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23.05.2015 00:04 King's Indian
A King's/Queen's Indian Hybrid!
21.05.2015 16:55 Coming home, Fabiano Caruana adds pop to U.S. chess lineup
It's become a paradox of modern sports: choosing up sides has become as big a draw as the games themselves. The NFL draft, once a relatively low-key affair, now is a three-day televised extravaganza, dissected by an army of analysts. The hot-stove league in baseball — with breathlessly covered free-agent signings and blockbuster trades — draws fan attention through the long, cold months after the last World Series game is played. Chess fans can now get in on the action with the news that chess superstar grandmaster Fabiano Caruana is coming home and now will compete under the U.S. flag. The Florida-born, Brooklyn-reared Caruana, 22, has dual citizenship and has competed for the Italian chess federation as he has rocketed up the world chess ratings in recent years. But after a persistent wooing campaign from the U.S. Chess Federation ...
20.05.2015 11:48 King Pawn
Plenty of fascinating games and interesting novelties
19.05.2015 20:44 French Defence
An emphasis on the Exchange and Classical variations
19.05.2015 11:46 Open Sicilians
Sharp Sicilian battles!
18.05.2015 17:36 Chess Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana Switches Nationality and Will Play for U.S.
Fabiano Caruana, the No. 3 chess player in the world, who has represented Italy for the last 10 years, is switching federations to play for the United States. The United States Chess Federation announced Caruana’s move Tuesday in a statement on its website. Caruana, who was born in the United States and has dual American and Italian citizenship, gives an instant boost to the United States chess team, which also includes Hikaru Nakamura, the No. 4 chess player in the world, and seventh-ranked Wesley So. So is another recent transfer; he played for the Philippines. Both moves are part of a concerted effort by American chess officials to strengthen the United States team, in part through recruiting and cash payments that allow players to switch countries. The addition of Caruana makes the United States the favorite to win the pre-eminent team competition in chess ...
18.05.2015 12:36 Dragon Sicilians
Classical and Yugoslavs
16.05.2015 12:28 Queen's Gambit, Slav
Current trends in major systems
15.05.2015 18:13 Magnus Carlsen quips 'they are indeed buying nerds' as US snaps up Fabiano Caruana
The chess world number three, Fabiano Caruana, announced on Tuesday that he would be seeking to change his country of registration from Italy to the US. Tellingly, the announcement was made from St Louis, Missouri, where Rex Sinquefield has set up a chess club and scholastic centre that has become the hub of American chess. Caruana’s return will create the strongest ever US chess team, with Hikaru Nakamura ranked four, and Wesley So ranked seven. It was an open secret that negotiations were taking place to bring Caruana back to the USA. Following an article in the New York Times, there was even a sketch on the US television programme The Daily Show in which host Jon Stewart declared: “The US is buying up nerds.” World chess champion Magnus Carlsen commented on Twitter: “So they are indeed buying nerds!” Caruana was born in Miami and grew up in ...
15.05.2015 18:10 Siberia-Novosibirsk oust traditional favourites in Russia team league
Russia’s team league is by far the strongest in the world, with 2600-rated grandmasters on even the weakest squads. You would expect Moscow and St Petersburg to dominate, but in fact the best teams are often from Siberia. A few years ago the championship favourites often included Tomsk, a city whose previous claims to renown were in the revolutionary ditty When Serge and I Were Young, where Tomsk and Omsk rhymed with bombsk, and later in Tom Lehrer’s Lobachevsky. In this month’s 2015 Russian chess league the winners had a grander team name, Siberia-Novosibirsk, but the essential ingredients were as before. Serious finance to field a squad with an average 2726 rating was provided by oil oligarchs, while the chess players’ links to Siberia were tenuous, with GMs from Armenia, China and Ukraine among the octet. Even the top board, the former world chess champion ...
14.05.2015 11:37 Nimzo, Benoni
Back on the Nimzo!
12.05.2015 23:07 English, Flank
So many big novelties, so many brilliant games!
12.05.2015 00:38 Anti-Sicilians
A Wing Gambit, and a French!
11.05.2015 16:45 Magnus Carlsen claims he could ‘stay at the top for another 20 years’
Magnus Carlsen, fresh from his latest triumph, claimed last week he could “stay at the top for another 20 years”. The world chess champion’s 7/9 against an elite field at Shamkir, Azerbaijan, was the closest yet that the Norwegian has approached to the near-sweeps that Alexander Alekhine in 19...
07.05.2015 17:43 Garry Kasparov shows his class with rapid demolition of Nigel Short
Garry Kasparov has been retired from competitive play for a decade but the former world chess champion and for most people still the all-time No1 stole the show at St Louis last weekend. Kasparov’s 10-game rapid/blitz match with Nigel Short was intended as an extra to the announcement of a new $1m...
05.05.2015 22:02 Caro Pirc Alekhine
The Caro Kann and Scandinavian
02.05.2015 16:17 Carlsen Collects Another Chess Victory
The world chess champion Magnus Carlsen, 24, scored another amazing victory with 7 points in 9 games at the Gashimov Memorial tournament in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. The Norwegian grandmaster finished a full point ahead of the former world chess champion Vishy Anand. The 45-year-old Indian grandmaster mo...
29.04.2015 16:40 Honoring a fallen star with a star-studded chess tournament
Chess has devised a wealth of ways to preserve the memory of the game's greatest and most notable figures. There is the World Chess Hall of Fame connected to the Chess Club and Scholastic Center in St. Louis. There are anthologies and game collections of top chess players. Invent a popular opening v...
26.04.2015 17:21 Wesley So fights back strongly after controversial St Louis default
Last week Wesley So was the psychologically bruised victim of a questionable refereeing decision. This week he is competing for a high prize with the world chess champion in the strongest chess tournament of 2015. So had seemed crushed after the ninth round of the US Chess Championship at St Louis w...
23.04.2015 16:40 Magnus Carlsen goes clear in Shamkir as Wesley So falters
Mighty Magnus Carlsen was brought back down to earth by the English GM Michael Adams but a day later took control of Gashimov Memorial. Michael Adams battled hard to hold the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen to a draw in the fourth round of the Gashimov Memorial, but Carlsen took control of the c...
19.04.2015 18:33 Wesley So defaulted at St Louis for writing messages to himself
The default of a world top-10 chess grandmaster for writing motivational phrases on his scoresheet overshadowed Hikaru Nakamura’s victory in the $175,000 US chess championship at St Louis. The world No3 scored 8/11, beating Ray Robson, aged 20, on 7.5 and Wesley So, 21, on 6.5. Samuel Sevian, 14, ...
17.04.2015 00:32 d-Pawn Specials
Tromps and Londons to get our teeth into!
16.04.2015 16:28 Nakamura and Krush Capture U.S. Chess Titles
The 2015 U.S. Chess Championships in Saint Louis, Missouri, ended last Sunday as expected: the top-rated grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura won his 4th U.S. title. On the women's side, Irina Krush defended the title, her seventh. But it was not that simple. After the second round, two Americans grabbed the...
14.04.2015 17:26 The key to Magnus Carlsen’s success as a chess grandmaster
For the fifth installment of my series of posts analyzing a data set of over 650,000 chess tournament games ranging back to the 15th century, I wanted to focus in on Magnus Carlsen and try to understand what makes him such an exceptional chess player. In November 2013, Magnus Carlsen soundly defeate...
11.04.2015 19:08 A data-driven exploration of the evolution of chess: Game lengths and outcomes
For the second in my series of blog posts exploring a data set of over 650,000 chess tournament games ranging back to the 15th century, I wanted to look at how chess has changed over time. Nobility and scholars alike have played chess for over 1500 years, and chess has changed considerably since its...
09.04.2015 17:56 Ave Maria! Ukrainian Muzychuk wins Women's World Chess Championship
Maria Muzychuk beats Natalia Pogonina to move out of the shadow of her older sister and win the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship KO. Maria Muzychuk of Ukraine defeated the Russian Natalia Pogonina 2.5-1.5 to win the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship KO. It was a more comfortable win tha...
07.04.2015 17:18 Meet Sam Sevian, America's 14-year-old chess grandmaster
The youngest ever US chess grandmaster – a 14-year-old from suburban Boston – on intimidation tactics and what it will take to become America’s first world chess champion since Bobby Fischer. -- Hello Sam! -- Hello, Small Talk! -- You have a big couple weeks ahead with the US Chess Championshi...
04.04.2015 17:53 I will bring conflict in Korea to its endgame, declares world chess chief
Chess-mad 'alien abductee' Kirsan Ilyumzhinov says he will negotiate with Kim Jong-un to hold a chess match between children from the North and South. The FIDE president, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, revealed today his ambition to organise a chess match between children from North and South Korea on the 38th...
01.04.2015 19:07 Every Chess Game Tells a Story
Most people who don't play chess believe that the checkmate ends the game. They may not know they can also lose by overstepping the time limit or by resigning - something unheard of in other sports such as football, basketball or hockey. Of course, you don't win by resigning. But once I resigned in ...
28.03.2015 16:27 Vlad Kramnik and Sergey Karjakin facing battle to reach 2016 candidates
Are Russia’s top chess grandmasters giving up on the world crown? Such a question would have been inconceivable 40 to 50 years ago, when the patriarch Mikhail Botvinnik was grooming his successors Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov. Or 25 to 30 years back, when K and K were locked in their marathon...
28.03.2015 00:55 Scandinavian eBook
1 e4 ... subscribers can now download the new-style playable Centre Counter/Scandinavian [B01] eBook!
25.03.2015 02:10 Busted bracket: U.S. women bounced from chess tournament
If you picked the American women, your bracket is already busted. March madness — the non-trademarked kind — is underway in Sochi, Russia, where FIDE is holding a knockout tournament for 64 of the world's best female chess players, including three former women's world chess champs. Awaiting the ...
22.03.2015 17:00 Young grandmasters Gawain Jones and David Howell facing crucial period
2015 is proving to be a critical year for England’s youngest chess grandmasters, Gawain Jones, 27, and David Howell, 24. The pair are both established above a 2640 rating, equal to a place in the world top 100 grandmasters, and have set their sights on the 2700 elite yardstick, the level of the wo...
18.03.2015 17:07 Bring me your tired, your poor and your top-rated chess grandmasters
The New York Times last week gave front-page treatment to the under-the-radar machinations now being used to "persuade" top grandmasters to change the flag for which they play. Reporter Dylan Loeb McClain, who wrote The Times' now-discontinued chess column, looks at the subtle campaign underway to g...
14.03.2015 16:32 Jonathan Hawkins has shown the way in the north with rise to grandmaster
Jonathan Hawkins, the British co-champion, set a marker for northern chess players when the Durham 31-year-old rose from the ranks to become a master and grandmaster in his twenties and thirties, defying conventional wisdom that you need to approach or reach the heights as a teenager. Hawkins’s lo...
11.03.2015 17:05 After 26 years at the top, Judit Polgar surpassed by Chinese chess challenger
She hasn't exactly been dethroned, but Hungarian GM Judit Polgar's reign as the ratings queen of women's chess has finally come to an end after an astonishing 26 years of supremacy. Young Chinese women's world chess champion GM Hou Yifan, like Polgar a onetime chess prodigy who can hold her own with...
07.03.2015 17:40 England fail to live up to billing at over-50 senior team championship
This week England came to the world over-50 senior team championship in Dresden with a top-seeded squad rated 90 points or more ahead of their chess rivals. Three of them – Nigel Short, John Nunn and Jonathan Speelman – had played in 1986 at the Dubai Olympiad, when England missed gold by just h...
06.03.2015 17:55 The joys of kibitzing by computer in chess
They've made some things a bit more complicated — problem-solving contests and correspondence chess, to name two — but superstrong computer programs have not proved the death of competitive chess that some feared. The rising generation of grandmasters incorporate computer analysis and opening bo...
03.03.2015 18:25 Anish Giri's world chess championship hopes dented
With big guns Anish Giri and Shak Mamedyarov failing to catch Evgeny Tomashevsky at the FIDE Grand Prix in Tbilisi, the world chess championship cycle is wide open. The recently-concluded FIDE Grand Prix at Tbilisi left a dent in the ambitions of several top chess players hoping to qualify for the w...
28.02.2015 17:47 Wesley So overcomes tough opposition to triumph at Bunratty weekender
Ireland’s annual Bunratty chess tournament is only a weekender but it has built an international reputation due to its ability to attract big names and its convivial ambience. Bunratty 2015 last weekend even boasted a world top-10 grandmaster. America’s Wesley So, 21, has shot up the chess ratin...

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