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  • Don’t Mock The Mockingbird

    • IM Silman
    • Dec 8, 2016, 4:33 AM

    This week we’re going to look at the games of the member Mockingbird2, who is majoring in chemical engineering but thinks he can become a chess master in another two years. At the moment he’s...

  • The World Championship Deja Vu

    [Note: GM Serper reflects on the first half of the 2016 world chess championship.] At the time of this writing, the first part of the world championship match is over, and the score is still even: 3-3....


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

  • The 7 Most Shocking World Championship Blunders

    Is 51.Qe6? from Magnus Carlsen in game 8 one of the worst blunders in world championship history? Well... probably not  After all, Sergey Karjakin did need to find the incredible only-move 51...h5! to win the...

  • 'Sergey' Documentary Chronicles Karjakin's World Championship Quest

    Will a boy's singular goal in life be fulfilled at the end of November? While we await the outcome of the 2016 World Championship Match, one documentarian sought to get behind the scenes of the challenger's upbringing...

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  • A Chess Puzzle

    I'd like to share today this elegant chess puzzle from a book I currently studying.   I hope to write a series of entries on this author and his work, so I hope you enjoy this sneak peak!   Problem No. 1 .             Photo...


    “La misión del ajedrez en las escuelas no es la erudición de sacar maestros de ajedrez. La educación mediante el ajedrez debe ser la educación de pensar por sí mismo”.Emanuel Lasker, Campeón del Mundo de 1894 a...

  • Sergey Karjakin: "Carlsen is the Cristiano Ronaldo of chess"

    Karjakin's first interview upon returning to Russia, for the Sport-Express newspaper. I BOUGHT A NEW SIM CARD...

  • 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...

  • Karjakin's first interview after losing to Carlsen

    Source: "When we prepared for the match, we haven't thought much about the possible tie break", Karjakin admitted. "We thought that everything...

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  • Timur Gareyev Plays Record 48 Games Blindfolded

    GM Timur Gareyev played 48 chess games blindfolded simultaneously from Saturday to Sunday in Las Vegas. The grandmaster from Uzbekistan, who now represents the United States, improved upon previous simuls by...

  • Ju Wenjun Wins GP, Becomes 2017 Challenger For World Crown

    Ju Wenjun of China won the grand prix tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk, and with it, the overall women's grand prix. In doing so, she earned the right to challenge the winner of the 2017 Knockout World Championship...

  • Magnus Carlsen: "I was calm, I was confident"

    Magnus Carlsen was "calm and confident" going into the tiebreak session on Wednesday, in which he retained his world title. The day after his victory in New York, Carlsen sat down with a small number of...

  • World Championship Tiebreak Live Updates

    --Live Flash Report-- GM Magnus Carlsen won the 2016 world championship over GM Sergey Karjakin by virtue of winning the last two games of the rapid playoff. The tiebreak ended 3-1 for Carlsen. Game...

  • Vallejo Strongest Among Beautiful Minds

    On Sunday, Francisco Vallejo won the Beautiful Minds - Krulich Cup in Munich, Germany, a rapid tournament on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Munich Chess Academy. It's not uncommon to organize...

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