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16.09.2021 00:02 King Pawn
The complicated Giuoco Piano in the Sinquefield Cup
14.09.2021 15:49 French Defence
Elite encounters in the French Defense
13.09.2021 16:57 English, Flank
High-level battles in the Reti and English
11.09.2021 18:18 Chess: Garry Kasparov surges into St Louis lead with three wins in a row
Garry Kasparov made a surging and inspired comeback in St Louis on Thursday and Friday nights after the chess legend, who many consider the all-time No 1, crashed two months ago in Zagreb, where he won only one game out of 18 and lost in seven moves to Azerbaijan’s Shak Mamedyarov. With just the ninth and final round to go, Kasparov had 5/8 and was still in contention for first prize. The 58-year-old’s poor clock management and outdated chess openings in five-minute blitz contributed to his Zagreb disaster. This week’s format in the $150,000 Chess Champions Showdown is Chess 9LX, also known as Fischer Random and Chess 960, where the back rank pieces start at random squares and the time limit is 15 minutes for the game plus per move increments, so that the clock plays a lesser role and opening knowledge is irrelevant. It began promisingly for Kasparov as he drew his first game, and should have won the next against Wesley So, the unofficial world chess champion at this format who c...
06.09.2021 16:24 Chess: Firouzja checkmates Carlsen in mid-board but loses semi to Artemiev
Alireza Firouzja, at 18 the world’s best teenage chess player and in the eyes of many the heir apparent to Magnus Carlsen’s global chess crown, surged again this week as he reached the semi-final of the Aimchess US Rapid, checkmated Carlsen, and knocked out the other online Tour leader, US chess champion Wesley So. The Iran-born chess talent, who now represents France, honed his skills via the internet, yet his performances on the Meltwater Champions Tour had been too inconsistent to qualify directly for the final in San Francisco later this month. All that changed in the last few days at the Aimchess US Rapid, when Firouzja checkmated Carlsen’s king in mid-board. The teen again displayed his creative imagination when he outplayed So in the hackneyed Petroff Defence 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 with an offbeat plan first used by Russia’s Alexander Grischuk to defeat the world No 2, Fabiano Caruana, three years ago. Firouzja has thus staked his claim for one of the two wildcard places in t...
04.09.2021 14:44 King's Indian
The Offbeat King's Indian
01.09.2021 20:03 Daring Defences
On the fringes of the Grunfeld
01.09.2021 18:48 Dragon Sicilians
Creative computers and metal muscle madness!
01.09.2021 18:22 Chess : Vachier-Lagrave edges US rivals in St Louis amid glut of draws - The Guardian
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, 30, France’s top chess player and the world No 10, edged out three US rivals by half a point on Thursday night to capture the $90,000 first prize at America’s most important international chess event, the annual Sinquefield Cup in St Louis. The Sinquefield had begun promisingly with a wave of attacking chess in the first three rounds, but then subsided as all five games in rounds six, eight and nine were drawn. Vachier-Lagrave’s halved final game against Azerbaijan’s Shakhriyar Mamedyarov followed a sequence which contains a queen sacrifice and looks spectacular until you consult the database and find 15 exact replicas, the majority played among top chess grandmasters. It was understandable that the Frenchman would go along with the sequence; he was Black in his pet Grunfeld 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5, he was half a point clear, and the only one who could pass him on tiebreaks was the world No 2 Fabiano Caruana, who was also Black against the tough Hungar...
26.08.2021 01:32 Caro Pirc Alekhine
The Animals Came In Two By Two
24.08.2021 17:32 Queen's Gambit, Slav
Duda for the win!
23.08.2021 15:13 Anti-Sicilians
The benefits of knowing your lines!
14.08.2021 23:52 Nimzo, Benoni
What did Duda do?
14.08.2021 18:54 On Chess : World's Best Return To America's Chess Capital For The 2021 St. Louis Rapid & Blitz
With over-the-board chess making a strong comeback in 2021, the Grand Chess Tour is finally returning to the chess capital of the U.S. The St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, to be held Aug. 10-16, will mark the penultimate event of the Grand Chess Tour. In recent times, especially during the height of the p...
14.08.2021 18:54 Chess : Keith Arkell captures online British title after rival is disqualified
Popular 60-year-old grandmaster’s eighth-round defeat is overturned while England’s No 1, Michael Adams, halves with 10-year-old from Scotland. Keith Arkell became online British chess champion at age 60 in controversial circumstances last weekend when the popular grandmaster from Paignton, Devo...
11.08.2021 22:09 d-Pawn Specials
High-Powered Bf4 Encounters
11.08.2021 13:38 Open Sicilians
Black is crushed!
08.08.2021 17:30 Chess : Carlsen knocked out of World Cup semi as Poland's Duda emerges
Magnus Carlsen has never won the biennial World Chess Cup knockout, and the No 1 was eliminated in Tuesday’s semi-finals of its $190,000 2021 renewal in Sochi. Poland’s Jan-Krzysztof Duda, 23, again proved himself a nemesis on big occasions for Norway’s world chess champion, and went on to win...
05.08.2021 18:13 Chess : Carlsen eases into World Cup semi, but Esipenko is emerging star
Magnus Carlsen has never won the $1.9m World Chess Cup, and his early exit at his last attempt in 2017 still rankles. Despite a few early hiccups, it was soon clear that the 2021 version of the 206-player knockout was made for the No 1 as he sailed through the majority of his matches comfortably whi...
27.07.2021 17:20 Hou Yifan and the Wait for Chess's First Woman World Champion
Even by the standards of chess prodigies, Hou Yifan stood out. It wasn’t so much the way she played the game—dynamically but not dazzlingly, with an aggressive but flexible style. It was that she was a girl. Thirteen years after she became a chess Grandmaster, at the age of fourteen, people stil...
23.07.2021 17:55 Magnus Carlsen advances at chess World Cup but seeds fall to new talents
The $1.9m (£1.38m), 206-player World Chess Cup at Sochi has so far proved a graveyard for the top 10 grandmasters, while a bevy of teenage chess talents have seized the opportunity to enhance their growing reputations. After three rounds and with the original hopefuls whittled down to 32, the globa...
16.07.2021 16:44 Chess : Garry Kasparov loses in seven moves as comeback proves a disaster
Garry Kasparov, still the all-time chess No 1 in the eyes of many chess fans, suffered one of the worst moments of his chess career at the weekend when the former world chess champion, now aged 58, attempted a cameo comeback at the Zagreb stage of the St Louis-organised Grand Chess Tour. Kasparov wo...
14.07.2021 17:55 The Dark Side of Chess : Payoffs, Points and 12-Year-Old Grandmasters
Sergei Karjakin had only one game of chess left, and he had to win it. It should have been an easy task. The opponent was the lowest-ranked player in the chess tournament. Karjakin was one of the rising talents in chess, a poised and accomplished boy of 12 years 7 months who was, at that moment, one...
09.07.2021 17:37 Chess : Carlsen loses three in a row twice as champion heads for World Cup
Magnus Carlsen suffered a rare double setback last weekend when the world chess champion twice lost three games in a row at the $100,000 Goldmoney Asian Rapid. The defeats occurred in his losing semi-final against the world No 5, Levon Aronian, then in his third place play-off against Ding Liren, th...
05.07.2021 18:16 Chess: 12-year-old Abhimanyu Mishra breaks youngest grandmaster record
One of the most enduring chess records, Sergey Karjakin as the youngest grandmaster ever at 12 years seven months, was finally broken on Wednesday afternoon. Abhimanyu Mishra, from Englishtown, New Jersey, US, who was already the youngest ever international master at 10 years nine months, achieved h...
02.07.2021 17:23 American Grandmaster Wesley So Wins 2021 Paris Rapid & Blitz Tournament
Chess tournaments are full of emotion, but they are also a series of battles, tests of preparation, endurance and an evaluation of the tenacity of the competitors. Rapid and blitz chess tournaments take it to the next level with the shorter time controls and multiple rounds played each day. This dif...
26.06.2021 18:02 Chess : Carlsen takes on No 1 junior, No 1 woman and No 1 rival on same afternoon
Starting at midday on Saturday, Magnus Carlsen will take on in succession: first, the 18-year-old widely tipped as a future world chess champion; second, the world No 1 woman; and third, the reigning US chess champion who has become Carlsen’s main rival for first place in the online Meltwater Cham...
21.06.2021 17:25 On Chess : Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Wins Superbet Chess Classic
With a dominating performance that included three wins in a row, World No. 5 grandmaster Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan won the 2021 Superbet Chess Classic, the first leg in the 2021 Grand Chess Tour circuit. The 36-year-old, who entered the chess tournament as the No. 6 seed, finished with 6.0...
16.06.2021 17:42 How a rookie 'beat' Viswanathan Anand - with a little help from his friends
A charity Simul online chess event on Sunday, with Viswanathan Anand playing against nine celebrities for 'Checkmate Covid', made headlines for all the wrong reasons after one participant admitted to having taken external help. The participant, young Indian billionaire entrepreneur Nikhil Kamath, la...
16.06.2021 17:40 Liar’s Chess: Unraveling The Legend Of India’s Slumdog Billionaire
Nikhil Kamath, India’s youngest billionaire, cheated in a charity chess match. What else about his life story and wealth is built on lies? Self-made superstar. In 2000, a 14-year-old Nikhil Kamath, the son of a bank manager and music teacher, dropped out of school and got a job. In 2010, he co-fou...
12.06.2021 17:21 Chess : Garry Kasparov to make cameo comeback when Chess Grand Tour resumes
Garry Kasparov, now aged 58 and for many still the all-time No 1 chess player, will make a rare cameo comeback next month when the 2021 over-the-board Chess Grand Tour, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, reaches Zagreb in Croatia. Kasparov will play 18 games in the five-minute blitz se...
12.06.2021 17:20 How chess changed the lives of two migrant families
Like many migrant families, starting a new life in the US was not easy for the Adewumis. After fleeing persecution by Boko Haram in their native Nigeria, the family of four made their way to New York. They spent the first few months living in a homeless shelter, relying on food and financial aid fro...
09.06.2021 17:45 Magnus Carlsen beats Wesley So at third attempt amid copycat draw gripes
Magnus Carlsen’s uneven progress through the online Meltwater Champions Tour, two chess tournament victories in six attempts, still leaves the world chess champion in pole position for the 10-player Tour final over the chessboard at San Francisco in September. There have been suggestions that the ...
29.05.2021 17:30 Chess: Mosquitos attack Russia’s world title challenger in $220,000 semi-final
An invasion of mosquitoes defeated Russia’s world title challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi on Friday evening when his online opponent, the US chess champion Wesley So, was only looking for a draw. It was the first four-game set (of two) of a semi-final between the chess grandmaster pair. They had drawn...
21.05.2021 16:48 Chess : Magnus Carlsen and entire world chess top 10 compete for volatile bitcoin
For Magnus Carlsen, the FTX Crypto Cup, and the presence of the complete chess top 10, offers a special opportunity. Some of the greatest world chess champions are linked to an individual tournament which they won in style, like Emanuel Lasker at St Petersburg 1914 and New York 1924, Alexander Alekh...
15.05.2021 18:26 Chess : American 12-year-old closes in on world record for youngest grandmaster
One of the most enduring chess records, Sergey Karjakin as the youngest grandmaster ever at 12 years and seven months, looks set to fall in the next few weeks. Abhimanyu Mishra, from New Jersey, US, is already the youngest ever international master, at 10, and has just achieved two of the three requ...
15.05.2021 18:26 Remember the Homeless Chess Champion? The Boy Is Now a Chess Master.
Once upon a time a 7-year-old refugee living in a homeless shelter sat down at a chessboard in school and learned how to play. His school then agreed to his mom’s plea to waive fees for him to join the chess club. The boy wasn’t any good at first. His initial chess rating was 105, barely above t...
08.05.2021 18:32 The Making of Quantum Chess
Just when you thought regular video games couldn’t get any more complex, scientists and software devs had to prove us wrong and show technology will always advance. Although quantum game development is still in its early stages much like any other field of quantum computing, it’s still very poss...
07.05.2021 17:58 Magnus Carlsen ends tournament win drought at New In Chess Classic
Magnus Carlsen’s relief was evident last weekend after the world chess champion finally won his first tournament since his 30th birthday in November, the New In Chess Classic. The Norwegian had finished a disappointing sixth over the chessboard at Wijk aan Zee and had been eliminated in the knocko...
30.04.2021 17:26 Carlsen responds to Nepomniachtchi challenge with 26-game unbeaten run
Ian Nepomniachtchi’s feat in qualifying as Magnus Carlsen’s official challenger in a €2m, 14-game world title series at Dubai in November has sparked Carlsen into a strong demonstration of his own chess skills. This week the Norwegian began the online New in Chess Classic with a 26-game unbeat...

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