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Eljanov Wins Isle Of Man, Beats Caruana On Tiebreak's Thumbnail

Eljanov Wins Isle Of Man, Beats Caruana On Tiebreak

FM MikeKlein Oct 9, 2016

Two very different final rounds produced the same ending score. When the day's play ceased, GMs Pavel Eljanov and Fabiano Caruana tied for first place in the 2016 Chess.com Isle of Man International. Due to progressive tiebreaks, Eljanov wo...

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Nepomniachtchi Wins Tal Memorial, Enters Top 10

NM SamCopeland Oct 6, 2016

Ian Nepomniachtchi won clear first at the Tal Memorial with a draw as Black against Boris Gelfand. The final round proved to be anything but simple for "Nepo" as he struggled against Gelfand, who was close to tallying his first win of the eve...

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Nepo Nears Record Success, Holds Lead Over Giri

NM SamCopeland Oct 5, 2016

Thus far the Tal Memorial has been a thrilling antidote to some of the more peaceful events of 2016. Unfortunately, the high bar of four decisive games in both rounds five and six could not be maintained. Whereas we dubbed the sixth round "ex...

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Shirov Wins, Takes Day Off, Leads Isle Of Man

FM MikeKlein Oct 5, 2016

GM Alexei Shirov has gone from "Fire on Board" to "Smoldering on Board" at the Chess.com Isle of Man International. Despite the lower temperatures, the veteran still can't be stopped, but his games have taken on a more subdued tone than his p...

Sorry, 2700s And 2800s: Vidit, Shirov Lead In IOM's Thumbnail

Sorry, 2700s And 2800s: Vidit, Shirov Lead In IOM

FM MikeKlein Oct 4, 2016

How does a tournament go from 16 perfect scores down to just two in one day?  You can thank some tenacious and resourceful defense from a few underdogs, the top-seeded 1.5 defeating the low-seeded 2.0, and one GM even taking the day off! ...

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Father-Daughter Dance In Isle Of Man Opener

FM MikeKlein Oct 2, 2016

Here's a surprising stat: The Chess.com Isle of Man International began with as many top-10 players (three) as the Tal Memorial did. There are 25 GMs who've cleared 2600, prompting tournament organizer Alan Ormsby to say that the tourn...

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New Feature: Live Club Tournaments

News Sep 29, 2016

We're excited to announce a brand new way to bring real-time chess fun to your Chess.com clubs: live club tournaments! Administrators can now organize and create tournaments in live chess with ease for any of their clubs. Each tourname...

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Famous Trainer Mark Dvoretsky Dies At 68

PeterDoggers Sep 26, 2016

The world famous chess trainer Mark Dvoretsky died today at the age of 68. The sad news was confirmed by the Russian Chess Federation. Despite a lengthy illness, his death was unexpected. His passing was mourned with a minute of sil...

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Mamedyarov Shines In Tal Memorial Blitz

PeterDoggers Sep 25, 2016

Today the Tal Memorial took off with what proved to be a one-man Shakhriyar Mamedyarov show. Azerbaijan's number-one grandmaster won the blitz opener with 7.5/9, two points more than runner-up Levon Aronian. Mamedyarov settin...

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