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6 Of World's Top 10 To Play 80th Wijk aan Zee

PeterDoggers 4 days ago

The Tata Steel Chess tournament will be celebrating its 80th birthday by having a very strong field. Six players from the current top 10 will be playing. That includes world number one Magnus Carlsen, former world champions Vladimir Kramnik a...

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Batumi Chess Club NONA Wins 3rd ECC Title

IM JovankaHouska 7 days ago

Batumi Chess Club NONA won the European Club Cup on Saturday in Göynük/Antalya. As promised, Chess.com publishes a separate report on the women's tournament, once again written by IM Jovanka Houska. The European chess club champio...

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GM William Lombardy, 1937-2017

FM MikeKlein 9 days ago

[Note: Updated with extensive thoughts from Lombardy's only son Raymond and a personal reflection from Bruce Pandolfini.] GM William Lombardy, an American former world junior champion also made famous for being GM Bobby Fischer's second, died Fr...

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Kovalyov Case Not Admitted By Ethics Commission

PeterDoggers 11 days ago

FIDE's Ethics Commission has announced that it cannot admit the complaint from the Chess Federation of Canada about the Anton Kovalyov dress code incident at the World Cup due to "a lack of reliable evidence." A statement by the commissi...

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Kramnik Sits Out As European Club Cup Takes Off

PeterDoggers 13 days ago

The European Club Cup started on Sunday in Göynük/Antalya, Turkey. Vladimir Kramnik, who needs every Elo point he can get in the coming weeks to keep hopes for qualifying for the Candidates', didn't play in round one. The European Club...

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Candidates In Berlin; Who Will Play?

PeterDoggers 15 days ago

The 2018 Candidates' Tournament, scheduled for 9-28 March 2018, will be held at the Kühlhaus Berlin in the German capital. This was announced by Agon/World Chess, the organizer of events in the FIDE World Championship cycle. Like in re...

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Finegold Wins Ugliest Death Match In History

FM MikeKlein 16 days ago

Ever want to feel better about your chess ability? Just re-watch yesterday's broadcast of the GM Ben Finegold-GM Simon Williams Death Match. If the endgame technique of the "Ginger GM" was a blimp, Finegold set it alight numerous times. Or rathe...

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Carlsen Wins 2017 Chess.com Isle Of Man International

FM MikeKlein 21 days ago

You're not supposed to work too hard when you're on vacation. In a tournament where he uncharacteristically arrived with no parents, no manager, and no seconds, GM Magnus Carlsen and his girlfriend will leave winners. "It was different," Carls...

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Carlsen-Nakamura To Play For Isle Of Man Title

FM MikeKlein 22 days ago

Carlsen. Nakamura. Board one. Final round. Sometimes the headline writes itself. GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Hikaru Nakamura have never faced each other in the last round of an open tournament before, or likely in an open event at all. That will al...

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Isle Of Man Set For Sprint Finish

FM MikeKlein 23 days ago

One of the Isle of Man's most famous sons is a sprinter. The bicyclist Mark Cavendish, born in the capital of Douglas, is known for breaking out of the pack right at the finish. The "Tour d'Isle of Man," better known as the Chess.com Isle of Man...

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Carlsen Is 'The Man' Of The Island, Takes Sole Lead

FM MikeKlein 24 days ago

King Magnus III ruled the Isle of Man from 1099 to 1103. One millennium later, King Magnus IV is attempting to conquer the quaint island a second time. While Magnus Carlsen is not actual royalty (his name being preceded by "GM" rather than a dyn...

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Levon Aronian Wins 2017 FIDE World Cup

PeterDoggers 25 days ago

Some 12 years after his victory in Khanty-Mansiysk, Levon Aronian has won his second FIDE World Cup title and the $120,000 first prize. In today’s tiebreak against Ding Liren he won both rapid games.  After almost a month, the 20...

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4 Leaders Draw In Isle Of Man; 3 Others Catch Up

FM MikeKlein 25 days ago

"The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers," the writer Arthur Koestler once opined. In round four of the 2017 Chess.com Isle of Man International, the four leading GMs all lost their perfection...

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Tiebreak To Decide World Cup Final After 4th Draw

PeterDoggers 26 days ago

The final of the FIDE World Cup between Ding Liren and Levon Aronian will be decided in a tiebreak on Wednesday as the fourth game also ended in a draw. It was again Aronian who had the better chances. After winning their dramatic semifinal...

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Tarjan Beats Kramnik In Battle Of Generations

FM MikeKlein 27 days ago

GM James Tarjan is either 65, or only three, depending on how you count. Either way, his chess was good enough to take out the former world champion GM Vladimir Kramnik in round three of the 2017 Chess.com Isle of Man International. How can h...

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Key Players Respond To Kovalyov Incident

FM MikeKlein 28 days ago

Two weeks after the most famous missing fabric in chess, the principal participants and some associated parties have responded. Mostly, they've dug in to their positions. On September 9, 2017, GM Anton Kovalyov of Canada left the 2017 World Cup ...

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