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17.01.2018 17:31 Open Sicilians
Recent developments in the Open Sicilian
16.01.2018 18:41 Daring Defences
A Daring New Year!
13.01.2018 18:00 Chess : Magnus Carlsen aims for strong showing at illustrious Wijk aan Zee
Magnus Carlsen, the world chess champion, attempts to break an alarming sequence of setbacks in classical elite tournaments when the 14 grandmasters at Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee push their first pawns on Saturday afternoon. The annual chess event in the windswept Dutch North Sea village is the Wimbledon of chess, the most illustrious annual contest on the calendar. The top first-round pairing is Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana – the world No1 against the world No2. Gawain Jones, the British chess champion, plays Russia’s Sergey Karjakin, the 2016 world title challenger. Carlsen’s current drought seemed unlikely back in 2016 when he won Wijk, Stavanger and Bilbao in the first seven months of the year. But in 2017, although he was supreme in speed chess, he failed to capture first prize at classical all-play-alls in ...
12.01.2018 23:28 English, Flank
Notable novelties!
09.01.2018 11:22 Nimzo, Benoni
Chess from a different world!
06.01.2018 17:55 Magnus Carlsen overcomes Ernesto Inarkiev controversy to win in Riyadh
Magnus Carlsen recovered from a bizarre experience on the first day of the world blitz chess championship in Riyadh, scored 9/10 in the concluding rounds and stormed clear of the field to capture the first prize. Sergey Karjakin, who won in 2016, was second while Vishy Anand took bronze. The 48-year-old Indian lost only one game out of 38 in five days of rapid and blitz speed chess. In the opening round Carlsen won a pawn against Ernesto Inarkiev, the 2016 European chess champion, and his rook was checking his opponent’s king. Inarkiev illegally replied with a knight check of his own and, when Carlsen in reflex mode moved his own king, the Russian claimed the game! The world body Fide has Byzantine rules on illegal moves and the deputy arbiter declared a win for Inarkiev. On successive appeals the ruling changed to a draw, then for play to resume from ...
01.01.2018 19:36 Caro Pirc Alekhine
Sleeping Knights!
30.12.2017 18:21 Veteran Vishy Anand secures surprise title at world chess rapids in Riyadh
India’s former world chess champion Vishy Anand, now a veteran aged 48, rolled back the years on Thursday at the controversial world rapids in Riyadh. In his youth Anand was the speediest grandmaster on the planet and he produced a vintage performance for the $750,000 15-round, three-day event in scoring 10.5/15 to take the gold medal. His win over Norway’s world No1, Magnus Carlsen, is featured in this week’s puzzle and ultimately proved a decisive moment. In a final tie-break Anand easily defeated Vladimir Fedoseev, a rising Russian star half his age. Carlsen was the hot favourite for the crown, and despite a wobbly start came on strong in the middle rounds to take a clear lead on 9/12. Then he uncharacteristically faded with two nondescript draws and a bad final round loss to Russia’s Alexander Grischuk. Overall, the significant ...
27.12.2017 07:33 Saudi chess tournament starts without Israeli players
An international chess tournament is starting in Saudi Arabia amid controversy after Israeli players were denied visas. A Saudi official said visas could not be granted because the kingdom had no diplomatic ties with Israel. The Israeli Chess Federation said it would seek financial compensation. The hosting of this first major chess tournament is being seen as part of Saudi Arabia's process of opening itself more to the outside world. But a double world chess champion has said she will boycott the tournament because she does not want to wear an abaya, the full-length, loose-fitting robes women are required to wear in public in Saudi Arabia. Anna Muzychuk, 27, who plays for Ukraine, said that "despite the record prize fund, I am not going to play in Riyadh" even if that meant losing her two world chess championship titles. The King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship is ...
27.12.2017 07:33 Saudi Arabia hosts world chess games, testing reform limits
Saudi Arabia is hosting a world chess tournament for the first time on Tuesday nearly two years after the country’s top cleric issued a religious edict against playing the board game. Politics have also interfered, with chess players from Israel and Qatar missing the tournament due to regional tensions. Saudi Arabia’s top cleric, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al Sheikh, said in early 2016 that chess is “forbidden” in Islam because it wastes time and can lead to rivalry among players. Similarly, top Iranian clerics have also decried the game, saying it can lead to gambling, which is not permissible in Islam. The mufti’s comments at the time led to an outcry on social media by young Saudis who defended the game as intellectually stimulating. Muslims, who introduced chess to Europe, have been playing the game since the 7th century in Persia. Despite ...
24.12.2017 21:01 Anti-Sicilians
Trends in the Anti-Sicilians
24.12.2017 17:29 Lucrative world speed chess events to open in Saudi Arabia amid controversy
The 2017 world rapid (half-hour games) and blitz (five-minute) chess championships will be played from 26-30 December in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, amid continuing controversy. A huge prize fund of $2m, split $1.5m for the two men’s events and $0.5m for the women’s, dwarfs previous contests. The worl...
24.12.2017 17:20 d-Pawn Specials
Is it a London, Jobava-Prie or Barry?
23.12.2017 20:11 Dragon Sicilians
Yugoslav Attacks with roast turkey and potatoes!
22.12.2017 17:36 On Chess : How the landscape changed, a look to the 2018 Candidates Tournament
The last super tournament of 2017 ended with American grand master Fabiano Caruana edging out Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi in a tiebreak to claim victory at the London Chess Classic, ahead of World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen. This is a significant victory for Caruana, who struggled in tournaments a...
21.12.2017 01:53 King's Indian
The empire strikes back!
20.12.2017 17:56 Chess world divided on suggestive Russian-designed logo for World Chess Championship
The World Chess Federation (FIDE) logo for the 2018 World Chess Championships has come under fire from fans and grandmasters alike for its slightly saucy design, which has seen it likened to a Kama Sutra position. The logo, the brainchild of Russian studio ‘Shuka Design,’ features two bodies wra...
19.12.2017 21:30 Queen's Gambit, Slav
Let's get our opening repertoire ready for the New Year!
19.12.2017 12:57 French Defence
Recent developments in the Advance Variation
16.12.2017 17:22 Magnus Carlsen under the weather and out of form at London Classic
Magnus Carlsen won only twice in nine games, and survived several perilous moments, at this week’s London Chess Classic. He even suffered an embarrassing defeat in the puzzle diagram, but Norway’s world chess champion still came away with the four-event Grand Tour trophy and £245,000 in prize m...
15.12.2017 17:45 On Chess : Grandmaster Caruana wins 2017 London Chess Classic
The last leg of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour, the London Chess Classic, produced not one, but two winners. For the first time, the winner of the London tournament wasn’t also the overall tour winner. After a dramatic last round, St. Louis resident Fabiano Caruana won the playoff against Ian Nepomniac...
09.12.2017 17:30 Fabiano Caruana climbs rankings after draw epidemic at London Classic
This week’s London Chess Classic at the Olympia Conference Centre has produced an epidemic of draws, with only two decisive games out of 25 in the first five rounds. Yet it also featured a significant swing at the top of world chess. The US No1, Fabiano Caruana, won in rounds four and five, establ...
05.12.2017 20:29 King Pawn
Super GMs playing the Falkbeer Counter-gambit!
03.12.2017 17:48 London confirmed as venue for Magnus Carlsen's world title defence in 2018
Magnus Carlsen’s next defence of his world chess crown will be a 12-game series in London from 9-28 November 2018. The decision, already widely rumoured, was formally announced at an Evening Standard co-hosted function in London on Wednesday. George Osborne made the announcement and Carlsen, who t...
01.12.2017 18:22 On Chess : Final stop on Grand Chess Tour to produce new champion
The nine annual London Chess Classic will take place in the Olympia Exhibition Center in London from Dec. 1-11. Once again, it will be the final stop of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour and will produce this year’s winner. It has all come down to this event as the chess players will battle it out one las...
30.11.2017 17:45 London to host Magnus Carlsen's world chess championship defense in 2018
Magnus Carlsen will make his third defense of the world chess championship next year in London, which was officially named as the host city for the biennial tournament on Wednesday. The World Chess Federation (Fide) made the announcement at a launch event at Kensington Roof Gardens hosted by Carlsen...
25.11.2017 18:31 Contest for candidates places heats up at the Fide Grand Prix in Palma
The Fide Grand Prix has its final round in Palma de Mallorca on Saturday, with two of the eight candidates to challenge for Magnus Carlsen’s world chess crown still to be decided. France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and the Azeri Teimour Radjabov could qualify by a final spurt in Spain while his fel...
16.11.2017 17:41 3 Americans and World Chess Champion Carlsen dominate showdown in St. Louis
Eight of the top chess players in the world headlined the recently completed Champions Showdown in Saint Louis. The Saint Louis Chess Club has been hosting exhibition matches each November for the past few years as a more experimental and fun scenario, having formats that are not the traditional way...
12.11.2017 17:26 Hungary hammering leaves England wondering where the young talent is
England’s woeful performance at this week’s European team chess championship in Crete began with a 2-2 draw against the minnows from Moldova and ended with a brutal defeat, 0.5-3.5, by Hungary. They were the No4 seeds but finished 16th in a field of 40 countries. Meanwhile the favourites, Russia...
11.11.2017 19:01 On Chess : The history of the United States in Chess Olympiads
The biennial Chess Olympiad, the most important competition in the chess world outside the World Chess Championship, has been held continuously since 1927, interrupted only by World War II. American teams have participated in 38 of the 42 competitions and won six. Although the United States didn’t...
06.11.2017 17:57 England blunders prove costly at European team chess championship in Crete
England were close to a medal last year at the 150-nation Baku Chess Olympiad, so there were hopes as No4 seeds at the current European team championship in Crete. The chess event reaches its final rounds this weekend. Results started to go wrong in the very first round, when Nigel Short’s endgame...
02.11.2017 16:56 On Chess : World Champion Carlsen returns to St. Louis for unique exhibition matches
The Champions Showdown has become a staple in each year's chess calendar. The best chess players in the world return to the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis — but with a twist! The two world-renowned, rock-star events that St. Louis hosts are the Sinquefield Cup and the new Saint Lo...
27.10.2017 18:36 On Chess : The blueprint of a chess professional
Becoming a professional in chess takes years of practice, of course. But there are also some key skills that can help someone go from amateur to pro. Today, I'm going to give an outline of what those skills are. Being versatile as a chess professional is probably one of the most important aspects of...
21.10.2017 18:31 William Lombardy's exceptional performance in 1960 often overlooked
William Lombardy, who has died aged 79, was a chess legend who in 1957 won the junior (under-20) world title with 11 out of 11, a 100% score which remains a record for this prestigious event whose later champions include Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov and Vishy Anand. In 1972 Lombardy became even mo...
20.10.2017 19:20 On Chess : Through coaching, elite college players overcome flaws
Working on chess at higher levels is definitely a different experience than when you first experience the magic of the sport. The leaps and bounds that a beginner can make are quickly rewarded. Learning simple concepts such as common checkmating patterns, tactical devices, even the relative value of...
15.10.2017 07:54 Vlad Kramnik adopts curious strategy for Globus at European Club Cup
The European Club Cup in Antalya, Turkey, has its seventh and final round on Saturday. Matches are decided over six boards and, as has become traditional, the 36 competing teams are a mismatch. Genuine clubs fielding mostly amateur experts face an unequal battle against the handful of sponsored elit...
07.10.2017 18:16 Magnus Carlsen extends gap at top of world rankings with Isle of Man win
Magnus Carlsen has seen off his rivals, at least for the moment. Following his early elimination from the World Chess Cup in Tbilisi the 26-year-old world chess champion made the bold decision to travel to Douglas for the Isle of Man Open. He left behind his normal entourage of parents, manager and ...
06.10.2017 19:12 On Chess : Race to the Candidates Tournament
Levon Aronian, from Armenia won the 2017 FIDE World Chess Cup, defeating his Chinese rival Ding Liren in the finals. The World Cup was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, between Sept. 2-27. The World Cup was a unique chess event this year as the world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, chose to participate. He ...
06.10.2017 19:10 Banned for not wearing hijab, Iranian chess champion will play for US
A leading Iranian chess player, barred from her homeland’s team after refusing to wear a headscarf, will now compete as a player for the United States, the US Chess Federation said. Dorsa Derakhshani, 19, who was born in Tehran, was forbidden from playing by the Iranian Chess Federation following ...
30.09.2017 18:21 Levon Aronian secures World Cup victory to accompany Candidates place
Levon Aronian, the 34-year-old Armenian world No2 who has dominated recent chess tournaments, took the $120,000 first prize at the World Chess Cup in Tbilisi by beating China’s Ding Liren 4-2 in the final. Both qualified for the eight-player Candidates in Berlin in March 2018 which will decide who...

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