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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 standings published by the World Chess Federation (FIDE). “The most important thing is to have a very strong mental ability to keep the mind working. But also it’s important to have a very good conditioning, just because the chess game requires so much energy and each game is really long and tiring.” A grandmaster who has played for the U.S. since November 2014, So will get a crack at achieving his dream in September when he competes at a qualifying event known as the World Chess Cup, held this year in the country of Georgia. Assuming So moves on to ...
26.07.2017 23:31 Queen's Gambit, Slav
Important new novelties and plans
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 lost to Carlsen in the 2016 title contest in New York, is assured of a candidates spot. Two GMs will qualify from the 128-player World Cup at Tbilisi, Georgia, in September, two from the Fide Grand Prix after its fourth and final leg at Palma de Mallorca in November, two from the 2017 monthly rankings, and one as a wildcard nominated by the candidates organiser. There might seem still all to play for, but the realistic field has shrunk drastically. Wesley So and Fabiano Caruana of the US are favourites to qualify on rating, especially since their only serious rival...
21.07.2017 14:15 d-Pawn Specials
The extremely fashionable London System
19.07.2017 14:02 Open Sicilians
Exciting middlegame scenarios
18.07.2017 20:10 King Pawn
Interesting opening ideas from top tournaments
18.07.2017 15:33 Anti-Sicilians
New plans in the 3...Nd7 Moscow Variation
17.07.2017 22:29 French Defence
A Tarrasch Variation special
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 of 338 players competing for £4,000 prize money, including £1,000 for first. Novices could enter a special “My first chess tournament” section. The GMs Luke McShane and Stephen Gordon and IM Richard Bates shared the top prizes with 5.5/6. This was a notable treble for McShane, who also tied for first at Kings Place 2015 (with GM Gawain Jones) and 2016 (with Australia’s Justin Tan). The 33-year-old financial trader competes in few chess tournaments. He is often listed as the world’s strongest chess amateur and showed his class at Moscow 2012 when ...
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 rating, the first time the 3,000 mark has been surpassed in competition. Carlsen won his games in a variety of styles, ranging from fantastic sacrifices a la Mikhail Tal to solid conversions of extra pawns. Garry Kasparov called it “phenomenal”. Only Bobby Fischer’s crushing victory at the world blitz in 1970, where he also outclassed a star field, stands comparison. The problem is that this elegant tour de force did nothing, except as a confidence booster, to solve Carlsen’s shrinking lead over his rivals in classical slow chess, which ...
06.07.2017 23:08 Daring Defences
Variety is the spice of chess!
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...
04.07.2017 11:38 Nimzo, Benoni
Beating the Nimzo with Bd2!
04.07.2017 00:18 English, Flank
Offbeat ideas and deep preparation
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...
28.06.2017 09:31 Caro Pirc Alekhine
Subtle moves and sacrifices
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...
21.06.2017 15:55 King's Indian
Old and new ideas from my friends and neighbours!
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 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...
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...
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 ...
16.05.2017 19:05 Flash Report: The Chinese Lead Moscow Chess Grand Prix
Hou Yifan and Ding Liren, the two Chinese chess players in the Moscow Grand Prix, are tied for the lead after two rounds. While Hou drew in Round 2 with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France, Ding beat Ernesto Inarkiev of Russia to catch up to his compatriot. There was one other decisive game as Ian Nepo...
16.05.2017 19:02 Nigel Short close to becoming first over-50 to reach landmark 2700 rating
Nigel Short is competing at Malmo this weekend as the 51-year-old former world title challenger continues what is proving a remarkable Indian summer in his long career. The current England No2’s latest results were victory in the Bangkok Open and then the top board gold medal, achieved with 8/9, i...
15.05.2017 19:18 Twenty years on from Deep Blue vs Kasparov: how a chess match started the big data revolution
On the seventh move of the crucial deciding game, black made what some now consider to have been a critical error. When black mixed up the moves for the Caro-Kann defence, white took advantage and created a new attack by sacrificing a knight. In just 11 more moves, white had built a position so stro...
11.05.2017 18:19 How St. Louis Helped Kickstart An American Chess Renaissance
The St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center has a pretty humble beginning. After retiring and moving back to his Missouri home, financier (and Forbes contributor) Rex Sinquefield had settled into the St. Louis area. A lifelong chess player, Sinquefield told me his motivation for creating his club...
09.05.2017 18:34 Does playing chess make you smarter? A look at the evidence
The stereotype of the chess player is someone who is smart, logical and good at maths. This is why so many parents around the world are keen to get their children playing chess – in the hope that the game might help to boost their son or daughter’s intelligence levels and help them succeed in a ...
08.05.2017 18:55 Making A Living In Chess Is Tough - But The Internet Is Making It Easier
At the United States Chess Championship, I entered a world of chess as serious business. For one thing, I was wanded by a security guard on my way up to the competition. (To prevent cheating, cell phones or anything else that can connect to the internet were strictly forbidden in the competition are...
29.04.2017 18:45 England's top seeds lose to Armenia at world senior chess championship
England’s over-50 chess team are the No1 seeds in the world senior chess championship which has its closing rounds in Crete this weekend. Yet their chances of gold are only slender after a 1-3 defeat by the No4 seeds, Armenia, a reversal which carries an uncomfortable echo of former times. A cruci...
25.04.2017 18:56 Ted 2017: I won first match with Deep Blue, says Kasparov
Garry Kasparov relived his epic chess match with IBM's Deep Blue computer as he took to the stage at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference to talk about the current battle between man and machine. The chess ex-champion said it had been both a "blessing and curse" to be the first ...
22.04.2017 19:30 Hou Yifan shocks Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen at Grenke Classic
The world’s No1 woman chess player, Hou Yifan, enters Saturday’s final round of the Grenke Classic at Baden-Baden in contention for a historic result. After the first three of the seven rounds, played at Karlsruhe, the Chinese 23-year-old led the field on 2.5 points, crushing the world No4, Fabi...

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