Capablanca Memorial (Elite)
May 27-Jun 6
Ivanchuk, Cordova, Sasikiran, Shankland, Piorun, and Ortiz Suarez. Discussion forum now open.
Chinese Chess League
Various cities, China
A 12-team double round-robin featuring most of the strongest Chinese players. Top seeds include Ding Liren, Li Chao, Wang Yue, Wang Hao, Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi, Bu Xiangzhi, et al. Discussion forum now open.
FIDE Grand Prix Moscow
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Saint Louis Spring Classic (Group A)
St. Louis, USA
Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Jeffery Xiong, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Dariusz Swiercz, Sandro Mareco, Alexander Ipatov, Varuzhan Akobian, Yuniesky Quesada Perez, Yaroslav Zherebukh, Andrey Baryshpolets.
Saint Louis Spring Classic (Group B)
St. Louis, USA
Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier, Aleksandr Lenderman, Tamaz Gelashvili, Vladimir Belous, Ioan-Cristian Chirila, Akshat Chandra, Cemil Can Ali Marandi, Awonder Liang, Nazi Paikidze, Zhansaya Abdumalik.
Saint Louis Spring Classic (Group C)
St. Louis, USA
Aleksandr Shimanov, Illya Nyzhnyk, Samuel Sevian, Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez, Andrey Stukopin, Ruifeng Li.
23rd Sigeman & Co Tournament
The Sigeman & Co returns after a three year break. Players: Nigel Short, Pavel Eljanov, Baadur Jobava, Nils Grandelius, Erik Blomqvist and Dronavalli Harika. Discussion forum now open.
Russian Team Championships
May 1-May 10
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Russian Team Championships (Women)
May 1-May 10
Alexandra Kosteniuk, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Natalia Pogonina, Anna Ushenina, Olga Girya, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Alina Kashlinskaya, Marina Romanko Nechaeva, Evgenija Ovod, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Russian Team Championships Major League
May 1-May 10
Aleksandr Shimanov, Boris Savchenko, Vladislav Kovalev, Pavel Ponkratov, Artur Gabrielian, Adam Tukhaev, Daniil Yuffa et al. Discussion forum now open.
Apr 22-May 4
Wei Yi won the men's event with 8.5/11, beating Wen Yang and Lu Shanglei by a half-point.
Apr 22-May 4
Tingjie Lei won the women's event with 9/11, a half-point ahead of Tan Zhongyi.
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won with 5.5/9 ahead of So, Kramnik, Karjakin, Adams, Harikrishna, Eljanov, Wojtaszek, Topalov, and Radjabov.
Anish Giri wins with 8.5/10 ahead of Dmitry Andreikin, Baadur Jobava, Zoltan Almasi, Alexei Shirov, Sergei Movsesian, Gawain Jones, Gata Kamsky, Nils Grandelius, Erwin L'Ami, Alexander Beliavsky, and hundreds more.
GRENKE Chess Classic
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GRENKE Chess Classic (Open)
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European Individual Championship (Women)
Nana Dzagnidze won with 8.5/11, beating top seeds include Anna Muzychuk, Mariya Muzychuk, Kateryna Lahno, Antoaneta Stefanova, Alisa Galliamova, Pia Cramling, Natalia Pogonina, and over a hundred more.
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| 52nd Capablanca Memorial 2017 (Elite) Round 3:|
Piorun - Ivanchuk
Member predictions based on the ChessBookie Game
- G Soutar vs G Chandler, 1994 0-1
- L Day vs J Houska, 2005 1-0
- I R Ortiz Suarez vs K Piorun, 2017 1-0
- Janowski vs Steinitz, 1899 0-1
- Shirov vs S Sulskis, 2014 1-0
- E G Sergeant vs Colle, 1926 1/2-1/2
- McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 0-1
- L Day vs H O Payne, 1962 1-0
- S Papa vs J Redpath, 2001 1-0
- J Easter vs Martinovsky, 1994 0-1
Peter Clarke's Ponderings on Petrosian
Chess Sensation Alexandra Kosteniuk
Humphrey Bogart plays chess
La Bourdonnais vs MacDonnel, 1834
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992
Fischer plays the Fischer-Sozin Attack
Great Match-Ups: Reti vs Spielmann
Great Match-Ups: Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch
Bronstein plays the Bronstein-Larsen variation of the Caro-Kann
Kramnik's Endgame Prowess
Hard fought draws
Who's afraid of the King's Gambit?
Game Collection: The "Chess Book Companion" (Meta-Collection)
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"Uncompromising Chess" by Alexander Belyavsky
"Taimanov's Select Games" by Mark Taimanov, Alexei Shirov
"Pawn Power in Chess" by Kmoch
"Beating the Caro-Kann" by Kotronias
|L Day vs J Houska, 2005|
|Y Yakovich vs Azmaiparashvili, 1994|
|Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994|
|G Chandler vs R Ratcliff, 1983|
|Kasparov vs Lautier, 1994|
|G Soutar vs G Chandler, 1994|
|Swiderski vs W Von Holzhausen, 1898|
|Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2017)|
|F Berkes vs M Neubauer, 2007|
|Janowski vs Steinitz, 1899|
|M Damjanovic vs Lutikov, 1969|
|Kupreichik vs J Grigorov, 1986|
|Shirov vs S Sulskis, 2014|
|J Kellner vs M Trajkovic, 1972|
|E G Sergeant vs Colle, 1926|
|S Papa vs J Redpath, 2001|
|H Bennett vs Jared Louie, 2015|
|S Azarov vs J Defibaugh, 2012|
|McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834|
|I R Ortiz Suarez vs K Piorun, 2017|
|Huynh Mai Phuong Dung vs T Nguyen, 2005|
|Teichmann vs A Hodges, 1904|
|S Shankland vs I R Ortiz Suarez, 2017|
|Kupreichik vs Tal, 1970|
|G Jamrich vs M Kaposztas, 2001|
|Lasker vs E Delmar, 1904|
|Curacao Candidates (1962)|
|Anders Larsson vs Spielmann, 1919|
|E Delmar vs Teichmann, 1904|
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The old dogmas, such as the ossified teaching on the center,
the worship of the open game, and in general the whole formalistic
conception of the game, who bothers himself today about
any of these?
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