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Carlsen Draws White For 1st Game World Cup

PeterDoggers 21 days ago

Magnus Carlsen will start with the white pieces in his first game on Sunday at the FIDE World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia. This was the result of the drawing of lots, performed today during the opening ceremony. The technical meeting after the ...

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MVL Overwhelms Xiong In Speed Chess Champs

NM SamCopeland 24 days ago

The closest match featuring a speed chess qualifier turned into a rout in the second half. The world junior champion, Jeffery Xiong, actually took the lead in this tight match as late as game 14, but that seemed to serve only to awaken the "Lyon B...

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FIDE World Cup To Start This Weekend

PeterDoggers 24 days ago

The opening ceremony is on Saturday, and on Sunday we'll see the first games being played. One of the biggest events of the year is about to start: the FIDE World Cup. A number of players, including the likes of Hikaru Nakamura and Ani...

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Speed Chess Championship: The Frenchman vs The X-Man

FM MikeKlein 26 days ago

This Wednesday's second-to-last Speed Chess Championship opening-round clash will feature the world's new number-two and the youngest player of the event. GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, fresh off his career's marquee victory at the 2017 Sinquef...

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Play Chess, Win Wine, And 9 Other Stories You Missed

FM MikeKlein 26 days ago

Summer is not the time for pros to take a vacation. With tournaments in Paris, Leuven, Biel, St. Louis, Dortmund, Danzhou, Geneva, Khanty-Mansiysk, and many others, the news section has been crowded with tales of 2700s and 2800s plying their trade...

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Speed Chess Tactics Favorite: Caruana Or Hou Yifan?

FM MikeKlein Aug 24, 2017

GMs Fabiano Caruana and Hou Yifan will face off in the next Speed Chess Championship opening-round match today. You already know their career resumes. Hou is pretty much too good for the women's circuit, and Caruana was once too good to be in th...

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Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?

FM MikeKlein Aug 19, 2017

Septuagenarian Rex Sinquefield, one of the biggest St. Louis Cardinals fans, has seen many of his favorite team's 11 World Series Game Sevens. Today he got to play one of his own. With the "Ultimate Moves" team battle knotted at 3-3 between his ...

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On 2nd Try, Aronian Gets St. Louis Win

FM MikeKlein Aug 18, 2017

In the end, love wins. On the final day of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, when several players brought their families to the tournament hall, GM Levon Aronian had to think about his significant other from afar.  Cover photo: Chess.co...

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Nepomniachtchi Beats Kasparov, Leads After Day 2

PeterDoggers Aug 15, 2017

While some of his colleagues are impressed by his play, GM Garry Kasparov himself has mixed feelings. The 54-year-old chess legend can definitely still compete with the current top players, as his draws with Levon Aronian and Viswan...

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Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top

FM MikeKlein Aug 14, 2017

Never have chess fans been so eager to see all draws. GM Garry Kasparov didn't mind them either. "Unlike 20 years ago, I was happy with three draws," he said at the end of a day that left him tired. Lead Photo: Chess.com/Maria Emelianova. Af...

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The Wait Is Kaspar-over

FM MikeKlein Aug 13, 2017

It has been 4539 days since GM Garry Kasparov played a rated chess game. Internet and St. Louis Chess Club audiences, neither of whom even existed a dozen years ago, will only have to wait one more day to see the 13th World Champion end the streak...

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Half The Sinque Field Can Win In Tense Final Round

PeterDoggers Aug 10, 2017

On Thursday Wesley So suffered his fourth loss at the Sinquefield Cup. He was beaten by Sergey Karjakin. This means that half the field can still win the tournament. Karjakin is now tied for fourth place with Magnus Carlsen, half a point belo...

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Awonder Liang Now World's Youngest Grandmaster

NM SamCopeland Aug 10, 2017

FIDE has confirmed Awonder Liang's grandmaster title by written resolution. This makes the 14-year-old American the 10th youngest grandmaster of all time, and the youngest in the world today. Headline photo from the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Fes...

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Anand Wins Brilliancy vs Caruana; Carlsen Defeats So

NM SamCopeland Aug 6, 2017

Both Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand won their games in 29 moves in the fifth round of the Sinquefield Cup, but for once, all eyes weren't on the champ. It was Anand's scintillating takedown of Fabiano Caruana that wowed the spectators and fa...

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Carlsen Falters In Winning Position, Loses To MVL

NM SamCopeland Aug 5, 2017

For 45 moves today, Magnus Carlsen played a model "Carlsen" game in the Sinquefield Cup's round four. Getting little from the opening, he created complex positional problems and was rewarded with subtle errors from Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. However,...

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