Carlsen vs Caruana: Who Played Best By CAPS?

Carlsen vs Caruana: Who Played Best By CAPS?

NM SmarterChess
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1 day ago

All 12 classical games are in the books for the 2018 world chess championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana. Spectators are divided on their opinion of who deserves to be world champion. All draws, not many opportunities for vic...

Are You Addicted To Puzzle Rush?

Are You Addicted To Puzzle Rush?

GM Gserper
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1 day ago

Chess.com's new game called "Puzzle Rush" is taking the chess community by storm! If you haven't tried it yet, you should. But be warned, the game is very addictive. While I doubt we will ever see "Puzzle Rush Anonymous," nevertheless, once y...

2018 World Chess Championship: The End

2018 World Chess Championship: The End

GM JonathanTisdall
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7 days ago

Magnus Carlsen bought himself another two years to work on his admittedly ailing classical game with a devastating, nearly cruel demolition of the undisputed challenger and co-king of slow chess, Fabiano Caruana, winning 3-0 in the rapid tiebreak....

Fabiano Caruana: What Went Wrong?

Fabiano Caruana: What Went Wrong?

GM Gserper
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8 days ago

The world championship match is over and now it is a part of chess history. Just like any big chess event, it has provided a lot of food for thought. For many chess fans the main takeaway from the match is that something should be changed so we ...

Speed Chess Championship 2018 | Official Information

Speed Chess Championship 2018 | Official Information

News
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9 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. Congratulations to Hikaru Nakamura, the 2018 Speed Chess Champion. ...

More Brilliancy Prize Chess Tactics

More Brilliancy Prize Chess Tactics

IM Silman
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11 days ago

Everyone loves crazy tactics, and when all the games were brilliancy prizes it makes it even more fun. Imagine: If you solve it you can say, “I could have won that brilliancy prize!” Or, perhaps not. The tactics didn’t fall...

Speed Chess Championship: The Final 4 Footrace!

Speed Chess Championship: The Final 4 Footrace!

FM MikeKlein
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12 days ago

After a year of exciting chess, this weekend is the culmination of the 2018 Speed Chess Championship. Who will survive the final four and emerge as the champion after 12 hours of grueling blitz and bullet chess? Tune in to Chess.com/TV and Twitch....

The Indian Roots Of Modern Chess

The Indian Roots Of Modern Chess

ArnieChipmunk
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13 days ago

I recently read an interesting article in Time, written in 2008 by then-world champion Viswanathan Anand, in which he argues that chess originated in India, and then traveled westward to Persia and ultimately to Spain. In the elegant f...

Pavey

Pavey

batgirl
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13 days ago

     From September 2-21, 1957  the first International Women's Team Tournament (i.e. the first Women's Chess Olympiad) took place in Emmen, Holland.  The U. S. team, comprised of Gisela Gresser and Jacqueline Piati...

Why Do Chess Players Miss The Most Obvious Moves?

Why Do Chess Players Miss The Most Obvious Moves?

GM Gserper
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14 days ago

We all make mistakes playing chess, proving the old saying "to err is human."' However, it is one thing to miss a 30-move-deep variation like Fabiano Caruana did in game six of his world championship match. It's a totally different story wh...

The Chess Move That Always Wins

The Chess Move That Always Wins

GM Gserper
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20 days ago

In one of my first tournament games I fell into a well-known opening trap and lost very quickly. My very considerate opponent waited till the mandatory crying was over and came to me. "Don't be upset, Greg", he said. "The move I played in the op...

Winning in Style

Winning in Style

batgirl
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21 days ago

    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...

2018 World Chess Championship: Halftime

2018 World Chess Championship: Halftime

GM JonathanTisdall
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24 days ago

GM Jonathan Tisdall shares his reflections on the Carlsen-Caruana world championship at halftime. (You can read his preview of the match here.) For convenience, we've copied the games with GM Sam Shankland's annotations from our news reports. I ...

Garry Kasparov's Brilliancy Prizes

Garry Kasparov's Brilliancy Prizes

IM Silman
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26 days ago

In March 2017, I looked to see who made the most official brilliancy prizes. This led to three articles. Mikhail Tal was number one with 15 brilliancy prizes: Tal's brilliancy prizes Anatoly Karpov and Rashid Nezhmetdinov both had 10, putti...

Improve Your Chess With These Puzzles

Improve Your Chess With These Puzzles

GM Gserper
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29 days ago

When I was a kid, I didn't watch much TV. You see, 40 years ago we had only two state-controlled TV channels in the Soviet Union, so most of the kids spent their time outdoors rather than watching boring news. Nevertheless, there was one weekly pr...

Fischer vs. Spassky | World Chess Championship 1972

Fischer vs. Spassky | World Chess Championship 1972

FM MikeKlein
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Nov 9, 2018

The most exciting world championships of all-time countdown ends with a nearly consensus pick: Bobby Fischer vs. Boris Spassky in 1972 in Iceland. The match tallied an amazing 72 points (with eight judges, a maximum score would have been 80), wh...

Karpov vs. Kasparov | World Chess Championship 1987

Karpov vs. Kasparov | World Chess Championship 1987

FM MikeKlein
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Nov 8, 2018

Coming in at number two on Chess.com's list of Most Exciting World Championships in History is the fourth installment of the epic clash between Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov. By "fourth," that means both the fourth chronological time th...

Before Philidor

Before Philidor

batgirl
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Nov 7, 2018

  Almost every chess player with the slightest interest in the development of the game knows of François-André Danican, better known by the appellation Philidor, a family name given to his grandfather, Michel Danican, an obois...

Karpov vs. Kasparov | World Chess Championship 1984

Karpov vs. Kasparov | World Chess Championship 1984

FM MikeKlein
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Nov 7, 2018

Coming in as the number three most exciting world championship of all time is the first Karpov vs. Kasparov match, this one beginning in the fall of 1984 and stretching out over more than five months and into 1985. The match was famously aborted...