The ChessCenter team is back with everything you need to know about a very busy week in chess.
Find out how the Russians swept the Euro team championships, and watch a ferocious computer lizard devour Stockfish in the strongest chess match ever held.
See what kind of chess personality Hikaru Nakamura has, and don’t forget to take the quiz yourself in the related links. | Watch video
Sergey Karjakin just won the prestigious FIDE World Cup, so what better time to look at one of his games from another top-tier event, the Russian Superfinal?
IM Keaton Kiewra reviews Karjackin’s exciting game vs GM Khismatullin, and points out what you can learn from these strong Russian grandmasters. | Watch video
GM Sergey Karjakin single-handedly defeated the entire Chinese chess team and “upheld the honor of Mother Russia,” according to GM Alex Yermolinsky.
Taking advantage of the event’s format, Karjakin eliminated his opponents one by one.
Against the super-GM Yu Yangyi, Karjakin found himself down a pawn in a blitz showdown.
Find out how the Russian master used the unbalanced position to win the game. | Watch video
Sergey Karjakin was a one-man wrecking crew at the recent Russia-China international match, destroying the best Chinese grandmasters in his wake.
GM Alex Yermolinksy reviews Karjakin’s masterful rook endgame technique from this event, showing you how to play these extremely difficult positions.
Don’t forget to read FM Mike Klein’s full news report on Karjakin’s win in the related links. | Watch video
Take a lesson in the “old school” of chess with GM Alex Yermolinsky. Anticipating the Sinquefeld Cup, Yermo wraps up his coverage of the Russian Superfinal highlighting an excellent game of Tomashevsky. Enjoy this full replay of GM Yermolinksy’s live show that was originally broadcast on August 17. | Watch video