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17.11.2017 23:02 King Pawn
Is the Italian Opening the new Spanish?
17.11.2017 14:12 French Defence
The French Defense in the hands of super-GMs
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 of playing chess at the top level. A few years ago, there was a combination of chess 960 and Basque chess. This year, the players experimented with unusual time controls, as they did in 2016. The idea of playing chess with increment has become the gold standard in the chess world. Basically, the idea is that an additional amount of time is added after you complete a move. Introduced by renown chess player Bobby Fischer, the idea is that players cannot play only for time in hopeless positions, retaining what some call more purity of chess. In ...
16.11.2017 11:56 Queen's Gambit, Slav
The Queen's Gambit in the Champions Showdown matches
12.11.2017 23:31 Open Sicilians
Sicilian novelties, some good, some bad!
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 and Azerbaijan, fought out the gold medals, which the Azeris took by a surprisingly comfortable 3-1 margin in their individual match. Team failure is often offset by a strong individual result but this time there were none. All five Englishmen played around 100 points below their normal rating and only Gawain Jones, with 3/5, surpassed 50%. A major worry is Michael Adams’s current poor run. The Cornishman, 45, ranks alongside Nigel Short as England’s best ever chess player. He has consistently held his place among ...
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 compete in the first event held in London in 1927, it quickly made its mark, finishing second at The Hague in 1928, and fourth in Hamburg two years later. That set the table for an incredible streak from 1931 to 1937, which saw the Americans win four consecutive Chess Olympiads, the second longest run of success in the event’s history, eclipsed only by the Soviet Union from 1952-1974 and the Soviet Union/Russia from 1980-2002. The American teams from the 1930s, led by player/captain Frank Marshall, benefited from the Great Depression as many of its best chess players, including ...
11.11.2017 00:38 Caro Pirc Alekhine
Ideas endorsed by Carlsen
09.11.2017 23:22 English, Flank
A new twist in the old reversed Dragon!
07.11.2017 23:25 Daring Defences
Adventures in the Grunfeld!
06.11.2017 11:13 Nimzo, Benoni
The e3 Nimzo and the g3 Benoni
05.11.2017 18:29 Dragon Sicilians
Let the pyrotechnics begin!
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...
29.10.2017 17:18 King's Indian
Unusual King's Indian lines for very strong players
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 20:02 d-Pawn Specials
Creativity to the fore!
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...
17.10.2017 22:31 Anti-Sicilians
The topical 3...Nd7 Moscow Variation
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...
30.09.2017 18:21 Children who play chess have moves mapped out to the boardroom, says Lord Price
He has spent decades at the helm of Britain’s biggest companies and most recently, representing the nation’s trade interests on the global stage. Now Lord Price, the former managing director of Waitrose who is affectionately known in retail as the “Chubby Grocer”, has revealed the secret of ...
23.09.2017 19:16 Ding Liren secures historic 2018 Candidates place by beating Welsey So
Levon Aronian and Ding Liren will meet in the four-game final of the $1.6m World Chess Cup in Tbilisi, starting at midday on Saturday. For both the Armenian and the Chinese grandmaster the final may be an anticlimax after their desperate semi-final battles which ensured that both qualified for the 2...
22.09.2017 19:29 On Chess : Can chess prevent memory loss?
Dr. Lauren Schwarz and colleagues at Saint Louis University School of Medicine are conducting a research study examining the effect learning and playing chess has on memory loss. The researchers are using neuroimaging to measure whether or not a specified program of playing chess results in function...
17.09.2017 02:43 Cull of the grandmasters as World Cup quarter-final lineup is completed
The $1.6m, 128-player knockout World Chess Cup in Tbilisi reaches its quarter-finals this weekend, still reeling from its bizarre Shortsgate scandal and a drastic early cull of elite grandmasters. The world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, his predecessors Vishy Anand and Vlad Kramnik, and his rivals...
10.09.2017 05:37 Canadian chess player accuses tournament organizer of bullying him over his shorts
Canadian chess grandmaster Anton Kovalyov entered the FIDE World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Saturday wearing the same plaid shorts he wore two years ago at the tournament. But this time, his wardrobe choice caused the 25-year-old trouble after the new tournament organizer, European Chess Union Pres...
09.09.2017 18:56 Mikhail Osipov, aged three, takes on former world champion Anatoly Karpov
The game was televised and the remarkable footage is available to watch on YouTube, making the youngster Russia’s best-known chess player after Sergey Karjakin. The World Cup in Tbilisi reaches its third round this weekend with most of the big names surviving into the last 32. Vishy Anand and Serg...
08.09.2017 19:22 Viswanathan Anand crashes out of Chess World Cup
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand crashed out of the Chess World Cup after playing out a draw in a must-win game against Anton Kovalyov of Canada in the second round. Playing in this knockout chess event after a gap of 15 years, Anand had lost the first game against Kovalyov and had to win ...
08.09.2017 19:22 On Chess : Building the future chess elite
The path to becoming world class in any endeavor isn’t always perceptible to those who would like to travel down it. Certainly those who have made it to the end of the path can look back and tell others how he or she got there. Recently, a group of young nationally-ranked chess players from the Un...
02.09.2017 18:27 Magnus Carlsen facing strong World Cup field packed with grandmasters
The 128-player, $1.6m World Cup starts in Tbilisi, Georgia, at midday on Sunday and is a mighty event, a must-watch for chess fans. Magnus Carlsen, the world chess champion, is competing, along with 35 of the top 40 elite grandmasters. Its format of two-game mini-matches followed by speed tie-breaks...
31.08.2017 18:26 Chess titans gather in Tbilisi for 2017 FIDE World Cup
Almost every elite chess player is heading for the Georgian capital of Tbilisi for the FIDE World Cup, a 128 player knockout with a $1,280,000 prize fund (£998,000) that qualifies two players for the Candidates tournament next year which decides who will be Magnus Carlsen’s next challenger. Play ...
26.08.2017 18:41 Garry Kasparov's competitive return upstages Levon Aronian's victory
Winning a top chess tournament by a three-point margin normally captures the headlines but Levon Aronian’s impressive result at the St Louis speed event last week was sweepingly upstaged by Garry Kasparov’s return to competitive play after a 12-year absence. This one-off comeback by the 54-year-...
20.08.2017 02:39 Magnus Carlsen holds off Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to keep world No1 spot
Magnus Carlsen fought off two challenges to his world No1 ranking at last week’s Sinquefield Cup but gone are the halcyon years when the Norwegian, now 26, outclassed his rivals with rating leads of 50 points or more. At one stage in the elite chess tournament in St Louis Carlsen’s edge had dimi...
16.08.2017 18:51 Chess legend Garry Kasparov proving he's still got it in first competitive tournament in 12 years
Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov is proving he’s still got it this week at the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz chess tournament. Announcing he was pushing the pause button on his retirement for five days to compete for a piece of the $150,000 prize, the 54-year-old impressed fans by holding hi...
15.08.2017 18:43 Chess legend Kasparov suspends retirement for tournament
Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov has come out of professional retirement for a one-off tournament in St Louis, Missouri. The 54-year-old from Azerbaijan has been out of the game for 12 years, after turning his hand to politics. He gained legendary status, becoming known as the "Beast of Ba...
14.08.2017 18:37 Garry Kasparov insists return to chess is 'only a five-day hiatus'
Garry Kasparov's return to chess is "only a five-day hiatus" from his retirement, the game's legendary former world chess champion has insisted. Ahead of his much-anticipated return to action on Monday, the 54-year-old "Beast of Baku" said he wanted to "manage expectations about my participation and...
12.08.2017 18:32 Gawain Jones seals second British title with victory over Luke McShane
Gawain Jones won his second British title last weekend when the 29-year-old Yorkshireman defeated Luke McShane, 33, the grandmaster who works full time as a financial trader, in a speed play-off final. The pair finished in a four-way tie on 7/9 in the main event at Llandudno. McShane missed his chan...

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