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55 and Fabulous: An interview with Keith Arkell

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Over a 10-week period, English Grandmaster Keith Arkell played in and won seven weekend tournaments. The seven first-place-finishes in a row is a personal best for Arkell. In this interview, he tells how he prepares for his games, how his approach to chess changed over the years, why he works harder at the board and reveals why he thinks chess and life are fabulous at age 55.

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Shanghai leads in Chinese Chess League

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Twelve teams start in division A of the Chinese Chess League and from April to December they play a double-round-robin tournament, 22 rounds altogether. The teams play on five boards with at least two female players. The rating differences between the various players are often huge but this does not mean that the favorites do have an easy life.

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The Blindfold King vs The Machine

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Later this year GM Timur Gareyev will try play 47 opponents simultaneously, blindfold, breaking the current world record of 46 games. Neuroscientists found this interesting enough try to find out how his brain works – they put the GM into a MRI scanner while he played four blindfold games. In CHESS Magazine Timur provides a look into how he is preparing to take on arguably the game’s most impressive record of all time.

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Czech Republic wins Mitropa Cup

Friday, July 1st, 2016

This year’s Mitropa Cup was played in Prague, from 19th to 27th June. The Mitropa Cup is a round-robin team event, in which ten Middle European nations take part, each nation ideally starting with a team in the open event and a team in the women’s event. This year the Czechs won in the open section while Germany succeeded in the women’s event.

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Jon Speelman’s Agony Column #8

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Which openings to play, going quickly all-out for an attack or patiently steering the game into quieter waters, which pieces to exchange and which to keep, where to put one’s pawns, when to offer a draw and how to win a winning position against a higher-rated player. Questions that all come up – and are answered – in Jon Speelman’s Agony Column #8.

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How to learn from chess studies

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Regular over-the-board players are often suspicious about chess studies and problems. The positions are considered artificial, the solutions extravagant and of little use to practical play. But that is not always the case. Here’s a prize-winning study that requires strategic ideas and manoeuvres that are genuinely useful in over-the-board play. You can analyse and solve it, with engine support, right here on our news page!

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Leuven!

Friday, July 1st, 2016

In June the Grand Chess Tour came to Paris and Leuven. Hikaru Nakamura won in Paris, Magnus Carlsen won in Leuven, and the top players are already on their way to other top events in Dortmund or in Bilbao. Paris is a justly famous city but the lesser known Leuven is also worth a closer look. Which Andr? Schulz took while he was visiting the Grand Chess tour.

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The tricky rook

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Every week ChessBase Magazine author and renowned endgame expert Karsten M?ller presents a remarkable or particularly instructive endgame in his blog. A click on the diagram opens a larger board. Test your endgame skills, improve and have fun!

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55 and Fabulous: An interview with Keith Arkell

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Over a 10-week period, English Grandmaster Keith Arkell played in and won seven weekend tournaments. The seven first-place-finishes in a row is a personal best for Arkell. In this interview, he tells how he prepares for his games, how his approach to chess changed over the years, why he works harder at the board and reveals why he thinks chess and life are fabulous at age 55.

Noticias ChessBase

Shanghai leads in Chinese Chess League

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Twelve teams start in division A of the Chinese Chess League and from April to December they play a double-round-robin tournament, 22 rounds altogether. The teams play on five boards with at least two female players. The rating differences between the various players are often huge but this does not mean that the favorites do have an easy life.

Noticias ChessBase

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