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World Championship Tiebreak Live Updates

FM MikeKlein Nov 30, 2016

--Live Flash Report-- GM Magnus Carlsen won the 2016 world championship over GM Sergey Karjakin by virtue of winning the last two games of the rapid playoff. The tiebreak ended 3-1 for Carlsen. Game one was a draw. Carlsen leaned b...

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Vallejo Strongest Among Beautiful Minds

PeterDoggers Nov 30, 2016

On Sunday, Francisco Vallejo won the Beautiful Minds - Krulich Cup in Munich, Germany, a rapid tournament on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Munich Chess Academy. It's not uncommon to organize a special event for a 10th ann...

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Carlsen, Karjakin Draw Game 12; Playoffs Wednesday

FM MikeKlein Nov 28, 2016

The big question for today's deciding game at the 2016 world chess championship was answered as soon as it was uttered. Tied 5.5-5.5, how much would GM Magnus Carlsen push with White against GM Sergey Karjakin? Answer: Not much. The ...

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Mark Taimanov: 1926-2016

PeterDoggers Nov 28, 2016

In the night between Sunday and Monday, Mark Taimanov died in St. Petersburg at the age of 90. He was a world-class player for decades and one of the participants of the legendary Zurich 1953 Candidates' Tournament. Besides being ...

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Carlsen Escapes, Draws Karjakin In Game 9

PeterDoggers Nov 23, 2016

Today GM Sergey Karjakin came very close to winning his second game in a row, and delivering a huge blow in the 2016 world championship. Just before the time control he chose a strong continuation over a winning one, allowing GM Magnus C...

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Karjakin Beats Carlsen, Leads World Championship

FM MikeKlein Nov 21, 2016

In round eight of the 2016 world championship, GM Sergey Karjakin had multiple chances to ignite the match against GM Magnus Carlsen. It was a tale of three one-square moves: the first played, the second missed, but the last one, and the most...

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Karjakin Switches To 1.d4, Still Can't Make Headway

FM MikeKlein Nov 20, 2016

In 2013, GM Viswanathan Anand couldn't break through with his king-pawn against GM Magnus Carlsen and switched to 1.d4 late in the world championship match. It didn't work. Today, in round seven of the 2016 World Championship, GM Sergey Kar...

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Chess.com Crazyhouse Championship

IM DanielRensch Nov 16, 2016

Perhaps the perfect way to bring one of the most exciting years we've ever had on Chess.com to a close is to announce (and host) the first ever Chess.com Crazyhouse Championship. Following up on the GM Blitz Battle Championship, the announcement o...

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Carlsen Draws World Champs Game 4 In 'Weak Moment'

FM MikeKlein Nov 15, 2016

For the second time in as many days, once again the irresistible force couldn't overcome the immovable object in the seventh hour. It's not just a thought experiment, it's the real-life situation unfolding at the 2016 world chess championship. D...

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Anand In Great Form, Wins 2016 Champions Showdown

FM hellokostya Nov 14, 2016

Viswanathan Anand maintained his excellent form to hold on to his lead and clinch first place in the 2016 Champions Showdown, ending with a score of 15.0/24. Today's blitz portion featured 12 games of game in three minutes with a tw...

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Team 'Alkaloid' Wins European Club Cup

NM SamCopeland Nov 13, 2016

The European Club Cup was loaded with 2700s, and in the end, the team most packed with 2700s claimed clear first. Team "Alkaloid" (Ding Liren, Dmitry Andreikin, Pavel Eljanov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Yu Yangyi, and Yury Kryvoruchko all over 27...

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Carlsen Rejects The Berlin In Game 2

FM MikeKlein Nov 12, 2016

After yesterday's 2016 world championship opening game, Norwegian number two, GM Jon Ludvig Hammer, speculated on ChessCenter that the opening choice by countryman GM Magnus Carlsen was a joke. Today was all business. Challenger GM Ser...

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Anand Snags Lead On Champions Showdown Day 2

FM hellokostya Nov 11, 2016

The second day of the 2016 Champions Showdown saw plenty of fireworks with two more classical rounds in the unusual time control of game in 60 minutes with a five-second delay. All photos courtesy of the Saint Louis Chess Club. Round...

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