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21.11.2014 21:15 Dragon Sicilians
Thrilling Dragon encounters
21.11.2014 17:54 Chess champ Carlsen moves closer to victory with Game 10 draw
World chess champion Magnus Carlsen moved one game closer to a successful defense of his crown, holding challenger Viswanathan Anand to a draw Friday in the tenth game of their scheduled 12-game title match in Sochi, Russia. The young Norwegian takes a 5 1/2-4 1/2 lead into Sunday's Game 11, when he will have the advantage of the White pieces. Anand, who lost the title to Carlsen a year ago, needs a win in one of the last two games to force a playoff. As he has in every game with White so far, the Indian challenger opened with 1. d4, and this time Carlsen responded with the Nimzo-Indian Defense. White managed to obtain a strong passed d-pawn and the advantage of the bishop pair, and Black appeared hard-pressed to stop the pawn's advance. But White failed to increase his advantage in time pressure, while ...
20.11.2014 21:20 World Chess Championship: Better prepared Anand draws with black in Game 9
Not wanting to take any chances in a drawn position, World chess champion Magnus Carlsen opted to split points with title challenger India’s Viswanathan Anand in their ninth game of the World chess championship at Russia Thursday. Carlsen went for a draw through the route of perpetual checks-checks by repetitive moves to Anand’s black king. Both players signed their peace treaty after Carlsen made his 20th move. Carlsen leads the table with five points to Anand's four in their 12-game match. Playing with white pieces Carlsen opened the game pushing his king pawn two squares forward and Anand repeated the same with his king pawn. The five time world chess champion from India, Anand decided to opt for Berlin defence which is considered to be solid one by experts. Developing his pieces on his king side, Carlsen took his king to safety by castling. However he ...
20.11.2014 21:16 Did champ fall asleep during chess title match game?
It may have been the oddest time for a quick power nap ever. The chess world is still buzzing over images posted to social media that appear to show world chess champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway actually falling asleep at the board during this week's Game 8 of his world championship match with Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand of India in Sochi, Russia. The game's live video feed, beamed around the world, showed the 23-year-old chess champion slumped over to his side at least twice with his eyes closed, while waiting for his opponent to make a move early in the game. Even after reviving, Carlsen wore a tired look for the remainder of the game and appeared at the post-game press conference Wednesday with dark lines under his eyes. "I was not in the best shape at the start," Carlsen admitted afterward, "but felt fresher as ...
20.11.2014 17:24 On Chess: Seven Questions With Hikaru Nakamura
You’re back in town for the Showdown in St. Louis, a five-round match for $100,000 against the World No. 4 chess player, Levon Aronian. The Showdown is not a world-circuit event in which you normally play -- is a chess event like this still important to you, even though it’s just an exhibition? Hikaru Nakamura: To start with, if you ask me or Levon, I don’t think either of us will say this is just an exhibition. This certainly isn’t a match that is as long as, say, the World Chess Championship match, but nevertheless, the main purpose of this Showdown is to get more match experience. It’s still very important -- nothing less than a very serious chess match for very serious prizes. So we shouldn’t consider the Showdown in St. Louis a “friendly?” Hikaru Nakamura: We’re certainly not friends. At this level, you just can’t be very friendly with most of your opponents -- it’s not like we’re sharing tips or discussing chess or ...
20.11.2014 00:47 King's Indian
A lot of really high level games
18.11.2014 17:02 Carlsen keeps chess title match lead with quiet draw in Game 8
World chess champion Magnus Carlsen came up with a much better defense to his opponent's Queen's Gambit opening and secured an easy 41-move draw in Game 8 of his title match with Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in Sochi, Russia Tuesday. The Norwegian chess champion now leads 4 1/2-3 1/2 with just four games to go in the scheduled 12-game title match. After a rest day, Game 9 will be played Thursday, with Carlsen enjoying the advantage of the White pieces. Anand as White undoubtedly hoped to get more out of Tuesday's game, but with 6…c5, Black did not allow his opponent to push the c-pawn down the board as happened in Game 3, the challenger's only win so far in the match. White might have tried 18. Rc1 to maintain the tension and avoid exchanges, since after 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 19. Ne4 ...
18.11.2014 00:42 Anand holds Carlsen to draw in epic 122-move Game 7
Champ leads 4-3 with five to go in chess title match. It took 122 moves of grinding defense, but Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand may have claimed a little momentum Monday in drawing Game 7 with world chess champion Magnus Carlsen in their scheduled 12-game title match in Sochi, Russia. With the draw, Carlsen now enjoys a 4-3 edge, with two wins, four draw and a loss in the match’s first seven games. The Indian challenger’s ability to grind out a draw from the Black side of a Ruy Lopez Berlin gives him three whites and two blacks in the final five games to try to even the score. Carlsen as White enjoyed the initiative throughout the game, and at one point Anand had to give up his bishop for two pawns. But the resulting position — with White having a knight, rook and two queenside pawns to Black's lone rook and ...
17.11.2014 22:58 Queen's Gambit, Slav
The Exchange, 4.Qc2, Slow Slav and Chebanenko systems
17.11.2014 13:45 English & Flank
Sharp attacks ... and dull draws!
16.11.2014 00:02 Open Sicilians
8 exciting games no draws!
15.11.2014 16:53 World Chess Championship, Game 6: Viswanathan Anand Loses to Magnus Carlsen
Viswanathan Anand failed to capitalise on an optical blunder by Magnus Carlsen and went on to lose the sixth game of the World Chess Championship, here on Saturday. Carlsen, thanks to the lucky victory, surged ahead in the match for the second time and now leads the latch by 3.5-2.5 at exactly the h...
14.11.2014 22:40 French Defence
The Winawer, Alekhine-Chatard, and the irregular 3 Nc3 h6
14.11.2014 17:28 World Chess Championship: Anand draws with Carlsen in game 5
In the fifth game of the World Chess Championship Viswanathan Anand playing with white pieces drew with Magnus Carlsen in a relatively short game 5 on Friday. In the press conference that followed game 4 on Wednesday, Carlsen said, "I'm not playing very well. Actually, I'm playing somewhat terribly....
13.11.2014 18:08 Chess match still tied as Anand, Carlsen draw Game 4
World chess champion Magnus Carlsen pressed but was unable to break challenger Viswanathan Anand's defenses, as Game 4 of their scheduled 12-game title match in Sochi, Russia ended in a 47-move draw. The result leaves the chess match knotted at 2-2, and represented a moral victory of sorts for the I...
13.11.2014 18:08 Anand breaks through to even chess match with Carlsen in Game 3
Bouncing back from a painful loss in Game 2, Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand defeated defending chess champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in just 34 moves in Tuesday's Game 3 to even their scheduled 12-game match at 1 1/2 points apiece. The victory was the first for the 44-year-old Indian challeng...
12.11.2014 16:56 Why Chess Will Destroy Your Mind
Let’s take a trip back to 1859, when our mental environment faced a dire new threat. An upstart form of entertainment was exerting a hypnotic, addictive pull on our fragile minds, forcing them to engage in a useless, pointless activity that threatened everyday cognition. Sober cultural critics pat...
10.11.2014 17:06 Anand, Carlsen battle to draw in first game of chess title match
World chess champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Viswanathan Anand battled to a hard-fought draw in the first game of their scheduled 12-game title match in Sochi, Russia Saturday. Anand, playing White, took the initiative early in a Grunfeld Defense, with Black forced to defend his e-pawn after t...
09.11.2014 13:00 Daring Defences
The Benko and Dutch are in the spotlight
08.11.2014 17:01 Magnus Carlsen starts as clear favourite in title rematch with Vishy Anand
There are two world chess championships this week. In one, starting at midday on Saturday, Magnus Carlsen is a hot favourite to keep his global crown in his rematch against Vishy Anand. In the other an English player missed victory and glory by a whisker. Keith Arkell tied for the world over-50 ches...
08.11.2014 00:13 Anti-Sicilians
White scores a whopping 7/8!
06.11.2014 16:56 The New York Times and Chess
The world chess champion Magnus Carlsen is making chess popular around the globe and his title defense against Vishy Anand begins on November 8 in Sochi, Russia. Millions of chess fans are looking forward to the coverage of the World Chess Championship match on the Internet and in the newspapers. Al...
06.11.2014 12:34 Nimzo Benoni
Important recent Nimzo and Queens Indian games
04.11.2014 16:56 Challenger faces long odds trying to reclaim chess crown
The world chess championship — it's hard enough to win it, let alone win it back. Indian GM Viswanathan Anand faces some long historical odds when he sits down at the board Friday in Sochi, Russia for the first game of his scheduled 12-game title match with Norwegian world titleholder Magnus Carls...
01.11.2014 16:32 England come up short at European Youth chess championships
It was all so different in the 1970s Bobby Fischer boom years. Then England had a huge crop of talented juniors, many of whom became chess grandmasters and masters, but there was a desperate shortage of suitable older players to coach them. This week, in contrast, England’s juniors have struggled ...
30.10.2014 15:56 Ahead of 2014 chess title match, 2016 hopefuls battle it out
With world chess champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Viswanathan Anand prepping furiously for their title match in Sochi, Russia, starting a week from Friday, some of their top chess peers are already battling for a chance to play in the next title match two years from now. An intriguing field to...
30.10.2014 13:30 King Pawn
High level chess and important opening novelties, as usual!
28.10.2014 15:59 Countdown to Carlsen
It’s less than three weeks until Magnus Carlsen begins his first title defence against Vishy Anand, the man he beat to become world chess champion. Meanwhile, the process, or cycle as it is known in the chess world, to find the next challenger is under way at the 2nd FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent, U...
25.10.2014 15:49 Fabiano Caruana misses opportunity to overtake world No1 Magnus Carlsen
Fabiano Caruana’s daring bid to upstage Magnus Carlsen’s world title match by capturing No1 in the chess rankings was finally halted at the Baku Grand Prix but only after the Italian, 22, reached within 10 rating points of the chess champion. Caruana had been on a surge for several months while ...
23.10.2014 15:43 Beware, Playing Lots of Chess Will Shrink Your Brain!
The newspapers love using neuroscience findings to make us feel bad about our less salubrious habits. Earlier this year they had a field day with a study that purported to show time spent watching online porn shrinks the brain. Even more recently, we were warned about multi-tasking with our digital ...
22.10.2014 16:19 The bigger the chess stakes, the bigger the mistakes
By the American game's (low) standards, the Millionaire Chess Open in Las Vegas this month offered a massive jackpot. Some 600 chess players anted up the $1,000 entry fee, and the winner took home a cool $100,000. The big winner: 21-year-old GM Wesley So, who defeated fellow Webster University under...
21.10.2014 16:19 From Lasker to Larsen, chess games that link the generations
For such an ancient and venerable game, chess offers some surprisingly direct links to its distant past. Consider: The great American GM Arthur Bisguier, the 85-year-old "Dean of American Chess," in 1950 played a 15-move draw against the legendary Russian-born Polish-French star Savielly Tartakower,...
19.10.2014 16:32 Veteran grandmaster Nigel Short 'ecstatic' after winning PokerStars Open
The PokerStars Open in the Isle of Man ended in a stunning multiple home success, the best overall English performance in such a high calibre chess event for many a year. Nigel Short, at 49 the oldest active elite grandmaster, won the £6,000 first prize with 7.5/9, unbeaten and a full point ahead o...
17.10.2014 15:54 Caruana stumbles
It just had to be. Fabiano Caruana was on one of the greatest runs in the history of the game of chess. In two months he had closed the rating gap on Magnus Carlsen from 80 points to 15 – and then he lost to the back marker, Dmitry Andreikin, at the Baku FIDE Grand Prix. Caruana still shares the l...
16.10.2014 16:44 Adams in masterly form
Top-flight chess has made a welcome return to the Isle of Man, thanks to support from PokerStars, which have capitalised on the popularity of poker with many leading chess players. The event started with a poker tournament won by the Norwegian Baard Dahl, who was heads up with GM Mark Hebden. Over t...
16.10.2014 15:07 Caro Pirc Alekhine
Add the Scandinavian to your repertoire!
14.10.2014 15:52 At 12, Ashburn's Jennifer Yu wins world chess title, first US girl to do so in 27 years
Although Jennifer Yu started playing chess in first grade in California, her parents didn’t pay much attention to her progress. “My husband and I did not take her chess learning seriously at all,” said her mother, Yan Zhang, “and did not support her much other than taking her to a weekly gro...
12.10.2014 16:53 After Rocky Start, Grand Prix Finds a Favorite in the Lead
This year’s Grand Prix was plagued with organizational problems even before the first tournament began last week. Since plans were first announced, the number of tournaments in the series has been cut by one-third, the schedule truncated to seven months and the turnaround time between events short...
10.10.2014 18:41 Alexander Grischuk one of several chess players branching out into poker
Chess and poker have an affinity and not only via the significant number of master chess players who supplement a fluctuating tournament income by success at online cards. The world No6, Alexander Grischuk, plays poker to a high professional level, with at least one $25,000 prize to show for it. Alm...
06.10.2014 19:35 Castling clues
The decision whether to castle or not is always critical in a game of chess – even the finest chess players can misjudge it. As we saw last week, Fabiano Caruana might have scored a historic double victory over Magnus Carlsen had he castled instead of leaving his king in the centre and continuing ...

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