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Tue Nov 21



How To Watch Carlsen vs Grischuk Speed Chess Champs Today
Chess [CHESS]
The 2017 Speed Chess Championship is down to its final four combatants, and today the semifinals begin with a matchup of two decorated champions. The world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, will take on the three-time world blitz c... [...]




Tue Nov 21



Upcoming FIDE Arbiters’ Seminars
Chessdom [FIDE]
The list of the upcoming FIDE Arbiters’ Seminars, that have been scheduled, is as follows: MOROCCO, Agadir, 26-30 November 2017 (English, French and Arabic lang.) PAKISTAN, Karachi, 9-11 December 2017 (English lang.) INDIA, Guwahati, 28-30 December 2017 (English lang.) INDIA, Mumbai, 8-10 January 2018 (English lang.) THAILAND, Bangkok, 19-21 January 2018 (English lang.) RUSSIA, Moscow, [...]




Tue Nov 21



GM Neuris Delgado winner of Duchamp International Open in Rio de Janeiro
Chessdom [OPEN]
The 1st Duchamp Open was organized by the Duchamp Internacional, FIDE Americas, Brazil Chess Confederation, FEXERJ and Clube de Xadrez Guanabara from 11-18th November at the South American Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Festival consisted of the Master Group, U2200 Group A, U1800 Group B, IM, Blitz and Rapid tournaments. The main [...]




Sun Nov 19



Happy Birthday Capa
Chessexpress [CAPA]
Toady is the 129th anniversary of the birth of Jose Raul Capablanca. Generally considered one of the "Top 5" World Champions (along with Alekhine, Fischer, Karpov and Kasparov) he started as a child prodigy, before become a full time player at the age of 20. He won the World Championship in 1921 and then lost it to Alekhine in 1927. He never had another chance to play for the title, and died at the relatively young age of 53.Capablanca was considered a positional player, focusing on p [...]




Mon Nov 20



Peter Svidler to play in Tata Steel Masters
Chessdom [STEEL]
The 80th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place in Wijk aan Zee from 12-28 January 2018. [...]




Mon Nov 20



Dota 2 and League of Legends players might be smarter than you
Engadget [SMARTER]
People who play multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBA) like Dota 2 and League of Legends perform better on problem solving and logic tests than those who play shooters Destiny and Battlefield 3, researchers found. "The specific MOBA genre is remarkable in the sense that it already engages a vast number of players across the globe, but more generally, complex, socially-interactive and intellectually demanding video games are now ubiquitous and generate a constant stream of performance dat [...]




Tue Nov 21



The Deadly Pawn Sacrifice
Chess [SACRIFICE]
In last weeks article we learned some of the favorite chess patterns of super-GM Ding Liren. As you probably remember, he loves to play for domination when his opponents pieces can barely move. His most common recipe to get this kind of a p... [...]




Sun Nov 19



Komodo - Houdini is the Superfinal of TCEC Season 10
Chessdom [SEASON]
Starting this Monday [...]

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