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7 requirements to become a chess grandmaster

Many people work hard on their chess. But while some seem to easily climb up the Elo ladder others get frustrated as they get stuck way behind. Only about 1,500 players or 0.3 % of registered Fide players currently hold… Continue Reading →

Tiebreak – livestream

Below, I will provide some sort of liveticker to keep you updated. Game 1 of the four game rapid tiebreak ended peacefully after Sergey once again did not achieve anything against Magnus’ Berlin Defence. After some unusual setup in the… Continue Reading →

Game 12

Game 12 of the World Chess Championship encounter between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin ended in a draw. It was the final game with classical time control and took the players only 40 minutes and 30 moves to end the… Continue Reading →

Game 10

After the 10th game of the World Chess Championship the score is even once again! Defending champion Magnus Carlsen managed to bounce back after his painful loss in round 8 and a difficult draw in game 9. #CarlsenKarjakin #worldchess2016 Finally!… Continue Reading →

Game 8

I know chess is no ego-shooter, but still: “First blood”! In today’s game 8 we saw Magnus Carlsen with the white pieces trying very hard once again, but eventually overstepping the mark. After 7 draws in a row, Sergey Karjakin… Continue Reading →

Game 7

  Why oh why….. Another draw occurred in the first game of the second half of the match. Surely everyone, including the players themselves, is eager to see some sparks in the 7th round. If this continued, I believe there… Continue Reading →

Game 5

During the first hour and a half of today’s game 5 between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin I was quite enthusiastic┬áto see an eventful game. The position that arose out of the opening was strategically rich and very much non-standard…. Continue Reading →

Game 4

The 4th game of the World Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin ended in another draw after almost 7 hours and 94 moves. For the most part of it the reigning champion, who had the black pieces, was… Continue Reading →

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