Speed Chess Championship 2018 | Official Information

Speed Chess Championship 2018 | Official Information

News
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3 days ago

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 MATCH:  Speed ...

World Chess Championship 2018: Carlsen-Caruana

World Chess Championship 2018: Carlsen-Caruana

PeterDoggers
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7 days ago

We've had the Candidates and the Olympiad, but the biggest event of 2018 is yet to come. In 32 days, the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana will start in London. Let's start early and provide you with all the infor...

Are You A Chess Outlaw?

Are You A Chess Outlaw?

GM Gserper
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7 days ago

I love reading member comments to my articles! It is a pleasure to see how smart and intelligent our chess community is. Unlike commenters in many internet forums, Chess.com members are polite and helpful. Take for example one of my most re...

California Clippin'

California Clippin'

batgirl
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11 days ago

"All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray..." Serendipity:     As you look for one thing, you often find all sorts of interesting items in the process.    I had been searching through California newspaper a...

Do You Like Weird Chess?

Do You Like Weird Chess?

GM Gserper
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13 days ago

The regular readers of my column know that I hate political correctness. In my old article I explained it is probably the biggest threat to Western civilization. Very soon people will stop expressing their true beliefs out of fear that the...

7 Chess Movies You Do Not Want To Miss

7 Chess Movies You Do Not Want To Miss

CHESScom
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14 days ago

Grab your popcorn for this article! We are going to take a look at chess in the movies. Chess fans everywhere have their favorite chess movies. Here are our top seven picks. Make sure to share your favorite chess films in the comments! Searchi...

How To Cure A Serious Chess Disease

How To Cure A Serious Chess Disease

IM Silman
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16 days ago

Most amateurs run into the same problems: undefended pieces, being unaware of their opponents' best moves, falling victim to simple tactics, etc. Those things are common. However, once in a while you’ll see a player making one specific ...

What Can We Learn From This Horrible Game?

What Can We Learn From This Horrible Game?

GM Gserper
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20 days ago

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 th...

How To Watch Giri vs Aronian Speed Chess Today

How To Watch Giri vs Aronian Speed Chess Today

pete
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25 days ago

The next match of the Speed Chess Championship quarterfinals is today as Anish Giri (@anishgiri) faces Levon Aronian (@levonaronian). The match winner will play the winner of Hikaru Nakamura vs Maxime Vachie...

How To Watch Grischuk vs Duda Speed Chess Today

How To Watch Grischuk vs Duda Speed Chess Today

pete
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27 days ago

Round two of the Speed Chess Championship starts today as Alexander Grischuk (@grischuk) does battle with Jan-Krzysztof Duda (@polish_fighter3000). After breaking the brackets by defeating Sergey Karjakin in round one, can...

What Is The Worst Chess Move?

What Is The Worst Chess Move?

GM Gserper
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27 days ago

Chess openings have been analyzed for centuries and yet even today it is still not easy to identify the best and worst first moves. According to Fischer, 1.e4 is "best by test." From the other side, when the famous theoretician GM Ernst Gruenfel...

The Power Of Willpower In Chess

The Power Of Willpower In Chess

IM Silman
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Sep 14, 2018

One of the most important things in chess is willpower (a branch of chess psychology).  Most players glance at a possibility, shrug it off as too risky or just plain bad or boring, and toss out some generic move instead. This, of course, is...

Who Is The Most Influential Chess Player Ever?

Who Is The Most Influential Chess Player Ever?

GM Gserper
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Sep 10, 2018

Chess aficionados love to debate about the best chess player of all time.  As I mentioned in my old article, this is the question that has no answer. Indeed, it is very difficult to guess who would have won the world championship match Fisc...

How To Watch Giri vs Mamedyarov Speed Chess Today

How To Watch Giri vs Mamedyarov Speed Chess Today

pete
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Sep 7, 2018

It's the final opening-round match of the Speed Chess Championship today as Anish Giri (@AnishGiri) faces Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (@azerichesss) for the right to advance in the Speed Chess bracket and play Levon Ar...

How To Watch Karjakin vs Duda Speed Chess Today

How To Watch Karjakin vs Duda Speed Chess Today

pete
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Sep 6, 2018

It's the respected veteran vs the up-and-coming prodigy today in the Speed Chess Championship as Sergey Karjakin (@SergeyKarjakin) faces Jan-Krzysztof Duda (@polish_fighter3000) for the right to advance in the Speed Chess bracket an...

Chess.com Brand Resources

Chess.com Brand Resources

CHESScom
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Sep 4, 2018

The Chess.com community represents all ages, nations, language groups, and perspectives. Every day, creators make amazing content on our platform. We are thrilled to see concepts and content brought to life by the community! We want to make...

Attacking f7: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Attacking f7: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

ArnieChipmunk
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Aug 30, 2018

What's the weakest spot on the chessboard? Surely it must be the f7 square. Only protected by the black king, the poor pawn on f7 has been a classic victim of tricks and attacks. It's fair to say chess players have been obsessed with f7 sin...