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    topalov topalov | tyre, Lebanon

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  • 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...

  • Hammertime In Norway

    In our next installment of "Amazing Games," you're sure to be blown away by the time and travels of GM Jon Ludvig Hammer. Hammer is one of the best players in the world and has been a part of some of the best games...

  • Master Path Study Plan: The Opening!

    • News
    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:17 PM

    Target Skill Range: Master Path (Rated 2000-2199) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Learn About Advanced Opening Preparation Expand Your...

  • The Most Amazing Bishop Moves

    Last week, we discussed the trickiest knight moves. Today, we'll choose the most amazing bishop move ever! I want to thank all the readers who contribute to our search for the ultimate chess beauty. While...

  • Becoming An Expert

    If you're reading this, chances are you've been trying to crack the rating threshold to finally claim the "expert" title. This series is designed to help you do just that. Learn from one of chess' most accomplished...

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  • Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2017

    Masters Tournament the 15th Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival had eight leading players of the 2017 Masters. In what promises to be the strongest Open ever held, the Caleta Hotel will once again host a stellar...

  • The Most Dominant Chess Players in History, 2016 version

    About three years ago, I made a statistical table about the most dominant world champions in history. Now I feel that it deserves an update - there are even more players in it now, and some results have changed...

  • 7 conclusions from the 2016 London Chess Classic by Colin McGourty

    Wesley So has won the 2016 London Chess Classic and taken his Grand Chess Tour earnings to a whopping $295,000. All he needed to complete his triumph was a rock solid draw against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave since Fabiano...

  • London Chess Classic R9

    • GM dbojkov
    • Dec 19, 2016, 10:57 PM

    Most of the games at the London Chess Classic ended peacefully as expected. The last round has its own rules. Many things are already decided and players are exhausted. The only exception was the game between Levon...

  • London Chess Classic R8

    Round eight in London was relatively peaceful. The only exception was once again the game of Veselin Topalov. In a game against his old rival Vishy Anand he got a nasty surprise early in the opening: You can...

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  • Tata Steel Chess 2017: Previa

    Arranca un nuevo año y con ello, se aproxima la 79ª edición del torneo Tata Steel Chess, la cual se celebrará entre el 14 y el 29 de Enero en las localidades de Wijk aan Zee,...

  • 2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Preview

    The new year has just begun, and that means the first and most traditional super tournament is about to start. The 79th Tata Steel Chess Tournament will be held January 14-29 in Wijk aan Zee, Rotterdam...

  • January FIDE Ratings: Caruana On The Heels Of Carlsen

    In January 2017, Magnus Carlsen tops the FIDE rating list, like he has done since July 2011. His lead over #2, Fabiano Caruana, however is only 13 points.  A new year is here, and so is a new FIDE...

  • Wesley So Double Winner In London

    A day after clinching victory in the Grand Chess Tour, Wesley So also won the London Chess Classic. He was the first to finish his game, drawing with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. He then saw his rival Fabiano Caruana...

  • Wesley So Wins Grand Chess Tour

    By drawing his game with Fabiano Caruana comfortably, Wesley So clinched victory in the 2016 Grand Chess Tour. In the penultimate round, the only winner was Viswanathan Anand who used a great novelty to...


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