dvorkovich, Short Respond To Chess.com Questions

Dvorkovich, Short Respond To Chess.com Questions

PeterDoggers
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In 11 days from now, a new FIDE president will be elected in Batumi, Georgia. Today we're providing answers from Arkady Dvorkovich and Nigel Short to Chess.com questions sent to all three candidates. Sadly, Georgios Makropoulos declined to participate. On Monday, September 3 Chess.com sent the same list of questions to all three candidates. Our goal was to get a clear view of the areas where they agree and disagree, and to learn more about which candidate has what kind of plans for the future...

Speed Chess Championship 2018 | Official Information

Speed Chess Championship 2018 | Official Information

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The 2018 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship will feature 16 of the world's best chess players in an innovative eSports bracket tournament and a guaranteed prize pool of $55,000. See the round two results here. NEXT MATCHES: So vs Vidit Gujrathi: Nakamura vs Vachier-Lagrave: You can find important information on the event below.  Broadcast and streaming Bracket Matchups and pairings Fantasy prediction contest SmarterChess predictions Schedule Results Event...

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