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The Blindfold King vs The Machine

Thursday, June 30th, 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

Thursday, June 30th, 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

Thursday, June 30th, 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

Wednesday, June 29th, 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!

Tuesday, June 28th, 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

Tuesday, June 28th, 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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Edmonton: Shankland wins with 8.0/9

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

In the ninth and final round of the Edmonton International tournament that was part of the 11th Edmonton Chess Festival, US Grandmaster Samuel Shankland needed only a draw against Canadian Richard Wang to win the tournament on tie-break. With seven wins and two draws Shankland finished with 8.0/9 as did Indian Grandmaster Surya Shekhar Ganguly.

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Erwin l?Ami is Dutch online Blitz Champion

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

The Dutch online Blitz Championship was played on 23rd June on the ChessBase playchess server as a 16-player knock-out tournament with a time-limit of 3+3 – three minutes for the whole game plus three seconds increment per move. Reigning champion Erwin l?Ami dominated the tournament from the start and in the final defeated Loek van Wely 5-2 to defend his title.

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Farrukh Amonatov wins Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Having to rush, having to run, being under time-pressure, having only minutes or seconds for an important decision is a feeling more and more people of today share – and do not like. But chessplayers sometimes seem to enjoy the lack of time and many top players came to play in the Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup in Almaty. Alina l’Ami sends a big illustrated report.

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Edmonton: Shankland wins with 8.0/9

Monday, June 27th, 2016

In the ninth and final round of the Edmonton International tournament that was part of the 11th Edmonton Chess Festival, US Grandmaster Samuel Shankland needed only a draw against Canadian Richard Wang to win the tournament on tie-break. With seven wins and two draws Shankland finished with 8.0/9 as did Indian Grandmaster Surya Shekhar Ganguly.

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