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The Chessgames Challenge is a system for conducting team consultation games for correspondence chess. Once you join a team, you can have a private discussion with your fellow teammates, and vote for the moves that you think are best. Below is a list of previous, current, and upcoming Chessgames Challenges.

Simon Williams vs The World
The "Ginger GM" Simon Williams is known not only for his creative attacking chess play but also for his lively commentary, books, and DVDs. After the unorthodox 1.b3, sharp play culminated with The World uncorking 33...Be3!
   » SEE GAME HERE


Battle of the Brains IV
This is the fourth "Battle of the Brains" team game, in which computer engines (Fritz, Houdini, etc.) are not permitted. With a flurry of exchanges on d5, the game petered out into a drawn rook ending.
   » SEE GAME HERE


The World vs Akobian REMATCH
The 8th Chessgames Challenge is the rematch of the previous encounter with Grandmaster Varuzhan Akobian. After 35 moves, Akobian was forced to resign after the world viciously attacked his Caro-Kann setup.
   » SEE GAME HERE


The Thematic Challenge
This game will involve two large teams of players, but with a big twist: the first several opening moves will be determined by a vote. The opening chosen by popular vote was the controversial Albin Countergambit (1 d4 d5 2 c4 e5).
   » SEE GAME HERE


Akobian vs The World
The 7th Chessgames Challenge featured one of America's most active and highest rated grandmasters, Varuzhan Akobian. The game ended when the World Team forced a draw with a cute queen sac.
   » SEE GAME HERE


Chessgames.com Team Game III
The third Chessgames Team Game began on March 21st, 2011. Players who participated in the first or second Team Game were automatically assigned to the opposite team. Team Black's French Defence held up admirably and a draw was agreed after only 30 moves.
   » SEE GAME HERE


The World vs Pogonina
The fifth grandmaster to accept the Chessgames Challenge was a lady, Natalia Pogonina. She opted to play a faster format, in which one half-move is played every single day. She secured a draw in 62 moves.
   » SEE GAME HERE


Battle of the Brains III
The third computer-prohibited team game, computer analysis (Fritz, Rybka, etc.) was strictly prohibited. The teams from last game automatically swapped colors. After 40 moves Team White resigned to Black's Semi-slav counterattack.
   » SEE GAME HERE


Fischerandom Team Game II
Fischerandom (or Chess960) is a chess variant in which the pieces start on random squares, so you can throw "opening theory" out the window. For the second Fischerandom game, computers were prohibited.
   » SEE GAME HERE


Mikhail Umansky vs The World
USSR Correspondence Champion in 1978, World Correspondence Champion in 1995, in 2009 Mikhail Umansky attempted to defeat the Chessgames World Team. Exploring the semislav, his best effort lead to a draw in 36 moves.
   » SEE GAME HERE


Chessgames.com Team Game REMATCH
For the rematch of the first consultation team game, the colors were reversed, and the same teams duked it out again. Team Black skillfully defended in the Ruy Lopez, and the second game was drawn as well.
   » SEE GAME HERE


Arno Nickel vs The World REMATCH
ICCF Grandmaster Arno Nickel may have underestimated the World Team the first time around, but he didnt't make that mistake again. On the 42nd move he offered a draw, and the World accepted with a 59.9% vote. Well done, Arno!
   » SEE GAME HERE


The Battle of the Brains II
This is the rematch to the first Battle of the Brains. In this game, computer analysis (Fritz, Rybka, etc.) was prohibited. The teams swapped colors, and the result was a sparkling French Defense; a drawn game virtually free of errors.
   » SEE GAME HERE


The World vs Gert Jan Timmerman
In 1996, Gert Jan Timmerman was the highest rated correspondence player in the world; in 2002, he became the 15th World Correspondence Champion. Upon resigning, he handed the World Team their most impressive victory to date.
   » SEE GAME HERE


Fischerandom Team Game
Fischerandom (or Chess960) is a chess variant in which the pieces start on random squares. In this game White's bold opening overtures backfired and Black put down the clamps.
   » SEE GAME HERE


The Battle of the Brains
In this consultation game, computer aided analysis was strictly prohibited. For those who prefer to analyze chess the "old fashioned way", this was a fun and enriching experience. Team White ultimately triumphed.
   » SEE GAME HERE


Yury Shulman vs The World
Consistently among the top players in the USA, and winner of the 2006 US Open, Grandmaster Yury Shulman is an excellent analyst--however, he could not survive the combined efforts of over 2,500 players.
   » SEE GAME HERE


The First Chessgames.com Team Game
The first consultation game at Chessgames had over 100 players per team. Things took a surprising twist on the very first move, when Team Black played the St. George Defense, and eventually they held Team White to a draw.
   » SEE GAME HERE


The World vs Arno Nickel
Correspondence GM Arno Nickel gained international attention when he crushed the world's strongest chess supercomputer, Hydra. But he was no match for the combined brainpower of the Chessgames members!
   » SEE GAME HERE



    » For more information, please read the Chessgames Challenge Help Page.


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