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18.09.2014 11:52 English and Flank
Exciting times for Flank Openings!
17.09.2014 15:53 Kasparov, Carlsen Meet in New York for a Doubles Match
On Monday night, an invite-only crowd of about 75 blue-suited Wall Street workers and chess devotees hovered around a chess board on the second floor of the W Hotel in Midtown, awaiting two special guests. "It's not often you get to see Michael Jordan and LeBron James in the same room," grandmaster Maurice Ashley, the MC for the event, told the throng idling in anticipation of seeing their heroes in action. In this case, the heroes were Magnus Carlsen, the 23-year-old world chess champion, who strolled in wearing faded jeans and a tan, and Garry Kasparov, the 51-year-old former world chess champion considered by many to be one of the greatest chess players of all time, who was 30 minutes late. "The world waits for Kasparov," said Gaute Ulltveit-Moe of Arctic Securities, a sponsor of the chess event along with ...
17.09.2014 15:22 Caro Pirc Alekhine
Even the best players often go wrong when confronted with unusual ideas!
16.09.2014 22:26 Dragon Sicilians
A heavyweight clash as big as it comes!
16.09.2014 00:25 d-Pawn Specials
Gambit time!
15.09.2014 15:59 Women’s Chess Champion Builds War Chest for Title Defense
Hou Yifan of China won her third straight Grand Prix series title last week at a chess tournament in the United Arab Emirates. The victory could be an insurance policy in her push to repeat as the women’s world chess champion. It helped her just last year in recapturing the title. Whether she needs it again depends on the decision of the World Chess Federation about when and how the next women’s world chess champion will be selected. For the past six years, the federation has alternated formats every other year between a 64-player elimination tournament and a match between the reigning chess champion and the winner of the two-year Grand Prix series. (The federation has never explained its arbitrary decision.) If the winner of the Grand Prix is already the chess champion, then the runner-up vies for the title. Hou won the chess tournament in ...
15.09.2014 01:55 King Pawn
The strongest tournament in the history of chess!
14.09.2014 13:18 French Defence
Concentrating on the Tarrasch and MacCutcheon variations
14.09.2014 00:15 Open Sicilians
Extremely spectacular Open Sicilians!
13.09.2014 16:02 Fabiano Caruana closing in on Magnus Carlsen after Sinquefield Cup win
Fabiano Caruana impressively totalled 8.5/10 to win the $100,000 Sinquefield Cup at St Louis and cement his status as the crown prince of chess, just 27 points behind the world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, in the ratings. Yet it could have been better still had Caruana taken his chances in the puzzle diagrams shown here last week and below. If the 22-year-old Italian had clinched those two winning positions, his 9.5/10 would then have left no room for argument over the comparison with Anatoly Karpov’s 11/13 at Linares 1994, and, given the much higher calibre of Caruana’s opponents, would have virtually matched Bobby Fischer’s ‘picket fence’ 11/11 in the 1963-64 US chess championship. Fischer’s performance rating was 3310, Caruana’s would have been 3272. More immediately, finding the wins over Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura would ...
10.09.2014 00:58 Daring Defences
The Anti-Grunfeld, the Neo-Grunfeld and ... the Englund Gambit!
09.09.2014 16:06 Fabiano Caruana wins Sinquefield Cup with stunning performance
Caruana wins $100,000 in strongest ever chess tournament. Magnus Carlsen faces imminent world title deadline. The Sinquefield Cup at St Louis is the strongest tournament in chess history but its place in the record books has been hijacked by a stunning individual performance. Fabiano Caruana, the wo...
07.09.2014 16:19 Feat of Historic Proportions for an Italian Grandmaster
Fabiano Caruana turned in one of the most dominant performances in the game’s history at the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis. He won his first seven games and clinched first place long before the chess tournament ended on Saturday. Caruana, an Italian grandmaster, notched victories over all five of h...
07.09.2014 11:37 Queen's Gambit, Slav
A ton of developments all across the 1.d4 d5 spectrum!
05.09.2014 15:52 English chess lagging as young talent develops more quickly abroad
Chess talents in several countries are reaching top international level at younger ages, though England is lagging behind. Richard Rapport, 18, currently the world’s highest ranked teenager, has an imaginative style which has gained a large fan following. Rapport had an impressive August when he h...
04.09.2014 15:52 World chess champion Magnus Carlsen could be stripped of chess title
He is the poster boy of chess, a Nordic prodigy who became world No 1 while still a teenager and has since been rated the strongest chess player of all time. But Magnus Carlsen is locked in an escalating dispute with the game's governing body, Fide, over a world title match due to take place in Nov...
03.09.2014 22:09 Anti-Sicilians
Underdogs causing some serious scares!
02.09.2014 16:02 Millionaire Chess to Hit Las Vegas, in Gambit to Raise Game’s Profile With Big Prizes
Next month, more than 500 chess players from 39 countries will arrive at the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas to compete in a tournament with the biggest prize fund in chess history — $1 million. And despite all of the players paying at least $1,000 each in entry fees, the tournament organizer...
01.09.2014 16:16 13-Year-Old Is Set to Become Youngest U.S. Grandmaster
Samuel Sevian, at age 13, is poised to make chess history, aided by a strong performance this month at the Washington International tournament. Sevian tied for second place at the chess event, held in Rockville, Md. In doing so, he earned the third and final norm for the chess grandmaster title. To ...
30.08.2014 15:46 Chess in the Time of War
Chess was played and often flourished under totalitarian regimes, military juntas and in the middle of wars. How did the chess players deal with that? Did they raise their voices against the leaders of their own country or did they keep silent? In the Polish spa Polanica Zdroj in August 1968 we con...
28.08.2014 16:30 The might of Sinquefield
I have done the sums, and the second Sinquefield Cup in St Louis, Missouri, where battle commences today, will be the strongest chess tournament in the history of the game. I imagine the organisers were brandishing the pocket calculator when they sent out the invitations. Despite the withdrawal of S...
26.08.2014 13:50 Nimzo Benoni
Nimzo and Benoni games from the Chess Olympiad
24.08.2014 16:55 Best Woman to Ever Play Chess Retires From Competition
The best woman to ever play chess has called it a career. Earlier this month, as the Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway, drew to a close, Judit Polgar, a Hungarian grandmaster, announced that she was retiring from competition. Polgar was one of the greatest prodigies in chess history. In 1989, at age ...
23.08.2014 16:04 Sinquefield Cup an opportunity for Magnus Carlsen to emulate past greats
Arguably the strongest chess tournament in the game’s history starts on Wednesday when the second Sinquefield Cup opens in St Louis. The six chess players in the double-round event all rank in the top 10, are headed by the world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, and have an average rating above 2800...
21.08.2014 15:44 China Wins Gold at Chess Olympiad in Norway
Chess shifted to Asia this week: for the first time two Asian teams stepped on the podium to claim olympic medals. The young Chinese team won the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway. They became the only undefeated team among 176 participating countries, winning eight matches and tying three, sco...
20.08.2014 16:13 King's Indian
The trendy ...c5 Fianchetto
19.08.2014 17:22 Why chess is really an extreme sport
The deaths of two players at the Chess Olympiad in Norway shows that it’s time tournaments came with a health warning. It seemed to me one of the strangest coincidences of all time: two chess players dying on the same day at the end of the biennial Chess Olympiad in Norway. But when I spoke to a c...
17.08.2014 16:07 Flow of Chess Olympiad Medals for Russian Men Dries Up
Last week’s Chess Olympiad results further tarnished Russia’s lingering reputation as the game’s dominant power. The chess tournament showed that, at most, it is first among equals, and that may be too generous an assessment. The Russians, as usual, were the top-ranked team at the Chess Olympi...
15.08.2014 15:56 China spring historic surprise with gold medals at Tromso Chess Olympiad
China’s gold medals at the 174-nation Tromso Chess Olympiad were a historic moment. Its team halved with the top seeds Russia and Ukraine but beat their other main rivals in an emphatic triumph. Yu Yangyi, 20, was their individual star. His 9.5 points total was the highest of any Olympiad player, ...
15.08.2014 15:49 Did Kasparov’s Outspoken Nature Cost Him the Chess Election?
After a spirited campaign in which he traveled around the world, Garry Kasparov on Monday lost his bid to become the president of the international chess federation, bested by the eccentric incumbent, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who has held the office since 1995. The race turned into a cold-war-like strugg...
12.08.2014 14:50 Kasparov Is Soundly Defeated in Bid to Lead Chess Federation
Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion, rarely tasted defeat in his long playing chess career. But on Monday, in an election for the presidency of the World Chess Federation, the game’s governing body, Mr. Kasparov received a stinging rebuke in his effort to unseat the incumbent, Kirsan N...
10.08.2014 15:55 Chess Olympiad Is Shadowed by Leadership Showdown
It is election season at the World Chess Federation, with a vote at the Chess Olympiad on Monday that pits the incumbent president against a former world chess champion. The president, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov of the Russian republic of Kalmykia, has led the chess federation for 19 years. He is known for ...
08.08.2014 16:29 England in the running as Tromso Chess Olympiad provides plenty of surprises
... After upsets galore, no chess team had maximum points after five rounds. Top seeded Russia halved with Bulgaria and China, and both the No2 seeds, Ukraine, and the Chess Olympiad champions, Armenia (who met England in round six), started badly. Round five leaders included the unlikely names of S...
06.08.2014 15:57 American teams stumble as Chess Olympiad kicks off
After easy wins in the first two rounds, the U.S. team suffered a painful setback in Round 3 of the 41st biennial Chess Olympiad that got underway late last week in the northern Norwegian city of Tromso. The American chess squad lost to a powerful Dutch team 2½-1½ Monday, with GM Alex Onischuk’s...
04.08.2014 15:55 Two New Teenage Champs as Scholastic Chess Events Boom
Two 16-year-olds have won their first chess championships at scholastic tournaments. Claudia Muñoz of Texas emerged as the winner of the first United States Girls Junior Invitational last month after the tournament, held in New Hampshire, ended in a four-way tie. She took the title based on tiebrea...
01.08.2014 16:29 Powerful Queen Sacrifices in Chess Olympiads
On the eve of the Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway, scheduled for the first two weeks in August, a few queen sacrifices from the past chess olympiads lead us to an intriguing question: when might have the queen been sacrificed for the first time? A scarce double-queen sacrifice. The tension was mou...
30.07.2014 15:44 Song soars with dramatic Cadet chess victory
It came down to one game for all the marbles in the final round of the U.S. Cadet Chess Championship in Rockville, Maryland, last week, with co-leaders Edward Song of Michigan and Kapil Chandran of Connecticut paired against each other. Song, who relinquished the lead with a painful loss the previou...
28.07.2014 16:19 Chess Tournament Wins Point to Youth’s Strength
Performances at three elite chess tournaments that ended last week show how much players in their early to mid-20s are now dominating the chess world. Fabiano Caruana of Italy, who will be 22 on July 30, won the 42nd Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund, Germany, last Sunday. He clinched first place...
26.07.2014 17:04 England roll back the years with silver at World Senior Teams in Vilnius
The England teams in the halcyon 1980s became accustomed to silver medals behind the golden Soviets and silver it was again this week in the World Senior Teams at Vilnius, Lithuania. It was the chess event’s first outing since the senior age limit changed from 60 to 50 and in truth the entry was u...
24.07.2014 16:19 Cadets battle as DC summer chess scene heats up
With the D.C. International and the World Chess Open just behind us, and a slew of chess events underway and on the way, the Washington area is emerging as one of the nation’s premier summer hot spots for top-flight chess. The Maryland Chess Association kicked off a busy month by hosting the stron...

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