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It’s been 13 years since a tied world championship match was decided in the final two games, with Anand defeating Topalov in the final game of a tied… Read More »
Wednesday Workout
This week's Workout is drawn from games played at the World Blitz Championship last month in Almaty, Kazakhstan.   Image… Read More »
Wednesday Workout
This week’s tactics come from the 2022 SPICE Cup hosted by Webster University in St. Louis. GM Awonder Liang won the event with 7/9 ahead of GM… Read More »
Wednesday Workout
The puzzles for this week's Wednesday Workout are drawn from the broadcast games at this year's K-12 Grade Championships. As always, you can solve… Read More »
Wednesday Workout
For this week's Wednesday Workout, enjoy six positions from the recently concluded 1000 GMs Hollywood Masters.  For each of the six… Read More »
Nepo versus Nakamura with cameras
History has a way of repeating itself, as once again the chess world was abuzz with talk of Reykjavik, American world champions, and even Fischer.… Read More »
GM Aleksey Sorokin at the 2022 U.S. Open. Photo: Mark Cieslikowski
After nine days of grueling classical chess, Russian GM and Texas Tech student Aleksey Sorokin is our 2022 U.S. Open champion. Sorokin tied for first… Read More »
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Three players lead on 7/8 going into the final round of the 2022 U.S. Open. In a key board one matchup, GM Elshan Moradiabadi held onto a draw… Read More »
GM Elshan Moradiabadi at the 2022 U.S. Open. Photo: Mark Cieslikowski
GM Elshan Moradiabadi and IM Viktor Matviishen lead the field with 6½/7, trailed closely by five GMs and two IMs a half-point behind. This pack… Read More »
2022 U.S. Open. Photo: Mark Cieslikowski
With the first four rounds of the accelerated four-day schedule in the books, over 400 players are now competing in Rancho Mirage after day six. The… Read More »
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