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    USA—USSR

    batgirl Jul 27, 2016, 11:27 AM

         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition,...

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    Magnus Carlsen vs Tigran Petrosian: Preview

    FM MikeKlein Jun 21, 2016, 7:56 PM

    What's the biggest underdog story in sports? What's the biggest in chess? Thursday's much-hyped GM Blitz Battle between top-seeded World Champion Magnus Carlsen and qualifier Tigran Petrosian might seem more...

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    Who Will Qualify To Play Magnus Carlsen?

    NM SamCopeland May 29, 2016, 9:33 AM

    The Blitz Battle Qualifier to decide who will face Magnus Carlsen is here. Watch the event with live commentary at Chess.com/tv or Twitch.tv/chess.  Round one of this 11-round, 3 0...

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    Aronian Wins Altibox Norway Chess Tournament

    PeterDoggers Jun 16, 2017, 11:07 AM

    Levon Aronian won the Altibox Norway Chess tournament in Stavanger on Friday. He was never in danger against Wesley So, who drew all his nine games. Runner-up Hikaru Nakamura lost to Fabiano Caruana but...

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    Carlsen, MVL Score 1st Wins At Norway Chess

    PeterDoggers Jun 16, 2017, 5:00 AM

    A nation breathed a sigh of relief. Magnus Carlsen finally won a game at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, beating Sergey Karjakin and receiving an applause in the Konserthus. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave scored his...

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    Carlsen Game Away From Losing #1 Spot

    PeterDoggers Jun 14, 2017, 11:03 AM

    By beating Magnus Carlsen today at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, Vladimir Kramnik is now only 6.4 points behind the world number-one in the live ratings. Carlsen could lose his number-one spot tomorrow. Meanwhile,...

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    ChessCenter: Carlsen To Play Petrosian

    ChessCenter Jun 2, 2016, 6:01 PM

    Magnus Carlsen will face Tigran L. Petrosian on June 23 after the Armenian grandmaster won the strongest online blitz tournament ever this week. Does he have a chance against the world champ? The ChessCenter...

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    Hammertime In Norway: Surviving Armenian Pressure

    GM SultanOfKings Nov 12, 2015, 11:12 PM

    GM Jon Ludwig Hammer is back with another exciting game against the newly minted world championship candidate, Levon Aronian. Find out how Hammer was able to hang on for a draw as Black against Aronian’s relentless...

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    Evaluation and Planning! - Part 6

    GM GMMelik Apr 23, 2014, 6:24 PM

    Not many players skip over the IM title on their way to GM, but a young Armenian kid is attempting to do just that. After opening with the London System, he shows fantastic positional understanding by offering an...

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    Mikhail Chigorin Club

    Spektrowski Jun 16, 2017, 4:20 AM

    Russian chess statistician Vitaly Gnirenko has compiled a list of all players who defeated a reigning classical world champion in a game with classical control. Below is the chronological table of players joining...

  • Cool puzzles from the Legendary Genrikh Kasparian's Thumbnail

    Cool puzzles from the Legendary Genrikh Kasparian

    dynamicchess970 Jun 12, 2017, 12:33 AM

    Genrikh Kasparyan  is considered to have been one of the greatest composers of chess endgame studies. Outside Armenia, he is better known by the Russian version of his name Genrikh Moiseyevich Kasparyan or Kasparian...

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    Hou Yifan shocks Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen at Grenke Classic

    Aarao Apr 22, 2017, 6:33 AM

    The world’s No1 woman player crushed Caruana and gave Carlsen a scare to lead the Grenke Classic field with 2.5 points after three of the seven rounds   The world’s No1 woman player, Hou Yifan, enters Saturday’s...

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