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Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Topalov, Grischuk, Anand, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, Aronian, and Wesley So. Top board broadcast daily at this site, 2pm USA/Eastern.
Leko - Li Chao Match
The City of Szeged and the Hungarian Chess Federation organized a six-game match between Leko Peter and Li Chao. Li Chao won 3.5 to 1.5.
Etienne Bacrot, Romain Edouard, Christian Bauer, Andrei Istratescu, Tigran Gharamian, Jean-Marc Degraeve, Sebastien Maze, Matthieu Cornette, Andrei Shchekachev, Maxime Lagarde, Yannick Gozzoli, Jules Moussard.
French Championships (Women)
Almira Skripchenko, Sophie Milliet, Silvia (Aleksieva) Collas, Nino Maisuradze, Anda Safranska, Maria Nepeina Leconte, Andreea-Cristiana Navrotescu, Natacha Benmesbah, Christine Flear, Mathilde Choisy, Sophie Aflalo, Oriane Soubirou.
Tomashevsky won with 7.5/11, beating out Igor Lysyj, Dmitry Jakovenko, Denis Khismatullin, Sergey Karjakin, Peter Svidler, Nikita Vitiugov, Vladislav Artemiev, Alexander Motylev, Ivan Bukavshin, Ildar Khairullin, and Daniil Dubov.
Russian Superfinals (Women)
16 year old Aleksandra Goryachkina beat out Valentina Gunina, Alisa Galliamova, Ekaterina Lagno, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Natalia Pogonina, Olga Girya, Marina Guseva, Alina Kashlinskaya, Anastasia Savina, Anastasia Bodnaruk, and Evgenija Ovod.
102nd British Chess Championships
Jul 27-Aug 8
Jonathan Hawkins beat out David Howell, Simon Williams, Aaron Summerscale, Glenn Flear, Richard Pert, et al. with 8.5/11.
Jul 29-Aug 1
Russia: Sergey Karjakin, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Alexander Morozevich, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Dmitry Andreikin. China: Wei Yi, Ding Liren, Ni Hua, Yu Yangyi and Wang Yue. A knockout-style event in two parts, the latter half to be played in Harbin City come December.
48th Biel Chess Festival
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave took clear first on 6.5/10, beating out Adams, Wojtaszek, Navara, Eljanov, and Rapport.
July 25-Aug 2
Laurent Fressinet, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Ilya Smirin, Markus Ragger, Jan Timman, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Gawain Jones, and couple hundred others. Discussion forum now open.
Jan-Krzysztof Duda beat out Tigran Levonovich Petrosian, Vladislav Artemiev, Santosh Gujrathi Vidit, David Anton Guijarro, Robert Hovhannisyan, A R Saleh Salem, Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, Hovhannes Gabuzyan, and Samuel Sevian.
Ding Liren vs Boris Gelfand
Ding Liren played Boris Gelfand in a four game classical match in his home city of Wenzhou. Ding Liren won, 3 to 1.
Top Chinese players face off against top Russian players. Includes Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi, Bu Xiangzhi, Peter Svidler, Nikita Vitiugov, Tan Zhongyi, Valentina Gunina, Natalia Pogonina, et al. Discussion forum now open.
China-Russia Match (Women)
China: Tan Zhongyi, Shen Yang, Huang Qian, Lei Tingjie, Ding Yixin. Russia: Gunina, Girya, Goryachkina, Pogonina, Kashlinskaya.
6th Hainan Danzhou Tournament
Wang Yue won with 7/9, beating Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi, Ni Hua, Bu Xiangzhi, Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Krishnan Sasikiran, Lu Shanglei and Wang Chen.
Players: Anish Giri, Loek van Wely, Sergei Tiviakov, Erwin L'Ami, Robin van Kampen, Sipke Ernst, Benjamin Bok, and Roeland Pruijssers.
Karpov-Sveshnikov Rapid Match
12th World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov met the renowned chess theoretician Evgeny Sveshnikov in a 6 game match. Karpov won 4 to 2.
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Member predictions based on the ChessBookie Game
- T Stanciu vs A Maciejewski, 1974 1-0
- R Rapport vs A Adly, 2015 0-1
- W So vs Nakamura, 2015 0-1
- Carlsen vs W So, 2015 1-0
- Grischuk vs Caruana, 2015 1-0
- M Vachier-Lagrave vs Topalov, 2015 1-0
- W So vs Aronian, 2015 0-1
- Aronian vs Carlsen, 2015 1/2-1/2
- A Giri vs Anand, 2015 1/2-1/2
- Caruana vs Carlsen, 2015 0-1
Berlin Defense Blather
Chess author Jeremy Silman
Marcel Duchamp: painter, chess player
A game played in 1610, still being copied today
Alekhine vs Amateurs
Fischer employs the Najdorf Sicilian
Najdorf plays the Najdorf Sicilian
Great Match-Ups: Alekhine vs Bogolubov
Great Match-Ups: Kasparov vs Karpov
Judit Polgar knows her endings
Sokolsky plays 1.b4
Rare victories by that perennial amateur, "NN"
Hard fought draws
Game Collection: The "Chess Book Companion" (Meta-Collection)
Game Collection: Accidents in the Opening
"The Most Instructive Games Ever Played" by Chernev
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"Masters of the Chessboard" by Richard Reti
"I Play Against Pieces" by Gligoric
|W So vs Nakamura, 2015|
|M Haygarth vs J Littlewood, 1975|
|V Bogdanovski vs M Golubev, 1991|
|Sinquefield Cup (2015)|
|Tomashevsky vs I Khairullin, 2015|
|[LIVE] Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2015|
|Lutikov vs Taimanov, 1969|
|M Vachier-Lagrave vs Topalov, 2015|
|Grischuk vs Caruana, 2015|
|Louis F Stumpers|
|C M Fisher vs A Burns, 1872|
|T Stanciu vs A Maciejewski, 1974|
|Sicilian, Najdorf (B97)|
|R Rapport vs A Adly, 2015|
|Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872|
|A Shaw vs W Kelleher, 1984|
|Fischer vs Spassky, 1972|
|Carlsen vs W So, 2015|
|T Karlsen vs E Soh, 2001|
|G Shahade vs L Times, 2001|
|J Rindlisbacher vs A R Saleh Salem, 2013|
|Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2015|
|W So vs Y Chan, 2005|
|W Lukowiak vs A Shaw, 1984|
|A Giri vs Anand, 2015|
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