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So, Akobian Still Perfect At U.S. Champs In Decisive Day 2

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Talk about a whitewash.
In round two of the 2018 U.S. Championships, more games produced wins than draws, and White went had seven wins and no losses. The women fought much longer, but the men had more kills.
When all of the games had fin…

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Mamedyarov-Carlsen Headlines 5 Draws At Shamkir Chess

Friday, April 20th, 2018

The first round of the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan saw five draws, including the top en…

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Mamedyarov-Carlsen Headline 5 Draws At Shamkir Chess

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The first round of the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan saw five draws, including the top en…

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Shamkir Chess Takes Off With 5 Draws

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The first round of the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan saw five draws, including the top encount…

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Grigoriants Among 3 Winners Of Largest Titled Tuesday Ever

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

GMs Sergey Grigoriants, Aram Hakobyan and IM Zhamsaran Tsydypov won the April 17 Titled Tuesday, the biggest ever, with 373 entrants and $5,000 in prizes. FM Santiago Zapata equaled their score of 8.5/10 but was disqualified for fai…

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Small Steps to Giant Improvement

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Small Steps to Giant Improvement by Sam Shankland (Hardcover)
Master Pawn Play in Chess

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In chess you cannot take your move back, but you can always return a misplaced piece to its former square at the cost of some time. Pawns on the other hand can never move backwards, making pawn moves truly permanent decisions.

This irreversibility makes Pawn Play among the most difficult aspects of chess strategy, which is one reason few books have been written about this topic – and some that have are almost incomprehensible. Double Olympiad gold medallist Sam Shankland has gone the other way – breaking down the principles of Pawn Play to basic, easily understandable guidelines every chess player should know. Shankland starts with extremely simple examples, but then lifts the level, illustrating the universality of the book’s guidelines by showing how grandmasters could have made better decisions by using them.

Sam Shankland is a Grandmaster and permanent member of the US national team, winning an Individual Gold Medal in 2014 and Team Gold in 2016. In 2015 and 2017 he played Board 1 for the US team at the World Team Championship. This is his first book.

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5th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2018 LIVE!

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Vugar Gashimov Memorial

Photo by the Russian Chess Federation

The dates of the Shamkir Chess 2018 international tournament dedicated to the memory of late Azerbaijani GM Vugar Gashimov have been revealed. The chess tournament will be held in Shamkir on April 18-29. The tournament is a 10-player round-robin with a total prize fund of €100,000 and €25,000 for first place.
Players include Magnus Carlsen, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, , Anish Giri, Ding Liren, Sergey Karjakin, Veselin Topalov, Teimour Radjabov, Rauf Mammadov, David Navara
and finally Radoslav Wojtaszek have replaced Vladimir Kramnik.

Live games with analysis will be provided daily on Chessdom with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

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2018 U.S. Chess Championship/Chinese Championship 2018

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So Wins At U.S. Championship To Start Title Defense

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

He’s young, but he’s got some experience with defending titles. And it hasn’t gone well.
By his own admission, GM Wesley So has struggled the year after winning an event. London, Grand Chess Tour, Tata Steel—you name it, and as best he can…

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So Begins U.S. Championship Title Defense With A Win

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

He’s young, but he’s got some experience with defending titles. And it hasn’t gone well.
By his own admission, GM Wesley So has struggled the year after winning an event. London, Grand Chess Tour, Tata Steel, you name it, and as best he can reca…

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2018 U.S. Chess Championship LIVE!

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis For the tenth consecutive year, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. The fields have now been confirmed and fans are sure to see great battles April 17-30, 2018. The 2018 U.S. Championship is an elite national championship event, featuring 12 of the strongest chess players in America. Over the course of eleven rounds, these competitors will battle for $194,000 in prize money, qualification into the World Championship cycle, and the coveted title of 2018 U.S. Champion. The team of USA was the winner in the last Olympiad.

2018 U.S. Chess Championship Field

GM Fabiano Caruana 2868
GM Hikaru Nakamura 2853
GM Wesley So 2852
GM Alex Onischuk 2759
GM Ray Robson 2731
GM Sam Shankland 2730
GM Varuzhan Akobian 2728
GM Jeffery Xiong 2724
GM Alex Lenderman 2695
GM Awonder Liang 2669
GM Yaroslav Zherebukh 2717
GM Zviad Izoria 2714

Live games with analysis will be provided daily on Chessdom.com with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

Breaking: TCEC Season 12 starts today with the participation of Alpha Zero “little sister” LC0 confirmed

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