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Norway Chess R5: Opening principles

Erle Jun 12, 2017

If you blinked around 3pm CET yesterday, you probably missed the twenty first moves of Vachier-Lagrave - Nakamura. From pure memory and after some ten minutes, the grandmasters had shown off and played out their opening preparations, achieved a pl...

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Norway Chess 2017 Round 5

GM alexcolovic Jun 11, 2017

No milking cows, no wins. That must be the conclusion after today's round. Several interesting theoretical duels though, Caruana improving on an old Ivanchuk analysis, Vachier introducing a novelty on move 20 and Kramnik zig-zagging the Si...

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Norway Chess R4: Sergey's sneaky stalemate

Erle Jun 11, 2017

Round four of Altibox Norway Chess 2017 is said to be the most exciting round of chess seen in a very long time. It had everything: Chaos on all boards, a world champion veritably outplayed, a Levon Aronian on fire, Anish Giri taking a victory hom...

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Norway Chess 2017 Round 4

GM alexcolovic Jun 10, 2017

Three wins for White in Stavanger after a lot of cow-milking and tractor driving during the rest day. The Norwegians surely know the secret sauce for producing more decisive games! Nakamura won deceptively easy against Vachier, Giri welcom...

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Chess.com Dev Update: June 9, 2017

News Jun 9, 2017

Hey Chess.com! Everyone gather round; its time for another update! As with previous weeks, we've continued to make a lot of process with our major site wide project: Internationalization: More and more content in more languag...

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A new e-book about bishop endgames!

GM LuckyTiger Jun 9, 2017

Dear chess friends! I am happy to announce, that my first e-book is issued. It is dedicated to problem of same-colored bishop endgames and offers a lot of analysis, explanations, exercises/questions, advice etc. So far it is available on Amazon (...

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Norway Chess R3: Going natural

Erle Jun 9, 2017

Have you ever tried to guess the moves of top players during their games? I know I have, and as the time has gone by - I've seen a pattern: There are very little hocus pocus! It tend to seem that like as long as you manage to guess the natural mov...

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Free Simul with a FIDE Master (FM)

NM aww-rats Jun 8, 2017

For members of my video lessons group (2nd largest group on chess.com!), you may join here,https://www.chess.com/groups/home/nm-aww-rats-free-video-lessons then post a reply in the group forums that you wish to play: https://www.chess.com/groups/...

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A Silly Game with a Cool Finish

NM CoachJKane Jun 8, 2017

Tonight, after I taught an online lesson, I played a few blitz games on chess.com. The game below was the most fun of the bunch. I didn't play great, but I really enjoyed the mating tactic at the end. I hope you do too.  

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Norway Chess 2017 Round 3

GM alexcolovic Jun 8, 2017

Another exciting round in Stavanger, in spite of all games finishing in a draw. Anand showed his excellent preparation, Aronian and Giri went wild in the Ragozin, while the derby of the round didn't disappoint - the psychological battle be...

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Hardaway siblings survive CONIC adventure in NYC

ChessKid Jun 8, 2017

ABOVE:  Brewington Hardaway and his sister, along with a few other players from the New York City area, had to overcome a last-round venue change when the Department of Homeland Security needed to use their building.  Thanks to Ches...

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Norway Chess R2: Picking pawn-problems apart

Erle Jun 8, 2017

The second round of the Altibox Norway Chess had the potential to turn out far more bloody than it eventually did. Kramnik, Giri and Aronian were all fighting for a win, and even though the Russian was the only one to take home the whole point - t...

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Norway Chess 2017 Round 2: Anand-Kramnik

GM RLH2 Jun 7, 2017

For the second consecutive round of the Altibox Norway Chess Tournament, only one game was decisive. In Round 2 the lone winner was Vladimir Kramnik, who bested the man that wrested the World Championship title from him. Viswanathan Anand had the ...

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Norway Chess 2017 Round 2

GM alexcolovic Jun 7, 2017

Kramnik beat Anand with Black. Do you know that from 2013 until today the score is 10-3 in Kramnik's favour (2-1 in classical)? See the whole game and comments on the rest of the round here.

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Norway Chess R1: Collecting points with basic skills

Erle Jun 7, 2017

The games in Altibox Norway Chess' first round were both solid and good - and thus: Very instructive. As the Sofia-rules applies for this tournament, all games were played out before hands were shaken, and we got the chance to see the worlds...

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Norway Chess Round 1: Nakamura vs. Giri

GM RLH2 Jun 6, 2017

In Norway, four of the five games petered out into draws. Hikaru Nakamura versus Anish Giri also looked like it might fizzle out, but Nakamura channeled his inner Bobby Fischer by using his rook and bishop to outclass his opponent's rook and knigh...

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Chen outclasses the Age 8 CONIC field

ChessKid Jun 6, 2017

ABOVE:  Eddison Chen of Kansas gave up just one half-point on his way to dominating his section.  What's more, he offered the draw in that game because he had to perform in a piano competition between Rounds 4 and 5! BELOW: &nb...

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New CONIC players gain round-robin experience

ChessKid Jun 6, 2017

American chess players are usually raised on a steady diet of Swiss tournaments.  The ChessKid Online National Invitational Championships (CONIC) provides a different flavor:  a single round-robin event in which most or all players ...

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