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70s Life: Gibraltar Chess Festival Hosts 72 GMs's Thumbnail

70s Life: Gibraltar Chess Festival Hosts 72 GMs

FM MikeKlein Jan 23, 2017

For those that don't watch ChessCenter regularly (shame on you!), in the latest episode, this author/commentator predicted the continued rise of open events. Evidence number one might be the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, which&nb...

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Rapport Beats Carlsen; Aronian Bounces Back

PeterDoggers Jan 22, 2017

Richard Rapport was the sensation of the day as he defeated Magnus Carlsen beautifully in round eight. Wesley So still leads the Tata Steel Chess Tournament's masters group going into the second rest day. Photo: Alina l'Ami. New York wasn...

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Carlsen Misses Mate In 3 vs Giri

PeterDoggers Jan 21, 2017

Today Magnus Carlsen missed a checkmate versus Anish Giri, and with it, a great opportunity to move to "plus three." Wesley So drew his game as well and continues to lead the masters section. It's quite rare, but it happened today: a&n...

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Giri Wins In Tata Steel

NM SamCopeland Jan 20, 2017

After 14 consecutive drawn games, Anish Giri emerged with a win in round six at Tata Steel. As commentator Yasser Seirawan noted, if Giri had won all of his winning positions, he would be leading in Tata Steel. Also winning was Wei Yi, who ...

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So Grabs Tata Lead; Carlsen Plays Football

PeterDoggers Jan 19, 2017

Wesley So is the new leader of the Tata Steel chess tournament masters group. Today he defeated Pentala Harikrishna and took over pole position from Pavel Eljanov, who lost to Levon Aronian. The fifth round, which was played at th...

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PRO Chess League: Week 2 Results

PROChessLeague Jan 18, 2017

Please find below week two match results for week two of the PRO Chess League. For the as-it-happens action and up to the minute results, tune in to the PRO Chess League Wednesdays on Chess.com/TV and follow the games in Chess.com/live. Actio...

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Eljanov Ahead of Carlsen, So At Tata Steel

PeterDoggers Jan 17, 2017

Also during the first rest day Pavel Eljanov will be the sole leader of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Today the Ukrainian grandmasters defeated Baskaran Adhiban. He finds Wesley So and Magnus Carlsen, the other winners today, at half ...

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Chess Stars Clash In PRO Rivalry Week

FM MikeKlein Jan 17, 2017

If you see two neighboring dots in the map above, chances are they're going head-to-head in week two of the PRO Chess League. It's rivalry week, and it begins tomorrow. The clashes may not be El Clásico yet, but give it time; the lea...

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Rapport Spoils Brilliancy, Loses To So

PeterDoggers Jan 16, 2017

Richard Rapport was on his way to scoring a great win versus Wesley So, but then he blundered away the game. In round three of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Sergey Karjakin and Wei Yi scored their first wins, versu...

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Eljanov Starts With Sole Lead In Tata Steel

NM SamCopeland Jan 14, 2017

Pavel Eljanov was the sole winner in the masters section of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament as he downed the always creative Richard Rapport with the white pieces after an exchange sacrifice gave him smooth positional play. Before we a...

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Carlsen vs So Kicks Off Tata Steel Chess

PeterDoggers Jan 13, 2017

The 79th Tata Steel Chess Tournament will have a dream start and finish. Magnus Carlsen's first opponent will be Wesley So, who had such a great second half of 2016. In the last round the world champion will play the opponent of his last...

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MVL Perfect, Leads Migraines To PRO Week 1 Win

NM SamCopeland Jan 12, 2017

In an action-packed season opener, the powerhouse board ones proved their worth. Four out of four scores from GMs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Li Chao and 3.5 and 3 points from GMs Wesley So and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (who forfeited game on...

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2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Preview

PeterDoggers Jan 11, 2017

The new year has just begun, and that means the first and most traditional super tournament is about to start. The 79th Tata Steel Chess Tournament will be held January 14-29 in Wijk aan Zee, Rotterdam and Haarlem. As always, the to...

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PRO Chess League Takes Off Wednesday

PeterDoggers Jan 9, 2017

It's finally here. More than 400 players (100+ grandmasters), chess fans all over the world, and the whole team at Chess.com are very excited that the inaugural season of the PRO Chess League will launch this Wednesday.  The PRO...

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Indian Glory At Hastings, Rilton Cup

PeterDoggers Jan 7, 2017

Two traditional end-of-the-year tournaments were won by Indian grandmasters. GM Krishnan Sasikiran finished clear first at the Rilton Cup in Sweden, while GM Deep Sengupta did the same in Hastings. They are two of the longest running tournaments...

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Chess In The White House And Kasparov Wins Again

FM MikeKlein Jan 6, 2017

In 1984, GM Garry Kasparov endured a five-month match with GM Anatoly Karpov, but his latest battle ended after nine years. Unlike in that clash, this time there was a decision. Also this month, we take a look at a petition you can sign to ...

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Webster Doubles Up At Pan-Ams

FM MikeKlein Jan 2, 2017

For the second year in a row, the "B" team from Webster University beat the "A" team at the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship. Unlike 2015, the second team eclipsing the first squad wasn't necessarily bad news, as the two quar...

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2016: The Year In Review

News Dec 31, 2016

For many, 2016 was a year to be forgotten. Political division and turmoil, the passing of many beloved persons, and acts of violence often dominated the news. However, in terms of chess, 2016 was a banner year. It was packed with innovation...

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Karjakin Wins World Blitz Championship

PeterDoggers Dec 30, 2016

Today Sergey Karjakin won the World Blitz Championship in Doha, Qatar. The Russian grandmaster edged out Magnus Carlsen on tiebreaks after both finished on 16.5/21. Anna Muzychuk scored a double victory in Qatar as she also won the Women...

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