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  • When Chess Players Protest

    GM Gserper Feb 18, 2017, 9:55 PM

    One of the biggest open tournaments of the year (Gibraltar) was marred by a bizarre incident that happened in the last round. The women's world champion, Hou Yifan, lost her game in just five moves! Media instantly...

  • The Opening That Didn't Like Bobby Fischer

    IM Silman Feb 16, 2017, 3:58 AM

    Chess players are always looking for new openings. But picking an opening isn’t easy since there are so many to choose. Sometimes the choice is made by using the openings of your favorite chess hero. And...

  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • Staunton Could See The Future

    GM Gserper Feb 4, 2017, 9:53 PM

    In the first part of this article, we saw numerous examples of Howard Staunton's sparkling attacks.  Yes, he knew how to attack, but there were many players who could do it as well if not better...

  • The Man Who Was Ahead Of His Time

    GM Gserper Jan 29, 2017, 11:59 AM

    Ask chess players about the period known as romantic chess and they will probably mention the names of La Bourdonnais, Anderssen and Morphy. Indeed, all three of them were called unofficial world...

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  • 3 Winners, 1 Blunder In Sharjah Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers Feb 22, 2017, 12:00 AM

    The Sharjah Grand Prix today saw a blunder in the "very rare" category. Alexander Riazantsev's mistake was huge, and he could resign immediately against Dmitry Jakovenko. In the fifth round, Michael Adams...

  • Mamedyarov Crushes Adams, Catches MVL

    PeterDoggers Feb 21, 2017, 12:00 AM

    With a great attacking game Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Michael Adams, and in doing so he joined Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the lead at the Sharjah Grand Prix. The other winner of the day was Li Chao, who...

  • Nakamura Beats Rapport In Sharjah Round 3

    PeterDoggers Feb 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave kept his lead at the Sharjah Grand Prix by playing a thrilling draw with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The only winner in the third round was Hikaru Nakamura, who beat Richard...

  • Vachier-Lagrave On 2/2 At Sharjah Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers Feb 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is the only player with a 100 percent score after two rounds at the Sharjah Grand Prix. The French grandmaster beat Richard Rapport today, who started the game with 1.b3. In...

  • Ni Shiqun Knocks Out Gunina, Pogonina In Tehran

    IM JovankaHouska Feb 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

    WGM Ni Shiqun of China is the sensation of the women's world championship so far. In the last two rounds the 19-year-old Chinese player eliminated both GMs Valentina Gunina and WGM Natalija Pogonina. The...

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