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Get the most important chess news, notes and highlights right here at the ChessCenter episode archive. Watch the current episode for the most up-to-date news or dive into recent chess history: the choice is yours. 

So who is at the helm? He's honey, he's jelly, he's gravy, because he's on a roll! IM Daniel Rensch is your anchor for our flagship program. IM Rensch and a variety of special guests take a look at the top moves and moments of each week.

Don't miss ChessCenter's resident psychic, Shaun McCoy, who predicts future chess results each episode for your prognostication pleasure. 

As Ron Burgandy might say: "This is ChessCenter? Around the clock, chess all the time? This is never going to work!"

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August 2015

ChessCenter: News, Fun, Sinquefield Predictions Welcome to ChessCenter, the new flagship chess news and entertainment show only on Chess.com. Join hosts Danny Rensch, Peter Doggers, and Shaun McCoy for a fun look at what’s new in the chess world, including the upcoming super-tournament, the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis. Stick around for the blunder of the week and a special appearance by the ChessBrahs with their prediction of who will win the Sinquefield.

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September 2015

ChessCenter: Live From Sinquefield Cup This is ChessCenter: all the can’t-miss stories from the week in chess, plus exclusive interviews and insight from the world’s strongest chess tournament, the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis. Join hosts IM Danny Rensch, Shaun McCoy and Peter Doggers for this must-watch news and entertainment show.

ChessCenter: News, Predictions, Special Guest Get up to date on the most important chess news with the latest episode of ChessCenter. Join hosts IM Danny Rensch, Shaun McCoy, Peter Doggers, and the ChessBrahs for a run recap of the week in chess and a look ahead at the FIDE World Cup. Stick around for a special guest to chat about Magnus Carlsen and an exclusive clip of the movie "Pawn Sacrifice."

ChessCenter: Who Got Crushed By Magnus? Your weekly dose of ChessCenter is back with all the chess news and entertainment you can handle. Take a sneak peak at a private Magnus Carlsen event and watch special guest Nigel Short talk finances. Stick around for news, surprises, blunders, and more.

ChessCenter: Controversy At The World Cup Your weekly dose of ChessCenter is back with the best chess news and entertainment you can't find anywhere else. Watch our exclusive report about a super-GM castling controversy at the Baku World Cup, and play along with the ChessCenter hosts in a famous chess player guessing game.

ChessCenter: Latest From Baku ChessCenter is back this week with a report from the Baku World Cup and the rest of the chess news and entertainment around the world. Hosts Danny Rensch and Shaun McCoy also rank the best and worst chess moments of September.

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October 2015

ChessCenter: Big Chess Events ChessCenter returns with news and predictions for three important chess events. Find out who will win the Millionaire Chess tournament, the World Rapid And Blitz Championship, and get the full scoop on the just-completed FIDE World Cup. Hosts Danny Rensch and Shaun McCoy welcome Mike Klein and the ChessBrahs in this informative episode.

ChessCenter: Nakamura, Carlsen Win Big The two biggest names in chess notched huge wins this week in separate hemispheres. ChessCenter offers wall-to-wall coverage of Millionaire Chess and the world rapid and blitz championships, with reports by IM Daniel Rensch, GM Robert Hess, Shaun McCoy, FM Mike Klein, Peter Doggers, and the ever-popular Magnus Carlsen reporter, Kaja Marie Snare.

ChessCenter: Computer Odds Matches, Euro Club Cup The ChessCenter team checks in this week from chess hotspots around the world to bring you the latest news and entertainment. Find out what you need to know about upcoming man vs. machine odds matches, the Euro Club Cup, the made-for-DVD Malta tournament, and more in this episode. ChessCenter also remembers IM Emory Tate, who died at a California tournament this week at age 56.

ChessCenter: No Hope For Humans? ChessCenter is back with the latest in chess news and entertainment. In this episode, hosts IM Danny Rensch and Shaun McCoy discuss humanity’s future in chess after recent losses in material odds matches. Journalists Peter Doggers and FM Mike Klein check in with international tournament updates, and GM Robert Hess weighs in with the best move and biggest blunder of the week.

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November 2015

ChessCenter: The Strongest Ever The strongest human chess match is an exhibition right now in St. Louis, while the strongest computer match in history is underway in the virtual world. Oh, and did we mention the Candidates’ Tournament field and host site are set? ChessCenter brings you all this and more in probably the busiest chess news week ever.

ChessCenter: Unbelievable Moves Join the Chess.com team for this week’s ChessCenter and see some of the most amazing moves along with the best in chess news and entertainment. Find out how the world’s strongest computer escaped from what looked like impossible circumstances. See a slam-dunk queen sacrifice mate. And you won’t believe a blunder made in the St. Louis showdown between Nakamura and Caruana. Is Carlsen the Ronda Rousey of chess? And which world champion would win the Game of Thrones?

ChessCenter: Russia And Komodo Dominate The ChessCenter team is back with everything you need to know about a very busy week in chess. Find out how the Russians swept the Euro team championships, and watch a ferocious computer lizard devour Stockfish in the strongest chess match ever held. See what kind of chess personality Hikaru Nakamura has, and don’t forget to take the quiz yourself in the related links.

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December 2015

ChessCenter: Could Carlsen Beat Fischer? The ChessCenter team tackles some interesting questions on this week’s episode. Could Magnus Carlsen beat Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal? Was Komodo's computer world championship performance the best ever? What is going on with FIDE's leadership? And who will win the battle for London coming up?

ChessCenter: "Something Not Right" With Magnus Carlsen “Something is not right” with Magnus Carlsen, says returning ChessCenter guest and TV2 Norway chess reported Kaja Marie Snare. Find out what she thinks is going on with the world champion in an exclusive segment. Stick around for all the latest news from the London Chess Classic and the leadership crisis at FIDE. Don’t miss some brilliant analysis by GM Max Dlugy and the moves of the week.

ChessCenter: Magnus Wins Everything Reports of Magnus Carlsen’s downfall were slightly premature. The world chess champion won everything worth winning in London, and ChessCenter has your full report. Did you know that Magnus also appeared with Muhammad Ali and Maria Sharapova? Where was it? Watch to find out. Stick around for the move and blunder of the week, both taken from an endgame that will be in chess books for centuries.

ChessCenter: World Champion, Action Hero? Join the ChessCenter team for the best in chess news and entertainment. Get the latest from one of the strongest open tournaments ever in Qatar, where the newly minted “action hero” Magnus Carlsen faces a huge field. Learn how Hikaru Nakamura was able to overcome MVL in Chess.com’s Death Match, and stick around for the best move and blunder of the week.

ChessCenter: Hikaru vs Komodo; Magnus Wins Again GM Robert Hess and IM Daniel Rensch preview the upcoming mega-match between GM Hikaru Nakamura and the computer world champion Komodo. The Chess.com journalists Peter Doggers and Mike Klein bring you all the news from Qatar, where Magnus Carlsen just wrapped up his year with a solid win. Stick around for the best and worst chess moments in December on this unmissable ChessCenter episode.

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January 2016

The 2015 ChessCenter Awards The ChessCenter team hands out awards for the best in chess this past year. Watch the full video to find out the player of the year, the shocking upset when someone beat Magnus Carlsen, the incredible blunder of the year played by Hikaru Nakamura, and much more.

Magnus Carlsen Gets Hammered This game needs no introduction. It shocked chess fans around the world. It even won the 2015 ChessCenter award for upset of the year. Magnus Carlsen, the world champion, lost to his friend GM Jon Ludwig Hammer at the 2015 Norway Chess tournament. Now hear all about this instant classic game straight from the winner, Hammer himself.
Chesscenter: Komodo Bests Nakamura, Norway News
 ChessCenter is back with the results of the biggest man vs machine match in decades: Komodo's decisive win over America's #1, Hikaru Nakamura. Find out what Chess.com journalist Peter Doggers has to say about the big news out of Norway, and stick around for the move and blunder of the week.

ChessCenter: GM Blitz Battle, Tata Steel Update ChessCenter brings you the best of yet another busy week in chess, leading with the Tata Steel supertournament underway with journalist Peter Doggers. IM Danny Rensch and Chess.com's Shaun McCoy look ahead to the just-announced $35,000 Chess.com Blitz Battle Championship. Don't miss the crazy move and blunder of the week segments with GM Robert Hess, and see if FM Mike Klein can shake the snow off his goggles long enough to survive time trouble.
ChessCenter: 2 Tournaments And Kasparov Two huge chess tournaments are underway, and the Chess.com team of journalists has all the coverage from the Tata Steel invitational and the Tradewise Gibraltar open that you need. Plus, Garry Kasparov is back in the spotlight with controversial new comments on Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and Vladimir Putin. Find out if computers are about to take over the world, and don’t miss the best in chess this week.

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February 2016

ChessCenter: Big News For Carlsen, Caruana Magnus Carlsen starts off 2016 the right way, but there was big news for Fabiano Caruana, the American number one, now ranked third in the world. Stay on top of a very busy week in chess with this week's episode, and find out the best and worst of the month of January.

ChessCenter: Nakamura Wins; Magnus 'Photobombed' Hikaru Nakamura won a huge open tournament in Gibraltar, while the chess legend Vishy Anand struggled with the format. The ChessCenter team has all the details on the exciting event. Find out how Magnus Carlsen was photobombed in a recent picture, and take a look ahead to the super-strong Zurich tournament this weekend.

ChessCenter: GM vs Park Hustler Hikaru Nakamura is now two for two in 2016 tournaments. Learn how he scored first in the Zurich Chess Challenge with a full report from Switzerland. The ChessCenter team also sets the stage for upcoming super tournaments, previewing the super-strong U.S. chess championship and Norway Chess. And don't miss the latest viral chess video that everyone is talking about—Maurice Ashley giving a chess hustler a dose of his own medicine in New York.

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March 2016

ChessCenter: Carlsen To Play On Chess.com ChessCenter is back with a special episode announcing the tournament field and pairings for the inaugural GM Blitz Battles Championship -- with top seeds Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura, and five other top world grandmasters. Don't miss the rest of the chess world's news and the best and worst of February.

ChessCenter: Candidates’ Controversy The chess world is in an uproar over the controversial stance by the Candidates’ Tournament organizers to restrict reporting of the games, including the chess moves themselves. The full ChessCenter team reports on this issue and the tournament in general. Don’t miss later in the show when IM Danny Rensch fills out his GM Blitz Battle bracket — just in time for March Madness.

ChessCenter: Candidates' Tournament, Reykjavik Open Ends This week on Chess Center, Chess.com's team of reporters bring you the latest updates from the on going 2016 Candidates' Tournament including Nakamura's shocking blunder! News of Gupta's outstanding win in Reykjavik Open and the results of Yifan vs Muzychuk included as well as your favorites Move and Blunder of the week, and of course Time Trouble!

ChessCenter: Who Will Challenge Magnus Carlsen? The ChessCenter team gives you wall-to-wall coverage of the nearly finished Candidates' Tournament, which will determine who will challenge Magnus Carlsen in the 2016 world chess championship in New York.

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April 2016

ChessCenter: April Fools? You won't believe some of the stories we've got headlined for you in ChessCenter this week. Don't be a fool and watch for the Candidates' wrap-up and the best and worst moments of March.

ChessCenter: The Best Players In History Who were the best chess players ever, and when were they dominant? ChessCenter takes a look at a beautiful video to answer those questions. Enjoy a recap of the Grischuk-Aronian Blitz Battle, a US Chess Champs preview, and all the other news in the chess world.

ChessCenter: Magnus In Norway, U.S. Champs Magnus Carlsen tries to win a super tournament on his home turf, while the best three American chess players fight it out for the U.S. championship in St. Louis. Don’t miss this week’s ChessCenter for analysis of both tournaments, plus all the other chess segments you love.

ChessCenter: New Champions, Carlsen, And Kasparov The U.S. crowns two brand-new champions, and the three Americans in the world top 10 now face off against Garry Kasparov. Kaja Marie Snare joins the show to weigh in on whether Magnus Carlsen can take home Norway Chess for the first time.

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May 2016

Nakamura vs Harikrishna Preview: ChessCenter Sneak Peek IM Daniel Rensch and GM Robert Hess preview the May 4 GM Blitz Battle between Nakamura vs Harikrishna on Chess.com. Who do you think they will pick to win? Enjoy this special preview of ChessCenter and look for the full episode later this week.

ChessCenter: Great Play By Carlsen, Kasparov Two of the best chess players ever saw big-time results last week in Norway and St. Louis as Magnus Carlsen won on his home soil and Garry Kasparov showed he can still play with the best in the world. Don't miss ChessCenter's super event coverage, plus the best and worst moments of the month.

MVL vs Caruana Preview: ChessCenter Sneak Peek The big match between Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Fabiano Caruana is today. Find out who the ChessCenter experts picked to win and let us know what you think of the match in the comments.

ChessCenter: Nakamura, MVL Win Blitz Battles The ChessCenter team is back to recap the last two Blitz Battles, where Nakamura and MVL really showed off their bullet chess skills. One of the top 10 players in the world lost a match but signed up for a chance to play Carlsen — find out who it is and more on this week’s ChessCenter.

ChessCenter: Chess In Culture Chess is all over pop culture lately, with an upcoming Disney movie revolving around a young chess player, and a chess scene featured in the Captain America blockbuster. Politics and chess clash again this week as Levon Aronian gets embroiled in a Twitter discussion about the role of women in chess. And don’t miss what could be the best move of the week in a while as GM Robert Hess and IM Danny Rensch break it all down for you.

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June 2016

ChessCenter: Carlsen To Play Petrosian Magnus Carlsen will face Tigran L. Petrosian on June 23 after the Armenian grandmaster won the strongest online blitz tournament ever this week. Does he have a chance against the world champ? The ChessCenter team weighs in. Plus check out the best and worst chess of May in our fun segment.

ChessCenter: Remembering Viktor Korchnoi The ChessCenter team and the world's best players pay tribute to the chess legend Viktor Korchnoi, who died this week at age 85. Also, get the latest updates from the Paris Grand Chess Tour rapid and blitz event, where Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura are the early favorites.

ChessCenter: Nakamura Wins Paris Hikaru Nakamura takes home the rapid and blitz Paris Grand Chess Tour tournament, beating the best in the world but dropping two games to the world champion himself, Magnus Carlsen. Will this week's Belgium event be a repeat? Find out in this episode.

Carlsen vs Petrosian: Special ChessCenter Preview Magnus Carlsen will face Tigran Petrosian live on Chess.com this Thursday, June 23, at 10 a.m. Pacific. Does Petrosian stand any chance against the world champion? GM Robert Hess and IM Danny Rensch break down his chances in this special ChessCenter preview.

ChessCenter: Carlsen Wins And Wins Magnus Carlsen won the Leuven Grand Chess Tour rapid and blitz, and then capped off a great month by absolutely destroying GM Tigran Petrosian in their semifinal GM Blitz Battle match. Find out how he did it on this week's ChessCenter and don't miss the ever-popular special guest, TV2 Norway reporter Kaja Marie Snare, who weighs in on Carlsen's success.

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July 2016

ChessCenter: The Best And Worst of June The ChessCenter team reflects on a wild month in chess and chooses the best and worst moments of June. Don't miss a look ahead to the game's best this summer, including matches with Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura.

Bilbao 2016: Special ChessCenter Preview Who will win the 2016 Bilbao Masters chess tournament? With heavyweights like Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura in the mix, this is one tournament worth following. The ChessCenter team has a special preview.

ChessCenter: Nakamura Beats Carlsen In the 40th episode of ChessCenter, we review the highlights after round one in Bilbao, where Hikaru Nakamura beat Magnus Carlsen. As WFM Alexandra Botez makes her debut, the team also checks in with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave's performance in Dortmund, the U.S. Junior Closed Championship in St. Louis, and more!

ChessCenter: MVL Rising Magnus Carlsen held on to win the Bilbao super-GM tournament, but Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is the big story in chess as he wins the Dortmund tournament, tops a 2800 rating, and surges to number-two in the world. Get the latest chess news and analysis in this week’s episode of ChessCenter.

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August 2016

ChessCenter: Does Chess Make You Smarter? Does chess make you or your children smarter? ChessCenter discusses a controversial new study you might not agree with. And stick around for the wrap up from Bilbao, where Magnus Carlsen beat Anish Giri and won more games than the rest of the field combined.

ChessCenter: Carlsen Most Famous World Champ Ever? Magnus Carlsen is dominating the news on and off the chessboard. Will Carlsen's guest appearance on the long-running Simpsons TV show make him the most famous world champ ever? 

ChessCenter: Hikaru Nakamura On The World Chess Championship The ChessCenter team is on site in St. Louis for the Sinquefield Cup in this special episode. Find out what Hikaru Nakamura thinks of the 2016 world championship location, and keep an eye out for some other chess celebrities as ChessCenter brings you news from the Sinquefield Cup and the rest of the chess world.

ChessCenter: Will Magnus Carlsen Win vs Grischuk? Magnus Carlsen is ready to play the strongest online blitz match in chess history on Tuesday as he faces a final four with Alexander Grischuk, Hikaru Nakamura, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Find out who the ChessCenter team picks to win each match. Did chess play a role in Michael Vick’s redemption story? Learn how the game can teach more than tactics and strategy. Plus, get the wrap-up from Wesley So’s big win at the Sinquefield cup, all on this week’s ChessCenter.

ChessCenter: Is Chess The Next eSport? Magnus Carlsen's big win vs Grischuk shattered viewer records for live-streamed chess, surpassing games like Minecraft and Call of Duty. Are blitz and bullet chess streams the next big eSport? Plus, get the details on a dream Carlsen vs Nakamura match-up, and a scoop on FIDE's finances, all on this episode of ChessCenter.

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September 2016

ChessCenter Express: The Olympiad Chess.com journalists FM Mike Klein and Peter Doggers report on site from the biggest event in chess right now, the 42nd Olympiad in Baku. Find out about the most diverse event in chess, and even hear from a quieter-than-usual Magnus Carlsen in this express episode.

ChessCenter: Should FIDE's President Resign? The ChessCenter team reports once again from the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku. While India leads the event as it heads into the back half, political pressure on FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is increasing. A motion from Jamaica asks that either the FIDE president resign or that the FIDE delegates consider an impeachment.

ChessCenter: Carlsen And Nakamura Set A Date IM Danny Rensch and the ChessCenter team check in from the 2016 Chess.com meeting in Florida with big news from around the chess world. Learn when the Carlsen vs Nakamura mega-match will be played, hear from Hikaru Nakamura himself as FM Mike Klein scores an exclusive interview, and find out what happened to Hikaru's gold medal.

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October 2016

ChessCenter: Nazi Paikidze Boycotts Iran World Championship Nazi Paikidze, the U.S. women's chess champion, takes a stand against the requirement for women to wear a hijab at the next women's world championship in Iran. Find out what our ChessCenter panelist Alexandra Botez thinks about the issue, and take a look at the best and worst chess moments from September.

ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Nakamura Special Edition With the historic match just hours away, get your Carlsen vs Nakamura preview from the full ChessCenter team, with analysis and predictions from Danny Rensch, Robert Hess, Peter Doggers, Mike Klein, Alexandra Botez, and TV 2 Norway's Kaja Marie Snare, who gives a special insight on her country's reaction to the match.

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November 2016 - World Championship

ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Preview The world chess championship starts Friday in New York, and ChessCenter has you covered with a full preview. Find out who the experts say will win, and enjoy guest segments from the NFL's John Urschel and the Norwegian chess reporter Kaja Marie Snare.

ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Game 1 The world chess championship kicks off as Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin vie for the title. Don't have time to watch the game all day? ChessCenter has you covered with the best moves, highlights, and results you need to know.

ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Game 2 Could Sergey Karjakin do any better with his first go as White? After surprising both fans and commentators alike with the Ruy Lopez, Carlsen surprises right back by not only avoiding the Berlin, but then improving on his game from earlier in 2016 against Topalov. All of this and more discussed by IM Danny Rensch and the full team of guests: GM Jon Ludvig Hammer, GM Sasha Ipatov, IM Nazi Pakidze and GM Robert Hess.

ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Game 3 In game three, Sergey Karjakin finally presented the dreaded Berlin Defense; however, the game was anything but a boring draw! Magnus Carlsen pushed him to the limit and was within a hair of scoring his first win in an epic 78-move slugfest. Host Danny Rensch shows you all the highlights with special guests GM Robert Hess and IM Nazi Paikidze.

ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Game 4 Magnus Carlsen gained a decent edge as Black, but ultimately game four of the world championship match ended like all the other games so far: in a draw. Join the ChessCenter team with a special guest appearance by Fabiano Caruana for comprehensive analysis.

ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Game 5 For the first time in the match, Sergey Karjakin was the one applying pressure to Magnus Carlsen. See how he developed a brutal opposite-color bishop attack in the middlegame as ChessCenter provides you analysis from elite players such as Hikaru Nakamura!

ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Game 6 Is 1...e5 to be the height of theory once again? Thus far, Magnus Carlsen has ventured it in all of his black games and proved impregnable. Join IM Danny Rensch and GM Robert Hess as they dive into the sharp opening intricacies that arose.

ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Game 7 Sergey Karjakin switched to 1.d4 in game 7, but it did not improve the result. Carlsen essayed the Slav Defense and equalized comfortably. Join IM Danny Rensch, GM Robert Hess, and guests as they dive into the intricacies of this opening skirmish.

ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Game 8 A win! After many excellent and poor moves by both players, game eight was dramatically won by Sergey Karjakin. Join IM Danny Rensch, Robert Hess, and guests as they decipher the intricacies of the game and try to figure out if Magnus Carlsen can come back! 

ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Game 9 Sergey Karjakin is closing in on an amazing world championship upset, and he had a big edge today in an exciting game nine. Was he able to bring home the full point? The ChessCenter team analyzes the game and the news surrounding it.

ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Game 10 Magnus Carlsen wins Game 10! After one of the longest droughts of his career, Carlsen finally got the grind for which he was looking! Join IM Danny Rensch, GM Robert Hess, WFM Alexandra Botez, and the ChessCenter crew as they break down this historic game!

ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Game 11 In the penultimate classical round, Magnus Carlsen's 1...e5 proved just as sturdy as it has all match. In fact, Carlsen offered a pawn sac and put many questions to Karjakin. Join the ChessCenter crew as they dissect this fascinating battle! 

ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Game 12 It's the last classical game of the world championship match, and with the score tied, everything is on the line. Can Carlsen keep his title? Or will Karjakin pull off the upset? The ChessCenter team analyzes not only the last-round game, but also who will be the next champion.
ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Tiebreaks
 Everything came down to the tiebreak games in the world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. Did Magnus finally overcome Sergey's stoic resistance? And is the last move played the beautiful finishing move of a world championship?

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December 2016

ChessCenter: Who Will Win The Grand Chess Tour? The Americans Wesley So and Hikaru Nakamura are alive to win the Grand Chess Tour at its final leg in the London Chess Classic, and ChessCenter has full team coverage. Plus, find out what the actor Orlando Jones has to say about chess in an exclusive interview.

ChessCenter: The Best Of 2016 It was a great year for chess, and the ChessCenter team has the best and worst moments of 2016. Find out who the ChessCenter player of the year and count down the most amazing moves in this special edition.

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January 2017

ChessCenter: MVL, The Perfect PRO Maxime Vachier-Lagrave started out perfect in the PRO Chess League. Can he keep it up as more of the world's best join the event? Find out what to watch this week in chess as you get the best moves and news from the ChessCenter team.

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February 2017

ChessCenter: How Hot Is Wesley So? Wesley So is having one of the best chess runs ever. How good a year has it been for him? Plus get the update from the PRO Chess League and the best and worst moments from January.

ChessCenter: Hou Yifan Throws A Game? Did Hou Yifan lose a game on purpose? The ChessCenter team gives you the full story. Plus Magnus Carlsen and some of the world's top grandmasters play in an exciting array of Chess.com events you don't want to miss.

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March 2017

ChessCenter: Who Will Win The PRO Chess League? Will Magnus Carlsen lead his Gnomes to PRO Chess League glory? The team discusses this and more, as chess was big in the news this month, with Carlsen on The Simpsons, women's chess made international headlines, and blunders and brilliancies galore! Don't miss ChessCenter where IM Danny Rensch, GM Simon Williams, IM Anna Rudolf, and WFM Alexandra Botez break down these headlines. 

ChessCenter: A Coup At FIDE? Is there a coup at FIDE? The leading chess journalist Peter Doggers has the story about a power struggle at the world's chess federation. And who will win the U.S. men's and women's championships? Find out our picks and how to cheat at Chess.com in this episode.

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May 2017

ChessCenter: Carlsen's Plan And Speed Chess The chess world is abuzz with talk of Magnus Carlsen's new look, but does he have a plan? Find out the latest in chess news and watch IM Danny Rensch and FM Mike Klein pick possible Speed Chess Championship upsets.

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