PRO Chess Teams Power Up For Week Two

PRO Chess Teams Power Up For Week Two

FM MikeKlein
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Jan 14, 2019

The new scoring system of the Professional Online Rapid (PRO) Chess League means teams aren't just trying to eke out victories. They're trying to demolish their opponents and run up big scores. So, get ready for some teams to use some big names ...

Arena Kings Chess Returns For Season 3

Arena Kings Chess Returns For Season 3

News
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Jan 12, 2019

NOTE: Minor schedule change for March 15. Arena Kings will start at 1pm PST rather than 12pm. Chess.com and Twitch will partner once more for season three of the new Arena Kings chess tournament series starting on Monday, Jan. 14. To acco...

Caruana, So Lead Arch Bishops In PRO Chess Week 1

Caruana, So Lead Arch Bishops In PRO Chess Week 1

NM SamCopeland
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Jan 11, 2019

The 2019 season of the PRO Chess League started strong with thrilling, competitive matchups and zero drawn matches. Only two teams, the Saint Louis Arch Bishops and the Montreal Chessbrahs, scored more than 10 points. Additionally, this year's new...

Bay Area International Makes Chess History

Bay Area International Makes Chess History

FM MikeKlein
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Jan 8, 2019

How can losers be winners? The 2019 Bay Area International in Burlingame, California made several fortunes foggy, but at the end of the nine rounds, the field clarified and several players had reasons to celebrate. First there was GM Le Qua...

SL Narayanan Wins Biggest Titled Tuesday Ever

SL Narayanan Wins Biggest Titled Tuesday Ever

PeterDoggers
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Jan 7, 2019

The year 2019 started strongly with the biggest Titled Tuesday ever held on Chess.com. A field of 388 played, and the winner was GM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan of India, who finished ahead of e.g. GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So. Since it's ...

Who's The Super-GM Under The Mask?

Who's The Super-GM Under The Mask?

Alessandro_Parodi
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Jan 2, 2019

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's GM Wesley So! The place is Johannesburg, and the occasion is the South African Junior Chess Championship (SAJCC). In the wake of social trends such as Fabiano Caruana's bucket challenge and Magnus Carlsen's ...