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  • Today, December 2nd, 2023

  • A knack for problem-solving? (ChessBase News)

    Welcome to the ChessBase India Winter Chess Solving Championship, an initiative to promote chess composition and creative-logical thinking through chess. This introductory article serves as the curtain-raiser to the event: Satanick Mukhuty give you the rules, the details of the prizes, and the...

  • Mohammed VI Prize - The players (part 2) (ChessBase News)

    As described in the article "The Never Ending Saga of Moroccan Chess" (Part 1 and Part 2), the International Prix Mohammed VI tournament had an unfortunate end, as the winners did not receive their prizes. That incident did not take away from the players' efforts and performances, though, as...

  • Bishops and passers (ChessBase News)

    Today some elementary endgame tactics. In the diagram position, the constellation on the kingside with the far advanced pawn h3 secures Black's advantage. But how to exploit this?

  • Yesterday, December 1st, 2023

  • London Classic: Gukesh and Adams start with wins (ChessBase News)

    Dommaraju Gukesh and Michael Adams got off to winning starts at the 13th edition of the London Chess Classic. Gukesh defeated Mateusz Bartel’s French Defence, while Adams showcased his positional virtuosity playing white against Amin Tabatabaei. Both Gukesh and Adams will play black in the second...

  • FIDE introduces the Gender Equality in Chess Index (GECI) (ChessBase News)

    The International Chess Federation released the inaugural Gender Equality in Chess Index (GECI), an innovative instrument designed to measure and compare the level of gender equality in chess federations across the globe. The GECI incorporates three indicators of Participation, Performance, and...

  • Caruana beats Rapport, wins Sinquefield Cup for a third time (ChessBase News)

    With a final-round win over Richard Rapport, Fabiano Caruana secured tournament victory at the Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis. This was Caruana’s third victory in this event, as he had previously won it in 2014 (when he famously grabbed seven wins in a row) and in 2018. Sole second place went to...

  • London Chess Classic - Live! (ChessBase News)

    The 13th edition of the London Chess Classic is taking place on December 1-10 as a 10-player single round-robin with a classical time control. The event features nine super grandmasters, including the rising star of Indian chess, Dommaraju Gukesh, and the American sensation Hans Niemann. | Follow...

  • The missing players (ChessBase News)

    On October 7th, in their brutal attack, Hamas took 240 hostages from Israel. After tough negotiations some of them are being currently released. In world-wide actions people showed their support – including in chess circles. In Savion, Hungarian-Israeli IM Sofia Polgar held a simultaneous...

  • Freestyle Super Tournament in Germany - Seven top players challenge Magnus Carlsen (ChessBase News)

    From 9 to 16 February 2024, the Weissenhaus Private Nature Luxury Resort on the Baltic Sea in Germany will be the venue for a super tournament in "Freestyle Chess", also known as Chess960. Seven world-class players, including world champion Ding Liren and Vincent Keymer, will challenge the G.O.A...

  • Thursday, November 30th, 2023

  • Hans Niemann dominates Tournament of Peace in Zagreb (ChessBase News)

    Hans Niemann won the Tournament of Peace in spectacular fashion. The US grandmaster secured tournament victory with a round to spare, but nonetheless checkmated rating favourite Anton Korobov in the final round. Korobov, Ante Brkic and Vasyl Ivanchuk finished in shared second place, a whole 3...

  • Game of the Week #596: F. Caruana vs W. So (ChessBase News)

    In his Game of the Week show #595, Merijn Van Delft takes a closer look at the marquee matchup between Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So from the Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis. | Merijn’s show is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

  • Sinquefield Cup: Caruana and Dominguez favourites to take the title (ChessBase News)

    All four games ended drawn in the penultimate round of the Sinquefield Cup, which means Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana and Leinier Dominguez continue to share the lead. However, So has already played eight games in the event and will get a rest day on Thursday. In the final round, Caruana will play...

  • Paulius Pultinevicius - Winner of the Prix Mohammed VI tournament (ChessBase News)

    The recently published articles "The Never Ending Saga of Moroccan Chess, Part 1" and "Part 2" described the sorry state of Moroccan chess and the unfortunate end of the International Prix Mohammed VI tournament, where the winners did not receive their prizes. This bizarre end of the tournament...

  • Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

  • Strong multi-format tournament running in Sharjah with Yu, Sjugirov, Nihal and Salem (ChessBase News)

    A 4-player multi-format tournament is taking place from November 27 to December 6 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Yu Yangyi, Sanan Sjugirov, Nihal Sarin and Saleh Salem first face each other in double round-robin tournaments in classical and rapid chess, and then in a triple round-robin blitz...

  • Sinquefield Cup: Caruana beats So, Dominguez scores (ChessBase News)

    Fabiano Caruana and Leinier Dominguez both scored back-to-back wins in rounds 6 and 7 of the Sinquefield Cup to join Wesley So in the lead of the standings. Caruana, in fact, defeated So on Tuesday, and he did it in remarkable style. By beating the former sole leader, Caruana also secured first...

  • Study of the Month: Special honorable mentions (ChessBase News)

    Endgame studies don’t need to be perfect to be entertaining. Prizes are to be awarded to endgame studies that meet the highest standards. Honorable mentions are for endgame studies of great but not the highest quality. Special awards should be for those that can’t compete with other studies. Let...

  • Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

  • Sinquefield Cup: A perfect day for So (ChessBase News)

    Wesley So scored his second victory in this year’s Sinquefield Cup by beating Levon Aronian with the white pieces in Monday’s sixth round. Moreover, wins for Leinier Dominguez (over Anish Giri) and Fabiano Caruana (over Alireza Firouzja) greatly increased So’s chances of qualifying to the...

  • The Winning Academy 27: Lefthanders (ChessBase News)

    In some sports, being a lefthander might give you a substantive advantage over your opponents. In table tennis or in tennis, for example, lefthanders score better over their right-handed opponents. Why? Approximately 90 percent of professional table tennis players are right-handed. Therefore, a...

  • Who knows his name? (ChessBase News)

    Do you know who the current World Chess Champion is? Can you name him and tell us which country he is from? If you can do this you belong to an absolute minority in the world of chess enthusiasts. Try to estimate how many of them can answer the two questions correctly. You are wrong! A recent...

  • Breaking through (ChessBase News)

    Creating passed pawns is a strong weapon in the endgame. In the diagram position Black can turn her majority into a passed pawn - a passed pawn on the b-file or a passed pawn on the a-file. What would you play?

  • Monday, November 27th, 2023

  • Singapore Federation CEO Kevin Goh Wei Ming teaches chess in prisons (ChessBase News)

    Grandmaster Kevin Goh Wei Ming is both the CEO of the Singapore Chess Federation and an 8-time national champion at the Southeast Asian city-state. Kevin recently shared a post on X, showing his experience teaching chess at the Singapore Prison Services. IM Sagar Shah interviewed him on the topic...

  • Endgame Magic #256 - Highlights from the European Team Tournament Budva Part 1 (ChessBase News)

    In the Endgame Magic Show #256 Karsten Müller shows highlights from the European Team Tournament Budva, focusing on rook endgames. | You can watch the Endgame Magic Show on-demand with a ChessBase Premium account.

  • 2624 wins against 2847 with the French? - The Underdog (ChessBase News)

    Teimour Radjabov had a terrible tournament at the European Team Championship, and couldn't win a single game. Robert Ris steps in to the rescue. When Radjabov was just 15 years old, he faced Garry Kasparov, who had an incredible rating of 2847 at that time. In a French Defence game, we can...

  • Sofia Polgar – Amazing Artist, Dangerous Tactician – 2 (ChessBase News)

    Sofia Polgar's new book is instructive and informative. It is also generously illustrated, with acrylic on canvas paintings by the author. It is published by Russell Enterprises, and makes for an ideal Christmas gift. We have known Sofia since she was a very young girl, and tell you about that in...

  • Sunday, November 26th, 2023

  • CBM 216: A World Cup special (ChessBase News)

    ChessBase Magazine offers a window to the world of professional chess. The latest issue, CBM 216, is out. Our columnist Nagesh Havanur takes a look. Included are 968 games (34 annotated), decisive encounters from the World Cup deeply annotated, 11 opening surveys, 3 opening videos, 6 demo...

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