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Fischer Random chess, also known as 960 chess, is a variant of chess invented by the former World Champion Bobby Fischer and has lately seen a high increase in popularity, amongst both amateurs and top Grandmasters. The rules are the same as for classical chess, the only difference being the starting position. The pawns remain […]
ChessPublishing.com is a well-known site devoted to opening theory. This column deals with updates on recent developments from the site. Focus would be both on topical variations and rare lines that can be used in practice – Ed.
Last few days have been great for chess. Lots of tournaments from all over the world and great games played by several strong Grandmasters all over the world made very difficult to pick only three ‘’best games’’. However, we did a very nice selection and we hope you enjoy it.
The first game we selected for this week’s edition of the 3 best games was played in the super-strong Norway Chess tournament and features an instructive win of the World Champion Magnus Carlsen over Ukrainian GM Pavel Eljanov. Even though the game was for most of the time equal, Carlsen kept putting pressure on his […]
Sergey Karjakin needs no introduction. He is a Russian chess prodigy who holds a record for obtaining the GM title when he was 12 years and 7 months old. He passed the 2700 ELO mark just before his 17th birthday and joined the elite grandmasters’ club. He has won some very strong tournaments like Corus […]
Our first game is the recent victory of Carlsen over the former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. A quiet Ruy Lopez (Berlin variation) in which Carlsen shows how he can set problems for his opponents even in quiet positions that are close to equal. Kramnik did not react in the best way to Carlsen’s a4-a5 idea […]
Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chess Grandmaster, current World Champion in all three categories classic, rapid and blitz and a number 1 rated chess player in the world. His elo peaked at 2882. It is the highest rating a human player has ever had. We present 10 of many of amazing Magnus Carlsen chess games […]
This report should begin with an apology to our readers. When this tournament commenced, I had planned to give a day-by-day report of the whole event. But as the saying goes, the best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray. So a blow-by-blow account is missed. Instead you have the whole story in […]
Viswanathan Anand with a draw in round 14 of the Candidates Tournaments secures the right to a rematch with World Champion Magnus Carlsen. Anand finished a full point ahead of the field and did not lose a single game during the 14 round tournament.