$2,000 Crazyhouse Championship Returns On Chess.com

$2,000 Crazyhouse Championship Returns On Chess.com

pete
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Feb 16, 2018

Chess.com announced today the return of its official Crazyhouse Championship this month with a total prize pool of $2,000. The championship will feature a week of qualifiers and a live-streamed final tournament to crown the crazyhouse champion. ...

Chess.com To Cover Carlsen-Nakamura Match

Chess.com To Cover Carlsen-Nakamura Match

PeterDoggers
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Feb 9, 2018

This coming Friday a Fischer Random (Chess960) match between Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura will start at Høvikodden outside Oslo, Norway. The (impressive) prize fund is just under $200,000. The English-language commentary,&nb...

Magnus Carlsen Streams PRO Chess Super Sunday

Magnus Carlsen Streams PRO Chess Super Sunday

NM SamCopeland
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Feb 8, 2018

What could make the PRO Chess League's Super Saturday and Sunday, a rapid event with five of the world's top ten players, even more exciting? World Champion Magnus Carlsen streaming his games! Carlsen decided to stream his play on longtime frien...

Aronian Wins Gibraltar Chess In Playoff

Aronian Wins Gibraltar Chess In Playoff

FM MikeKlein
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Feb 2, 2018

GM Levon Aronian is two-for-two in his last open events. They just happen to have come 13 years apart. He won the £25,000 first prize at the 16th Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival on Thursday after drawing with the reigning cham...

2018 Grand Chess Tour Invitees, Dates Announced

2018 Grand Chess Tour Invitees, Dates Announced

PeterDoggers
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Jan 30, 2018

Magnus Carlsen, the winner of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour, headlines the list of invitees for the 2018 tour. The organizers have announced the 10 invited players and the dates in a press release. The tour organizers explained their criteria f...

Can Howell Be James Bond At Gibraltar Chess?

Can Howell Be James Bond At Gibraltar Chess?

FM MikeKlein
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Jan 30, 2018

In 2015, GM Hikaru Nakamura threatened to run away with the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, starting 6-0. Just when it looked like his seventh win was coming, a late slip allowed GM David Howell to draw. Fast forward to 2018 and three s...

Tata Steel Chess: Carlsen Or Giri?

Tata Steel Chess: Carlsen Or Giri?

PeterDoggers
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Feb 5, 2018

As both Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri won their games in the penultimate round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, one of them will likely be crowned as the winner tomorrow. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who drew very quickly today, has a chance too...

Nearly 600 Play In Bikfoot's Prize Arena

Nearly 600 Play In Bikfoot's Prize Arena

News
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Jan 26, 2018

Chess.com and Partner Streamer Wouter Bik hosted the first ever co-sponsored arena tournament on January 21, and nearly 600 chess players competed for "prime number glory"! Per the event rules, only those finishing (by a combination of skill and...

PRO Chess Round 2: Nakamura Falters In Final Game

PRO Chess Round 2: Nakamura Falters In Final Game

NM SamCopeland
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Feb 19, 2018

For the second week in a row, only four PRO Chess League players managed a perfect 4/4 score. In an amazing turn of events, two of the four weren't even board ones! GMs Gawain Jones and Eduardo Iturrizaga scored for their team, but then second boa...

Gibraltar Chess Round 1: Aronian Gets Nicked

Gibraltar Chess Round 1: Aronian Gets Nicked

FM MikeKlein
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Jan 26, 2018

Not many elite players can say they've won the same event four years in a row, but that's exactly what GM Hikaru Nakamura is trying to do this year at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. He actually figured to have two chances at a four-peat t...

Mamedyarov Wins 3 In A Row At Tata Steel

Mamedyarov Wins 3 In A Row At Tata Steel

NM SamCopeland
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Jan 22, 2018

Had one speculated a year ago as to which elite player would be today's clear number-two by 20 (!) points, few (zero?) people would have picked Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. In the past year, Mamedyarov has collected more than 50 rating points with both ...

Mamedyarov Makes It 2; Korobov Not 'Too Fat' To Lead

Mamedyarov Makes It 2; Korobov Not 'Too Fat' To Lead

FM MikeKlein
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Jan 20, 2018

Yesterday's first rest day in Wijk aan Zee saw the storm Friederike barrel through with 140km winds. While the gusts have dissipated, GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov seems to just be getting going. He won again in round six of Tata Steel, breaking a lo...