Chess Olympiad: 7 Minutes Of Tension In 1st Round

Chess Olympiad: 7 Minutes Of Tension In 1st Round

FM MikeKlein
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20 days ago

Olympiads usually offer several nuggets every two years: Worthy champions, Bermuda party excesses, and round-one upsets. But at the 2018 Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia, the opening games in both the open and women's sections didn't produce a si...

Chess Olympiad Starts With Spectacular Ceremony

Chess Olympiad Starts With Spectacular Ceremony

PeterDoggers
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21 days ago

The 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia officially opened on Sunday with a spectacular opening ceremony that included dancing and singing performances, speeches and the drawing of colors. Many esteemed members of the chess community called...

Duda Upsets Grischuk In Epic Speed Chess Match

Duda Upsets Grischuk In Epic Speed Chess Match

PeterDoggers
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26 days ago

Eliminating another Russian top grandmaster, Jan-Krzystof Duda became the first player to advance to the semifinals of the Chess.com Speed Chess Championship. The Polish player defeated Alexander Grischuk in a truly epic match on Tuesday. ...

13 Chess Stories You May Have Missed

13 Chess Stories You May Have Missed

FM MikeKlein
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27 days ago

The last six weeks were full of top-level events like the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz, the Sinquefield Cup, the World Junior Championship, and many Speed Chess Championship matches. The "In Other News" tidbits have been piling up, but today, t...

Arena Kings Streamers Championship Returns For Season 2

Arena Kings Streamers Championship Returns For Season 2

pete
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Sep 11, 2018

Chess.com and Twitch will partner again for season two of the revamped Arena Kings chess tournament series starting next week, Monday, Sept. 17. The series adds an event to give streamers and fans a third date each week, and will culminate with...

Speed Chess Shock: Duda Upsets Karjakin

Speed Chess Shock: Duda Upsets Karjakin

FM MikeKlein
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Sep 6, 2018

Jan-Krzysztof Duda played Russian roulette against Sergey Karjakin in the "bullet" portion of the Speed Chess Championship and lived to tell the tale. Duda not only survived the bullet segment, but won +4 =1 -2 to complete the upset.  After...