Almost Half Of 2700s Nicked In Isle Of Man Opener

Almost Half Of 2700s Nicked In Isle Of Man Opener

FM MikeKlein
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13 hrs ago

It turns out you don't need randomized pairings to make for an eventful opening of a chess tournament. The 2018 Chess.com Isle of Man International, the strongest open tournament in history, fielded a score of 2700s. But after only the first rou...

World Chess Launches Chess Dating App

World Chess Launches Chess Dating App

PeterDoggers
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4 days ago

Three weeks before the start of the FIDE world championship, organizer World Chess launched chess dating app Mates. Billed as a way to find an opponent for a game of chess, the app came with a press release that doesn't shy away from a sexual conn...

Carlsen Starts With Win At European Club Cup

Carlsen Starts With Win At European Club Cup

PeterDoggers
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7 days ago

Magnus Carlsen is active at the European Club Cup, where he started with a win against Vladimir Potkin in round two. Earlier in the week, Carlsen had some PR activities and spoke about his match with Fabiano Caruana. The European Club Cup is und...

Nakamura Still Too Strong For MVL In Speed Chess

Nakamura Still Too Strong For MVL In Speed Chess

PeterDoggers
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9 days ago

Over the board, the players consider themselves equals, but online Hikaru Nakamura is still too strong for Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The American GM won yesterday's Speed Chess match with an eight-point margin. It was the last quarterfinal of this...

Computer Chess Championship Returns For Blitz Battle

Computer Chess Championship Returns For Blitz Battle

pete
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9 days ago

Computer chess fans, get ready for some faster games between your favorite engines. The Chess.com Computer Chess Championship returns with a greatly expanded field and thousands of games to determine the best blitz chess engines in the world.&nb...

2 More Chess Players Turning To Politics

2 More Chess Players Turning To Politics

FM MikeKlein
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13 days ago

Several chess players have already turned to careers on the political chess board (Nigel Short and Julio Granda only last week!), and at least two more are running for higher office this fall in an attempt to join them. As has been reported prev...

Chess Olympiad: Celebrating The Winners

Chess Olympiad: Celebrating The Winners

PeterDoggers
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14 days ago

In the evening of the final round, the closing ceremony of the Batumi Olympiad was held in the Batumi State Musical Center. Here's a pictorial report. With the winning teams rightly placed in the first rows, the Olympiad's closing ceremony start...

Chess Olympiad: China Wins Double Gold

Chess Olympiad: China Wins Double Gold

FM MikeKlein
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15 days ago

China is Olympiad champion once again. Actually, twice again. Today in Batumi, Georgia, the open section squad won its second team gold medal in the last three Olympiads. The women's team survived a late repetition claim and successfully de...

Savchenko Wins His 1st Titled Tuesday

Savchenko Wins His 1st Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland
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16 days ago

GM Boris Savchenko (@tigra), a regular and strong performer in Titled Tuesday, won his first event with a strong 9/10 performance. Savchenko won his first eight (!) games to take a huge lead in the event. A ninth-round loss against runner-up Moska...

Dvorkovich Elected FIDE President

Dvorkovich Elected FIDE President

PeterDoggers
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17 days ago

Arkady Dvorkovich has been elected FIDE president for the coming four years at the World Chess Federation's General Assembly in Batumi, Georgia. He defeated Georgios Makropoulos with 103 votes to 78 after Nigel Short withdrew his candidacy at...

Chess Olympiad: U.S. Grabs Sole Lead In Round 8

Chess Olympiad: U.S. Grabs Sole Lead In Round 8

PeterDoggers
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18 days ago

The situation was tricky, but eventually the U.S. pulled through and beat Azerbaijan to grab the sole lead at the 2018 Chess Olympiad in Batumi. China and Ukraine are leading the women's tournament. More photographers and videographers than...

Chess Olympiad: Azerbaijan, Poland Still Perfect

Chess Olympiad: Azerbaijan, Poland Still Perfect

PeterDoggers
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20 days ago

While things are heating up on the political front, the Olympiad's playing hall hosted another day of great chess. Azerbaijan and Poland will meet tomorrow as the co-leaders, with six wins. USA, Georgia and Armenia (who beat Russia!) are leading t...