Archive for April, 2016

Nakamura wins Ultimate Blitz!

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Hikaru Nakamura came all guns blazing on day two of the Ultimate Blitz. He scored 11.0/18 and finished a full point ahead of others. Wesley So took the second spot with 10 points and Garry Kasparov was right behind him on 9.5. Caruana was able to muster only 5.5 points. The event was a huge success as it attracted a lot of attention from fans all over the world. By having a look at few of the games in this report there is only one thing we can say,“Garry you must play more often!”

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Carlsen wins Norway Chess

Friday, April 29th, 2016

After seven rounds Magnus Carlsen looked almost certain to win the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. But then he lost against Levon Aronian in round eight, endangering his tournament win. But things went his way in round nine. Aronian drew against Pentala Harikrishna while Carlsen defeated Pavel Eljanov to win Norway Chess for the first time.

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St Louis Blitz with Kasparov – watch it live

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Yesterday was the most exciting chess day in the current year: an 18-round blitz tournament with the top three finishers of the US Championship, Caruana, So and Nakamura, and a very special guest star: Garry Kasparov, who has been in retirement for eleven years. Yet the 13th World Champion dominated the field on day one. You can watch the electrifying action of day two right here on our news page.

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Batumi, Rd. 8: The lead changes again

Friday, April 29th, 2016

The Women’s Grand Prix in Batumi remains lively even though round eight saw an unusually high number of draws: in five of the six games the point was split. Anna Muzyzuk was the only player who could win. She defeated Zhao Xue which allowed her to catch up to the leaders. With 5.0/8 Anna Muzychuk now shares the lead with Nana Dzagnidze and Valentina Gunina.

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Norway Chess 2016: Round nine live!

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Who will win the Altibox Norway Chess tournament 2016? After eight rounds Levon Aronian and Magnus Carlsen share first place with 5.0/8 each. In the last round Carlsen plays with White against Pavel Eljanov, Aronian plays with Black against Pentala Harikrishna. In case of a tie a blitz-match will decide the winner. Follow round nine live on playchess!

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Norway Chess: Daniel King’s "Play of the Day", Rd.8

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Things went well for Magnus Carlsen at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament in Stavanger – until round eight. Playing with Black against Levon Aronian the World Champion misplayed the opening and soon find himself in an uncomfortable position which he finally lost after a tactical oversight. In his video analysis Daniel King wonders how this could happen.

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Queen sac ideas

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Tactics can seem deceptively simple, particularly when seeing an engine analysing grandmaster games. Strange, however, how difficult it is to find the right move and to calculate variations properly when playing yourself. It is easier if you solve tactical puzzles regularly. In the ChessBase Magazine and his tactics column Oliver Reeh helps you to do so.

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Magnus Carlsen Finally Wins On Home Soil

Friday, April 29th, 2016

He failed in the first three editions but Magnus Carlsen finally managed to please the local fans in Stavanger. As the only winner on the last day the world champion clinched his first Altibox Norway Chess title by beating Pavel Elj…

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Dutch Youth Chess 2016, boys and girls group A LIVE!

Friday, April 29th, 2016

The Dutch Youth Chess Championship takes place April 29 – May 7. Games will be live daily on Chessdom.com with computer engine analysis. This is groups A for boys and girls.

New: Another strongest event in history is starting this May 1st – the Top Computer Chess Championship 2016. There are 10 engines over 3100 ELO! Defending champion is Komodo, while Houdini will play with the new version 5. Find all the information here and follow the live games here

Databases released by Grandmasters: Play against the Slav – by GM Kuljasevic / New: GM Kiril Georgiev full repertoire on the Berlin / King’s Indian and Catalan – by GM Delchev/ Repertoire against 1.d4 – by GM Chatalbashev/ Play against the Gruenfeld – by GM Arnaudov

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Dutch Youth Chess, group B LIVE!

Friday, April 29th, 2016

The Dutch Youth Chess Championship takes place April 29 – May 7. Games will be live daily on Chessdom.com with computer engine analysis. This is groups B for boys and girls.

New: Another strongest event in history is starting this May 1st – the Top Computer Chess Championship 2016. There are 10 engines over 3100 ELO! Defending champion is Komodo, while Houdini will play with the new version 5. Find all the information here and follow the live games here

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