While I’m a fan of classical time controls for producing the highest level chess games, I have to admit watching rapid games can be more entertaining (“Did Carlsen just blunder his queen?!”) as well as lot easier on a busy schedule.
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Judges praised Vanessa’s fresh approach to improvement, accompanied by clear, in-depth examples from her tournament games.
This scholastic tournament draws many of the best players in the region. This year there were six masters, including 2 FIDE masters. Part of the reason that the higher rated players show up is a significant prize: free entry for an entire year into all Continental Chess Association Tournaments that have a guaranteed prize fund!
Judges praised Cristian’s ability to blend his personal experiences on the road to victory with invaluable advice from a grandmaster to aspiring players.
Although becoming a national champion is a monumental achievement, there is much more to gain than the prizes. Less than 1% of the over 1500 players can take home 1st place trophies. For most, what really counts is the experience.
This month, Wesley So won the London Classic, the overall Grand Chess Tour, and became one of the few people to cross the 2800 FIDE rating mark. In addition, Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana won 2nd and 3rd in the tour, making 2016 a fantastic year for American chess.
Can you solve tactics from some of the best games in the tournament?
Happy Holidays from Grandmaster and composer Pal Benko, who presents Christmas tree and holiday candle shaped mates in two, three, four and five for your…
At National Championships with such vast and diverse fields, it is very difficult to stay on a perfect score, even as a top seed in the early rounds. Expectations are high, and ambitious lower rated players are plentiful.
Ju Wenjun won the final leg of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix, earning enough GP points to become the 2017 Women’s World Championship Challenger.
At the end of the Champions Showdown, a 24 game marathon between Vishy Anand, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, and Veselin Topalov in classical, rapid and blitz…
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