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01.04.2020 23:51 Daring Defences
Batten down the hatches!
30.03.2020 00:24 Nimzo, Benoni
Caruana vs the Nimzo
29.03.2020 17:32 The Chess World Finally Pauses for the Coronavirus
When the FIDE Candidates Tournament, a battle between eight premier chess players, began on March 16th, in Yekaterinburg, Russia, there was something macabre about it. Chess, one of the world’s oldest games, seemed determined to be its last. The chess event, put on by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs, would decide who would challenge the reigning world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, in December, and it began in high style, with Bolshoi soloists and prima ballerinas at its opening ceremony. A picture of the audience, more than a thousand people, sitting arm to arm, circulated on social media—an image from another era. Only a young woman—Hou Yifan, the best female chess player in the world—who was wearing a mask in the front row, her knees tilted toward a lone empty seat, gave away that something was wrong. The chess players themselves ...
28.03.2020 16:53 On Chess : Classy Game Or Cutthroat Competition?
Among the general public, chess has a reputation for being more refined and classy than other sports. This seemingly positive reputation actually has a negative effect on chess. It leaves people with the impression that chess is too boring and sophisticated for the average person to enjoy. In reality, a competitive chess game is closer to a boxing grudge match than this imagined polite game. Perhaps the best way to characterize a high-level chess game is with these words from legendary world chess champion Bobby Fischer: “Chess is war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent's mind.” As Fischer said, professional chess players are out for blood. They seize any opportunity to win the game, be it on the board, clock or even in the opponent’s head. This creates an intense atmosphere at the chessboard that is palpable, to even the least knowledgeable of ...
27.03.2020 19:10 Queen's Gambit, Slav
The latest theory
25.03.2020 16:13 Anti-Sicilians
Lessons from Prague
24.03.2020 13:23 King's Indian
Fresh ideas in both old and new systems
21.03.2020 17:23 Chess : Candidates defy coronavirus to start battle to face Magnus Carlsen
Fear of coronavirus has been a persistent backdrop to the start of the world Candidates, one of a very few global sports events to survive a flood of cancellations. The eight-player, €500,000 chess event is the final eliminator to decide who will challenge Norway’s Magnus Carlsen for his global chess crown at the end of the year. Fide, the 190-nation chess body, made a fortunate venue selection because Ekaterinburg in the Russian Urals was virus free until its first case on Tuesday, the day the first pawns were pushed. That could still change before the 14-round chess tournament finishes on 4 April, and meanwhile the organisers are taking no chances. Everyone involved – chess players, seconds, arbiters, organisers and officials – is being medically checked twice a day. All were tested for coronavirus when they arrived at the official hotel, and this will ...
20.03.2020 18:55 King Pawn
More Tata Steel
20.03.2020 16:27 On Chess : FIDE Candidates 2020 Tournament Underway Through April 4
Despite the recent cancellation of countless chess tournaments around the world due to coronavirus, one of the most important competitions of the year is currently underway. The 2020 FIDE Candidates tournament kicked off in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Tuesday and will determine the next challenger for the World Chess Championship. Through April 4, eight of the world’s top chess players will compete over the course of 14 rounds in a double round-robin format. The eventual winner will earn the right to play Magnus Carlsen at the world chess championship later this year. The Candidates may in fact be a rare global competition not canceled this month. In this article, we will break down some of the major aspects of the chess event and interesting storylines to look for. Just a couple of weeks prior to the start of the event, a change was ...
19.03.2020 16:38 Handshakes Optional: Russia Hosts Major Chess Tournament Despite Coronavirus
Eight of the world's best chess players began competing in an international tournament in Russia on Tuesday, but were told by organisers that handshakes would be optional because of the coronavirus that has halted most sports around the world. Known as the Candidates Tournament, the chess event, org...
18.03.2020 14:46 Caro Pirc Alekhine
Dealing with our perennial crises
15.03.2020 14:04 Open Sicilians
The Velimirovic Attack is back!
14.03.2020 16:20 Coronavirus cuts Czech chess tournament while Carlsen extends run
The world senior team championships for over-50s and over-65s finished prematurely in Prague on Thursday after seven of the nine rounds when the Czech government announced that groups of more than 30 people were banned. The United States team, which led the over-50s, agreed their four games with Ice...
13.03.2020 16:07 On Chess : 'Growth Mindset' and Confidence
When I started playing chess at 8 years old, I relished the idea of winning games. I would win game after game, but still I would place fourth or below, unable to place in the coveted first through third positions. Those were very painful moments for me as a child, as only the first three places got...
08.03.2020 18:07 French Defence
An old favorite of mine
06.03.2020 17:56 Chess : Fide drops handshakes after coronavirus cancels five Opens
Coronavirus is starting to affect major chess events. Five international Opens have already been cancelled or postponed while Fide, the global chess body, has issued detailed medical advice for the over-50 and over-65 World Senior Teams which have just begun in Prague. Recommendations include avoidi...
06.03.2020 13:34 Dragon Sicilians
h3 or not h3, that is the question
04.03.2020 12:16 English, Flank
A flexible Larsen
03.03.2020 17:43 Chess : Nigel Short checkmates three in a row at Bunratty weekender
Nigel Short, who challenged for Garry Kasparov’s world title in 1993 and en route scored his greatest success with a match victory against Anatoly Karpov in his prime, has won tournaments in six continents. He now plays in fewer events but was in vintage form last weekend at Bunratty in Ireland. A...
02.03.2020 16:27 d-Pawn Specials
The Influence of AlphaZero
24.02.2020 18:10 Chess: Alireza Firouzja wins first major title at age of 16
The chess world’s rising star Alireza Firouzja, aged 16 and exiled from Iran, won his first major trophy last night when he defeated India’s Vidit Gujrathi, 2-0 in a speed play-off in the Prague Masters. The pair had finished in a five-way tie on 5/9 with Jan-Krzysztof Duda of Poland, David Anto...
24.02.2020 18:08 On Chess : Humpy Koneru Is Crowned Champion In A Tightly Contested Second Edition Of The ...
For the second year in a row, the St. Louis Chess Club hosted the Cairns Cup, which featured 10 of the best female chess players in the world. The tournament marks the strongest-ever all-female event to be held on American soil. Over the course of nine rounds, the elite field battled in an all-play-...
14.02.2020 17:31 On Chess : Brilliancy In Chess
Compared to other arts or sports, chess is an easy game to learn but a difficult one to master. Just how difficult? Malcolm Gladwell, in his best-selling book "Outliers: the Story of Success," postulates that “the key to success in any field is, to a large extent, a matter of practicing a specific...
08.02.2020 16:48 Chess : Magnus Carlsen's betting sponsorship deal risks Fide dispute
Magnus Carlsen’s next world chess championship defence is likely to be in Dubai. The global chess body’s president, Arkady Dvorkovich, said in an interview in Gibraltar that Fide is close to signing a contract with Expo Dubai to stage the €2m, 14-game series there in November. Carlsen’s oppo...
07.02.2020 17:00 On Chess : Innovation Or Tradition?
Most chess players and fans of the game can be divided into two categories: purists and innovators. Purists are traditionalists who believe that serious chess should be played at long time controls and have little to no variance in format. Innovators, on the other hand, are always looking for ways t...
02.02.2020 17:04 Chess : Caruana lining up another title shot after eclipsing Carlsen at Wijk
Fabiano Caruana has set down an impressive marker for a 2020 chess campaign which could take the US world No 2 to a second shot at Magnus Carlsen’s world chess crown. Caruana simply ran away with the elite Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee tournament, finishing two points clear of the Norwegian with 10/13, ...
25.01.2020 02:16 Chess : Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen lead near the finish at Wijk
Fabiano Caruana, the world No 2 who narrowly lost the title match to Magnus Carlsen at London 2018, is well placed to gain some revenge as the American leads the world chess champion by a full point going into the final two rounds at Wijk aan Zee. Carlsen has a brilliant record at the elite Netherla...
18.01.2020 17:27 Chess : Carlsen secures record but draws threaten chances of victory at Wijk
Magnus Carlsen’s streak of 113 games without defeat is a new landmark in the 29-year-old Norwegian’s chess career but its climax has been six lacklustre draws at Wijk aan Zee which threaten to derail his impressive record there. Carlsen’s halved games in the first four rounds completed an unbe...
16.01.2020 17:33 Magnus Carlsen breaks record for longest unbeaten streak in chess history
Magnus Carlsen completed another record-breaking achievement when he stretched his unbeaten record to 111 successive chess games. The 29-year-old world chess champion drew against Jorden van Foreest in the fourth round of the Wijk aan Zee tournament to edge past the 110 classical games unbeaten, set...
16.01.2020 17:31 Iran chess ref Shohreh Bayat fears returning home over hijab dress code
For 32-year-old Iranian Shohreh Bayat, the Women's World Chess Championship was meant to be a career highlight. It is her first time as the chess event's chief arbiter - a senior role. But that achievement has been clouded by controversy after the circulation of a photograph taken at game in Shangha...
13.01.2020 17:00 Chess : Magnus Carlsen chasing fresh records but dangers lurk at Wijk aan Zee
The world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, starts his 2020 campaign on Saturday when he meets his arch rival Anish Giri in the opening round at Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee, the traditional Dutch chess tournament which he has dominated ever since he won its C group aged 13. In his past eight Masters appea...
10.01.2020 17:47 Interview with Magnus Carlsen: ‘You need to be very fortunate to be No 1 in fantasy football’
The chess world champion reached the landmark during a highly successful year and now has his sights set on a record unbeaten streak in chess. "I'm not a highly cultured guy,” says the world’s strongest chess player and, for a brief giddy moment before Christmas, the No 1 Premier League fantasy ...
10.01.2020 17:47 Q&A with Viswanathan Anand - Emotional tempest, chess politics and McEnroe
Viswanathan Anand is Indian sport's most enduring champion. A five-time world champion in classical chess, with multiple world titles in rapid and blitz chess. Still competitive at 50, when the January 2020 rankings were released, he found himself up two places to No. 13 in the world. Anand's career...
09.01.2020 16:58 Russian and Chinese chess queens battle for women's world title
As Russia’s Aleksandra Goryachkina and China’s Ju Wenjun compete for the Women's World Chess Championship this week, some might question whether chess really needs a male-female divide at all. Goryachkina, 21, is the young pretender to the chess crown held by defending women’s world chess cham...
03.01.2020 18:05 Chess : Carlsen wins speed titles after controversial game with rising star
Magnus Carlsen ended his vintage year of 2019 as he began it, as a superb all-round player who outclasses his chess rivals. Carlsen won at Wijk in January last year and at Moscow in December where he took both the world 30-minute rapid and the five-minute blitz chess crowns, losing only one game out...
28.12.2019 17:11 Chess : Iran's Alireza Firouzja, 16, bypasses ban on playing Israelis
Alireza Firouzja, the 16-year-old Iranian, who ranks as the world’s top teenager, is competing this weekend under the international chess body Fide’s flag rather than obey directives from Tehran. Officials wanted to bar him from the $1m, 206-player world rapid and blitz chess championships now u...
21.12.2019 17:56 Chess : France's top player clings to a slender hope of Candidates place
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, the chess world No 6, has long dreamed of qualifying as a world title candidate and going on to challenge Magnus Carlsen but the Frenchman, 29, has been left with only slender chances after his semi-final defeat by Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi at the Jerusalem Grand Prix thi...
16.12.2019 17:44 Chess : Ding Liren wins Grand Tour as China's 1975 domination plan rolls on
Ding Liren’s impressive triumph in last weekend’s Grand Chess Tour final at London Olympia has made China’s world No 3 the firm favourite to win the eight-man Candidates Tournament next March which will decide Magnus Carlsen’s world title challenger later in 2020. The 27-year-old’s win aga...
13.12.2019 16:53 On Chess : Grand Chess Tour Crowns 2019 Winner
Ding Liren won the 2019 Grand Chess Tour after defeating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France in the finals. The star Chinese grandmaster collected $150,000 for his efforts, bringing his winnings to nearly $300,000 for the tour. After winning the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis earlier this year, Ding has ...

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