The Olympiad Tiebreaks Have To Change, Grandmasters Say

The Olympiad Tiebreaks Have To Change, Grandmasters Say

Both the Open and Women sections of the Batumi Olympiad were decided by tiebreaks. Like just about every two years, this led to criticism on chess forums. According to grandmasters Peter Heine Nielsen and David Smerdon, the time has come to actually do something about it. In the open group of the Olympiad, China and […]

Nakamura Still Too Strong For MVL In Speed Chess

Nakamura Still Too Strong For MVL In Speed Chess

Over the board, the players consider themselves equals, but online Hikaru Nakamura is still too strong for Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The American GM won yesterday’s Speed Chess match with an eight-point margin. It was the last quarterfinal of this year’s Speed Chess championship, but wouldn’t have looked bad as a final. The fight was the world […]

Norway Chess New Format: Armageddon After Each Draw

Norway Chess New Format: Armageddon After Each Draw

At the 2019 Altibox Norway Chess tournament, players who draw their game will play an Armageddon game right after, forcing a decisive result. The organizers hope to “create more excitement for spectators and put more pressure on the players.” Each time a top chess tournament sees a lot of games ending in draws, there is […]

PokerStars Daniel Negreanu, Liv Boeree To Play Hand And Brain Chess Sunday

PokerStars Daniel Negreanu, Liv Boeree To Play Hand And Brain Chess Sunday

PokerStars ambassadors will try their hand at chess this Sunday as six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu and Raising for Effective Giving founder Liv Boeree will play with IM Danny Rensch and WGM Jennifer Shahade. The two poker pros will team up with the two chess masters to play a “hand and brain” match on Sunday, Oct. 14 at […]

Key lessons for chess team at World Olympiad

Key lessons for chess team at World Olympiad

By BRIAN YONGAMore by this Author Kenya will aim for an improved performance at the next edition of the World Chess Olympiad in 2020, according to Chess Kenya President Bernard Wanjala. The Kenyan team, which arrived back Tuesday from this year’s edition of the Olympiad held in Batumi, Georgia, won two individual titles in the […]

How To Watch Wesley So vs Vidit Gujrathi Speed Chess Tuesday

How To Watch Wesley So vs Vidit Gujrathi Speed Chess Tuesday

The next match of the Speed Chess Championship quarterfinals is Tuesday as Wesley So ( @gmwso) faces Vidit Gujrathi( @viditchess). The match winner will play the Polish prodigy Jan-Krzysztof Duda in the Speed Chess final four.  So is definitely the favorite to advance in this match, but how big a favorite is he? Find out what our statistical predictions think.  […]

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