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  • Interesting Chess Data: Time Controls And Game Results's Thumbnail

    Interesting Chess Data: Time Controls And Game Results

    erik May 4, 2017, 5:44 PM

    Every chess game starts with a "time control" - how long each player has to move. And every game ends with a "result" - why did it end? A friend asked me about how each time control impacts the result, and I had...

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    2017 Speed Chess Championship Schedule, Results, Information

    pete May 2, 2017, 2:07 PM

    The 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship features 16 of the world's best chess players in an innovative eSports bracket tournament. You can find important information on the event below. Broadcast and streaming Schedule,...

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    Fill Out Your Speed Chess Champs Bracket

    pete May 2, 2017, 5:00 AM

    The 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship kicks off its first match today with Hikaru Nakamura facing the qualifying GM Sergey Grigoriants. You can watch that match live this Wednesday, May 3 at...

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  • So Knocks Out Giri In Nail-Biting Speed Chess Duel's Thumbnail

    So Knocks Out Giri In Nail-Biting Speed Chess Duel

    PeterDoggers May 26, 2017, 8:53 AM

    The very last bullet game (Chess960!) had to bring the decision. Wesley So defeated Anish Giri 15.5-14.5 in yesterday's Speed Chess match, one of the most exciting battles ever seen on the Chess.com live server. Find...

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    Karjakin Squeezes Meier In Speed Chess

    NM SamCopeland May 25, 2017, 2:33 PM

    Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier are renowned for their similar python-like style of play. Each has regularly demonstrated the ability to patiently maneuver and press from a superior position until their opponent...

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    Speed Chess Championship Resumes With Karjakin vs Meier

    PeterDoggers May 22, 2017, 11:00 AM

    It's Speed Chess week! Our online championship will resume on Wednesday this week the match between Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier. On Thursday there's Anish Giri vs Wesley So, which we'll preview tomorrow. Find...

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  • ChessCenter: Is Chess The Next eSport?'s Thumbnail

    ChessCenter: Is Chess The Next eSport?

    ChessCenter Aug 27, 2016, 1:09 AM

    Magnus Carlsen's big win vs Grischuk shattered viewer records for live-streamed chess, surpassing games like Minecraft and Call of Duty. Are blitz and bullet chess streams the next big eSport? Plus, get the details...

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    ChessCenter: Nakamura, MVL Win Blitz Battles

    ChessCenter May 13, 2016, 3:04 PM

    The ChessCenter team is back to recap the last two Blitz Battles, where Nakamura and MVL really showed off their bullet chess skills. One of the top 10 players in the world lost a match but signed up for a chance...

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    Death Match 29: Vachier-Lagrave vs Andreikin -- Highlights

    ChessTV Dec 5, 2014, 6:35 AM

    Did you miss the highest-rated Death Match in Chess.com history? Or do you just want to relive the glory of MVL vs. Andreikin? Either way, join GM Simon Williams and GM David Smerdon and enjoy these highlights...

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    5/28/17 - Blindfold Chess Tips So Far

    d34l10 May 28, 2017, 9:03 AM

    I am noticing steady growth and am very near to my goal of playing a full game blindfolded. Honestly, I feel I could have accomplished this in a shorter amount of time if I had been more diligent and regular about...

  • Crushing Novelty against the Be3 Pirc!'s Thumbnail

    Crushing Novelty against the Be3 Pirc!

    NM nOcHeaTiNgKiD May 24, 2017, 10:11 AM

    Hello chess players. It's been a while since I last posted, but theres a cool novelty which ive discovered recently that I've played with good success in bullet, with the key move being 7.. b5! One of the most commonly...

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    Time Management in the PRO Chess League

    IM yian123 May 24, 2017, 9:12 AM

    An interesting challenge I faced while playing for San Francisco in the Pro Chess League was time management. Balancing a heavy course load at UC Berkeley and preparing sufficiently to play well in my games was...

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