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01.08.2015 14:33 d-Pawn Specials
A topsy-turvy update this month!
29.07.2015 18:41 A Romantic chess opening gets a modern revival
It was the signature opening of chess's 19th century Romantic Era, but has become a rare visitor to modern tournament chess. Paul Morphy used it for some of his greatest wins, Bobby Fischer claimed to have refuted it, and even today, some key lines remain a subject of intense theoretical dispute. The King's Gambit is one of the most aggressive chess openings at White's command, giving up a pawn (and exposing the White king in the process) on Move 2 in exchange for rapid development and, if Black is not careful, a quick checkmate. GM Richard Rapport, the enterprising 19-year-old Hungarian star, has already shown earned a reputation for trying offbeat and rarely-seen chess openings. At the annual Biel GM Tournament now underway in the Swiss city, Rapport rolled out the King's Gambit against the veteran English GM Michael Adams and ...
26.07.2015 18:46 China strengthens bid for world chess crown as Ding Liren wins key match
China is on the verge of gaining its first ever chess player in the world top 10. Despite winning the two premier team competitions, the 2014 Chess Olympiad and the 2015 world team championship, China’s grandmasters, eight of them with elite ratings above 2700, have until now peaked at the top 20-50 level. Chinese chess leaders have long wanted to break the top-10 barrier, hence last weekend’s match where Ding Liren, 22, the country’s highest-ranked chess player, took on the vastly experienced Boris Gelfand, 47, who challenged for the world title in 2012. The stake was $20,000, far above what China would normally allow for an event of only four games with two players, and showing the importance attached to the result. On paper they were evenly matched but Ding, playing in his home city of Wenzhou, proved better prepared, exploited ...
24.07.2015 12:44 Nimzo, Benoni
New Nimzo and Queen's Indian analysis
21.07.2015 17:37 Liang, Eswaran take the honors at U.S. junior chess events
The future of American chess was on display as the country recently crowned its male and female junior chess champions, with rising Indian-American stars taking the honors in both events. New Jersey IM Akshat Chandra, 16, is the new U.S. junior chess champion, capturing a title once held by such stars as GMs Larry Christiansen and Hikaru Nakamura. Chandra came into the invitational, held at the St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center, seeded second behind red-hot Texas IM Jeffery Xiong, but Chandra found himself clinging to a half-point lead over Xiong going into the ninth and final round. When Xiong dispatched NM Curran Han, Chandra knew he had to defeat master Awonder Liang to win the chess tournament. It was a tough struggle, but the New Jersey teenager proved up to the task, clinching first place, the $6,000 first prize and ...
19.07.2015 10:00 King Pawn
Novelties from the very best players in the world!
18.07.2015 15:22 Queen's Gambit, Slav
Modern opening battlegrounds
18.07.2015 12:16 King's Indian
The latest theory
18.07.2015 01:08 French Defence
Concentrating upon the Winawer
17.07.2015 16:27 Dragon Sicilians
Plenty of queenside castling!
15.07.2015 12:45 English, Flank
Important novelties, instructive plans and move-order nuances!
12.07.2015 18:52 Brilliant Start of Chess Summer
Fabiano Caruana's outstanding victory at the Dortmund chess tournament, a U.S. rating record and a magnificent king's hunt by the Chinese chess wizard Wei Yi marked the first days of summer. Caruana became eligible to play for the United States just before the start of the traditional tournament in ...
09.07.2015 12:08 Daring Defences
A Grunfeld summer special
08.07.2015 18:26 Maghami doubles up as D.C. International, World Open chess tournaments come to town
Crystal City just had a golden moment as two of the best open tournaments on the American chess calendar took over the close-in Virginia suburb for the past two-plus weeks. We have to count GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, the first Iranian ever to achieve the game's top title, the fortnight's big winner as ...
06.07.2015 16:00 Caro Pirc Alekhine
The Pirc and the Alekhine
04.07.2015 13:04 Anti-Sicilians
Mixing mainlines with sidelines
02.07.2015 18:36 Walter Browne’s genius lives on in great chess games
Suddenly and far too soon, America lost one of its colorful and most combative chess champions with the passing of six-time national champion GM Walter Browne last week at the age of 66. The Australian-born, Brooklyn-reared chess star — Browne attended Bobby Fischer's Erasmus High and, like Fische...
29.06.2015 20:35 Topalov on Top of Norway Chess 2015
The world chess champion Magnus Carlsen was in free fall, losing game after game at the beginning of the Norway Chess 2015 in Stavanger, one of the three tournaments of the newly founded Grand Chess Tour. Failures of famous chess players attract as much attention as their successes. Misfortune was b...
24.06.2015 18:02 Norway Chess 2015: Is it too late for Magnus Carlsen?
World chess champion Magnus Carlsen surely has no chance to catch Veselin Topalov, writes Malcolm Pein. Normal service was resumed in one respect, as Magnus Carlsen notched up his first victory at Norway Chess. But the world chess champion surely has no chance to catch Veselin Topalov, whose incredi...
19.06.2015 17:50 Magnus Carlsen disappoints in early rounds of Grand Tour in Stavanger
Magnus Carlsen has got off to a dire start with two defeats at the $1m Grand Tour in Stavanger. The world chess champion lost his first round to Veselin Topalov with the white pieces at move 60 in a winning position through misunderstanding the time limit, then saw his previously impregnable Berlin ...
16.06.2015 18:15 Chess at the Olympics?
The IOC does recognise chess as a sport, but will it be accepted at Tokyo 2020? Chess and Bridge are among 26 sports that have applied for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The Additional Event Programme Panel will determine a shortlist to be announced on June 22, with a final decision m...
13.06.2015 23:24 Glenn Flear draws plaudits for performance in French national league
The solitary Englishman competing in this week’s French team finals made his mark on the chess event by an elegant 21-move miniature plus a surprise victory over a former world No3. France’s national chess league is the third strongest in the world after the German Bundesliga and the Russian tea...
10.06.2015 19:08 England up to ninth in Fide rankings despite lack of strength in depth
England have advanced to ninth place among 174 countries in the global chess body Fide’s June 2015 ratings, which are headed by Russia, China, Ukraine and the United States. A decade ago England struggled to stay in the top 20, yet there is a paradox. In this same period England have often underpe...
06.06.2015 22:53 Can America Return to Chess Glory?
The United States chess team may embark on a journey reminiscent of the golden past. Three extraordinary chess grandmasters -- Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So -- are rated in the World's Top Ten. They are young, hungry and very good. And they will be eligible to play in next year's ch...
02.06.2015 18:04 Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura could challenge for world crown
The prospect of the first American since Bobby Fischer challenging for the world chess crown grew closer this week when two United States players qualified for the 2016 Candidates tournament, which will decide Magnus Carlsen’s next title opponent. Fabiano Caruana, the world No2, and Hikaru Nakamur...
29.05.2015 17:22 Watch Chess Champ Magnus Carlsen Win Three Games at Once (While Blindfolded)
Magnus Carlsen is a 24-year-old chess mastermind, who’s currently the top-rated chess player in the world — and the highest-rated player in the history of chess, period. In 2013, TIME named Carlsen one of the 100 most influential people in the world. At the recent Sohn Conference in New York, th...
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 fre...
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 Stat...
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 t...
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 who...
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...
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, ...
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...

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