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23.06.2016 15:08 Daring Defences
Developments in the Anti-Grunfeld and the Exchange Grunfeld
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 was quite relaxed about his surprise reverse. He was playing as a wild card in the two speed chess events in France and Belgium, after which he will prepare for his November title defence against Russia’s Sergey Karjakin. He was still the favourite at a late stage in Paris even after a couple of freakish episodes benefited his main rival, America’s Hikaru Nakamura. First Carlsen gave away a full point in the opening round when he dithered for a few seconds and lost on time a queen ahead against Wesley So. Later Nakamura, with ...
22.06.2016 14:35 King's Indian
A decisive month!
20.06.2016 02:21 French Defence
Variations used by top players
19.06.2016 15:47 Queen's Gambit, Slav
Model games from leading experts
18.06.2016 02:56 d-Pawn Specials
Andreikin, Eljanov and Kamsky to the fore
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, picked up two million euros for winning the French Open and was estimated to have earned almost $56 million in 2015 by Forbes magazine. The money disparities between chess and tennis (and other sports) are greater a little further down the rankings. For example, the 10th-ranked chess player in the world (at the moment, Wesley So of the United States) would probably be doing well to net six figures this year, which is certainly not extraordinary. At the same time, the 10th-ranked tennis player (Richard Gasquet of France), who ...
16.06.2016 02:43 King Pawn
Interesting novelties
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 done in his 50s, and Viktor Korchnoi, the Soviet-born Swiss grandmaster who was still playing world-class chess into his 70s — decades after most star players have stopped their clocks on elite competitive play. Korchnoi, who died at the age of 85 June 6 after a brief illness, was the Soviet junior champion in 1947, won the Soviet chess championship four times, played two tough title matches with Anatoly Karpov in 1978 and 1981, played in his final Candidates' cycle in 1991 and was still rated 85th in the world at the age of 75 in the 2007 FIDE ratings list. Perhaps ...
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 grandmasters and England’s seeding is likely to be around 10-15. Russia and the United States will be the favourites, challenged by the 2014 medallists China, Hungary and India. It would take a medium miracle for England to win a medal. For that a team needs either several elite GMs ranked in the top 20-25 or a fast-improving teenage talent for whom the Olympiad sparks a career breakthrough. The England quintet have plenty of experience but only Howell and Jones are aged under 32. Adams’ track record in Chess Olympiads includes several ...
10.06.2016 18:36 English, Flank
Brand new ideas!
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, ...
05.06.2016 12:26 Open Sicilians
The spectacular European Championships!
03.06.2016 02:41 Nimzo, Benoni
Nimzo and Queens Indian action
02.06.2016 02:03 Anti-Sicilians
Sam is back!
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...
01.06.2016 04:14 Dragon Sicilians
Higher level tussles this month
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...
11.05.2016 19:53 Magnus Carlsen: the cool grandmaster who cries when he loses to himself
Wednesday marks the start of a six-month countdown to the World Chess Championship in New York, where Russia’s Sergey Karjakin will try to snatch the title from the chess champion, Magnus Carlsen from Norway, who has been hogging (sorry, holding) it since 2013. Still, how exciting is it really? Yo...
11.05.2016 19:53 Mirror image: Chess champ, challenger offer complementary styles
The world chess championship match in November in New York City may be a case of the immovable object meeting the immovable object. Surprise Russian challenger Sergey Karjakin doesn't have the modeling contracts, the "Charlie Rose" interviews and the inspiring backstory of Norwegian titleholder Magn...
06.05.2016 19:27 Garry Kasparov puts on a show in St Louis
Garry Kasparov returned to the chess board last week to take on Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So in the Ultimate Blitz Challenge. This keenly anticipated contest was staged after the conclusion of the US Chess Championships at the Chess Club and Scholastic Centre of St Louis. Kasparov ...
06.05.2016 19:26 Magnus Carlsen's penultimate round capitulation at Norway Chess
Levon Aronian blew the Altibox Norway Chess tournament wide open as he defeated the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen in the eighth and penultimate round. It was rather easy for Aronian after Carlsen made a series of errors, just a day after he had played superbly to defeat Vladimir Kramnik. The u...
06.05.2016 19:22 Magnus Carlsen beats Kramnik at Norway Chess to extend unbeaten run to 42 games
Magnus Carlsen’s seventh round victory over Vladimir Kramnik at the Altibox Norway chess tournament was highly significant, both for the standings, as it extended his lead to a full point, but also for Carlsen’s self confidence as he prevailed over one of his "great predecessors" and an opponent...
04.05.2016 19:25 With Krush crush, Paikidze wins chess crown the hard way
America's new queen of chess is a proud daughter of Maryland. Baltimore WGM Nazi Paikidze, an alumna of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and its powerhouse chess team, captured her first women's national crown just over a year after switching her allegiance from her Georgia homeland to th...
02.05.2016 19:42 Immortal Chess Blitz Game
Wesley So won a spectacular blitz chess game at the Ultimate Blitz Challenge in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis last Friday. It was power chess with hard to see threats and surprising sacrifices. He was immediately compared to two of the nineteen century chess legends: the Americ...
30.04.2016 18:11 Magnus Carlsen wins at Stavanger but Garry Kasparov draws more interest
Magnus Carlsen, the world chess champion, won first prize outright with 6/9 at Stavanger on Friday despite faltering near the finish, while three world top-10 grandmasters topped the field at the $194,000 US chess championship at St Louis. Yet it is a five-minute speed event, featuring a rare appear...
28.04.2016 18:53 New faces at the top: Caruana, Paikidze U.S. chess champs
There were some new names at the top and new faces making noise at the just-concluded U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women's Championship, which both wrapped up Monday at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis. Florida GM Fabiano Caruana held off 2015 chess champ Hikaru Nakamura's late...
24.04.2016 18:58 American chess preparing for serious battle with Russia, China and India
American chess, bankrolled by the billionaire Maecenas Rex Sinquefield and with help from Garry Kasparov, is limbering up for a serious chess struggle with the game’s other superpowers Russia, China and India. This weekend’s final rounds of the $194,000 chess championship at St Louis feature thr...
22.04.2016 18:12 Magnus Carlsen dominates blitz at Norway Chess
Magnus Carlsen dominated the Blitz opener at Norway Chess which determines the distribution of colours. The world chess champion scored 7.5/9, to finish 1 point clear of Anish Giri. Carlsen conceded just one draw, to debutante Nils Grandelius and only lost in the last round to Giri when his victory ...
20.04.2016 18:31 Fabiano Caruana scores standout win at US Chess Championships
The rivalry between Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana may eventually bear comparison with the struggle for dominance between Bobby Fischer and Sammy Reshevsky in the 1950s and 60s. There is also the added spice of another new kid on the block, Wesley So, who could outdo them both. For the first ti...
18.04.2016 17:43 Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin unlikely to meet before world title
The battle lines are drawn. Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin, seven months before their world title match, have announced their tournament schedules, with only a minuscule chance of a direct clash. Carlsen, the chess champion, plays on home turf next week in Stavanger, which starts on Monday with ...
18.04.2016 17:41 Li Chao postpones wedding to replace Sergey Karjakin at Norway Chess 2016
The organisers of the Altibox Norway Chess Tournament have announced that Li Chao of China will replace Sergey Karjakin who withdrew from the chess event last week. Li Chao had to postpone his wedding in order to play, but his fiancé gave him permission, doubtless because this will be the highest p...
15.04.2016 03:50 Define chess juggernaut: Webster rolls to 4th straight title
They've won four national chess championships in a row, their bench could probably beat most rival schools, they have a controversial coach, and there are some real questions about whether they are good for the sport. No, it's not the Connecticut women's basketball team. It's the Webster University ...
09.04.2016 19:23 Ferenc Berkes wins with a subtle opening at Colin Crouch memorial
The strong Colin Crouch memorial tournament which finishes at Harrow this weekend is a fitting tribute to one of England’s most active masters, who died a year ago. Crouch was an imaginative and original chess player who was close to grandmaster strength at his peak when he competed in the 1992-93...
05.04.2016 18:49 Sergey Karjakin to face Magnus Carlsen after victory at Moscow Candidates
Sergey Karjakin will challenge for Magnus Carlsen’s world chess crown after the 26-year-old Russian beat Fabiano Caruana of the United States in the decisive final round of the Candidates in Moscow. Karjakin was a deserved winner who proved tough and resilient under pressure. He rose to the occasi...

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