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Carlsen Dominates Speed Chess; Defeats So's Thumbnail

Carlsen Dominates Speed Chess; Defeats So

NM SamCopeland 2 days ago

"Magnus Carlsen dominates speed chess" is a fairly accurate description of chess in 2017. Carlsen has destroyed multiple fast chess formats. After shared firsts (but no title on tiebreak) in the World Rapid and Blitz Championships in December, he ...

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Svidler Moves To Shared First Place At Palma GP

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

Winning as Black today Peter Svidler moved to a plus one score at the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca. The Russian GM joined leaders Levon Aronian, Teimour Radjabov, Anish Giri and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The other win was sc...

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Stockfish Wins Chess.com Computer Championship

pete 2 days ago

The powerful, open-source chess engine Stockfish narrowly beat out two strong commercial engines to win the first Chess.com Computer Chess Championship this week. Stockfish placed clear first in the 10-engine round robin to reach the superfin...

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Aronian, Radjabov Join Leaders At Palma GP

PeterDoggers 3 days ago

Levon Aronian and Teimour Radjabov won their games in round two of the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The two are tied for first place with Anish Giri and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Ernesto Inarkiev was one of the winners yesterday, b...

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Carlsen-Ding Biggest Champions Showdown Win

PeterDoggers 5 days ago

By scoring 8.5-3.5 on the final day, Magnus Carlsen beat Ding Liren 67-25 which was the biggest margin of all four Champions Showdown matches in St. Louis. Carlsen won $60,000 (€50,800) for his win, and Ding got $40,000 (€33,870). Comm...

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Can So Upset Carlsen, The Speed Chess Champ?

FM MikeKlein 6 days ago

So-so won't be good enough for GM Wesley So. On Saturday, November 18, he will face the world champion and reigning Speed Chess Champion GM Magnus Carlsen for the final spot in the quarterfinals. The underdog won't just need to score his first...

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Carlsen Demolishes Ding, Wins With Day To Spare

PeterDoggers 6 days ago

The two will definitely play chess on Tuesday, but by crushing his opponent 6.5-1.5 on the third day of the Champions Showdown in St. Louis Magnus Carlsen secured match victory vs. Ding Liren with a game and a day to spare. "He's not t...

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Milliseconds Sacred In Showdown's 2nd Day

FM MikeKlein 9 days ago

It was supposed to be a rapid and blitz match, but it's turning into a theme match. Good reflexes don't hurt either. The 2017 Champions Showdown doesn't actually require specific openings to be played over the quartet of 30-game matches, but so ...

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No Increment, No Problem For Nakamura, Dominguez

FM MikeKlein 10 days ago

In day one of the 2017 Champions Showdown, it was a case of addition by lack of addition. Despite the G/30 time control, the longest of the four days of play, the event's lack of increment already factored in to several games. First there was ...

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Magnus Carlsen Wins Titled Tuesday By Full Point

NM SamCopeland 12 days ago

It's always a wonderful surprise at Chess.com (and for all chess fans) when the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, gets the itch for online blitz. Yesterday, Titled Tuesday provided the perfect outlet. Also competing with the world champion? Hikaru N...

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Russian Women Rule At European Team Championship

IM JovankaHouska 12 days ago

The Russian women's team dominated the European Team Championship in Crete, Greece and won the event with a round to spare. IM Jovanka Houska, who played for the English team, reports. Sometime in the 1950s some wise bods got together and i...

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Twitch, Chess.com Partner To Promote Chess Streaming

News 12 days ago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chess.com and Twitch Announce Multi-Year Partnership to Increase Chess Engagement Worldwide Palo Alto, Calif., Nov. 8, 2017 — Chess.com and Twitch today announced a multi-year partnership to benefit chess stre...

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Azerbaijan Wins Gold Amidst Controversy

PeterDoggers 14 days ago

Azerbaijan played 2-2 vs Ukraine and had some scary moments as Russia beat Germany 3-1 and reached the same amount of match points. At the end of the day the tiebreak worked out well for the Azerbaijani, who won gold at the European...

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Azerbaijan Beats Russia, Takes Lead In Crete

PeterDoggers 15 days ago

With a convincing 3-1 score Azerbaijan beat Russia today, and took a big step towards gold at the European Team Championship in Greece. Ukraine beat Hungary and is now tied for second place with Russia. It was the clash everyone had be...

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Did Ding Liren Play The Game Of The Year?

PeterDoggers 15 days ago

Besides all the action at the European Team Championship, some more top grandmasters are active this week, in the Chinese League. Yesterday World Cup runner-up Ding Liren played a mesmerizing game of the kind that you see only once a year. ...

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European Teams: Hungary, Russia On Top

PeterDoggers 17 days ago

After the rest day the fun was over for Croatia at the European Team Championship in Greece. The leaders lost to Hungary, who are now tied for first place with Russia, who beat Poland. The European Team Championship is being held in the 5-s...

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Nakamura Beats Blundering Caruana 17-10

PeterDoggers 17 days ago

Hikaru Nakamura was the favorite in this Speed Chess match, and won expectedly against Fabiano Caruana, who made several one-move blunders. The score 17-10 was almost exactly what was predicted by a new metric system developed by one of ...

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