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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 American Paul Morphy and the brilliant German attacker Adolf Anderssen. The game was showered with superlatives all around the globe. The loser of the game was the former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, attempting another blitz chess comeback. He took the defeat in stride, praised his opponent and even donated his winnings to the U.S. Chess Olympiad team. But I would not be surprised if Kasparov will now be called the Kieseritzky of Blitz chess. Lionel Adalbert Bagration Felix Kieseritzky was known not only for his long name, but for his ...
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 appearance by the all-time No1, Garry Kasparov, which has most excited chess fans. In the Ultimate Blitz chess tournament, staged with a $50,000 prize fund, Kasparov met the top trio from the US chess championship, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So in an 18-round all-play-all with a time limit of five minutes for the game plus a three-second delay per move. One year ago Kasparov, now aged 53, crushed England’s Nigel Short by an 8.5-1.5 margin, but taking on elite GMs half his age is something else. Rounds 1-9 were staged on ...
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 charge to capture his first national title, having defeated his top rival in their critical Round 4 encounter. On the women's side, GM Irina Krush, the dominant American female player of our time, was denied her eighth women's chess championship as the University of Maryland-Baltimore County IM Nazi Paikidze, 22, scored a surprise win. Fittingly, Paikidze clinched first place with a last-round win Monday over Krush. For both Caruana and Paikidze, the victory came in just their second try at the title, and neither lost a single game during ...
28.04.2016 02:50 Queen's Gambit, Slav
Updating old coverage and covering new lines
26.04.2016 02:34 d-Pawn Specials
Andreikin, Jobava, Nisipeanu and especially Kramnik!
25.04.2016 22:25 King Pawn
A lot of exciting chess
25.04.2016 00:50 Daring Defences
The ever-popular Grunfeld Defence
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 three of the world’s top 10 plus fast rising young talent. Fabiano Caruana’s win over the holder, Hikaru Nakamura, shot the 23-year-old up to No2 in the daily world rankings. The former Filipino Wesley So, aged 22, is level with Caruana on 5.5/7 after three classy victories while the 21-year-old Ray Robson is half a point behind. Just as significant is the impressive championship debut of Jeffery Xiong, already a 2600-rated grandmaster at 15. Xiong, unbeaten after seven rounds, has benefited from the Young Stars, a programme for elite chess talent backed by ...
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 ...
22.04.2016 04:10 Open Sicilians
More uncompromising battles!
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...
19.04.2016 15:46 French Defence
An assortment of lines
19.04.2016 00:38 Anti-Sicilians
The weird, the routine, the trendy ...
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 ...
13.04.2016 01:16 English, Flank
The English, Opening of the Candidates
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...
05.04.2016 02:00 Caro Pirc Alekhine
Food for thought
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-...
03.03.2016 18:41 World Chess Championship Returning to New York City
For the first time in more than two decades, and only the fourth time in the past century, the World Chess Championship will be held in New York City. The reigning chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, a charismatic and formidable 25-year-old Norwegian, will defend his title in November, according to a sp...
02.03.2016 18:44 Magnus Carlsen, world chess champion, to defend his title in New York City match
The chess world championship will be coming back to the United States for the first time in more than two decades. Officials of the international chess federation FIDE announced Tuesday that Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen will defend his title in a 12-game match to be played in New Yo...
27.02.2016 18:42 Jonathan Hawkins and David Howell lead Cheddleton pursuit of 4NCL title
England’s national chess league, the 4NCL, is heading towards a seasonal showdown at its final weekend in May when the Midlands team Cheddleton will try to dethrone Guildford, who have dominated for the past three seasons. Both have won all their six matches so far, but Guildford are well ahead on...
21.02.2016 18:46 Oleg Skvortsov triggers storm after Hikaru Nakamura’s victory in Zurich
Speed chess is gaining popularity, but this week’s event in Zurich, yet another victory for the US chess champion Hikaru Nakamura, proved a step too far for some. The six elite grandmasters, headed by the former world chess champions Vlad Kramnik and Vishy Anand, had 40 minutes each for the whole ...
17.02.2016 18:27 A chess wrap-up of action from A(nand) to Z(hao)
With some of the world's top male and female chess players in action this week, we have the chess world covered this week from A (Anand-Aronian) to Z (Zhao-Zhukova). At the 5th Zurich Chess Challenge now wrapping up in the Swiss city, former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand rebounded strongly ...
15.02.2016 19:10 Hikaru Nakamura continues unusual preparation for Candidates tournament
Hikaru Nakamura’s action man preparation for next month’s world title Candidates decider continues at Zurich this weekend. The US chess champion, 28, has already played the London Classic and Tradewise Gibraltar Open, plus an internet chess match where he received material odds from the powerful...
10.02.2016 18:52 The Dance of Chess Kings
Watching his rival Fabiano Caruana losing in the last round of the Tata Steel Chess tournament, the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen had to wait a few moments before he could celebrate yet another first place. What does Carlsen have in common with sport superstars Lionel Messi, Jaromir Jagr or St...
05.02.2016 18:21 Vishy Anand dropped out of the world top 10
The former world champion Vishy Anand suffered a horror show at Gibraltar’s Tradewise Open. Gibraltar’s annual Tradewise Open has created a fine reputation with its high prize fund, efficient and friendly organisers, and distinctive venue. In just a few years it has become established as the bes...
30.01.2016 19:30 Magnus Carlsen holds narrow lead over Fabiano Caruana at Wijk aan Zee
Magnus Carlsen, the world chess champion, is bidding for a third successive tournament victory this weekend at Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee, following his successes at the London Classic and the Qatar Open. The 25-year-old Norwegian enters the final three rounds, unbeaten on 7/10, although he is only hal...
26.01.2016 18:48 Magnus Carlsen takes risks to rise to chess top at Wijk
The champ isn't resting on his laurels. Unlike some of his illustrious predecessors, world titleholder Magnus Carlsen isn't afraid to mix it up with his rivals, maintaining an active tournament schedule — and risking the occasional embarrassing loss — since he first won the chess crown in Novemb...

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