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26.05.2016 00:10 King Pawn
Kasparov is back!
25.05.2016 18:52 Chess: History’s Best Game?
Humans love playing games. Some have even postulated that the entire meaning of existence is a game in which the objective is to overthrow the creator of the universe. When Nietzsche quipped, “God is dead” (which was first said by the philosopher, Hegel, FYI) the celebration of the existential end game seemed conspicuously absent. Nevertheless, we continue playing games, and I love them. I’m especially drawn to strategy games that combine wit, courage, calculated risks, and, of course, logic. But of all the games I’ve played none really compare to the beauty and rigor of chess. Chess combines logic with beauty, rigor with style and lets not forget my favorite part—psychology. I remember attending the lectures of Duke University’s famed and provocative professor, Stanley Hauerwas who would often draw on baseball to illuminate ...
25.05.2016 16:21 Open Sicilians
An update for Najdorf players!
24.05.2016 13:30 Daring Defences
Developments in the 'Modern Benko' and Leningrad Dutch
23.05.2016 14:19 Queen's Gambit, Slav
Two weapons against the Slav
22.05.2016 16:15 King's Indian
Black refines some popular ideas
21.05.2016 16:27 French Defence
The French in the US Championships
20.05.2016 19:35 Gawain Jones and David Howell up against it in European Championship
England’s two youngest grandmasters Gawain Jones, 28, and David Howell, 25, face a tough task this weekend as they play the final rounds of the European Chess Championship at Gjakova, Kosovo. The tournament situation for Jones and Howell is precarious, and they need a winning streak. The target for both is to finish in the top 23 in a mammoth field of 245 chess players and so qualify for the 2017 World Cup, a 128-player knockout which is a key step towards the highest echelons of global chess and where even first round losers earn $6,000. A good start is the proven key for such qualification events, since once a player achieves a plus three or plus four score he or she can maintain the position by halving with similarly well-placed rivals. But Jones became bogged down in several gritty drawn endgames in the early rounds in ...
17.05.2016 18:56 Sometimes a chess grandmaster proves a friend in need
If you want a friend in this game, queen a pawn. OK, that's not a real chess saying, but there is this idea out there that it's an every-man-for-himself world out there among elite grandmasters, that the top chess players are lone wolves forced to hunt solo to survive. The reality is far different. Even the world chess champion goes into the ring with a team of seconds, trainers and handlers in his posse. Team events, like this month's ultrastrong Russian Team Championship in Sochi, are increasingly popular and require the individual player sometimes to suffer for the good of the team. And once in a great while, one player will even share his homework with a competitor. Take the remarkable novelty Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi sprung on compatriot GM Sanan Sjugirov at Sochi. After the game, "Nepo" graciously admitted his ...
15.05.2016 19:43 St Petersburg secure Russian Premier League but Vlad Kramnik shines
Russia’s Premier League for chess is a mighty contest of elite grandmasters, whose strength dwarfs England’s 4NCL or France’s Top 12, and even makes Germany’s renowned Bundesliga look second division. The 2016 version at Sochi this week involved only five teams, with the three favourites all fielding eight-man squads averaging around a 2700 rating, the level of the world top 50. At the end St Petersburg won with 13/16 match points, ahead of Moscow with 12, and Novosibirsk on 10. Yet it was an individual performance which took the eye. The world No2, Vlad Kramnik, now lives in Paris, so plays mostly in western Europe. Considering his track record, the former chess champion was unlucky not to qualify for the 2016 candidates which decided Magnus Carlsen’s next world title challenger. Kramnik still wants to prove himself, so an extra incentive for ...
11.05.2016 19:53 Mirror image: Chess champ, challenger offer complementary styles
The world chess championship match in November in New York City may be a case of the immovable object meeting the immovable object. Surprise Russian challenger Sergey Karjakin doesn't have the modeling contracts, the "Charlie Rose" interviews and the inspiring backstory of Norwegian titleholder Magn...
09.05.2016 16:43 English, Flank
It's h4 with everything!
07.05.2016 15:55 Anti-Sicilians
Plenty of novelties!
06.05.2016 19:27 Garry Kasparov puts on a show in St Louis
Garry Kasparov returned to the chess board last week to take on Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So in the Ultimate Blitz Challenge. This keenly anticipated contest was staged after the conclusion of the US Chess Championships at the Chess Club and Scholastic Centre of St Louis. Kasparov ...
06.05.2016 19:26 Magnus Carlsen's penultimate round capitulation at Norway Chess
Levon Aronian blew the Altibox Norway Chess tournament wide open as he defeated the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen in the eighth and penultimate round. It was rather easy for Aronian after Carlsen made a series of errors, just a day after he had played superbly to defeat Vladimir Kramnik. The u...
06.05.2016 19:22 Magnus Carlsen beats Kramnik at Norway Chess to extend unbeaten run to 42 games
Magnus Carlsen’s seventh round victory over Vladimir Kramnik at the Altibox Norway chess tournament was highly significant, both for the standings, as it extended his lead to a full point, but also for Carlsen’s self confidence as he prevailed over one of his "great predecessors" and an opponent...
04.05.2016 23:10 Caro Pirc Alekhine
Irregular openings meet punishing replies!
04.05.2016 19:25 With Krush crush, Paikidze wins chess crown the hard way
America's new queen of chess is a proud daughter of Maryland. Baltimore WGM Nazi Paikidze, an alumna of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and its powerhouse chess team, captured her first women's national crown just over a year after switching her allegiance from her Georgia homeland to th...
03.05.2016 16:20 Dragon Sicilians
Some lessons to be learnt
02.05.2016 19:42 Immortal Chess Blitz Game
Wesley So won a spectacular blitz chess game at the Ultimate Blitz Challenge in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis last Friday. It was power chess with hard to see threats and surprising sacrifices. He was immediately compared to two of the nineteen century chess legends: the Americ...
30.04.2016 18:11 Magnus Carlsen wins at Stavanger but Garry Kasparov draws more interest
Magnus Carlsen, the world chess champion, won first prize outright with 6/9 at Stavanger on Friday despite faltering near the finish, while three world top-10 grandmasters topped the field at the $194,000 US chess championship at St Louis. Yet it is a five-minute speed event, featuring a rare appear...
29.04.2016 15:29 Nimzo, Benoni
4 e3 lines in the Nimzo-Indian
28.04.2016 18:53 New faces at the top: Caruana, Paikidze U.S. chess champs
There were some new names at the top and new faces making noise at the just-concluded U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women's Championship, which both wrapped up Monday at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis. Florida GM Fabiano Caruana held off 2015 chess champ Hikaru Nakamura's late...
26.04.2016 02:34 d-Pawn Specials
Andreikin, Jobava, Nisipeanu and especially Kramnik!
24.04.2016 18:58 American chess preparing for serious battle with Russia, China and India
American chess, bankrolled by the billionaire Maecenas Rex Sinquefield and with help from Garry Kasparov, is limbering up for a serious chess struggle with the game’s other superpowers Russia, China and India. This weekend’s final rounds of the $194,000 chess championship at St Louis feature thr...
22.04.2016 18:12 Magnus Carlsen dominates blitz at Norway Chess
Magnus Carlsen dominated the Blitz opener at Norway Chess which determines the distribution of colours. The world chess champion scored 7.5/9, to finish 1 point clear of Anish Giri. Carlsen conceded just one draw, to debutante Nils Grandelius and only lost in the last round to Giri when his victory ...
20.04.2016 18:31 Fabiano Caruana scores standout win at US Chess Championships
The rivalry between Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana may eventually bear comparison with the struggle for dominance between Bobby Fischer and Sammy Reshevsky in the 1950s and 60s. There is also the added spice of another new kid on the block, Wesley So, who could outdo them both. For the first ti...
18.04.2016 17:43 Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin unlikely to meet before world title
The battle lines are drawn. Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin, seven months before their world title match, have announced their tournament schedules, with only a minuscule chance of a direct clash. Carlsen, the chess champion, plays on home turf next week in Stavanger, which starts on Monday with ...
18.04.2016 17:41 Li Chao postpones wedding to replace Sergey Karjakin at Norway Chess 2016
The organisers of the Altibox Norway Chess Tournament have announced that Li Chao of China will replace Sergey Karjakin who withdrew from the chess event last week. Li Chao had to postpone his wedding in order to play, but his fiancé gave him permission, doubtless because this will be the highest p...
15.04.2016 03:50 Define chess juggernaut: Webster rolls to 4th straight title
They've won four national chess championships in a row, their bench could probably beat most rival schools, they have a controversial coach, and there are some real questions about whether they are good for the sport. No, it's not the Connecticut women's basketball team. It's the Webster University ...
09.04.2016 19:23 Ferenc Berkes wins with a subtle opening at Colin Crouch memorial
The strong Colin Crouch memorial tournament which finishes at Harrow this weekend is a fitting tribute to one of England’s most active masters, who died a year ago. Crouch was an imaginative and original chess player who was close to grandmaster strength at his peak when he competed in the 1992-93...
05.04.2016 18:49 Sergey Karjakin to face Magnus Carlsen after victory at Moscow Candidates
Sergey Karjakin will challenge for Magnus Carlsen’s world chess crown after the 26-year-old Russian beat Fabiano Caruana of the United States in the decisive final round of the Candidates in Moscow. Karjakin was a deserved winner who proved tough and resilient under pressure. He rose to the occasi...
31.03.2016 18:47 It’s Karjakin vs. Carlsen for the World Chess Title
On Monday in Moscow, Sergey Karjakin, 26, was trying to explain to journalists how he won the Candidates chess tournament, an eight-player double-round robin event to determine the challenger for the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen in the title match in November. Karjakin’s one point victory m...
27.03.2016 18:21 Fabiano Caruana shares lead with Karjakin before final two rounds of Moscow Candidates
The world title Candidates in Moscow has its final two rounds (of 14) on Sunday and Monday and suddenly from nowhere an American has a strong chance. Fabiano Caruana, born in Miami and raised in Brooklyn, shared the lead with Russia’s Sergey Karjakin at the end of Friday’s 12th round though with...
25.03.2016 17:58 In a month made for madness, chess as a force for sanity
March is the month of madness — a good thing if you're a college basketball fan but a more sensitive topic if your game is chess. Chess mastery and mental instability have been linked at least since the days of King James I, who warned Shakespeare's contemporaries against a "folly" that "filleth a...
19.03.2016 17:56 Sergey Karjakin and Levon Aronian lead race to challenge Magnus Carlsen
Russia’s Sergey Karjakin, aged 26, and Armenia’s Levon Aronian, 33, are joint leaders with 4/6 as the 14-round world chess championship candidates in Moscow reaches its halfway mark this weekend. That could prove unwelcome news for Agon, the commercial arm of the global chess body, Fide. Agon ha...
15.03.2016 18:26 Hunt for challenger to Magnus Carlsen has begun at Moscow candidates
The candidates tournament is under way in Moscow this weekend, with eight elite grandmasters vying for the chance to challenge for Magnus Carlsen’s world chess crown. It is an open contest, as indicated by the betting odds of around 3-1 for the American pair Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura, wi...
09.03.2016 19:31 Marketable candidate wanted for Magnus Carlsen’s world chess defence
The $460,000 world title candidates tournament starts in Moscow next Friday. Challenging for the global crown carries high prestige, and especially so for the two Americans in the eight-player field. Fide, the international chess body, has announced that Magnus Carlsen’s 12-game championship defen...
09.03.2016 19:27 A chess challenger and a champion to be picked in busy March
March will be a productive month on the world chess calendar, with a champion and a challenger to be crowned in the next few weeks. In Lviv, Ukraine, women's world chess champion GM Mariya Muzychuk is trying to hold off former chess champion GM Hou Yifan of China in their 10-game match that kicked o...
06.03.2016 18:55 Chess : A Spectator Sport?
In 1972, the average American was unlikely to see chess as a spectator sport. The common view was that watching a chess game was like watching paint dry or grass grow. Sports writers were more appreciative, but they often objected to the notion of designating the game a “sport.” But the Fischer-...

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