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28.03.2017 14:40 d-Pawn Specials
Technical Glories
25.03.2017 18:10 Chess : David Howell fights back to take surprise win at St Louis Winter Classic
England’s David Howell stole the show this week at the St Louis Winter Classic, a 10-grandmaster invitation staged in America’s major chess city. The 26-year-old from Seaford, Sussex, was seeded only fifth but played through unbeaten with three wins and six draws to take the $5,000 first prize. Bare statistics do not tell the tale of Howell’s adventures in an amazing final round. Early in the chess tournament he had beaten both star US juniors, Jeffery Xiong and Samuel Sevian, but was then slowed by a run of draws which allowed two rivals to overhaul him. After eight of the the nine rounds Vladimir Fedoseev, Russia’s best young talent and winner of the recent Aeroflot Open, led with 5.5/8, followed by the former junior world chess champion Alexander Ipatov and Howell on 5. It seemed that the best ...
24.03.2017 17:52 On Chess : US Chess is rising and So is the competition
It’s that time of the year again. The time when St. Louis dresses up in its white and black gown and welcomes the best chess players the nation has to offer. The 2017 U.S. Chess Championship & U.S. Women’s Championship will take place from March 28 to April 10 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis and it will feature the highest prize fund in history. U.S. Chess Championship Field: In the open section, the favorites are the imposing trio that has helped the U.S. vanquish its opposition and win the 2016 Chess Olympiad: Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So and Hikaru Nakamura. Between them, they share five national titles, with Nakamura leading the pack with four titles while Caruana won the top laurel in last year’s edition. Wesley So is the only one that has yet to win it. Nevertheless, he is currently second in the chess world and ...
22.03.2017 18:39 Chess notes
The new women’s world chess champion is the much unexpected Tan Zhongyi. She is the 16th women’s chess champion and the fifth Chinese woman to hold the title. Just the ninth-highest rated and very much in the shadow of her countrywoman Wenjun Ju, Tan showed great determination and preparation to outlast the field. She survived an Armageddon game vs. Dronavalli Harika of India, having played catch-up in their whole match. In the final match, she faced the very determined Anna Muzychuk of Ukraine, sister of former women’s world chess champ Mariya Muzychuk. Tan managed to beat Muzychuk in the second rapid tie-break game after having given up the lead in the third classical game. The defeat must have been especially disappointing to Muzychuk, as her sister had boycotted the chess event and ...
19.03.2017 18:02 Anti-Sicilians
A month where traditionally promising lines did well
18.03.2017 15:25 Open Sicilians
The Najdorf takes centre stage
17.03.2017 11:57 King's Indian
No King's Indians!
16.03.2017 23:44 Caro Pirc Alekhine
Black fianchettos everywhere!
16.03.2017 15:21 French Defence
The most important French Variation in master chess
15.03.2017 17:32 English, Flank
Kamsky's Bird takes flight!
11.03.2017 19:40 What Qualities Do Talented Chess Players Share?
If you’re not a great chess player yourself, generally chess talent will manifest itself in six different areas: Focus. Chess games are long (up to seven hours in some formats). If you can’t focus, you will struggle to play. Memory. You have to memorize a lot of opening theory, middlegame theory...
08.03.2017 14:24 King Pawn
A few remarkable ideas
07.03.2017 22:07 Daring Defences
Adventures in the Benko Gambit
06.03.2017 19:33 Does Women's Chess Have a Problem?
Last week, Tan Zhongyi, a Chinese grandmaster, became the Women’s World CHess Champion. She did it by winning a 64-player knockout tournament held in Tehran that included most of the world’s top chess players. For this triumph, Tan earned $48,000. The chess tournament was exciting and there were...
05.03.2017 19:07 Tan Zhongyi produces surprise victory in women's world championship
The world women’s chess championship in Tehran ended with a shock on Friday afternoon when Tan Zhongyi, the No9 seed but little known outside China, defeated the No2 seed, Anna Muzychuk of Ukraine, in speed tie-breaks to capture the crown. Tan Zhongyi had earlier knocked out the top seed, Ju Wenju...
03.03.2017 12:12 Nimzo, Benoni
Nakamura against Kasparov!
01.03.2017 20:53 Dragon Sicilians
More beer, less fear?
28.02.2017 18:18 Fide Grand Prix struggling in Sharjah as big names choose to stay away
Magnus Carlsen, Vlad Kramnik, Vishy Anand, Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So are all absent and the organisers may struggle to sell pay-per-view packages. Sharjah has its closing rounds this weekend (11am start). The €130,000 chess tournament in the United Arab Emirates is the first of four legs of th...
26.02.2017 18:41 On Chess : A look at the Tradewise Gilbraltar Open 2017 contest
The Tradewise Gibraltar Open is considered one of the strongest open chess tournaments in the world. The 2017 tournament was held Jan. 24 through Feb. 2 with an exceptionally strong pool of chess players, including super Grandmasters Fabiano Caruana of St. Louis, as well as Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, H...
22.02.2017 18:33 Young Iranian chess grandmaster expelled from national team for not wearing hijab
Iran has banned 18-year-old chess grandmaster Dorsa Derakhshani from competing for the national chess team for not wearing a hijab – obligatory dress for women under Iranian law. Derakhshani was expelled for not covering her hair with the garment – compulsory wear for women since the Islamic Rev...
22.02.2017 18:32 Teenage Iranian chess master banned from national team for refusing to wear a headscarf
To most observers, nothing stood out about Dorsa Derakhshani last month when she competed at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. The 18-year-old female grand master fared fine on the chessboard, twice using the Four Knights defense, and looked like any other teenager you might see in the British...
22.02.2017 18:22 What chess players can teach us about intelligence and expertise
Are experts more intelligent than non-experts or do they just work harder? And why do some people reach high levels of expertise, while others just remain amateurs? These are some of the questions that cognitive scientists have tried to answer for more than a century. Now our new research on chess p...
20.02.2017 19:02 Hou Yifan among absentees from controversial world title event in Tehran
The world No2, Ju Wenjun, is the No1 seed at a chess competition that several top women have chosen not to attend as a protest. The women’s world chess championship has reached its last 16 in Tehran. The prize fund includes $60,000 for the winner but several of the best chess players are absent in...
18.02.2017 00:12 Queen's Gambit, Slav
How I set players problems with my ChessPub analysis
17.02.2017 18:04 On Chess : How to earn a chess title
Many readers may be familiar with such titles as Grandmaster (GM) and International Master (IM), but what do they mean? Why are they important? How does an aspiring chess player earn them? Tsar Nicholas II of Russia first awarded the title of Grandmaster to the five finalists of the 1914 St. Petersb...
12.02.2017 18:19 Chess grandmaster plays 48 games at once, blindfolded while riding exercise bike
Timur Gareyev has set a world record for blindfold chess and the 28-year-old US grandmaster says he is ready to take on 55 games simultaneously. The world record for blindfold chess has been broken by Timur Gareyev, a 28-year-old US grandmaster. He played 48 games simultaneously in Las Vegas in Dece...
10.02.2017 18:23 Chess Triumphs, Stumbles and Embarrassments
Two American chess grandmasters won the first major chess events of 2017. Wesley So triumphed in the traditional Dutch tournament in Wijk aan Zee and Hikaru Nakamura prevailed in Gibraltar. Their victories were almost upstaged by the Women’s world chess champion Hou Yifan. She deliberately lost a ...
06.02.2017 18:37 An American Chess Champion
The United States may be on the verge of complete chess supremacy, with not only the best team in the world but quite possibly the next world chess champion. Last September, the United States won the team gold medal at the Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan. It was the first time that the United Sta...
04.02.2017 18:35 'My main goal is to be chess world champion': Sergey Karjakin
In an exclusive interview with RT, Russian chess grandmaster Sergey Karjakin discussed his performance in last weekend’s Wijk aan Zee chess tournament in Holland, his plans of going into real estate, and when he will return to the chessboard. Sergey Karjakin once again obliged the Moscow public - ...
04.02.2017 18:35 Hou Yifan resigns after five moves in protest over her Gibraltar pairings
The Tradewise Gibraltar Open, in which Hikaru Nakamura, the world No6, won for the third year running by defeating Spanish and Chinese rivals in a speed play-off after the trio tied with 8/10, was overhadowed by the controversial action of the women’s world chess champion, Hou Yifan, who resigned ...
03.02.2017 18:47 This chess grandmaster was tired of being paired against women — so she just threw a game
Typical chess games can involve dozens of moves on each side of the board. This week, the world's female chess champion needed only five of them to send a powerful shock wave through the international chess community. The reason: Hou Yifan's moves didn't lead to another victory for the 22-year-old C...
03.02.2017 18:47 Confused chess commentator comes up with hilarious reasons to explain thrown match
Chess can be a confusing game — and not just for those unfamiliar with the board game’s strategies and rules. It turns out even grandmasters can be left wondering what the heck is going on. Such was the case at the Gibraltar Chess Festival on Thursday when the world’s top-ranked female player ...
28.01.2017 18:28 Magnus Carlsen blunders at Wijk and puts world No1 ranking under threat
Magnus Carlsen, the world chess champion, made the most embarrassing blunder of his career at Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee last weekend, missing a chance for a simple virtually forced mate in three moves, all of them rook checks. That game was drawn and the next day he lost after a series of errors. His ...
27.01.2017 20:14 Scientists call for crackdown on doping in chess as players may be taking performance-enhancing ...
Scientists have called for a crackdown on doping in chess after it emerged that players may be taking performance-enhancing substances. A study has for the first time identified two stimulants that significantly boost a chess player's endurance and ability to concentrate during a match. Neuroenhance...
21.01.2017 18:39 Chess Champions and Their Queens
When Magnus Carlsen sacrificed his Queen against the Russian challenger Sergey Karjakin last month in New York, it won him not only the world title match, but it was the most brilliant final move of any world chess championship in history. It will be hard to match. Chess players are always attracted...
21.01.2017 18:36 Wesley So at top of Wijk standings going into final weekend rounds
America’s world No3, Wesley So, leads Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee with 4.5/6 going into the weekend rounds, with the world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, half a point behind. Their individual encounter has already happened, a bloodless draw in the opening round. On Saturday Carlsen meets the Netherla...
14.01.2017 18:44 Absence of rivals means Magnus Carlsen can aim for supremacy at Wijk
The most famous chess tournament on the planet, Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee in the Netherlands, starts its 2017 edition this weekend with the first round free and live to watch online from 12.30pm on Saturday. Its central theme will be Magnus Carlsen’s attempt to win by a clear margin and so reinforce...
06.01.2017 18:25 Ramesh Praggnanandhaa and Nodirbek Abdusattorov race to break world record
Replete with tradition, the Hastings congress reached age 97 this week. It has been staged almost every year since 1920, at a historic venue where 10 world chess champions have played. The event’s peak years are long past but it has gained a new lease of life as the backing of Tradewise Insurance ...
31.12.2016 18:20 Jetlag restricts Magnus Carlsen to bronze at world rapid chess championship
It was all about jetlag for Magnus Carlsen at the world rapid chess championship in Doha this week. The Norwegian won the 2014 and 2015 versions of the title, which was decided by 15 rounds of 15-minute games with 10 seconds per move increment, but for 2016 he had to settle for the bronze medal on t...
31.12.2016 18:18 Russia's Karjakin wins World Blitz chess title
Sergey Karjakin has turned the tables on rival grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, winning the World Blitz chess championship in Doha, Qatar. It happened exactly two months after their duel in the classical World Chess Championship ended in a narrow victory for the Norwegian. The Karjakin-Carlsen standoff i...

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