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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 2018 Candidates in Berlin, the event which decides Magnus Carlsen’s next world title challenger. Ding beat Wesley So of the US 3.5-2.5 while Aronian eliminated France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 5-4 in a match where the loser had several chances and which was the only one in the entire World Chess Cup to go to Armageddon, where White has five minutes on the clock to Black’s four but a draw counts as a win for Black. In a strange coincidence both matches featured the basic endgame of king and queen against king and rook, which is a theoretical win but ...
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 functional changes within the brain. This study is being conducted with funding provided by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center in Saint Louis. Subjective cognitive complaints in older people occur with the normal aging process and are colloquially referred to as “senior moments.” Normal age-related cognitive changes are typically benign but manifest as modest declines in memory and learning, language, executive function and mental processing speed. Normal aging, by definition, is not associated with objective memory deficits and does not cause impairment in ...
20.09.2017 17:13 Daring Defences
A Grunfeld summer
19.09.2017 17:38 Open Sicilians
Uncompromising Sicilian battles at the World Cup
18.09.2017 17:17 French Defence
My old favorite: 3...h6 in the Tarrasch
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 Fabiano Caruana and Sergey Karjakin were all eliminated by lower-rated opponents in the first three rounds. In the best of two games quarter-final mini-matches, Levon Aronian (Arm) leads Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukr) 1-0 while Peter Svidler (Rus) v Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fr), Wesley So (US) v Vladimir Fedoseev (Rus) and Ding Liren (Chn) v Richard Rapport (Hun) drew their first game. The chess event has its own villain, its chief organiser and European Chess Union president, Zurab Azmaiparashvili. Azmai went far out of order when, a few ...
16.09.2017 21:01 Caro Pirc Alekhine
Petrosyan versus Petrosian!
10.09.2017 16:57 King Pawn
A mix of well-forgotten and rare lines
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 President Zurab Azmaiparashvili, allegedly began bullying the player over his lack of long pants. “He was very aggressive, yelling at me and using the racial slur ‘gypsy’ to insult me,” Kovalyov wrote on his Facebook page Saturday, hours after he decided to forfeit the tournament to protest his treatment. “So imagine this, the round is about to start, I’m being bullied by the organizer of the tournament, being assured that I will be punished by FIDE [world chess’s governing body], yelled at and racially insulted,” the ethnic Ukrainian continued. “What ...
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...
06.09.2017 14:50 English, Flank
A mix of old and new, and some strange transpositions!
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...
01.09.2017 19:51 Queen's Gambit, Slav
Answering ChessPub Forum questions
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 ...
30.08.2017 15:54 Dragon Sicilians
Anti-Chinese, Anti-Soltis and Anti-Topalov business!
28.08.2017 00:14 Nimzo, Benoni
More ...Bf5 Benonis!
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-...
21.08.2017 13:00 d-Pawn Specials
Returning legends and new gambit approaches
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...
18.08.2017 22:45 Anti-Sicilians
Boris Gelfand's novelty in the mainline Rossolimo Variation
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...
06.07.2017 18:42 Garry Kasparov returns to chess for US tournament
Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov is coming out of retirement to play in a US tournament next month, organisers have said. Kasparov, who dominated chess for more than 15 years, will compete against nine top players in St Louis, Missouri. “Ready to see if I remember how to move the pieces!...
06.07.2017 18:42 The king is back: Chess legend Garry Kasparov comes out of retirement
He was the "monster with 100 eyes, who sees all" whose painful defeat against IBM's Deep Blue computer heralded the end of human dominance over artificial intelligence in chess. Yet 20 years on Garry Kasparov is still considered the greatest chess player in history, a genius so special he became wor...
06.07.2017 18:38 On Chess : Young defending champions face off against against the favorites
One of the most contested chess tournaments, The U.S. Junior Championships, begins this week. The event will take place at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis from July 8-18. The winners of both the junior and girls section will automatically qualify for the 2018 U.S. Chess Champions...
02.07.2017 19:32 Magnus Carlsen continues to blow hot and cold on Grand Tour in Leuven
The Chess Grand Tour circuit has moved from Paris to Leuven, near Brussels, this week but the continuing story remains the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen’s inconsistent form. The Norwegian, 26, won the one-hour rapid section in Paris, then lost three games in a row at five-minute blitz. A lat...
30.06.2017 20:24 On Chess : World Champion Magnus Carlsen wins 1st leg of Grand Chess Tour
The first leg of the third annual Grand Chess Tour took place from June 21-25 in Paris. As it did last year, the tour kicked off with a rapid and blitz event. Five grueling days and 29 games later, World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen emerged as the winner. He collected 12 tour points and $31,250 for...
24.06.2017 19:40 Magnus Carlsen puts recent poor form behind him at Grand Tour elite rapids
Magnus Carlsen still shines in speed chess despite the world champion’s growing problems in classical tournaments. The Norwegian failed at Stavanger last week and his six-year reign as world No1 in the rankings is now under serious threat. The 26-year-old has just won the Grand Tour elite rapids i...

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