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...

Russian Chess Championship Superfinal In 6-Way Tie

Russian Chess Championship Superfinal In 6-Way Tie

Marignon
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Aug 31, 2018

After six rounds, the Russian Superfinal open championship is a six-way tie. In the women's championship, two leaders on a plus-two score are followed by five more on plus-one. The outcome of both competitions remains unpredictable. The t...

Live Now: The New Computer Chess Championship

Live Now: The New Computer Chess Championship

pete
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Aug 31, 2018

The Chess.com Computer Chess Championship (CCCC) is back with a new, always-on format and more chess engines as Chess.com makes a major investment in the future of computer chess.  Update: CCCC 1: Rapid Rumble is now live! Watch and cha...

Harika Dronavalli's Wonderful Wedding

Harika Dronavalli's Wonderful Wedding

PeterDoggers
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Aug 30, 2018

GM Harika Dronavalli's wedding with Karteek Chandra on August 19 was special, and two Chess.com reporters were among the lucky ones attending. GM Humpy Koneru hasn't played much classical chess since her wedding in 2014, and even dropp...

Caruana Fends Off Carlsen, Still Leads Sinquefield

Caruana Fends Off Carlsen, Still Leads Sinquefield

FM MikeKlein
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Aug 25, 2018

The usually irrepressible Magnus Carlsen couldn't put away Fabiano Caruana today at the 2018 Sinquefield Cup. They drew, and the chess world will now wait 76 days until the two do it all over again, 12 more times in London. "Considering the posi...

Kasparov To Make Chess960 Debut

Kasparov To Make Chess960 Debut

PeterDoggers
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Aug 24, 2018

This year, we'll again see Garry Kasparov at the chessboard. The 13th world champion is among the players in the Champions Showdown in St. Louis next month, where the format will be matches of Chess960—which Kasparov never tried before. On...