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14.07.2018 17:56 Chess : England in a race for gold at world senior team championship
England’s over-50s have a serious chance of gold medals this weekend after their shock victory over the top seeded United States at the world senior team chess championship in Dresden. You have to get up early to watch them online, though. Saturday’s penultimate eighth round and Sunday’s final ninth round both start at 8.30am UK time and continue for three or four hours. Gold would be third time lucky for England, who were seeded No 1 against weaker chess competition in 2016 and 2017 but failed in crucial matches against Slovakia and Armenia. This year expectations were lower. The original England team selection was headed by Nigel Short and John Nunn until Short decided to run for Fide president and stopped tournament play for the duration of his campaign, while Nunn also withdrew. The revised squad of Jon Speelman, John Emms, ...
13.07.2018 21:50 Daring Defences
'A' Daring Summer!
07.07.2018 19:11 Chess : Magnus Carlsen sets out plans for lead-up to world title encounter
Magnus Carlsen is taking no chances. The 27-year-old Norwegian, who defends his world chess crown against Fabiano Caruana of the US in their 12-game, €1m series in London starting on 9 November, has set out his programme of pre-match tournaments which are as significant for what they omit as for what they include. Carlsen is the clear favourite to defeat his 25-year-old challenger, but at the back of his mind must be the memory of the close calls in his last two title defences against Vishy Anand in 2014 and Sergey Karjakin in 2016. The Indian failed to spot an elementary Carlsen blunder in game six which would have given Anand the lead going into the second half, while Karjakin missed a winning opportunity in game nine which would have put him 2-0 up with three to go. Carlsen’s next two chess events are both ...
07.07.2018 14:11 Dragon Sicilians
Who needs fire-breathing Dragons?
04.07.2018 19:02 English, Flank
Critical lines in the English and Reti
02.07.2018 12:25 Nimzo, Benoni
A System for White
01.07.2018 19:01 Chess : Trio of young English experts impress at Pula Open in Croatia
The unlikely backdrop of the Pula Open in Croatia has seen a splendid performance this week by three young English experts, who have dominated the event as it reaches its final round (of nine) on Saturday. Joseph McPhillips, 20, of Bolton, Andrew Horton, 20, of Didsbury, Manchester, and Ravi Haria, 19, of Elstree, Hertfordshire, are aiming to qualify for global titles. Haria is already an international master with one of the three required norms for grandmaster, and now looks to improve his Fide world rating to the 2500 GM level. McPhillips and Horton are close to the IM title. They both have the stipulated 2400 rating and two of the three IM norms, so are hoping to complete the job in Croatia. With just Saturday’s ninth and final round left, Haria, England’s youngest grandmaster, Dan Fernandez, 23, and two others lead on 6.5/8, while ...
01.07.2018 13:44 Caro Pirc Alekhine
Problems for the Scandinavian?
01.07.2018 02:34 King's Indian
Trends from Boris Avrukh's latest book
30.06.2018 18:01 On Chess : Two Americans dominate to lead the Grand Chess Tour standings
The first two events of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour (GCT) took place in Leuven from June 12-16 and Paris from June 20-24. After 10 grueling days full of brilliance, blunders and inspiring chess, two Americans are leading the tour, putting themselves in an excellent position to qualify for the finals in London at the end of the year. The Americans — Wesley So and Hikaru Nakamura — are no strangers to the winner’s circle in the Grand Chess Tour. So was completely unstoppable in 2016 when he won two of the tournaments and finished second in one — just behind world chess champion Magnus Carlsen — thus winning the entire tour. So’s victory in Leuven this year was the most dramatic one yet in GCT’s history. Both Paris and Leuven consist of nine rounds of rapid followed by 18 rounds of blitz. So completely dominated the rapid portion of Leuven, finishing ...
22.06.2018 18:47 Chess : Wesley So and Fabiano Caruana on contrasting form in Grand Tour
Wesley So scrambled to first prize after a bizarre final round, Fabiano Caruana had a worrying setback before his world title match, Hikaru Nakamura beat So twice, and there was tension between the US chess elite trio as the Leuven, Belgium, Grand Tour event finished last week. This weekend the acti...
22.06.2018 02:28 Open Sicilians
The sharp 6 Bg5 Nbd7 Najdorf takes centre stage
20.06.2018 10:01 Anti-Sicilians
More outings for the Carlsen Variation
17.06.2018 18:12 Chess : Kirsan Ilyumzhinov appears set to quit Fide presidential contest
There have been dramatic developments in the Fide presidential campaign to decide the head of the global chess body. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, president for 23 years since 1995, seems ready to quit the contest after his Russian backers withdrew support. Ilyumzhinov has been tarnished by US treasury sancti...
16.06.2018 18:08 On Chess : The clash of the world's elite in Norway, Fabiano wins again
St. Louis resident, Fabiano Caruana, the candidate for the title of the chess world champion, wins again. This time he scored a tournament victory in Norway, the homeland of the current world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen. The 2018 edition of Norway Altibox Chess (May 27-June 8, in Stavanger, Norwa...
16.06.2018 12:08 Queen's Gambit, Slav
Novelties in the QGD and Catalan from Stavanger
14.06.2018 18:00 Indian chess champion quits competition in Iran over headscarf rule
An Indian chess champion has withdrawn from an international competition in Iran, saying a rule requiring her to wear a headscarf would violate her human rights. Soumya Swaminathan ranks fifth in India and was preparing to compete in the Asian chess championship in Bangladesh. However, when the comp...
14.06.2018 16:22 French Defence
The main line Winawer with 7 Qg4 Kf8
10.06.2018 12:19 King Pawn
Another blow to the Scotch Four Knights
07.06.2018 18:09 On Chess : Grand Chess Tour introduces new format and elite players to start competition next week
The fourth annual Grand Chess Tour is right around the corner — this time with a new format. Instead of the London Chess Classic being just a stop of the tour, it will be the final stage for the Grand Chess Tour. At the end of the Sinquefield Cup, the top four players with the most points accumula...
05.06.2018 19:21 Top 6 Cities in the World to Play Chess
Chess is one of the oldest and most popular games in the world. With a colorful history that dates back to 600 AD, nearly half a billion people play chess today. Chess masters can be found in nearly every city in the world, but these six cities have the most enthusiastic chess players. 1. Moscow, Ru...
02.06.2018 18:09 Chess : Magnus Carlsen returns to form with bright start in Stavanger
Magnus Carlsen has got off to a flying start at Stavanger this week, as the world chess champion won in rounds one and three of the Altibox elite tournament while the other 13 games were all halved. Following Thursday’s rest day, Carlsen already led the field by a full point going into the three w...
26.05.2018 17:54 Chess : Nigel Short balancing playing with campaign for Fide presidency
Nigel Short was simultaneously player and politician this week when he took third prize at Kolkata while in the early stages of his campaign to become president of Fide, the global chess body. The 52-year-old former world title candidate is the oldest chess player in the top 100. Four months further...
25.05.2018 19:05 On Chess : How you can best learn from both modern and classical chess at the same time?
As a chess coach and active player, I am constantly thinking about the ways that I can help my students and myself to improve our chess skills using both contemporary (let us call it post-engine era) material and earlier classical (where ideas and concepts were more important than concrete, move-by-...
18.05.2018 20:24 Chess : Sam Shankland leads the field at rejuvenated Capablanca Memorial
Cuba’s annual Capablanca Memorial, which ends on Saturday, has been staged annually with a few small breaks since 1962, and is now in its 53rd year of an evocative history. Ostensibly it honours José Raúl Capablanca, the world chess champion from 1921-27 and one of the greatest natural players o...
18.05.2018 20:23 On Chess : How Sports Illustrated familiarized chess for a broad audience
The U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships recently concluded at the St. Louis Chess Club. During the tournament, the Chess Club played host to a number of journalists from publications from around the world. Many of the articles resulting from these visits will become part of the World Chess H...
08.05.2018 18:09 Checkmate: top chess players live longer
In 2014, a chess competitor collapsed during his final match of the Chess Olympiad in Norway. Within hours, another was found dead in his hotel room. Earlier, a chess grandmaster died of a heart attack while playing a tournament game in Finland in 2000. Within the same year, another chess player die...
05.05.2018 17:44 Chess : Sam Shankland surprise US champion ahead of Fabiano Caruana
Sam Shankland is the new US chess champion after a bravura performance where the Californian 26-year-old outscored America’s elite trio of Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So and Hikaru Nakamura, who between them had won the previous three titles. Shankland totalled an impressive 8.5/11, was awarded the $5...
04.05.2018 18:15 On Chess : Shankland and Paikidze are the New US Chess Champions
The 2018 U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships ended on April 30 in St. Louis. Outside of its obvious bearing, the tournament also signaled the 10-year anniversary of the Saint Louis Chess Club, which has attracted the best chess players in the United States and the world. Throughout the years...
28.04.2018 18:36 Chess : Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana in the hunt for more prizes
Seven months before the world chess title series Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and his US challenger, Fabiano Caruana, are in good form. The American is still benefiting from the momentum he achieved at the Berlin Candidates and in the Grenke Classic while Carlsen has been sparked by the emergence of a ...
26.04.2018 17:59 Chess joins the esport arena
Pressure is a major element in chess. Pressure to find the right move. Pressure to use your clock time wisely. Pressure to beat your opponent. Pressure to win the tournament. The PRO Chess League, an online rapid chess league, has used these elements to provide a great viewing experience on its week...
21.04.2018 18:07 Chess : Mixed results for Gawain Jones, Luke McShane and Nigel Short
England’s small group of chess grandmasters who compete abroad have been in action recently, sparking some impressive results but also a couple of truly disastrous moments. The European individual chess championship in Batumi, Georgia, clashed with the world title candidates in Berlin so had a low...
14.04.2018 16:02 Chess : Fabiano Caruana keeps pressure on Magnus Carlsen with elite wins
Fabiano Caruana has won two elite chess tournaments in a fortnight, jumped to No 2 in the live ratings only 21 points behind the world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, and starts play in the US championship in St Louis on Wednesday. America’s world title challenger is already putting psychological ...
13.04.2018 16:01 On Chess : A highly contested US Championship for men and women
It’s that time of the year again. The best chess players in the United States will once again reunite in the world capital of chess, St. Louis, as they get ready for the most important national competition of the year: the 2018 U.S. Championship & U.S. Women’s Championship. The tournaments are s...
07.04.2018 18:15 Schoolboy Vincent Keymer secures shock triumph at Grenke Chess Open
A 13-year-old schoolboy stole the show from the world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, and his challenger Fabiano Caruana this week when he produced the highest rated performance in chess history by an under-14. Vincent Keymer, Germany’s most promising chess talent, was seeded only 99th at the Gren...
06.04.2018 18:25 The 169-year-old modern chess set
Chess has been called a universal language. Granted, the chess pieces have different names in different countries, so a piece named a knight in the U.S. is called a cavalier in France, a springer in Germany, and a caballo in Spain. But the identity and essence of each piece – its moves on the ches...
30.03.2018 18:24 Chess : St Louis may bid for Fabiano Caruana versus Magnus Carlsen match
By winning this week’s candidates tournament in Berlin, the 25-year-old American Fabiano Caruana has qualified for a 12-game world title series against Norway’s Magnus Carlsen in November. It was going to be in London with a €1m prize fund, but now there are rumours of a much higher bid, a ven...
29.03.2018 18:29 On Chess : For the first time in decades, an American contends for the World Chess title
American chess fans everywhere are cheering in the streets, as countryman Fabiano Caruana overcame the game’s elite grandmasters to win the recently concluded Candidates Tournament in Berlin, Germany. He is now qualified to play world chess champion Magnus Carlsen for his title in November. It is ...
24.03.2018 17:06 Chess : Fabiano Caruana and Shak Mamedyarov lead the candidates race
The world chess championship candidates tournament in Berlin is about to reach its climax. Fabiano Caruana and Shak Mamedyarov have been the front runners most of the way, so the American and the Azeri will try to hold off any late challenges as they continue their race into the last lap for the €...
17.03.2018 17:11 Fabiano Caruana takes advantage after Vlad Kramnik blows candidates lead
An online photo of Vlad Kramnik, head buried in arms and slumped at the board after his fourth-round defeat, sums up the dramatic early play at the world title candidates in Berlin. Kramnik’s brilliant win over Levon Aronian in round three was widely hailed as an all-time classic. It had given the...

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