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01.08.2021 02:20 Daring Defences
Developments in the Benko, Dutch and Blumenfeld!
28.07.2021 20:28 d-Pawn Specials
Over-the-board chess is back!
28.07.2021 11:53 King Pawn
New king pawn opening ideas in the World Cup
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 still mention the two big barrettes that used to pin back her bobbed hair. “I never felt restrictions or limitations,” she told me recently, from her home in Shenzhen, China, where she is a professor at Shenzhen University’s Faculty of Physical Education. (Last year, at twenty-six, she became the youngest full professor in the university’s history.) “My parents never taught me that as a girl you should do this or that,” she said. “Teachers never shaped my views in that way.” These days, her hair falls to her shoulders, and black cat’s-eye glasses frame her face. She speaks English quickly and precisely; she spent a year at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, studying public policy. She...
26.07.2021 13:15 Queen's Gambit, Slav
Brilliancies at the World Cup
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 global chess elite’s representation has been culled and decimated. Round four started on Thursday, with five teenagers still in the hunt and a quarter of the field aged under 22, but only one of the top four seeds still going. However, the established order still has a serious chance. Ten of the 32 are Russians, led by the experienced Alexander Grischuk, seeded seven, and Sergey Karjakin, seeded 10. That lone survivor of the top seeds was Magnus Carlsen, as the world chess champion advanced serenely to 4/4 and explained apologetically that he was really playing the chess tournament just as practice for his coming title match against Ian Nepomniachtchi. Levon Aronian, the No 3 seed, had already ...
20.07.2021 13:51 Anti-Sicilians
White scoring well in classical OTB games
19.07.2021 18:28 Open Sicilians
Kasparov's Najdorf on the ropes!
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 won only one game, with three draws and 14 losses. As a down day for the legend, whose prime was from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, it compares to his 19-move defeat by IBM Deep Blue in 1997, the first time a computer program defeated a world chess champion in a match. Zagreb was five-minute blitz, a format in which Kasparov used to be dominant, but now his openings were outdated and his clock management poor, so that several of his losses were directly or indirectly due to running out of time. The nadir of Kasparov’s performance was his seven-move loss to the world No 6, Shak Mamedyarov, the shortest ever competitive over-the-board defeat for a reigning or former world chess champion....
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 victory from becoming the game’s youngest grandmaster. The title would change his life. In chess, only the top 30 players can expect to build a proper career from the game. Becoming the youngest grandmaster in history offered Karjakin a direct path to that world, a door to global acclaim and corporate sponsorships and invitations to the biggest tournaments — to the life that he and every chess prodigy, and, perhaps most of all, their parents dream about. But first Karjakin had to win one last game. For once, though, his skill did not appear to be enough. For nearly 60 moves, Karjakin posed subtle and challenging problems to Irina Semyonova, his opponent. Each time, she had an answer, a ...
11.07.2021 18:26 Nimzo, Benoni
Ne5 isn't the only way!
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...
09.07.2021 13:45 Dragon Sicilians
13 choices at move 6!
07.07.2021 18:18 Caro Pirc Alekhine
Rounding off the Edges
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...
03.07.2021 13:39 King's Indian
Developments in the ever-popular Fianchetto
02.07.2021 22:50 English, Flank
New ideas from top players
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...
24.04.2021 18:18 Nepomniachtchi nears Candidates title and tilt at Carlsen's world chess crown
Ian Nepomniachtchi is in sight of the result of his life, as the 30-year-old Russian chess champion leads the Candidates in Ekaterinburg, half a point ahead of his nearest rival and with a superior tie-break, with just three of the 14 rounds still to go. The jackpot for the winner is a 14-game, €2...
21.04.2021 18:24 Teaching Children To Play Chess Found To Decrease Risk Aversion
A trio of researchers from Monash University and Deakin University has found that teaching children to play chess can reduce their aversion to risk. In their paper Asad Islam, Wang-Sheng Lee and Aaron Nicholas describe studying the impact of learning chess on 400 children in the UK. Playing chess ha...
16.04.2021 17:18 Magnus Carlsen's wait for challenger almost over as Candidates returns
The Covid-hit Candidates will resume in Ekaterinburg on Monday, a full year after the eight-player chess tournament to decide the official challenger for Magnus Carlsen’s global chess crown was unceremoniously and tantalisingly halted at halfway by the pandemic. Only six of the chess players are s...
09.04.2021 17:41 Chess : new event gives chance for young talent to face Magnus Carlsen
A new $100,000 (£73,800) online event for rising chess talents, the Julius Baer Challengers Tour, is under way this week. Ten under-18 male players and 10 under-25 women are competing in an all-play-all which ends on Sunday. The winner qualifies for the next Meltwater Champions Tour event starting ...
26.03.2021 17:10 Chess : Magnus Carlsen's recent failures should be just a blip on his record
Magnus Carlsen has now gone six chess tournaments in a row without a first prize, his longest such sequence since he won the world chess crown in 2013. However, his current setback (maybe “humiliation” was a bit strong) looks just a blip in comparison with his several impressive winning sequence...
20.03.2021 18:09 Double bongcloud: why grandmasters are playing the worst opening in chess
An otherwise meaningless game during Monday’s preliminary stage of the $200,000 Magnus Carlsen Invitational left a pair of chess grandmasters in stitches while thrusting one of chess’s most bizarre and least effective openings into the mainstream. Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura of...
20.03.2021 18:09 Chess : Humiliated Magnus Carlsen eliminated from his own tournament
Magnus Carlsen, the world chess champion, has been having a hard time in the $1.5m online Meltwater Champions Tour, supported by his own company Play Magnus Group. There are 10 qualifying chess tournaments leading to a final in the autumn and Carlsen, 30, who won the 2020 Tour, has so far this year ...
13.03.2021 17:20 Chess : Magnus Carlsen to face Alireza Firouzja as No 1 battles dip in form
The 10-tournament online chess $1.5m Meltwater Champions Tour resumes on Saturday at 4pm, free and live online, with the $200,000 Magnus Carlsen Invitational, and another testing day for the below par world No 1. Carlsen has missed out on first place in four successive chess events since his 30th bi...

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