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Tactic: Heberla-Ris, 2. Bundesliga

IM RobertRis Dec 4, 2016

Just got back home from a team match in 2. Bundesliga West. My team SF Katernberg suffered a painful defeat against Dortmund: 1.5-6.5.    Against Polish GM Heberla I obtained a comfortable position out of the opening and could start thinking to ...

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Dominate with the Double Fianchetto!

IM TigerLilov Dec 3, 2016

This week’s free webinar is going to reveal an opening system quietly being adopted by the elite players, with Kramnik pioneering it at the top level. The Double Fianchetto system is a flexible, positionally sound opening you can play against nea...

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Brothers He vs Brothers Doknjas Bullet Match Today!

NM Mr_Penings Dec 3, 2016

As many of you may know, ChessNut6453v3 (Joshua D, the little chess-playing chestnut from Canadialand) and I have a "friendly rivalry". In over the board tournament matches, I have a 0.5/2 record against him, but I have gotten revenge I guess from...

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December Discount for Online Training

IM RobertRis Dec 1, 2016

Hi all!     It's December so I do offer special discount for online training again! This year the December discount will 20% of my regular fee. So instead of $50/hour you will only have to pay $40/hour. Not bad, right? :-) The offer is val...

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Karjakin's first interview after losing to Carlsen

Spektrowski Nov 30, 2016

Source: https://russian.rt.com/sport/article/337524-karyakin-shahmaty-intervyu "When we prepared for the match, we haven't thought much about the possible tie break", Karjakin admitted. "We thought that everything would end in the classical...

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World Championship Tiebreaks: Game Analysis

GM RLH2 Nov 30, 2016

World Champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Sergey Karjakin enter Wednesday's tiebreaks tied with 6 points apiece. In the 12 games with the classical time control, only two were decisive. Rapid games - 25 minutes to start, with 10 seconds added p...

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Change format World Championship: a simple solution

IM RobertRis Nov 30, 2016

A lot of criticism was heard after the quick draw in the 12th game of the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. "Death of Classical Chess'' was a message spread on Twitter by several chess fans.   Personally I don'...

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December 2016 Prodigy Program Registration Open!

GeniusKJ Nov 28, 2016

Registration for the December 2016 month of the Prodigy Program is open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Registration is open until  9:00 PM PST on December 2nd, 2016. Chess University's core team of world-class instructors...

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Carlsen-Karjakin 2016 - Game 12

GM alexcolovic Nov 28, 2016

An uneventful draw, but I think there is a good reason why Carlsen decided to take a quick draw. My thoughts on the final game, Carlsen's decision and what to expect in the rapid - http://www.alexcolovic.com/2016/11/carlsen-karjakin-2016...

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World Championship Round 12: Game Analysis

GM RLH2 Nov 28, 2016

This post is merely for consistency's sake. It's a travesty that people had to pay anything for tickets to attend this round, as they did not get their money's worth. Of course, the tiebreaks will be of great interest, but until then I am left wit...

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Going Full Jobava

NM GargleBlaster Nov 27, 2016

In many ways the most interesting story of the Baku Olympiad, even more than the United States gold, Ukraine's upset of Russia,  China's spectacular collapse, or Canada's bid for bronze, was the gold medal winning performance on board on...

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Carlsen-Karjakin 2016 - Game 11

GM alexcolovic Nov 27, 2016

They wanted a draw and they got it. However, there were 3 notable moments that I noticed and all of them showed a confident Carlsen, back to his usual self. Details and full analysis here - http://www.alexcolovic.com/2016/11/carlsen-karj...

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World Championship Round 11: Game Analysis

GM RLH2 Nov 26, 2016

Nothing really special today. Magnus Carlsen deviated first, Sergey Karjakin did not get anything of significance, and the game fizzled out into a draw. With one round left and the scored tied 5.5-5.5, Karjakin will need to defend as if his life d...

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Roman Dzindzichashvili - The Man Who CREATES GMs!

IM TigerLilov Nov 25, 2016

This week’s free webinar is going to uncover the chess secrets of GM Roman Dzindzichasvili – the man who creates GMs! (“Dzindzi” is the guy who coached Gata Kamsky all the way to 2763 Elo! GM Eugene Perelshteyn is another...

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World Championship Round 10: Game Analysis

GM RLH2 Nov 24, 2016

While I enjoyed my Thanksgiving feast (thanks Dad!), Magnus Carlsen feasted on a blunder by Sergey Karjakin to even the score of the World Championship at 5-5. While many were texting, tweeting, etc. about Karjakin's failure to "immediately draw" ...

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World Championship 2016 - Game 9 Critical Move

deepkimo Nov 24, 2016

After losing game 8, the world champion was close to losing game 9 and practically the match. Carlsen defended well against Karjakin attack and just escaped with a draw.  The critical move was move 39 before the time control, when Karjakin ...

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World Championship Round 9: Game Analysis

GM RLH2 Nov 23, 2016

Two days after Sergey Karjakin shocked the world by beating Magnus Carlsen, he almost did it a second time. The two followed the game Nakamura-Kasimdzhanov for 20 moves, before Carlsen deviated. He got himself into a bit of trouble, but managed to...

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World Championship 2016 - Game 8 Critical Moves

deepkimo Nov 22, 2016

After 7 draws, game 8 is the first decisive game of the match. Karjakin won with black after an exciting game that saw Carlsen taking a lot of risks. There were many critical moves, espcially in the endgame when Carlsen had the chance to save the ...

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