Hikaru Nakamura won a huge open tournament in Gibraltar, while the chess legend Vishy Anand struggled with the format. The ChessCenter team has all the details on the exciting event.
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Two huge chess tournaments are underway, and the Chess.com team of journalists has all the coverage from the Tata Steel invitational and the Tradewise Gibraltar open that you need.
Plus, Garry Kasparov is back in the spotlight with controversial new comments on Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and Vladimir Putin.
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ChessCenter brings you the best of yet another busy week in chess, leading with the Tata Steel supertournament underway with journalist Peter Doggers.
IM Danny Rensch and Chess.com's Shaun McCoy look ahead to the just-announced $35,000 Chess.com Blitz Battle Championship.
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GM Melikset Khachiyan already used his experience at the World Youth to teach dynamic thinking, but now he zooms out and uses the same tournament to show you the overall positional skills of one of his students.
You won’t believe the first move played in this video — a move many players would not even consider.
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What did GM Melikset Khachiyan and his students learn from the World Youth chess championships?
One lesson was the importance of dynamic thinking in chess, especially in as big a tournament as the World Youths.
Andrew Hong, one of Melik’s star students, took his shot at what Melik thinks was the most brutal section of the tournament, the under-12, and one look at his first game “should teach other kids how to play chess” dynamically and prophylactically, says Melik.
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