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  • Carlsen-Grischuk Speed Chess Semifinal, By The Numbers's Thumbnail

    Carlsen-Grischuk Speed Chess Semifinal, By The Numbers

    FM MikeKlein Nov 20, 2017, 10:17 AM

    GM Magnus Carlsen has been beating anything with a heartbeat in November. First he won by the largest margin in the Champions Showdown with a day to spare, then he scored the most game points ever in a Speed Chess...

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    Why Study Chess?

    GM Gserper Nov 4, 2017, 11:18 PM

    Recently a chess player asked me a simple question: "I have no chess talent, so should I spend my time on reading chess books and studying chess games?" I am sure that at some point (usually after a disappointing...

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    The Strongest Chess Librarian In The World

    GM Gserper Oct 15, 2017, 1:40 AM

    Unless you live under a rock, you know that the 65-year-old librarian James Tarjan beat the former world champion Vladimir Kramnik in the recently concluded Chess.com Isle of Man tournament. Of course Grandmaster...

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  • Carlsen-Ding Biggest Champions Showdown Win's Thumbnail

    Carlsen-Ding Biggest Champions Showdown Win

    PeterDoggers Nov 15, 2017, 3:35 AM

    By scoring 8.5-3.5 on the final day, Magnus Carlsen beat Ding Liren 67-25 which was the biggest margin of all four Champions Showdown matches in St. Louis. Carlsen won $60,000 (€50,800) for his win, and Ding...

  • With Only 3 Board Wins Russia Leads European Teams's Thumbnail

    With Only 3 Board Wins Russia Leads European Teams

    PeterDoggers Oct 30, 2017, 2:23 PM

    Three individual board wins were enough for Russia to grab clear first place at the European Team Championship in Greece, as Hungary-Netherlands and Croatia-Armenia ended in 2-2 and Italy lost to Germany. It must...

  • Rusya Avrupa Takımlar'da Lider's Thumbnail

    Rusya Avrupa Takımlar'da Lider

    PeterDoggers Oct 30, 2017, 2:23 PM

    Macaristan-Hollanda ve Hırvatistan-Ermenistan maçları 2-2 berabere bittiğinden ve İtalya Almanya karşısında mağlup olduğundan, Rusya için üç bireysel masa galibiyeti Yunanistan'da gerçekleştirilen...

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  • ChessCenter: Return Of Kasparov's Thumbnail

    ChessCenter: Return Of Kasparov

    ChessCenter Sep 2, 2017, 12:40 AM

    Garry Kasparov's return to professional chess highlighted one of the busiest months of top-flight chess ever. Get caught up on the best and worst of the month, and find out all you need to know about Magnus Carlsen...

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    Gambit Denier? Punish The Meek

    GM Ginger_GM May 30, 2017, 4:03 PM

    If the Evans Gambit is good enough for Garry Kasparov, is it good enough for you? GM Simon Williams shows you a beauty by one of the best ever.

  • ChessCenter: Best Chess Month Of The Year?'s Thumbnail

    ChessCenter: Best Chess Month Of The Year?

    ChessCenter Jul 29, 2017, 12:26 AM

    With so many major events in August, the ChessCenter team previews the Sinquefield Cup, Kasparov's return, numerous Speed Chess Championship matches and a chess feud that might be about to spill over into violence...

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  • We are living in the 'Carlsen's era''s Thumbnail

    We are living in the 'Carlsen's era'

    knightquixotic Nov 14, 2017, 10:12 AM

    My two cents on the recent developments in the Chess world, importantly on the world champion Magnus Carlsen's new record blitz rating. The Champions Showdown in St.Louis in the past three days has been an all...

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    Kasparov completed the exchange in 11 moves

    parvinder_khari Nov 14, 2017, 12:06 AM

    Watch how Garry Kasparov completed the exchange in 11 moves, and forced sergei to keep his bishop hanging for that time over a pawn. Garry Kasparov vs Sergei MovsesianEurotel Trophy Simul (2001), Prague CZE, rd...

  • Milan Vidmar. Some Games and Writings.'s Thumbnail

    Milan Vidmar. Some Games and Writings.

    simaginfan Nov 5, 2017, 1:45 AM

    Morning Everyone! On a small post a couple of weeks ago, I was asked why I like Vidmar so much.My answer was:- Firstly, he was an amateur at the time when chess was becoming truly professional as we would understand...

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