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20.08.2017 14:21 Caro Pirc Alekhine
Grischuk and Rapport slug it out!
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 diminished to under 10 points, a slim margin which could have disappeared in a single game, but his second-place finish, coupled with failures by his US rivals Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So, meant the world chess champion slightly increased his advantage over the chess player who is now No2. That player is France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who like Carlsen was born in 1990, the vintage year for grandmasters. Vachier-Lagrave scored an unbeaten 6/9 and edged out Carlsen by half a point. Their individual game, level for a long time then briefly ...
19.08.2017 15:14 King's Indian
In the King's Indian you have to remember your theory!
18.08.2017 22:45 Anti-Sicilians
Boris Gelfand's novelty in the mainline Rossolimo Variation
17.08.2017 19:08 French Defence
Two of my 'usual suspects'!
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 his own against today’s top chess stars, including Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, and Leinner Dominguez Perez. Kasparov drew against all three men to remain competitive in his first professional chess tournament in 12 years. “I was quite pleased with my performance as my plan was to survive Day One!” Kasparov said after finishing the first three rounds just one point shy of the lead, held by Levon Aronian, Le Quang Liem and Fabiano Caruana. Onlookers appeared pleasantly surprised with Kasparov’s form, including ...
16.08.2017 15:58 Open Sicilians
Significant theoretical discussions
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 Baku" and dominated the sport for 15 years. In a Facebook post he said: "This is not an end to my retirement from chess, only a five-day hiatus." He added that any earnings from the competition will be donated to charity. Mr Kasparov was selected as a wild card to compete in the Rapid and Blitz chess tournament against nine of the best players in the world. The competition's format requires players to make moves much faster than in the ordinary game. However, the current world chess champion, Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, is not there. In 1985 Mr Kasparov became ...
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 my future chess activities". The Grandmaster's appearance at the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz tournament after 12 years in retirement has created a buzz in the chess community. Kasparov is one of four wildcard picks for the tournament and will be competing against some of the world's top chess players for a total prize fund of $150,000. Among the stars he will take on are last year's world title challenger Sergey Karjakin and two top Americans, Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana. Speaking before the event, Karjakin, the top Russian chess ...
12.08.2017 18:49 English, Flank
Creative rook lifts!
11.08.2017 12:43 Dragon Sicilians
GM Chris Ward's games at the British Championship
10.08.2017 19:51 Daring Defences
Surprised by the son of a Grandmaster!
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...
10.08.2017 15:01 Queen's Gambit, Slav
A Queen's Gambit repertoire
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...
29.07.2017 22:23 Nimzo, Benoni
A comeback for the Petrosian
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...
21.07.2017 14:15 d-Pawn Specials
The extremely fashionable London System
18.07.2017 20:10 King Pawn
Interesting opening ideas from top tournaments
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...
18.06.2017 18:42 Chess : Magnus Carlsen risks world No1 rating with slump in Stavanger
Magnus Carlsen’s chess career is in crisis and this week Norway’s 26-year-old world chess champion has been on the brink of losing the No1 ranking he has held without a break for almost six years. Carlsen was in joint last place in the Altibox Norway elite event at Stavanger, with a pack of eage...
16.06.2017 19:08 2017 Grand Chess Tour begins next week with larger prize fund and the world’s top players
The third annual Grand Chess Tour, arguably the top chess tour in the world, is right around the corner with none other than Magnus Carlsen headlining the event. Another treat for both the players and chess fans is the addition of the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz tournament following the Sinquefield ...
10.06.2017 18:17 Chess : Howell and Jones break new ground at European championship
England’s David Howell and Gawain Jones were tantalisingly close to a major upset this weekend in the European chess championship at Minsk, Belarus. With two rounds to go the 26-year-old Howell led the tournament alone on 7.5/9 after winning six games in succession, while Jones, 29, despite a nint...
09.06.2017 02:39 On Chess : The musical imagery of chess
Chess, music and art are pursuits from differing spheres but which have shared meaningful connections over time. In 1944, chess master and Dadaist, Marcel Duchamp, gallery owner Julien Levy and Surrealist painter Max Ernst set out to recontextualize the game of chess by inviting over 30 painters, ph...
03.06.2017 18:36 On Chess : America's juniors continue to rise
The 2017 Spring Chess Classic recently wrapped up after nine contiguous days of chess at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. The tournament has reaffirmed what many have considered true: This is the golden age of American chess. While the U.S. boasts three top-10 chess players, alon...
03.06.2017 18:36 7th-grader becomes Baltimore's first-ever national chess champion
In the back of the Reflection Eternal Barbershop in Baltimore’s Barclay neighborhood, owner Sundiata Osagie sits locked in an intense chess battle — with a 12-year-old boy. A skilled chess player, Osagie easily beats most of the customers who challenge him at his shop. But this is no ordinary ch...
26.05.2017 18:21 Ding Liren advances China's move on men's chess through Fide Grand Prix
The Chinese are coming. Western chess is highly valued in Beijing, where sports officials long ago set up a national plan to establish their chess players at the pinnacle of the game. Already China has for decades dominated women’s events, where Hou Yifan is the all-time No2 while Tan Zhongyi is t...
25.05.2017 18:45 On Chess : Observations from the 2017 Super Nationals VI Chess Tournament
The biggest chess event of all time was held May 12-15 in Nashville. In total, 5,577 players vied for prizes in the three national events which are held together at the same site at the same time every four years. The event is a mix of four chess tournaments, the Nationals, the Elementary Chess Cham...
21.05.2017 19:07 Shak Mamedyarov surges to No5 in chess rankings after remarkable run of form
Rarely does a chess player upset the established pecking order so quickly as Shak Mamedyarov. The 32-year-old Azeri has been on a roll in the last month, jumping to No5 in the world by dynamic attacking play, and is now the favorite to win the Fide Grand Prix and thus become a candidate to challenge...
16.05.2017 19:05 Round 1 of the Moscow Grand Prix, in Pictures
The second leg of the Chess Grand Prix began Friday in Moscow. ... Misha Osipov, a 3-year old chess protigy, made the ceremonial first move with help of Israel Gelfer, right, vice president of the World Chess Federation, and Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the Federation's president. ... Ashot Vardapetyan, far ...

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