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03.07.2020 13:48 Queen's Gambit, Slav
A 'Rapid' rise in creativity?
02.07.2020 13:31 Dragon Sicilians
Forget the X-files, the truth is in here!
01.07.2020 18:55 d-Pawn Specials
OTB chess is back!
28.06.2020 18:04 Chess : Carlsen routs Caruana and tops fantasy football league in winning week
Magnus Carlsen overran the world No 2, Fabiano Caruana, 2.5-0.5 in their latest meeting on Thursday, only a day after the world chess champion had topped seven million rivals to lead the Fantasy Premier League for the second time in six months. The online meeting earlier this month between the Norwegian and the American, who met over the chessboard for the world crown in 2018, had been a tight affair which Carlsen won only in the final game, but Thursday’s match was one-sided. Carlsen scored impressively at the start, won the second game from a level ending, then eased to a draw in the third. Caruana must win their next best-of-four games match on Saturday to take their $150,000 Chessable Masters quarter-final into a Monday tie-break and a likely semi-final on Tuesday against the Russian No 1, Ian Nepomniachtchi. On the evening before ...
25.06.2020 18:04 On Chess : When The Game Of Kings First Became A Game Of The People
Chess is often described as the game of kings. And it is. But there was a time when chess was also the game of those who were overthrowing their kings. That was a time when chess was the game of dangerous radicals and revolutionaries, writers and intellectuals. It was a time when men and women used coffeehouses, newspapers and salons as we use the internet to spread once-forbidden ideas and knowledge — ideas that would ultimately shatter the old order and usher in the modern world. In all the vast upheavals of the 18th century, chess was in the thick of things. It was played in taverns and inns as well as royal courts; played by misfits and disaffected intellectuals as well as kings and aristocrats. In 1784, five years before the storming of the Bastille, the German philosopher Immanuel Kant, in an essay analyzing and defending the Enlightenment, dubbed ...
20.06.2020 12:34 King Pawn
Dubov's crushing Vienna Game!
19.06.2020 17:32 World Champion Magnus Carlsen Crowned Clutch Chess International Winner
The second edition of Clutch Chess, Clutch Chess International, had the recipe for the perfect event: high-stakes, top-level chess, epic comebacks, drama and emotion. The historic online chess tournament, hosted by the St. Louis Chess Club, had everyone in the chess world glued to their seats watching the grand finale between the world No. 1 and 2 players. The event featured some of the world’s best chess players and a record-breaking prize fund of $265,000. The event featured knockout matches with bonus prizes in “clutch games,” the last two each day worth more points and money for a decisive result. Clutch Chess ended up being the St. Louis Chess Club’s most-watched live event, capturing the attention of more than 28,000 concurrent viewers on the final day alone. The eight grandmasters who competed in Clutch Chess International were: Magnus Carlsen (reigning world chess champion...
19.06.2020 13:30 Caro Pirc Alekhine
Notes from the Underground
18.06.2020 13:33 King's Indian
Mini repertoires for Black
18.06.2020 00:49 Open Sicilians
Long-forgotten theoretical lines
15.06.2020 02:06 English, Flank
Online, correspondence, and engine chess
13.06.2020 17:50 On Chess : Chess Improvement — Proven Training Regimens vs Immersive Learning
“What’s the best way for me to improve?” This simple question, in one form or another, is by far the most common question I’m asked as a teacher at the St. Louis Chess Club. The best answer that I have found is borrowed from language learning. As with languages, the best way to learn chess i...
11.06.2020 14:16 Anti-Sicilians
Online, elite, rapid
08.06.2020 18:04 French Defence
Is the 3...h6 Tarrasch Variation refuted?
06.06.2020 17:37 Chess : Magnus Carlsen tries Champions Showdown after surprise failure
Magnus Carlsen will compete in the richest ever online chess tournament this weekend just days after Norway’s world chess champion surprisingly failed to reach the final in his latest event, the $150,000 Lindores Abbey Rapid. Carlsen is top seed in the $265,000 Champions Showdown, hosted and finan...
06.06.2020 17:36 On Chess : Clutch Chess USA Tournament Results & Introducing Clutch Chess International
With over-the-board chess tournaments postponed indefinitely, online chess events are becoming more and more popular. The St. Louis Chess Club kicked off its series of online events with the first edition of Clutch Chess. The small but star-studded field included the top American grandmasters who co...
02.06.2020 00:51 Daring Defences
Dutch delights and Forum thoughts
01.06.2020 15:05 Nimzo, Benoni
Leela, Stockfish and the Snake
29.05.2020 18:38 Chess : Magnus Carlsen leads arch-rival Hikaru Nakamura in Lindores semi-final
Magnus Carlsen took a commanding 3-0 first set lead on Thursday against his arch-rival, America’s chess blitz specialist Hikaru Nakamura, when the world and US champions met in a best of three sets semi-final of the Lindores Abbey Rapid. The chess event, which continues on Friday afternoon, is an ...
28.05.2020 17:29 Magnus Carlsen: 'My emotions are usually outside my body and that's not what you usually connect to a chess player'
Greatness cannot be achieved without sacrifice. While it is the fire that burns inside that fuels the brilliance, the pursuit for perfection can also torment, turning relationships to ashes and niggling at the soul. The gifted can be loved and disliked. They can achieve immortality but still be flaw...
27.05.2020 18:03 A Chess Prodigy's Return to Health Brings Cheer to the Game
Growing up in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, Irina Krush often went to Asser Levy Park at Coney Island and beat the men playing chess there. Many of those who fell were sharp characters, too. More than a few had been toughened by life in the former Soviet Union. But they welcomed the little girl with a p...
22.05.2020 17:57 Chess : Magnus Carlsen wins despite 'terrible' form, but setbacks spark angst
Another online weekend, another first prize for the world chess champion, but Magnus Carlsen suffered angst against lower ranked opponents which continued and increased on Wednesday and Thursday as he narrowly qualified for the Lindores Abbey quarter-finals. The online Steinitz Memorial blitz was an...
09.05.2020 17:35 Chess : Vishy Anand ambushes Russia's world No 4 to win in five minutes
India’s former world chess champion Vishy Anand stole the show at this week’s online Nations Cup as the 50-year-old veteran caught the world No 4, Ian Nepomniachtchi, with home prep and won in 17 moves as checkmate was imminent. The unsuspecting Russian blitzed out his replies until it was too l...
03.05.2020 17:28 Chess : Erratic Magnus Carlsen faces Chinese challenge in invitational semis
Magnus Carlsen has qualified for this weekend’s semi-finals in his $250,000 online elite invitational, but Norway’s world chess champion, 29, now faces strong and ambitious rivals in the context of his own erratic form. Carlsen won several games in fine style in the all-play-all preliminaries, b...
03.05.2020 17:27 Teenage chess prodigy Alireza Firouzja beaten by Magnus Carlsen and wifi woes
This week, the world chess champion restored the established order. After losing a marathon 204-game one-minute bullet match to 16-year-old Alireza Firouzja and then suffering another reversal to the teen, 7.5-8.5 in the Banter Blitz Cup, Magnus Carlsen defeated the chess prodigy 2.5-1.5 on the most...
23.04.2020 17:46 Magnus Carlsen gets revenge on 16-year-old Iranian chess sensation
A few days after he was shocked by 16-year-old chess sensation Alireza Firouzja, world chess champion Magnus Carlsen has enacted his revenge on the Iranian. The Norwegian was stunned last week in the final of Banter Blitz Cup by Firouzja, who won $14,000 as a result. But Carlsen, who has been world ...
17.04.2020 17:31 Chess : Magnus Carlsen shocked by 16-year-old in Banter Blitz Cup final
Magnus Carlsen’s aura of invincibility was dented on Wednesday for the second time this month when the world chess champion was defeated 8.5-7.5 in the final of the $14,000 Banter Blitz Cup by the tactical skills of 16-year-old Alireza Firouzja. The teenager left his native Iran due to its policy ...
10.04.2020 18:14 Chess : Magnus Carlsen prepares for meeting with chess prodigy Alireza Firouzja
Magnus Carlsen, the world chess champion, has helped spark an immediate and impressively rapid growth in online chess with his announcement of a $250,000 elite tournament which starts on Saturday 18 April with the Norwegian himself as the No 1 seed. Before that, there is the fascinating prospect of ...
09.04.2020 17:35 Chess: Candidates stopped at midway point after Russia suspends air traffic
The world chess championship Candidates in Ekaterinburg was abruptly stopped on Thursday morning, with seven of 14 rounds played, after the Russian government announced international air traffic would be suspended from Friday. Fide, the global chess body, planned a charter flight to Amsterdam enabli...
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 Internationa...
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 realit...
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 ...
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...
19.03.2020 16:38 With most sport off the table due to coronavirus, fans turn to chess
With events cancelled around the world due to coronavirus, what else is there for the sports-starved fan to do but turn to arguably the world's most challenging game for the mind: chess. The 2020 Candidates Tournament, one of the biggest events in the game's calendar, kicked off in Russia this week ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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