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    Tigar Petrosian | Tblisi, Georgia

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  • Who Are The Top 5 World Champions?

    • pete
    • Nov 15, 2016, 4:04 AM

    Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin are now battling each other in New York for the world chess championship. While Carlsen is the heavy favorite to retain his title, neither player has been able to break...

  • The 7 Most Amazing World Championship Moves

    It's every chess player's dream. With the world's eyes on you, you unleash a move so stunning, so spectacular that it stuns the audience who cannot help but audibly and theatrically gasp. In chess, the...

  • 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...

  • The New Yorker Or The Norwegian: Who Ya Got?

    You've marked your calendar for October 27.  You've read the reasons you should watch the biggest event in online chess history. You've read the stats and analytics showing just how incredibly...

  • Study Plan for Advanced Players: Strategy

    • News
    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:18 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced Path (Rated 1800-1999) Tasks: Learn the power of the pieces!!! Improve your knowledge of dynamics and tension in chess. Know how to exploit exchanges. Improve your prophylactic...

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  • Mikhail Tahl, el Mago de Riga.

      Mikhail Tahl, el mago de Riga. (Por su estilo de juego, repleto de golpes tácticos que se asemejan a pases mágicos, y por su entrañable personalidad, siempre mostrándose humilde y con un gran sentido del humor,...

  • Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetinov, a Hero and Artist of the Chessboard

          Rashid G. Nezhmetdinov   RASHID GIBIATOVICH NEZHMETDINOV(born Dec-15-1912, died Jun-03-1974, 61 years old) Russia   :     Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov was born in Aktubinsk, then part of the Russian Empire...

  • Moment of truth

    During 20 years of working for an athletics magazine, I’ve often noticed that truly hardcore fans take a holiday at the height of summer to watch the major track and field championship of the year unfold on television....

  • Isaac Boleslavsky, A Giant Among Chessplayers

    Fame is a wayward mistress....some players are not written about enough, and therefore future generations might not know anything about them. Isaac Boleslavsky was a pioneer and a real chess giant of the 20th Century!      ...

  • WCC, Game Eight

      WCC/November, 2016/NY/Game #8.  Before this match started, everyone assumed that it ... "was not a matter of if Carlsen would win, only when," as one famous GM tweeted. (I also am friends with Jesse Kraai, and...

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  • Carlsen, Karjakin Draw Game 12; Playoffs Wednesday

    The big question for today's deciding game at the 2016 world chess championship was answered as soon as it was uttered. Tied 5.5-5.5, how much would GM Magnus Carlsen push with White against GM Sergey...

  • Mark Taimanov: 1926-2016

    In the night between Sunday and Monday, Mark Taimanov died in St. Petersburg at the age of 90. He was a world-class player for decades and one of the participants of the legendary Zurich 1953 Candidates'...

  • Karjakin And Carlsen Take Half Day With Short Draw In Game 6

    Sometimes entering theoretical territory produces a beautiful game at the world championship. Other times, the at-home analysis leads to short, uneventful draws. Today's fans paying the base ticket price essentially...

  • Anand Snags Lead On Champions Showdown Day 2

    The second day of the 2016 Champions Showdown saw plenty of fireworks with two more classical rounds in the unusual time control of game in 60 minutes with a five-second delay. All photos courtesy of...

  • November FIDE Ratings: Carlsen-Karjakin Is #1 vs #9

    The 2016 World Championship match will be played between the world number-one and the world number-nine. The November FIDE rating list has Magnus Carlsen on top with an Elo of 2853, whereas Sergey Karjakin is...

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