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European Teams: Hungary, Russia On Top

PeterDoggers 19 days ago

After the rest day the fun was over for Croatia at the European Team Championship in Greece. The leaders lost to Hungary, who are now tied for first place with Russia, who beat Poland. The European Team Championship is being held in the 5-s...

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Nakamura Beats Blundering Caruana 17-10

PeterDoggers 20 days ago

Hikaru Nakamura was the favorite in this Speed Chess match, and won expectedly against Fabiano Caruana, who made several one-move blunders. The score 17-10 was almost exactly what was predicted by a new metric system developed by one of ...

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The $1 Million Chess Puzzle

FM MikeKlein 20 days ago

Forget all the Chess.com job postings seeking computer programmers. There's now a prize much higher than helping us code four-player chess. The Clay Mathematics Institute of America is offering a cool $1 million to the person or team that succes...

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European Teams: Hungary Shocks Russia

PeterDoggers 22 days ago

Russia was the leader after three rounds, but today lost its first match at the European Team Championship in Greece to Hungary, which is now tied for first place with Armenia and Croatia. As it was based on just three individual board victories...

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Abdusattorov (13) Now 2nd-Youngest GM In History

PeterDoggers 23 days ago

By securing his third grandmaster norm on Sunday Nodirbek Abdusattorov of Uzbekistan became the second youngest grandmaster in history. Only Sergey Karjakin got the title at a younger age. Abdusattorov played in the Chigorin Memorial in St ...

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With Only 3 Board Wins Russia Leads European Teams

PeterDoggers 23 days ago

Three individual board wins were enough for Russia to grab clear first place at the European Team Championship in Greece, as Hungary-Netherlands and Croatia-Armenia ended in 2-2 and Italy lost to Germany. It must be a unique little statistic for...

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European Teams: Italy Does It Again

PeterDoggers 24 days ago

Also in the second round of the European Team Championship Italy managed to beat a higher rated team. Sabino Brunello decided their match against Turkey. Tied for first place after two rounds, with four match points, are Armenia, Cr...

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PRO League Qualifier: 40 Teams Vie For 8 Spots

FM MikeKlein 27 days ago

More than 100 top-quality chess players will have the next three months of their lives transformed in a single day. And that day is this Saturday. The first-ever Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League Qualification Tournament will advance ...

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Grischuk Knocks Out MVL In 1st Speed Chess Upset

PeterDoggers 30 days ago

Alexander Grischuk eliminated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave today in the MasterClass Speed Chess Champioship's first quarterfinal. Grischuk's next opponent is the winner of the match between Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So. Don't miss the second...

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Carlsen-Ding Among Champions Showdown Matches

PeterDoggers Oct 23, 2017

In November some of the world's strongest grandmasters will be returning to St. Louis for what is called the Champions Showdown. The four matches are Hikaru Nakamura vs. Veselin Topalov, Fabiano Caruana vs. Alexander Grischuk, Wesle...

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

PeterDoggers Oct 18, 2017

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 Oct 15, 2017

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 Oct 13, 2017

[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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