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    CAÏSSA'S  BATTLEFIELD       Chess at its purest is a totally abstract game that requires nothing but one's mind.       While the accoutrements...

  • Hammertime In Norway

    In our next installment of "Amazing Games," you're sure to be blown away by the time and travels of GM Jon Ludvig Hammer. Hammer is one of the best players in the world and has been a part of some of the best games...

  • Gems From The 2012 U.S. Championship

    It's an older archive but still worth its weight in gold. Review the best rounds from the memorable 2012 U.S. Championships with GM Eugene Perelshteyn. This tournament exceeded every chess lover's expectations....

  • Retreat To Win In Chess

    Many years ago, GM Alexander Ivanov made his famous statement "Russians do not retreat!" As one of our readers, Osokor, correctly pointed out, this is not historically accurate. Indeed, in the Great...

  • How To Watch Carlsen vs Nakamura

    • pete
    • Oct 26, 2016, 12:26 PM

    [Editor's note: The full broadcast replay of the match can be viewed on Twitch here.] This is it. Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura with everything on the line: the Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship to...

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  • My System for a World Championship Match

    Many chess players are weighing in on how to make a World Championship match and/or cycle more interesting. I've included some links to various articles and blogs on the subject at the end of this blog. After reading...

  • Washington Class Championship: am I an Expert?

    At the Washington Open I'd played three masters and had such fun with them that I'd resolved to play up in subsequent tournaments.  This worked fairly well at the Oregon Open, too, though it did cost me a chance...

  • Light & Dark : A Visual Guide to Crazyhouse

    Light & Dark: A Visual Guide to Crazyhouse (visual ideas behind the moves in crazyhouse and bughouse) mastertan 2016 In light of the increasing amount of activity of crazyhouse chess, I’ve decided to write...

  • Challenger's Cup 2016

    The winner of the Challenger's Cup gets to play in the Washington State Closed Championship, a feat which otherwise demands a rating close to 2300.  This attracted 28 players to the top section, including last year's...

  • A Giant from the Past - Henry Edward Bird (part I)

    A few weeks ago, my first book – Henry Edward Bird: A Chess Biography with 1198 games – was released. During the eight years that I worked on the manuscript I didn’t talk much about this project...

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  • Carlsen Can't Airlift Karjakin's Berlin In Round-3 Draw

    "We are all Berliners," former U.S. president John F. Kennedy tried to express once. Today that included both would-be world chess champions. After choosing not to investigate the Berlin's intricacies Saturday...

  • MVL Beats Anand In Corsica Masters Final

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the Corsica Masters on Sunday by beating Vishy Anand in the final. The rapid tournament also featured Teimour Radjabov and Hou Yifan as well as many other strong grandmasters. Organizer...

  • Hou Yifan Trails In Hoogeveen Match

    At half time in Hoogeveen, the experienced grandmasters are on top against their younger opponents. Both Nigel Short and Ivan Sokolov lead their matches 2-1 versus Hou Yifan and Jorden van Foreest respectively. It's...

  • Orange Crush: Nakamura, Leko Defeated By 2 Young Dutchmen

    After more than 120 years with a queen on the throne, the Netherlands has been getting used to a king in the last few years. Their countrymen may also have to get used to two more kings of the chess board, and we're...

  • Nakamura, Caruana Still Perfect At Isle Of Man

    Yesterday the ladies played on the top three boards. Today in round two, they scored. Instead of three females as underdogs on boards 1-3 of the Isle of Man International, today three Indians took their...

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