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26.08.2016 19:45 King's Indian
Missed opportunities for major upsets!
21.08.2016 18:31 To each his own Olympics
You may be thrilled by the feats of Katie Ledecky, mesmerized by the grace of the women gymnasts, startled by Rio spectators mocking U.S. soccer star Hope Solo with chants of “Zika! Zika!” (the first recorded instance, noted one wit, of a stadium rocking to the invocation of a virus). Allow me, however, to interrupt the prepackaged, heart-tugging, tape-delayed Olympic coverage to bring you the real sporting news of the year. It has just been announced that on November 11 in New York City the World Chess Championship will begin. You scoff, of course. For years, I’ve had to put up with amused puzzlement at my taste in entertainment. (Old joke: How do you do the wave at a chess match? With your eyebrows.) But I remain undaunted. True, chess is not an Olympic sport. But it should be. In 1984, when challenger Garry Kasparov forced that chess championship match into ...
21.08.2016 15:19 Open Sicilians
Exciting battles in the Najdorf
20.08.2016 21:37 Caro Pirc Alekhine
Blacks popular ...g5 systems in the Advance Caro-Kann
20.08.2016 15:45 French Defence
The Classical Variation is featured this month
20.08.2016 12:28 Queen's Gambit, Slav
Key middlegame ideas and themes
19.08.2016 19:57 Greatest Chess Triumph of Wesley So
“I am living a dream,” exclaimed Wesley So after winning the 2016 Sinquefield Cup, the strongest chess tournament of his life and one of this year’s best. With this victory he took the lead in the Grand Chess Tour, a series of four Grand Prix tournaments. Born in the Philippines, where his talent was compared to that of Bobby Fischer, So moved to the United States a few years ago and will represent his adopted country at the Chess Olympiad in Baku in September for the first time. So, 22, has won strong tournaments before, but his victory last Sunday at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis was special. Only two grandmasters from the absolute top, the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen and the former world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik, were missing. Last year he was the wild card in the Sinquefield Cup and finished ...
19.08.2016 13:43 d-Pawn Specials
Developments of the bishop to f4 dominate
18.08.2016 18:35 2016 Sinquefield Chess Cup ends with U.S. winner, Grandmaster Wesley So
The third leg of the Grand Chess Tour, the 2016 Sinquefield Cup, took place at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis from Aug. 4-16. With the first edition taking place just four years ago, the Sinquefield Cup has expanded from four players to include 10 of the world’s best. Furthermore, the cup joined other elite chess events around the world in 2015 to create the Grand Chess Tour. As usual, the tournament featured the top chess players in the world, as well as a wild card, giving an opportunity to a talented player who otherwise would not have made it by rating. Former Webster University student Grandmaster Wesley So stood atop the leaderboard with a draw in the final round, but was forced to wait anxiously for the conclusion of the tournament’s final game between Grandmasters Veselin Topalov and Levon Aronian; either of whom could ...
13.08.2016 18:28 New York to host Magnus Carlsen's world title match with Sergey Karjakin
The Magnus Carlsen v Sergey Karjakin world chess championship match has been confirmed for New York starting on 11 November and ending months of speculation with rumours that the 12-game series would be switched to Moscow. The global body Fide’s commercial partners AGON have announced that the €1m contest will be played in the redeveloped Fulton Market, a historic and scenic site in the South Street Seaport district of downtown Manhattan. The match sponsors have yet to be announced, although two seven-figure backers are said to be on board. Carlsen and Karjakin will play in an enclosed glass sound-proof area, still to be built and part of a 3,000 sq ft second floor area that will also house spectators, up to 300 paying from $50 a day, plus a media and chess commentary centre. The schedule will be leisurely, with a rest day after every two games, but ...
09.08.2016 19:13 Final of world chess championship to take place in New York
After months of delay and much scepticism in some quarters that it would ever happen, the company that holds the marketing rights to the world chess championship will announce on Tuesday that the next title match – between the Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen and the Russian challenge...
09.08.2016 19:13 Historic Site Selected for the World Chess Championship Match
Agon, the company that owns the commercial rights to organize the World Chess Championship, today announced that the title match this November between the reigning chess champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, and the challenger, Sergey Karjakin of Russia, will be held in lower Manhattan in the historic...
08.08.2016 17:52 English, Flank
New ideas and important novelties
06.08.2016 18:39 Michael Adams equals record score while winning British chess championship
Michael Adams scythed through the opposition at Bournemouth this week to win the British chess championship with 10/11, a record-equalling score for the 103 years of the competition. The Cornishman, 44, won his last six games to match the landmark total set by his friend Julian Hodgson against a muc...
04.08.2016 17:49 Anti-Sicilians
Original ideas from creative Grandmasters!
30.07.2016 18:37 England Chess No1, Michael Adams, battles for fifth British championship title
Michael Adams, the England No1, is making a rare appearance in the annual British chess championship, which reaches its half-way mark at Bournemouth on Saturday. Adams, 44, has competed in only six previous title contests but his record is highly impressive. He has won four times and one of his two ...
28.07.2016 10:36 King Pawn
Nepomniaschi's novelty
26.07.2016 19:43 Carlsen Wins Bilbao Chess Masters
Txapeldun, a traditional Basque beret honoring brave champions, was bestowed on Magnus Carlsen on Saturday. The world chess champion won the 2016 Bilbao Masters with a dominant performance. He clinched the chess event twice before after sharing first place and triumphing in the playoff - in 2011 aga...
25.07.2016 12:32 Nimzo, Benoni
The critical 7 Bf4 variation of the Modern Benoni
22.07.2016 20:41 Magnus Carlsen continues to lead march of the 1990 ‘golden generation’
The class of 1990, the most prolific year ever for the birth of top chess talent, has gone into overdrive this week. Players born in 1990 have already won the elite grandmaster tournaments at Dortmund, Germany, and Danzhou, China, while on Saturday afternoon the best of them all, the world chess cha...
22.07.2016 12:50 Dragon Sicilians
Technical endgames and tactical shorts!
21.07.2016 20:15 With breakthrough chess win, Nakamura ends the Carlsen jinx
It may not be 100 percent politically correct these days, but one of my old chess books talked about certain players having “hung an Indian sign on” — established an overwhelming dominance over — a rival. Morphy, in his short career, often simply outclassed the competition, including a 12-3 ...
13.07.2016 20:33 England’s over-50s win bronze at World Senior Chess Championship
England’s over-50s team have won bronze medals at the World Senior Chess Championship for the second consecutive year, missing gold and silver by the narrowest of margins. Fielding an all-grandmaster five-man squad headed by the former elite GMs John Nunn and Jonathan Speelman supported by Mark He...
10.07.2016 13:09 Daring Defences
A variety of off-beat opening systems
07.07.2016 21:34 If machines can beat us at games, does it make them more intelligent than us?
The year 1997 saw the ultimate man versus machine tournament, with chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov losing to a machine called Deep Blue. Earlier this year, in what was hailed as another breakthrough in artificial intelligence (AI) research, Google’s AlphaGo defeated a professional Go player. Go i...
04.07.2016 20:15 Carlsen Leads and Quits Grand Chess Tour
Magnus Carlsen leads the Grand Chess Tour after the speed events in Paris and the Belgian town of Leuven. But the world chess champion will not be around for the next two established classical events in Saint Louis and London. He is leaving the competition, mainly to prepare for the world chess cham...
02.07.2016 21:07 World champion Magnus Carlsen shines across the board at speed chess
Magnus Carlsen faces his next big test at the Bilbao elite chess tournament starting 13 July, where his rivals include the Norwegian’s world title opponent, Russia’s Sergey Karjakin. Meanwhile the 25-year-old, whose play has reached new heights since he gave up his side career in modelling, has ...
27.06.2016 19:34 In Kopec’s games, a lesson from the (international) chess master
Great players don’t always make great teachers. Babe Ruth couldn’t get hired as a manager. Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky were nowhere near as successful building or coaching a team as they were playing on one. For chess it’s a little murkier. Tarrasch, Nimzovich and Reti were not only world...
22.06.2016 18:55 Magnus Carlsen slips up in the first leg of the Grand Tour
The world chess champion had to settle for second place at Paris this week in the $150,000 opening leg of the Grand Tour, which continues in Leuven, near Brussels, over the weekend, then crosses the Atlantic to St Louis in August before its final event at London Olympia in December. Magnus Carlsen w...
16.06.2016 19:36 Grand Ambitions for Chess
Magnus Carlsen, the World Chess Champion from Norway, is widely reputed to earn more than $1 million a year from prizes, appearance fees and sponsorships. For most people that would be a very good income. But consider that Novak Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked tennis player who is from Serbia, pi...
15.06.2016 18:27 Viktor Korchnoi enjoyed record chess run at the top
Aside from lots of checking, there isn't really much that hockey and chess have in common. But there was a real harmonic convergence with the passing last week of Gordie Howe, the late, great NHL star who earned the nickname "Mr. Hockey" while playing an incredible 26 seasons and still getting it do...
11.06.2016 19:26 England at full strength for Chess Olympiad but unlikely to challenge elite
England will field its strongest available team in the 150-nation Chess Olympiad which opens at Baku, Azerbaijan, on 1 September. Michael Adams, the world No30, will play top board followed by David Howell, Nigel Short, Luke McShane and Gawain Jones. All five rank in or close to the world top 100 gr...
07.06.2016 21:01 When mismatches make for chess masterpieces
Odd but true: Some of the most brilliant and most anthologized games in the history of chess were distinct mismatches, the equivalent of Stephen Strasburg pitching a no-hitter against a Double-A minor league team. Perhaps Paul Morphy's most famous combination was pulled off against a pair of diletta...
06.06.2016 18:58 Viktor Korchnoi obituary
Chess grandmaster regarded as the best player never to have won the world title. Viktor Korchnoi, who has died aged 85, was a chess grandmaster who defected from the Soviet Union, then twice challenged the USSR’s Anatoly Karpov for the world title. Their first contest, in 1978 in the Philippines, ...
01.06.2016 20:50 A chess match from an age when titans came ready for battle
The world title match between Norwegian chess champion Magnus Carlsen and Russian challenger Sergey Karjakin, set for New York City in November, will almost certainly be more subtle, more sophisticated, more finely balanced than the world title match that was played 150 years ago this month in Londo...
30.05.2016 19:39 Sergey Karjakin has much to prove before clash with Magnus Carlsen
Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin are both eager for action as the Norwegian and the Russian limber up for their world title match in November but it is Karjakin who has the headaches due to poor form after blundering his queen in an even position on Friday afternoon against Anish Giri, the world N...
25.05.2016 18:52 Chess: History’s Best Game?
Humans love playing games. Some have even postulated that the entire meaning of existence is a game in which the objective is to overthrow the creator of the universe. When Nietzsche quipped, “God is dead” (which was first said by the philosopher, Hegel, FYI) the celebration of the existential e...
20.05.2016 19:35 Gawain Jones and David Howell up against it in European Championship
England’s two youngest grandmasters Gawain Jones, 28, and David Howell, 25, face a tough task this weekend as they play the final rounds of the European Chess Championship at Gjakova, Kosovo. The tournament situation for Jones and Howell is precarious, and they need a winning streak. The target fo...
17.05.2016 18:56 Sometimes a chess grandmaster proves a friend in need
If you want a friend in this game, queen a pawn. OK, that's not a real chess saying, but there is this idea out there that it's an every-man-for-himself world out there among elite grandmasters, that the top chess players are lone wolves forced to hunt solo to survive. The reality is far different. ...
15.05.2016 19:43 St Petersburg secure Russian Premier League but Vlad Kramnik shines
Russia’s Premier League for chess is a mighty contest of elite grandmasters, whose strength dwarfs England’s 4NCL or France’s Top 12, and even makes Germany’s renowned Bundesliga look second division. The 2016 version at Sochi this week involved only five teams, with the three favourites all...

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