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17.10.2017 22:31 Anti-Sicilians
The topical 3...Nd7 Moscow Variation
17.10.2017 14:03 King Pawn
Principled encounters in the World Cup
16.10.2017 22:56 Queen's Gambit, Slav
Critical QGD games from the FIDE World Cup
16.10.2017 12:57 French Defence
The reliable 3...c5 against the Tarrasch
16.10.2017 11:11 English, Flank
Sharp novelties and ideas-based lines
15.10.2017 07:54 Vlad Kramnik adopts curious strategy for Globus at European Club Cup
The European Club Cup in Antalya, Turkey, has its seventh and final round on Saturday. Matches are decided over six boards and, as has become traditional, the 36 competing teams are a mismatch. Genuine clubs fielding mostly amateur experts face an unequal battle against the handful of sponsored elite chess grandmaster squads who will fight for the title and medals. The top seeds are Globus, formerly Siberia but now with a different backer. Globus’s average rating is 40 points higher than that of their nearest rivals Alkaloid Macedonia, and the Russian team’s star line-up includes Vlad Kramnik and, on fourth board, the 2016 world title challenger Sergey Karjakin. However, these super-talents have misfired badly. Following a narrow 3.5-2.5 third round win against the Czech team Novy Bor, the 2013 champions, Globus could only ...
12.10.2017 02:32 Daring Defences
Summer Gambits!
07.10.2017 18:16 Magnus Carlsen extends gap at top of world rankings with Isle of Man win
Magnus Carlsen has seen off his rivals, at least for the moment. Following his early elimination from the World Chess Cup in Tbilisi the 26-year-old world chess champion made the bold decision to travel to Douglas for the Isle of Man Open. He left behind his normal entourage of parents, manager and trainer but brought his girlfriend, Synne Christin Larsen. Carlsen led all the way, used some offbeat openings like 1…g6 and 1…b6, won several creative games, made a trip to the top of Snaefell, the Isle’s highest point and captured the £50,000 first prize with an unbeaten 7.5/9, half a point ahead of Hikaru Nakamura of the US and India’s Vishy Anand. It was the Norwegian’s first victory in a classical chess tournament for more than a year. Carlsen’s lead in the live ratings has now jumped from a meagre 10 points a few months ago to ....
06.10.2017 19:12 On Chess : Race to the Candidates Tournament
Levon Aronian, from Armenia won the 2017 FIDE World Chess Cup, defeating his Chinese rival Ding Liren in the finals. The World Cup was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, between Sept. 2-27. The World Cup was a unique chess event this year as the world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, chose to participate. He didn't have to, however, because the World Cup is primarily a qualifier in the world championship cycle and is used to determine the challenger to the reigning world chess champion. In World Cup tournament, there were 128 players, all hoping to reach the finals, which would mean direct qualification to the Candidates Tournament. The winner of the Candidates Tournament then faces Carlsen for the World Championship title. The Tbilisi World Cup was filled with excitement and drama. Carlsen left the tournament after a shocking loss to ...
06.10.2017 19:10 Banned for not wearing hijab, Iranian chess champion will play for US
A leading Iranian chess player, barred from her homeland’s team after refusing to wear a headscarf, will now compete as a player for the United States, the US Chess Federation said. Dorsa Derakhshani, 19, who was born in Tehran, was forbidden from playing by the Iranian Chess Federation following the Gibraltar Chess Festival in January, US Chess said on its website. She did not wear a hijab during the chess event. Since then, she has moved to the United States where she attends Saint Louis University and plays for the school’s team. Derakhshani will now compete as an official United States chess player, US Chess posted on its website this week. US Chess is the national governing body for chess competition, sanctioning championships and overseeing player rankings. “It feels good and ... peaceful to play for ...
01.10.2017 13:43 Nimzo, Benoni
Kasparov is back!
30.09.2017 18:21 Levon Aronian secures World Cup victory to accompany Candidates place
Levon Aronian, the 34-year-old Armenian world No2 who has dominated recent chess tournaments, took the $120,000 first prize at the World Chess Cup in Tbilisi by beating China’s Ding Liren 4-2 in the final. Both qualified for the eight-player Candidates in Berlin in March 2018 which will decide who...
30.09.2017 18:21 Children who play chess have moves mapped out to the boardroom, says Lord Price
He has spent decades at the helm of Britain’s biggest companies and most recently, representing the nation’s trade interests on the global stage. Now Lord Price, the former managing director of Waitrose who is affectionately known in retail as the “Chubby Grocer”, has revealed the secret of ...
29.09.2017 15:52 d-Pawn Specials
Devastating attacks in our favourite lines
23.09.2017 19:16 Ding Liren secures historic 2018 Candidates place by beating Welsey So
Levon Aronian and Ding Liren will meet in the four-game final of the $1.6m World Chess Cup in Tbilisi, starting at midday on Saturday. For both the Armenian and the Chinese grandmaster the final may be an anticlimax after their desperate semi-final battles which ensured that both qualified for the 2...
22.09.2017 19:29 On Chess : Can chess prevent memory loss?
Dr. Lauren Schwarz and colleagues at Saint Louis University School of Medicine are conducting a research study examining the effect learning and playing chess has on memory loss. The researchers are using neuroimaging to measure whether or not a specified program of playing chess results in function...
19.09.2017 17:38 Open Sicilians
Uncompromising Sicilian battles at the World Cup
17.09.2017 22:20 King's Indian
Cutting edge King's Indian developments from Sam Shankland
17.09.2017 02:43 Cull of the grandmasters as World Cup quarter-final lineup is completed
The $1.6m, 128-player knockout World Chess Cup in Tbilisi reaches its quarter-finals this weekend, still reeling from its bizarre Shortsgate scandal and a drastic early cull of elite grandmasters. The world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, his predecessors Vishy Anand and Vlad Kramnik, and his rivals...
16.09.2017 21:01 Caro Pirc Alekhine
Petrosyan versus Petrosian!
10.09.2017 05:37 Canadian chess player accuses tournament organizer of bullying him over his shorts
Canadian chess grandmaster Anton Kovalyov entered the FIDE World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Saturday wearing the same plaid shorts he wore two years ago at the tournament. But this time, his wardrobe choice caused the 25-year-old trouble after the new tournament organizer, European Chess Union Pres...
09.09.2017 18:56 Mikhail Osipov, aged three, takes on former world champion Anatoly Karpov
The game was televised and the remarkable footage is available to watch on YouTube, making the youngster Russia’s best-known chess player after Sergey Karjakin. The World Cup in Tbilisi reaches its third round this weekend with most of the big names surviving into the last 32. Vishy Anand and Serg...
08.09.2017 19:22 Viswanathan Anand crashes out of Chess World Cup
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand crashed out of the Chess World Cup after playing out a draw in a must-win game against Anton Kovalyov of Canada in the second round. Playing in this knockout chess event after a gap of 15 years, Anand had lost the first game against Kovalyov and had to win ...
08.09.2017 19:22 On Chess : Building the future chess elite
The path to becoming world class in any endeavor isn’t always perceptible to those who would like to travel down it. Certainly those who have made it to the end of the path can look back and tell others how he or she got there. Recently, a group of young nationally-ranked chess players from the Un...
02.09.2017 18:27 Magnus Carlsen facing strong World Cup field packed with grandmasters
The 128-player, $1.6m World Cup starts in Tbilisi, Georgia, at midday on Sunday and is a mighty event, a must-watch for chess fans. Magnus Carlsen, the world chess champion, is competing, along with 35 of the top 40 elite grandmasters. Its format of two-game mini-matches followed by speed tie-breaks...
31.08.2017 18:26 Chess titans gather in Tbilisi for 2017 FIDE World Cup
Almost every elite chess player is heading for the Georgian capital of Tbilisi for the FIDE World Cup, a 128 player knockout with a $1,280,000 prize fund (£998,000) that qualifies two players for the Candidates tournament next year which decides who will be Magnus Carlsen’s next challenger. Play ...
26.08.2017 18:41 Garry Kasparov's competitive return upstages Levon Aronian's victory
Winning a top chess tournament by a three-point margin normally captures the headlines but Levon Aronian’s impressive result at the St Louis speed event last week was sweepingly upstaged by Garry Kasparov’s return to competitive play after a 12-year absence. This one-off comeback by the 54-year-...
20.08.2017 02:39 Magnus Carlsen holds off Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to keep world No1 spot
Magnus Carlsen fought off two challenges to his world No1 ranking at last week’s Sinquefield Cup but gone are the halcyon years when the Norwegian, now 26, outclassed his rivals with rating leads of 50 points or more. At one stage in the elite chess tournament in St Louis Carlsen’s edge had dimi...
16.08.2017 18:51 Chess legend Garry Kasparov proving he's still got it in first competitive tournament in 12 years
Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov is proving he’s still got it this week at the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz chess tournament. Announcing he was pushing the pause button on his retirement for five days to compete for a piece of the $150,000 prize, the 54-year-old impressed fans by holding hi...
15.08.2017 18:43 Chess legend Kasparov suspends retirement for tournament
Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov has come out of professional retirement for a one-off tournament in St Louis, Missouri. The 54-year-old from Azerbaijan has been out of the game for 12 years, after turning his hand to politics. He gained legendary status, becoming known as the "Beast of Ba...
14.08.2017 18:37 Garry Kasparov insists return to chess is 'only a five-day hiatus'
Garry Kasparov's return to chess is "only a five-day hiatus" from his retirement, the game's legendary former world chess champion has insisted. Ahead of his much-anticipated return to action on Monday, the 54-year-old "Beast of Baku" said he wanted to "manage expectations about my participation and...
12.08.2017 18:32 Gawain Jones seals second British title with victory over Luke McShane
Gawain Jones won his second British title last weekend when the 29-year-old Yorkshireman defeated Luke McShane, 33, the grandmaster who works full time as a financial trader, in a speed play-off final. The pair finished in a four-way tie on 7/9 in the main event at Llandudno. McShane missed his chan...
10.08.2017 18:19 Chess brings in heart monitors in quest to make game more pulse-racing for fans
It's not normally considered the high-octane spectator sport that sets pulses racing. But the organisers of the World Chess Championship clearly think differently. In a new attempt to make chess more exciting for viewers, its stars are being asked to wear biometrics devices when the next big title m...
07.08.2017 18:28 Hou Yifan advances challenge to Judit Polgar's No1 status with victory in Biel
The standout result of the week has been at the traditional annual chess tournament at Biel in Switzerland, where the 23-year-old Hou Yifan, the No1 woman, won a historic first prize with 6.5/9 and a 2810 performance rating. Hou was seeded only seventh but outpaced India’s No2, Pentala Harikrishna...
01.08.2017 18:53 Fewer rounds could lead to messy multiple tie at British Championship
The British chess championship opens in Llandudno on Saturday afternoon. The chess event has been played annually since 1904 but its 2017 format has two innovatory features which will influence the styles and tournament strategies of the qualifiers, who at the time of writing total 100, led by 12 gr...
31.07.2017 20:33 On Chess : St. Louis to host chess legends in 2 tournaments
The biggest chess event in the United States will fittingly be hosted in the chess capital of the nation. The Sinquefield Cup, which is the third leg of the Grand Chess Tour, will take place Aug. 2-12 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. The top chess players in the world will com...
27.07.2017 19:22 US Chess Champion Wesley So Sets Sights on World Crown
As a professional chess player, 23-year-old Wesley So has one main goal — to be the best in the world. It isn’t a stretch considering that So, who was born in the Philippines and now lives in United States, is currently the third highest ranked chess player worldwide, according to the July stand...
21.07.2017 20:07 Top chess players face struggle to seal places for chance to face Magnus Carlsen
These are desperate times for several elite grandmasters, the select group in the world top 20 who hope to crown their careers with a place among the eight candidates fighting to become Magnus Carlsen’s official challenger in a multi-million dollar chess match. So far only Sergey Karjakin, who los...
15.07.2017 18:12 Chess : Luke McShane shares third consecutive title at Kings Place Festival
The 33-year-old financial trader, said to be the world’s strongest chess amateur, finished level at the top with two other competitors on a score of 5.5/6. The fifth annual Kings Place chess festival attracted its usual high-class field. There were six grandmasters and nine IMs in the record entry...
09.07.2017 18:42 Magnus Carlsen blitzes the field with record-breaking display in Belgium
Magnus Carlsen’s scintillating performance at five-minute blitz last weekend is assured of a place in the record books. The world chess champion totalled 14.5/18, finished 4.5 points clear of his nearest elite rivals in the Grand Tour event at Leuven, Belgium, and registered a 3,018 performance ra...

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