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  • The World Computer Championships: A History's Thumbnail

    The World Computer Championships: A History

    DavidLevyLondon Jul 7, 2017, 6:27 PM

    [Editor's note: David Levy is the president of the International Computer Games Association.]  The history of chess programs competing in tournaments is exactly 50 years old. In February 1967 the program...

  • Advance to Ventnor III's Thumbnail

    Advance to Ventnor III

    batgirl Jun 28, 2017, 11:37 AM

    1943 The 1943 tournament was held from July 5th - July 11      Anthony Santasiere and Pfc. George Shainswift shared the $50 first prize award.  Santasiere, who espoused...

  • The Day They Killed Magnus Carlsen's Dream's Thumbnail

    The Day They Killed Magnus Carlsen's Dream

    KajaMSnare Jun 11, 2017, 7:49 AM

    The clock now shows 12:18 am where I am sitting in Oslo. 19 minutes past a devastating day. I just got home from a very eventful day at work, and my initial plan was to pour a glass of wine and finish off the second...

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  • Wang Yue Beats Bluebaum; Wojtaszek Sole Leader's Thumbnail

    Wang Yue Beats Bluebaum; Wojtaszek Sole Leader

    PeterDoggers Jul 22, 2017, 1:18 AM

    Drawing Dmitry Andreikin as Black, Radoslaw Wojtaszek grabbed the sole lead at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. That's because co-leader Matthias Bluebaum suffered his first loss, against Wang Yue. After...

  • Wei Yi Wins In Danzhou, Climbs To World #14's Thumbnail

    Wei Yi Wins In Danzhou, Climbs To World #14

    PeterDoggers Jul 18, 2017, 2:30 AM

    Wei Yi held on to his lead, and emerged as the winner of the Danzhou Super GM Tournament with 6.5/9. The 18-year-old Chinese prodigy finished a point ahead of Le Quang Liem and Ding Liren. Wei Yi, the tournament...

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    'Mr Dortmund' Starts With A Loss Again

    PeterDoggers Jul 16, 2017, 3:06 AM

    "Mr Dortmund" Vladimir Kramnik is playing in the Sparkassen Chess Meeting for the 24th time, and won the tournament a record ten times. His 11th title is a bit further away after he started with a loss, to...

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  • A Crazy Calculation Exercise From the World Open's Thumbnail

    A Crazy Calculation Exercise From the World Open

    NM Flicflac Jul 21, 2017, 2:46 PM

    Hey chess fans, I got back from the World Open a few days ago, so I want to share a quick recap of my experience there. Overall I did incredibly well at this tournament, with a result that might have been one of...

  • A Solid Game with a Beautiful Finish's Thumbnail

    A Solid Game with a Beautiful Finish

    NM 1lec Jul 21, 2017, 11:35 AM

    Last night I played in the Valley Chess tournament, a weekly local tournament that has been running for longer than I've been playing chess. While I did pretty poorly in the tournament overall, scoring 2/4 and losing...

  • Who is Ready to Challenge (and beat!) Magnus Carlsen?'s Thumbnail

    Who is Ready to Challenge (and beat!) Magnus Carlsen?

    EOGuel Jul 19, 2017, 6:54 PM

    The World Championship Candidates/Championship competition is coming up in 2018! We do not even know who has clinched their seats into the Candidates tournament (well, except Karjakin for his efforts to win the...

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