Carlsen-Caruana, WCh 2018 - Tie-Break

Carlsen-Caruana, WCh 2018 - Tie-Break

GM alexcolovic
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12 days ago

It was one-sided, even though it shouldn't have been. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. It seems like a stroke of genius now, that draw offer in Game 12. It is all justified looking backwards, there is no argument against success. And that succe...

Complete Coverage - Carlsen-Caruana; WCC 2018

Complete Coverage - Carlsen-Caruana; WCC 2018

NM FLchessplayer
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13 days ago

Welcome to my blog! I thought - that since I have not seen ANY blog posting that goes along the lines of what I would like to see - that I would offer my thoughts on some of the games. Not only this, I thought that I would offer links to ALL the c...

WCC 2018 Rd 12: Into the tiebreaks!

WCC 2018 Rd 12: Into the tiebreaks!

CM vinniethepooh
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14 days ago

Finally, the expected ended with the unexpected, and then back to the expected. Magnus outplayed Fabiano thanks to some good preparation, and as the tension was building up to the maximum height, a nervy draw offer by the Norweigan ended the match...

Carlsen-Caruana, WCh 2018 - Game 12

Carlsen-Caruana, WCh 2018 - Game 12

GM alexcolovic
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14 days ago

This was definitely not the end of the match I expected. Staying loyal to their principles and preparation the last game saw another Sveshnikov. The last time a Sicilian was played in a World Championship final game that was decisive for the out...

A miniature by Alekhine (+ Video)

A miniature by Alekhine (+ Video)

FM Michel2426
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15 days ago

Alekhine was 4th World Champion; he defeated Capablanca in 1927. It’s very nice to look at his games, they are very instructive. That’s why today I have annotated an interesting miniature where he won.  I continue training very ...

Learn From The Masters: A Norwegian Wonder

Learn From The Masters: A Norwegian Wonder

EOGuel
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15 days ago

What's up, everyone? As I write, Magnus Carlsen is defending his title against American challenger Fabiano Caruana. With one more classical game to go (a draw being the most likely outcome), it looks like we will witness tiebreaks fo...

Chess Masterpieces: Keres vs. Winter, 1935

Chess Masterpieces: Keres vs. Winter, 1935

NM SamCopeland
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16 days ago

Paul Keres' baptism by fire was the 1935 Warsaw Olympiad. There the young Keres played greats such as World Champion Alexander Alekhine, Savielly Tartakower, and Salomon Flohr. He lost to these chess giants, but he did score a respectable 12/19, i...

Carlsen-Caruana, WCh 2018 - Game 11

Carlsen-Caruana, WCh 2018 - Game 11

GM alexcolovic
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16 days ago

Carlsen really decided to shut it down for his last White game. It started very promising. Carlsen's 1 e4 was met with the Petroff and this time he went for one of the most critical lines, the modern 5 Nc3. Caruana deviated slightly from his usu...

My good games at this week #43

My good games at this week #43

UAArtur
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16 days ago

My dear chess friends! New week is gone. And we have a new good games in my blog! I am not a professional player, and not often will I be able to play with a high-ranking opponent with a real sports title. I played the first game against the...

Learn From The Masters: Sacrifice Everything!

Learn From The Masters: Sacrifice Everything!

EOGuel
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17 days ago

Greetings, fellow Chess.com readers! We will (kind of) begin a new series here. The objective will be to go through Chess.com's perspective on the greatest games of all time. My goal is to have each of those games analyzed in detail ...

Botvinnik vs. Smyslov | World Chess Championship 1954

Botvinnik vs. Smyslov | World Chess Championship 1954

FM ddtru
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17 days ago

In the second article of the series on Evergreen World Chess Championships we will look at 1954 Botvinnik-Smyslov match. It was the first of three World Championship matches that Botvinnik and Smyslov played against each other, and these matches a...

Standard #30:  Bloggers Duel

Standard #30: Bloggers Duel

MidnasLament
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17 days ago

This game was a 15/10 standard game played on chess.com against chess.com top blogger Zeitnot17. He played the white pieces and I played the black pieces.Zeitnot17 ventures us into the Anti-Benoni opening where I play the aggressive but risky line...

Puzzle Rush Baby!

Puzzle Rush Baby!

FM zibbit
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17 days ago

Have you tried Puzzle Rush? It's a great new innovation here on Chess.com which allows you to train and test your tactics and compare your score with some of the best players in the world. You have 5 minutes to solve as many tactics as you can...

WCC 2018 Rd 5-10: Wildness and Peace

WCC 2018 Rd 5-10: Wildness and Peace

CM vinniethepooh
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18 days ago

The players are unleashing a maelstrom of fireworks. Top level brutality has produced some marvelous chess on show. But the result has left everyone gasping. The World Chess Championship 2018 has began with 10 straight draws. This is n...

Carlsen-Caruana, WCh 2018 - Game 10

Carlsen-Caruana, WCh 2018 - Game 10

GM alexcolovic
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18 days ago

Another game I watched live at the venue. It is incredible how the impression of seeing the game without (or sparse) engine input affects the whole experience. As you will see in the comments below, the humans observing often liked one or the ot...

What's in a Face? (Illyin-Genevsky)

What's in a Face? (Illyin-Genevsky)

kamalakanta
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18 days ago

I knew of his win against Capablanca in Moscow, 1925, in a game where he sacrificed his Queen.... and then, the next day, Lasker sacrifices his Queen against him in the opening, and wins! I like his face...there is a soulfu...

Chess in the Arts

Chess in the Arts

Gottfrid
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19 days ago

Chess throughout its centuries old history is periodically reflected in the Arts. This article is about the relationship between painting and chess. Works of art (paintings) reflected many stages in the history of chess: the process of changing ...

Carlsen-Caruana, WCh 2018 - Game 9

Carlsen-Caruana, WCh 2018 - Game 9

GM alexcolovic
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19 days ago

What a day. I spent the whole day in (and out) of the playing hall in Holborn College. I went to all the possible places: the scene where they play, the media centre, the VIP room, the live commentary room. I can tell you that the World Champion...

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