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Harikrishna’s Endgame Magic – Chessable Blog

Let’s start the week with a little magic. Harikrishna’s Endgame Magic, to be precise. Grandmaster Harikrishna Pentala is already known to Chessable users thanks to his excellent opening courses: Lifetime Repertoires: Taimanov Sicilian and French Toast: How Harikrishna Fries 1…e6. This time,...
Remembering Yury | ChessBase

Remembering Yury | ChessBase

  I met Yury in the early days of my association with Garry Kasparov. He was...
Levon Aronian cruises to Goldmoney Asian Rapid victory

Levon Aronian cruises to Goldmoney Asian Rapid victory

Levon Aronian needed just two games and under an hour and a half of play to clinch victory over Vladislav Artemiev and take the $30,000 top prize in the Goldmoney Asian Rapid. Levon’s spectacular final win was a fitting...
Goldmoney Asian Rapid Finals: Aronian, Carlsen Lead

Goldmoney Asian Rapid Finals: Aronian, Carlsen Lead

GM Levon Aronian took the lead in the Goldmoney Asian Rapid final and needs only two game points vs. GM Vladislav Artemiev on Sunday to win the tournament. Aronian drew three times and won one...
Bobby Fischer’s Inaccuracy Cost Him the Game Against Najdorf

Bobby Fischer’s Inaccuracy Cost Him the Game Against Najdorf

Today we are going to take a look at an interesting game played between Miguel Najdorf and Bobby Fischer at the 2nd Piatigorsky Cup in the year 1966. It...
D. Navara – Nguyen

Malcolm Pein on…Distance Learning – Chessable Blog

Malcolm Pein Malcolm Pein is a British International Master, chess organizer, author and journalist. He was a child prodigy and a former British Junior Champion. He qualified for the International Master title in 1985. Malcolm is a distinguished writer, journalist and...
Goldmoney Asian Rapid 6: Carlsen & Ding strike

Goldmoney Asian Rapid 6: Carlsen & Ding strike

Magnus Carlsen began his second decade of being top on every published rating list with a loss to Levon Aronian, but he hit back immediately to grind out an endgame win in the next game. He took the lead...
Goldmoney Asian Rapid Semis: Aronian-Carlsen, Artemiev-Ding

Goldmoney Asian Rapid Semis: Aronian-Carlsen, Artemiev-Ding

The Goldmoney Asian Rapid tournament will see GM Magnus Carlsen vs. GM Levon Aronian and GM Vladislav Artemiev vs. GM Ding Liren in the semifinals that start on Thursday. Aronian and Carlsen both won their matches...
Chessable Legend Becomes Youngest Grandmaster in the World!

Chessable Legend Becomes Youngest Grandmaster in the World!

Chessable Legend Becomes Youngest Grandmaster in the World! Mishra by Justin N. Lane courtesy of US Chess Every chess player will be familiar with the question: ‘How long does it take to become a Grandmaster?’ Usually we give a vague answer. After...
Made it! Abhi youngest GM in history!

Made it! Abhi youngest GM in history!

US Chess Press Release: American Abhimanyu (“Abhi”) Mishra is the Youngest Grandmaster in History!  Twelve-year-old from Englishtown,...
Goldmoney Asian Rapid 4: Carlsen and Artemiev lead

Goldmoney Asian Rapid 4: Carlsen and Artemiev lead

Magnus Carlsen described it as “massive” that he won Day 1 of his Goldmoney Asian Rapid quarterfinal match against Wesley So after a slugfest that featured just one draw. Vladislav Artemiev also took the lead with a 3:0 whitewash...
Venezuelan Chess Player Gets FM Title At 88

Venezuelan Chess Player Gets FM Title At 88

An 88-year-old chess player from Venezuela recently received a very nice surprise: his FM title. He was informed that FIDE had acknowledged the title application based on results that he scored in the 1960s. It's a...
D. Gukesh – A. Liang

Malcolm Pein on…The Tour Striking Gold

Malcolm Pein Malcolm Pein is a British International Master, chess organizer, author and journalist. He was a child prodigy and a former British Junior Champion. He qualified for the International Master title in 1985. Malcolm is a distinguished writer, journalist and...
Goldmoney Asian Rapid: Firouzja, Svidler and Dubov miss the cut

Goldmoney Asian Rapid: Firouzja, Svidler and Dubov miss the cut

Aronian wins the preliminaries The preliminary stage of the Goldmoney Asian Rapid tournament came to an...
Goldmoney Asian Rapid 2: Aronian & Ding lead

Goldmoney Asian Rapid 2: Aronian & Ding lead

Levon Aronian beat Magnus Carlsen in the first round of Day 2 of the Goldmoney Asian Rapid as he joined Ding Liren in scoring an unbeaten 3.5/5 for a second day in a row to move ahead of the...
Goldmoney Asian Rapid: 5-Way Tie As Giri Steals The Show

Goldmoney Asian Rapid: 5-Way Tie As Giri Steals The Show

The Goldmoney Asian Rapid, the seventh leg of the Champions Chess Tour, began on Saturday. Despite a loss in the first round to GM Alireza Firouzja, World Champion Magnus Carlsen is tied for first place...
Kramnik Checkmating Aronian

Malcolm Pein on…Kramnik’s Design – Chessable Blog

Malcolm Pein Malcolm Pein is a British International Master, chess organizer, author and journalist. He was a child prodigy and a former British Junior Champion. He qualified for the International Master title in 1985. Malcolm is a distinguished writer, journalist and...
Summer knight city | ChessBase

Summer knight city | ChessBase

Study of the Month: June 2021 Casually reading through an older issue of EG, I found a...
At What Age Are Chess Players At Their Peak?

At What Age Are Chess Players At Their Peak?

One of the most famous examples of longevity in top-level chess is Vassily Smyslov reaching the Final of the Candidates Matches against Garry Kasparov in 1984. Smyslov turned 63 during the match, while Kasparov celebrated his 21st birthday on...

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