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Players Suspended In Italian Cheating Scandal

PeterDoggers Nov 27, 2017

Four chess players have been convicted by an Italian federal court for alleged attempt at rigging games and manipulate results at the Montebelluna tournament in January of this year. The story has a deep impact on the Italian chess scene, and the ...

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Naked Chess, Snoop Dogg, And Best Chess Ad Ever

FM MikeKlein Nov 21, 2017

In this month's "In Other News" mashup, we ask if you would play naked chess? Rapper Snoop Dogg asks why the world isn't woke to a girls chess team? And make sure to read until the end for a remembrance of a national championship chess player who ...

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Carlsen Dominates Speed Chess; Defeats So

NM SamCopeland Nov 18, 2017

"Magnus Carlsen dominates speed chess" is a fairly accurate description of chess in 2017. Carlsen has destroyed multiple fast chess formats. After shared firsts (but no title on tiebreak) in the World Rapid and Blitz Championships in December, he ...

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Svidler Moves To Shared First Place At Palma GP

PeterDoggers Nov 18, 2017

Winning as Black today Peter Svidler moved to a plus one score at the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca. The Russian GM joined leaders Levon Aronian, Teimour Radjabov, Anish Giri and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The other win was sc...

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Stockfish Wins Chess.com Computer Championship

pete Nov 18, 2017

The powerful, open-source chess engine Stockfish narrowly beat out two strong commercial engines to win the first Chess.com Computer Chess Championship this week. Stockfish placed clear first in the 10-engine round robin to reach the superfin...

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Aronian, Radjabov Join Leaders At Palma GP

PeterDoggers Nov 17, 2017

Levon Aronian and Teimour Radjabov won their games in round two of the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The two are tied for first place with Anish Giri and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Ernesto Inarkiev was one of the winners yesterday, b...

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Carlsen-Ding Biggest Champions Showdown Win

PeterDoggers Nov 15, 2017

By scoring 8.5-3.5 on the final day, Magnus Carlsen beat Ding Liren 67-25 which was the biggest margin of all four Champions Showdown matches in St. Louis. Carlsen won $60,000 (€50,800) for his win, and Ding got $40,000 (€33,870). Comm...

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Can So Upset Carlsen, The Speed Chess Champ?

FM MikeKlein Nov 14, 2017

So-so won't be good enough for GM Wesley So. On Saturday, November 18, he will face the world champion and reigning Speed Chess Champion GM Magnus Carlsen for the final spot in the quarterfinals. The underdog won't just need to score his first...

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Carlsen Demolishes Ding, Wins With Day To Spare

PeterDoggers Nov 14, 2017

The two will definitely play chess on Tuesday, but by crushing his opponent 6.5-1.5 on the third day of the Champions Showdown in St. Louis Magnus Carlsen secured match victory vs. Ding Liren with a game and a day to spare. "He's not t...

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American Trio, One Bleeding, Sweeps Champions Showdown

FM MikeKlein Nov 12, 2017

Thanks to two blitz comebacks, one large and one small, the three U.S. players successfully defended their home turf at the 2017 Champions Showdown. The world champion had a pretty good day too in his rapid games. For the Americans, the "Miracle...

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Milliseconds Sacred In Showdown's 2nd Day

FM MikeKlein Nov 10, 2017

It was supposed to be a rapid and blitz match, but it's turning into a theme match. Good reflexes don't hurt either. The 2017 Champions Showdown doesn't actually require specific openings to be played over the quartet of 30-game matches, but so ...

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No Increment, No Problem For Nakamura, Dominguez

FM MikeKlein Nov 9, 2017

In day one of the 2017 Champions Showdown, it was a case of addition by lack of addition. Despite the G/30 time control, the longest of the four days of play, the event's lack of increment already factored in to several games. First there was ...

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