The chess world is in an uproar over the controversial stance by the Candidates’ Tournament organizers to restrict reporting of the games, including the chess moves themselves.
The full ChessCenter team reports on this issue and the tournament in general.
Don’t miss later in the show when IM Danny Rensch fills out his GM Blitz Battle bracket — just in time for March Madness. | Watch video
In her next installment, WGM Baginskaite elaborates on how to "eliminate the obviously bad choices" in order to find the correct, and usually very strong continuation. She reviews several positions, including a couple of her own games. Along the way she highlights the critical ideas behind playing forcing chess moves. Try to solve them for yourself and enjoy! | Watch video
As explained in part two, Vishy Anand's influence over the growth of chess in India was tremendous. Even as a mere "candidate" in the 90's, long before winning the title over a decade later, he was seen as a national hero, and an entire generation flocked to the game because of him. His chess moves weren't so bad either of course, with calculation skills comparable only to the likes of Fischer and Kasparov. | Watch video
IM Shankland begins an exciting new series: a rundown of the 10 best chess moves he's ever seen. Coming in at #10 is GM Ilya Smirin with a surprise counter-attack as black in a grim-looking King's Indian Defense. | Watch video