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  • Your Favorite Grandmasters As Emoji's Thumbnail

    Your Favorite Grandmasters As Emoji

    News Aug 2, 2017, 5:12 AM

    In honor of "The Emoji Movie" (and its certified six percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes), we've decided to assign emoji to some of the best chess players in the world. Let us know if you agree with our...

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    The 5 Strangest Underpromotions In Chess

    GM Gserper Jul 29, 2017, 6:40 PM

    Last week we analyzed the situations where promoting a pawn into a rook, bishop or knight was a logical way to achieve a goal (whether to win or draw the game). Today we'll see the games where underpromotion...

  • The Day They Killed Magnus Carlsen's Dream's Thumbnail

    The Day They Killed Magnus Carlsen's Dream

    KajaMSnare Jun 11, 2017, 7:49 AM

    The clock now shows 12:18 am where I am sitting in Oslo. 19 minutes past a devastating day. I just got home from a very eventful day at work, and my initial plan was to pour a glass of wine and finish off the second...

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  • Nepomniachtchi Beats Kasparov, Leads After Day 2's Thumbnail

    Nepomniachtchi Beats Kasparov, Leads After Day 2

    PeterDoggers Aug 15, 2017, 11:21 PM

    While some of his colleagues are impressed by his play, GM Garry Kasparov himself has mixed feelings. The 54-year-old chess legend can definitely still compete with the current top players, as his draws...

  • Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top's Thumbnail

    Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top

    FM MikeKlein Aug 14, 2017, 6:54 PM

    Never have chess fans been so eager to see all draws. GM Garry Kasparov didn't mind them either. "Unlike 20 years ago, I was happy with three draws," he said at the end of a day that left him tired. Lead Photo:...

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    The Wait Is Kaspar-over

    FM MikeKlein Aug 13, 2017, 6:37 PM

    It has been 4539 days since GM Garry Kasparov played a rated chess game. Internet and St. Louis Chess Club audiences, neither of whom even existed a dozen years ago, will only have to wait one more day to see the...

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  • Kasparov Back in the Game!'s Thumbnail

    Kasparov Back in the Game!

    Mihai-Stefan Aug 13, 2017, 12:03 PM

    Yes, that's right! The legend Garry Kasparov is back in action playing rated Rapid and Blitz in Saint Louis! This is the fourth event of The Grand Chess Tour, starting right after The Sinquefield Cup (see my article here). The...

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    The Tournament Called "First"

    thims Aug 12, 2017, 11:34 AM

    For over 15 years, the Budapest Chess Federation in partnership with organizers of the First Saturday have made top level chess playing and training available for players seeking to attain the 2500 ELO rating, and...

  • The Most Dominant Players in History, post-Sinquefield's Thumbnail

    The Most Dominant Players in History, post-Sinquefield

    Spektrowski Aug 12, 2017, 2:37 AM

    Refer to the previous version for rules of admission to this table. However, I decided to throw in some wild cards this time - Ian Nepomniachtchi, who's had an excellent run recently, and three Chinese...

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