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  • Today, December 11th, 2018

  • Gukesh on a path to youngest GM ever (ChessBase News)

    YAICP — Yet Another Indian Chess Prodigy! His name is D. Gukesh and he stems from — where else — Tamil Nadu, the home state of Vishy Anand. Gukesh was born on May 29, 2006, which means he is currently twelve and a half years old. On Saturday the lad scored his second GM norm in a closed...

  • Yesterday, December 10th, 2018

  • Bishops and advanced pawns (ChessBase News)

    In the endgame, far advanced passed pawns are often very dangerous. But in this endgame with dark-squared bishops, the player with the black pieces can navigate the dangerous waters to safety. Can you?

  • The London Chess Classic starts Tuesday (ChessBase News)

    There was not much of a breather for Fabiano Caruana after his defeat in the tiebreak at the World Championship. He is back in London joining Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave as the four players qualified for the London Chess Classic, the final leg of the 2018 Grand Chess...

  • British Knockout Championship semi-finals (Chessdom)

    • England top 4 Mickey Adams, David Howell, Gawain Jones and Luke McShane all negotiate their way through a tough quarter-final stage to qualify for the British Knockout Championship semi-finals. • David Howell triumphs eventually over IM Ravi Haria in a rapid playoff, despite almost coming to...

  • Simon Says — Recent games and opening ideas with an early g4!? (ChessBase News)

    In this Simon Says Simon takes a look at some of his recent games. He also delves deeper into some openings ideas when White moves the g-pawn early on. Simon is live this week at 18:00 CEST (16:00 UTC). If you miss the show, you can watch it in the archive with a ChessBase Account. Don't have an...

  • Valerij Popov takes gold at the European Rapid Championship (ChessBase News)

    A two-day 13-round event finished with the 40th seed as the winner. The European Rapid Championship took place on December 8th and 9th in Skopje and was won by Russian GM Valerij Popov. Three other players scored the same 10½ points, but the 44-year-old took gold on tiebreaks. Andrey Esipenko ...

  • Lidums Australian Young Masters 2018 (ChessBase News)

    The Australian Young Masters has been growing since moving to Adelaide in 2011, and now includes both a GM and IM norm tournament, in addition to an open. IRENE SUKANDAR is there and sends this preview. After four rounds GM Vasily Papin leads the GM tournament with 3½ points. | Pictured: A...

  • GM Judit Polgar appointed as Honorary FIDE Vice-President (FIDE News)

    World Chess Federation announces the appointment of Grandmaster Judit Polgar as the Honorary FIDE Vice-President. Mrs. Polgar will focus her efforts on chess development all over the world, including promoting chess in schools, popularization of the game and improving the level of tournament...

  • Sunday, December 9th, 2018

  • British Knockout Chess Championship (Chessdom)

    • Gawain Jones becomes the first player in the British KO Quarter-Finals to pull ahead with a smooth victory in Game 1 over IM Alan Merry. • England No. 1 Mickey Adams is held to a draw by Simon Williams in a sharp Queen’s Gambit. • David Howell barely escapes defeat at the hands of [...]

  • North American Open 2018 (Chessdom)

    The 28th Annual North American Open will be held from 26-30 December, 2018, at Bally’s Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada. The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500 and Under 1250. The Open Section is a 5-day tournament ...

  • Pro-Biz Cup: Caruana & Kasparov head star-studded line-up (Chessdom)

    This prestigious event will feature World Championship Challenger Fabiano Caruana, back in action in London just days after his gripping match with Magnus Carlsen.

  • How to share games on social media (ChessBase News)

    Chess is often played in isolation, but it can also be a social game. ChessBase 15 helps you to share games on various social media channels with ease. Open a game in ChessBase 15, save it as GIF and share it on Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram or Snapchat. Here's a short tutorial to show...

  • Kasimdzhanov: "The work of seconds usually remains invisible" (ChessBase News)

    While Carlsen and Caruana played for the World Championship in London, millions of people all over the world saw them fight in a soundproof glass box. But behind the scenes, the teams of seconds who supported them remained largely hidden. GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov has been the second of Fabiano...

  • Saturday, December 8th, 2018

  • Surprise winner at the Italian Championship (ChessBase News)

    The city of Salerno, south of Naples, was the venue for this year's individual championship in Italy. 12 participants fought for the title of Italian national champion in a classical round-robin tournament. The winner was not one of the favourites, but rather IM Lorenzo Lodici, the surprising but...

  • Anand recaps Carlsen vs Caruana (2) (ChessBase News)

    Ten days on from the end of the World Championship and the match is still very much in the news. In a previous report, we presented a 31-minute interview with five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand and his take on the games played in London. Sagar Shah of ChessBase India transcribed the...

  • European Rapid Championship LIVE (ChessBase News)

    The 2018 European Rapid Championship is being played at the Alexander Palace in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, on December 8th and 9th. The top seed is Vladislav Artimiev, the winner of the European Blitz Championship. | Photos: Patricia Claros Aguilar

  • WRBCC 2018 Registration is open (FIDE News)

    Dear Chess Friends!FIDE announces that Registration system for the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships is open at submit you application and information.   For more information please read:FIDE extends the deadline for registrations...

  • Vladislav Artemiev is 2018 European Blitz Champion (ChessBase News)

    Macedonia's political, cultural and economic centre, Skopje, is hosting the European Rapid and Blitz Championships. Unlike other events, in this case the blitz section takes place first. After eleven double-rounds, Vladislav Artemiev emerged as the clear winner with an astounding 18½/22 score....

  • Friday, December 7th, 2018

  • In Focus: Alireza Firouzja (ChessBase News)

    Everyone talks about the Indian "wunderkinder" Nihal Sarin or Praggnanandhaa, but it's also increasingly possible a future world chess champion will come from Iran. Alireza Firozja is the world's highest rated player born in 2003 (he turned 15 in June), and his style is reminiscent of a famous ...

  • The Power Play Show - AlphaZero (ChessBase News)

    Friday at 18:00 CET (17:00 UTC) Daniel King will go on air on You can watch the episode live for free. All the usual puzzles, games and instruction will be on offer, plus Daniel will be looking at the AlphaZero games vs Stockfish. Puzzle and the live video...

  • Chess fever in Norway (ChessBase News)

    In 1925, people in Moscow were so seized by chess fever as a result of an international chess tournament that the famous movie of the same name was created. In Norway, it was almost the same during the World Championship match Carlsen-Caruana. Holger Blauhut reports on a memorable tournament in...

  • London Chess Classic 2018 (Chessdom)

    Fans eager for more fabulous top-class chess after the World Championship in London need look no further than the London Chess Classic, where the valiant challenger, Fabiano Caruana, will be back in town for a showdown with three of the world’s most exciting players from December 11-17, thanks to...

  • Tit for tat (ChessBase News)

    After 21.Nh4 in the diagram position Black's queen and knight are under fire. What do you make of that — or rather of the liquidation sequence starting with 21...Qxf2+ then? Happy calculating!

  • European Amateur Chess Championship 2019 (Chessdom)

    The European Amateur Chess Championship 2019 will be held in the island of Rhodes, Greece, from 5th-15th April, simultaneously with European Senior Chess Championship 2019.The events will be held in the Conference center of Olympic Palace Hotel, as the official hotel of the Championship. The...

  • Inside the (deep) mind of AlphaZero (ChessBase News)

    It was a long time coming, but the wait is over. After nearly a full year, being ping ponged from one peer reviewer to the next, the final paper on AlphaZero is out, shedding light on a number of hitherto unknown or misunderstood elements in its construction, not to mention some clarifications...

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