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January 24th, 2020
Will be starting a live Tourney page of Chess Events, or at least major ones on the website for fun. Check it out.
December 30th, 2019
Rapid and Blitz Champions in Moscow Shine.
Magnus won both the Rapid and Blitz. Hikaru had a great chance in tiebreaks to win in the Blitz side of the tourney, but couldn’t pull it off. Rapid was dominated by Magnus.
Ladies Rapid Champion was Humpy Koneru. She did a fabulous job. I haven’t got the results of the woman’s Blitz Champion yet.
December 5th, 2019
Grand Chess Tour Final. MVL Faces Off With Ding Liren After Unusual Loss By Magnus.
Here is a link to one of the articles summarizing the event.
Fischer Random World Championship
Four great challengers are facing off in a unique and popular form of chess. The world champion and three others are competing for the big prize. A fun event, where you see more real depth of humanity from the players, and less perfect lines worked out by studying computer variations to calculate. Its really an intriguing format to say the least.
Here is a link to a Chessbase article about the event.
Vladimir Kramnik’s Illuminating Interview With Boris Gelfand’s wife.
GM Whose Rating Had Climbed Exponentially Is Found Cheating.
In an unfortunate incident, a gentleman many were applauding for his great success in his 50’s has been found to be cheating. FIDE had been alerted, and had setup a situation with the arbiter to try to protect the game’s integrity. They found exactly what they thought they would.
At Bangkok Open Jan Gustafsson And Nigel Short Face Off.
April 12, 2019
In an excellent tug and war match. Jan and Nigel played to a tie. Jan one of the owners of Chess24 and Nigel former World Champion Challenger ( VP President of FIDE ) gave a fine display of chess.
Kamsky And MVL At Bundesliga
March 25th, 2019
I enjoy watching MVL and Gata Kamsky, and this particular match where Gata brought home the win was no different. Thought I’d share it with you.
LCZero VS Stockfish 10 Battle
March 10th, 2019
At The Super Final of Chess Engine Battles LCZero Narrowly Loses to Stockfish 10.
In a real close match it came down to the final game, and Stockfish edged out a victory of LCZero. This was the first time in years that a chess engine other than Komodo, Stockfish or Houdini broke into the Super Final match.
Great Honor For Former Chess Great Tigran Petrosian.
Feb. 2nd, 2019
Here is a recent article concerning Tigran Petrosian the great chess legend, and the special honor the Armenian Government has given him.
The Pro Chess League & The Cairns Cup Star In Today’s Chess World.
February 6th, 2019
Fantastic Chess on various levels today. The Pro Chess League continued with excellent matches this week, some of the best players in the world were involved. Also, the Cairns Cup kicked off with some great women of Chess battling it out.
Magnus Wins WCC Again. Just Superior Rapid Tiebreaks.
November 29, 2018
Here is the article on the review of the WCC from Chess24.com.
Wow! The WCC Match Between Fabi And Magnus Goes To Game 12. Final Classical Match.
November 25th, 2018
I would never have believed it, but we are facing the final match with no victories and only draws. I think it is imperative that Fabi wins game 12, as his Rapid skills are not those of Magnus. Fabi calculates well, but to allow yourself to have to face Magnus in a tiebreak in Rapid. Well, it is not an enviable position to say the least.
Fabiano And Magnus World Chess Championship Is Game On.
November 21st, 2018
After 8 rounds its tied and no one has won a decisive game. Even though on two occasions Fabiano should have gone for the victory, but ended up drawing. Don’t know how many more chances the World Champion will give him.
Game 9 has started this Wednesday.
Fabiano Caruana Will Be The 1st American Since Bobby Fischer Who Will Challenge For The FIDE World Championship.
March 27th, 2018
A Chess Study.
Pro Chess On Chess.Com Mentioned On ESPN.
TePe Sigeman & Co. Chess Tournament in Malmo, Sweden ( May 5, 2018 )
Former World Chess Challenger Nigel Short Is Running For FIDE Presidency, And Is Asking Questions.
Norway Altibox Tourney Continues Without Ding. Fabiano Manages A Nice Victory Against A Very Strong Sergey.
Hikaru Nakamura wins the Paris Grand Tour Event. It was an event that had various leaders, and had some wonderful matches to enjoy.
Great article from Ian and Boris on a variety of issues in chess and without. They just finished up a great tourney in Israel.
One of my favorite historical players is Paul Keres. He came so close so often to becoming the World Chess Champion, but fell short on various occasions. Was a great and challenging player. Here is one of his extraordinary games.