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19.07.2019 23:45 Caro Pirc Alekhine
Offbeat systems, aggressive a-pawns and sneaky subtleties!
16.07.2019 12:26 Daring Defences
New recommendations in the Benko and Dutch
13.07.2019 18:24 Chess : Magnus Carlsen hoping to reach new heights at Sinquefield Cup
After eight consecutive tournament victories and a run of 79 classical games without defeat Magnus Carlsen has his sights on 2900, the record round number of rating points with echoes of Mount Everest’s height of around 29,000ft. Norway’s world chess champion plays next at the $325,000 Sinquefield Cup at Saint Louis from 17-29 August, with his current rating, now 2882, equal to his previous official peak set in 2014. Carlsen is in fantastic form, yet his chances of 2900 at Saint Louis look slim. His 8/11 total at Zagreb clocked up a performance rating of 2949 but raised his overall rating by only 10 points from 2872 to 2882, with 18 to go. Both Saint Louis and Zagreb are part of the Grand Chess Tour which also includes several speed events and has its semi-finals and final at the London Classic in December. Saint Louis will be a straight rerun of ...
13.07.2019 18:23 Chess world rocked by scandal after grandmaster pictured using phone on the toilet
The world of elite chess has been engulfed in a cheating scandal after a picture emerged of a top grandmaster sat on a toilet allegedly using a mobile phone to cheat. Police are investigating after Igors Rausis, who has represented Latvia, Bangladesh and the Czech Republic, was caught “red-handed”, the game's governing body Fide said today. Mr Rausis, aged 58, stunned the chess world by reaching the game's top echelon at an age most chess players decline in strength. The former Latvian chess champion was hailed as an inspiration to older players as he climbed from a Fide rating of around 2500 - the level of an average grandmaster - to the verge of 2700 in six years. Rausis also became the oldest chess player in the Top 100, reaching number 40 in the live rankings list. However, his jump in middle age to the level of “Super” grandmaster was ...
12.07.2019 17:50 On Chess : World Champion Continues His Dominance On Grand Chess Tour In Croatia
Magnus Carlsen continued his domination of the Grand Chess Tour and the chess world overall with yet another win. This time, the world chess champion clinched the Croatia Grand Chess Tour, marking his seventh consecutive tournament victory this year. The Norwegian won the tournament with a performance rating of 2948, extending his undefeated streak to 79 games. This performance will put his rating at 2882, the peak rating he achieved in 2014. He earned $90,000 and 20 tour points for his efforts. Croatia GCT, the first classical stop of the tour, was a contentious event. All 12 participants gathered in the Croatian city of Zagreb to battle over 11 days for a whopping prize fund of $325,000 and tour points. For the first half of the chess tournament, Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia was leading, a full point ahead of Carlsen. The world chess champion took ...
11.07.2019 23:34 French Defence
John Watson responds to some reader questions
09.07.2019 23:55 Dragon Sicilians
To 'B' or not to 'B'?
08.07.2019 17:18 Nimzo, Benoni
Delaying the Modern Benoni
06.07.2019 19:11 English, Flank
Novelties by move 5!
05.07.2019 18:04 Chess : Magnus Carlsen at peak but faces Saturday test against Wesley So
Magnus Carlsen, the world chess champion, has been in commanding form at Zagreb, setting new achievement peaks with impressive victories against his main rivals. Yet the Norwegian still faces a serious test of his current streak of seven consecutive tournament victories and 76 games without defeat this weekend when the elite event reaches its final rounds. At the start of round nine on Friday, the leaders were Carlsen 6/8, Wesley So (US) 5.5/8, Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia), Ding Liren (China), Fabiano Caruana (US) and Levon Aronian (Armenia) all 4.5/8. Saturday’s 10th round pairs Carlsen with his closest rival So, who will have the favourable white pieces. Only Aronian of this leading group is outside the current global top five in an event whose high quality could place it among the historically great contests like Avro 1938 and Linares 1994. Carlsen ...
02.07.2019 12:29 Queen's Gambit, Slav
A suggested improvement for White ... that loses!
30.06.2019 17:54 Chess : Magnus Carlsen scores in Alphazero style in fresh record hunt
Magnus Carlsen began his latest tournament in style this week as the world chess champion bids to break his own performance record in the current Grand Chess Tour event at Zagreb, Croatia. In a field with nine of the current top 10 grandmasters, Carlsen needs eight out of 11 to tie his official mont...
29.06.2019 00:24 d-Pawn Specials
Shak Joins the Tromp Party
28.06.2019 18:04 On Chess : Expanded Grand Chess Tour Begins Second Leg In Croatia
After an exciting kickoff in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, the Grand Chess Tour (GCT) will continue on in Europe. The second leg of GCT will take place in Zagreb, Croatia, from June 25 until July 9. The new location is part of the expansion of the tour, as well as the first of the two classical chess eve...
24.06.2019 02:27 King's Indian
The World Champion's playable sidelines
18.06.2019 19:38 Open Sicilians
The Najdorf is still dominant
17.06.2019 15:21 King Pawn
Ideas from the Grand Prix in Moscow
16.06.2019 12:37 Anti-Sicilians
Anti-Sicilians in important rapid and tie break games
14.06.2019 17:54 Chess : Magnus Carlsen takes uneven route to Altibox Norway victory
Magnus Carlsen scored his seventh tournament victory in a row at Stavanger this week, ensuring first prize at Altibox Norway with Friday’s final round to spare. The 28-year-old’s status grows, the favourable comparisons with the all-time legends Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov become more insis...
08.06.2019 17:46 Chess : Armageddon divides fans while Magnus Carlsen leads again in Norway
Armageddon is a chess penalty shoot-out, a controversial format intended to prevent draws and to stimulate interesting play. It can also lead to chaotic scrambles where pieces fall off the board, players bang down their moves and hammer the clocks, and fractions of a second decide the result. That i...
01.06.2019 17:36 Chess : Russian duo lead world Grand Prix as race to take on Carlsen heats up
Moscow’s iconic Central Club was the epicentre of the Soviet chess empire in the golden decades, when USSR grandmasters defeated all rivals and the country produced a stream of world chess champions from Mikhail Botvinnik to Garry Kasparov. The club staircase is still decorated with photos of the ...
27.05.2019 17:47 Ian Nepomniachtchi: Meet the football-loving, video game-mad Russian chess star
Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi will advance to the final of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow, after triumphing in a roller coaster tie-break against Radoslaw Wojtaszek. RT spoke with the GM about his two big passions: chess and Dota 2. The 28-year-old Russian chess grandmaster battled for four games wit...
24.05.2019 17:55 Chess : Magnus Carlsen in Scotland and targeting yet another new record
Another week, another record attempt. The world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, makes his first visit to Scotland this weekend, with serious chances to improve his all-time best 2903 rapid chess rating. Carlsen will take on India’s former chess champion Vishy Anand, China’s world No 3, Ding Lire...
23.05.2019 17:55 On Chess : US Chess Federation Celebrates 80th Year and Looks to the Future
Admit it: When you think of chess, an image immediately forms in your mind of two older men, possibly bearded, hunched over a board in a dimly-lit tournament hall. One of the players may be ominously declaring, “Check.” Make no mistake, though: This view is decidedly dated, and the United States...
21.05.2019 17:41 Challenging world chess champion Magnus Carlsen
Norway is enjoying a boom in chess playing following the success of the country's Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championships. The Travel Show's Mike Corey went to meet him for a rare TV interview and challenged him to a game of chess. Did Mike really have a chance of beating the chess champion?
17.05.2019 18:05 Chess : Magnus Carlsen sets another record despite 'playing badly'
Magnus Carlsen won the $150,000 Grand Tour opening speed event in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, with two rounds to spare last weekend, and the world chess champion broke another record when he became the first player ever to reach a stratospheric 2900 rating at one-hour rapid chess. Carlsen’s current surg...
17.05.2019 18:04 On Chess : First Stop Of Grand Chess Tour Brings World Champion Fifth Major Win In 2019
The 2019 Grand Chess Tour (GCT) kicked off in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The best chess players from all over the world assembled in the coastal city to fight for a $150,000 prize fund and GCT points. The most brilliant minds in the game battled it out in nine rapid and 18 blitz games to determine t...
05.05.2019 17:42 Chess : Supreme Magnus Carlsen targets his own world record after Grenke win
The world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, will target his own all-time performance record when he starts the Altibox Norway elite chess event on home soil at Stavanger on 4 June. The 28-year-old has just triumphed in three major tournaments in a row, triggering a debate on whether he, Bobby Fischer ...
27.04.2019 17:59 Chess : Magnus Carlsen becomes marathon man in battle for Grenke title
Magnus Carlsen became marathon man this week as the world chess champion battled through five long games at the Grenke Classic in Germany. Carlsen averaged 69 moves and 5hr 18min of playing time for each of his five games, yet still could not dominate the opposition. Entering Friday’s sixth round ...
25.04.2019 18:15 On Chess : Tough Battles And High-Quality Chess At The Grenke Classic In Germany
The Grenke Chess Classic, one of the top chess events in the world, is underway in Germany. The tournament runs April 20-29. The chess event is a round-robin, all-play-all event, with 10 of the best players in the world competing. The most notable competitor is current world chess champion Magnus Ca...
20.04.2019 17:05 Chess : Gawain Jones shines at Reykjavik and becomes England's new No 1
Gawain Jones battled through two marathon final round games in Iceland this week to achieve a career-best world chess elite rating of over 2700, and the 31-year-old Yorkshireman also laid down a marker as a definitive new England No 1. Jones, the 2012 and 2017 British chess champion, was a double si...
13.04.2019 17:50 Chess : Magnus Carlsen dominates in Shamkir with two-point victory margin
Magnus Carlsen unleashed a true chess champion’s performance in Shamkir this week. The Norwegian, 28, surged at the finish, crushed three major rivals with impressive attacks, won with a round to spare, and set himself up for a tournament treble after winning at Wijk in January and with Germany’...
09.04.2019 03:22 On Chess : Teen Dominates US Women's Championship While Veteran Claims Fifth Title In Open ...
The U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship are the marquee events of American chess and for the last 11 years, the St. Louis Chess Club has been hosting both events at their illustrious club. This year’s edition has been the strongest chess championship in history, with a record f...
06.04.2019 17:51 Chess : Magnus Carlsen struggling to find his best form in Azerbaijan
Magnus Carlsen is fighting hard for a strong result this weekend at Shamkir, Azerbaijan, as the world chess champion, 28, struggles for peak form and a high place in the all-time chess legends pantheon where chess fans compare him with Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. Three months ago Carlsen ended...
30.03.2019 16:26 Chess : Fabiano Caruana ends winless run after Magnus Carlsen's taunt
Fabiano Caruana is fighting back in the final rounds of the $194,000 US title contest this weekend after the world No 2, and defeated title challenger, endured a record run of 27 classical games stretching back five months without a victory, plus a taunt from Magnus Carlsen, who tweeted, “When you...
28.03.2019 17:31 On Chess : Chess And Mathematics
As a professional chess player and Ph.D. in applied mathematics, I have always been fascinated by the relationship between the two disciplines. What does chess require? Concentration, planning, patience, self-control (playing fast does not pay off), conduct rules, mistake learning, etc. Therefore, l...
21.03.2019 17:15 A homeless 8-year-old, who learned to play a year ago, is now a New York chess champion
Against the odds, a young Nigerian immigrant proved that hard work pays off. Tanitoluwa (Tani) Adewumi, a third grader at P.S. 116 in New York, has won the New York State Scholastic Chess Championship in his age bracket. That's already an impressive feat in itself, but 8-year-old Tani only learned t...
15.03.2019 16:56 Chess : England win first major medal in 22 years with silver at world teams
England’s silver medals on Thursday at the World Team Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan, were the team’s first of any colour in major competition since 1997. European gold in that year seemed the last hurrah of a generation which had proved itself No 2 to the former Soviet Union. Before that En...
13.03.2019 16:49 Chess: England start well at World Team Championship and draw 2-2 with Russia
England made a fine start at this week’s World Team Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan, where they beat the host nation and Azerbaijan in the opening rounds, then drew with both the United States and, on Friday, the top-seeded Russians. These impressive results have put England in contention for s...
02.03.2019 17:53 Chess : Fabiano Caruana shines at speed and crushes his opponent in St Louis
Fabiano Caruana, whose challenge for the world title failed when Magnus Carlsen whitewashed the American 3-0 in their rapid tie-break games, improved his speed play dramatically at last week's Champions Challenge in St Louis. The world No 2 crushed his Indian opponent Pentala Harikrishna, ranked sec...

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