What Is The Longest Possible Game Of Chess?

What Is The Longest Possible Game Of Chess?

BradenLaughlin
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The longest chess game ever played in an official tournament as of writing this post was Nikolić vs Arsović played in Belgrade in the year 1989, This game lasted 269 moves and took 20 hours to complete! The game ended up being a draw: When I first heard this, two things came into my mind. First, how did this game end up being more than five times longer than the average game? Second, How long is the longest possible chess game and how would we figure this out? To discover this, we need to take...

Lindores Abbey Knockout: Carlsen, Dubov Start With Wins

Lindores Abbey Knockout: Carlsen, Dubov Start With Wins

PeterDoggers
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On the second day of the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge's knockout stage, GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Daniil Dubov won their first matches against GM Wesley So and GM Sergey Karjakin respectively. Both battles were over in just three games. How to watch?The games of the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge can be found here as part of our live events platform. GM Robert Hess is providing daily commentary on Nakamura's Twitch channel, embedded on Chess.com/TV. During these quarterfinals, half of...

Who Will Be The Next Top Chess Player?

Who Will Be The Next Top Chess Player?

WGM Nemsko
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Who will be the next world champion? As we witnessed GM Alireza Firouzja beat GM Magnus Carlsen in a very close match a few weeks ago, we’re starting to consider who will eventually beat Carlsen for the world champion title. While Firouzja, 2728 as of this month, is a strong candidate to be reckoned with, there are many other strong contenders. Turning 17 later this year, he has already topped the world junior’s rating list and is even ranked 21st on the Top 100 Players list. However,...

Tatev's Favorite Studies: Introduction

Tatev's Favorite Studies: Introduction

WGM axvesik
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Tatev Abrahamyan kicks off her review of some of the best studies ever, with this short but tricky puzzle by Alois Wotawa. Find out Tatev's best tips for solving tricky chess studies.

What a Difference 8 Years Makes! (Sweet Revenge!)

What a Difference 8 Years Makes! (Sweet Revenge!)

kamalakanta
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Dear chess lovers, many of you will know about these two games, and many of you will not. Some of us here at chess.com insist on the wisdom and importance of exploring and studying the games of the great Masters (who were actually of Grandmaster strength), as a great resource of chess knowledge and culture. Those of us (like myself) who are from an older generation grew up looking at the games of great Masters and Grandmasters of the 20th Century, and some of these Masters and Grandmasters taught...

Bartholomew Wins IM Not A GM Speed Chess Championship‎

Bartholomew Wins IM Not A GM Speed Chess Championship‎

PeterDoggers
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IM John Bartholomew won the IM Not A GM Speed Chess Championship‎ on Saturday, thanks to an 11.5-8.5 victory in the final against IM Alina Kashlinskaya, who had won both the five-minute and bullet segments but lost all games in the three-minute. Bartholomew had won his first three matches with big margins, but this final is a different story. Kashlinskaya started strong and won the five-minute portion 4.5-2.5. The small break did wonders for the American IM, who "did a Fischer" in the...

New Lesson Series: WGM Tatev Abrahamyan's Favorite Studies

New Lesson Series: WGM Tatev Abrahamyan's Favorite Studies

CHESScom
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In Chess.com's newest video and lesson series, WGM Tatev Abrahamyan demonstrates studies by the great composer Alois Wotawa. Tatev shows how to solve these tricky studies and provides calculation tips for your own puzzles and games. Try The Challenges! Not what you're looking for? Go back to the video guide. Introduction: Tatev kicks off her review of some of the best studies ever with this short but tricky puzzle by Alois Wotawa. Find out her best tips for solving tricky chess studies. Too...

Nakamura, Yu Start With Match Victories As Lindores Abbey Knockout Begins

Nakamura, Yu Start With Match Victories As Lindores Abbey Knockout Begins

PeterDoggers
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GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Yu Yangyi won their first matches in a series of best-of-three as they defeated GMs Levon Aronian and GM Ding Liren respectively. Both matches, at the start of the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge's knockout stage, were decided in the armageddon game.  How to watch?The games of the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge can be found here as part of our live events platform. GM Robert Hess is providing daily commentary on Nakamura's Twitch channel, embedded on...

Carlsen Versus Tal

Carlsen Versus Tal

GM Gserper
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GM Magnus Carlsen is not only the best player in the world, but he is also a born entertainer. He organizes online chess tournaments and plays an amateur who publicly announced a plan of beating the world champion in just one month after learning the rules of chess! And who could forget the barbs he exchanges with GM Anish Giri on Twitter? Still, when I saw the following tweet directed to GM Peter Svidler (polborta on Twitter), I thought that Carlsen just demonstrated his warped sense of humor. My...