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« Reply #2340 on: January 27, 2016, 05:08:47 PM »

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/tata-steel-chess-masters-2016/10/1/5

Trent and Svidler being their brilliant selves in commentating on the games.
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« Reply #2341 on: January 27, 2016, 06:03:16 PM »

There's a nice little feature on the Chess24 coverage that I only discovered today.

Hover your mouse over the computer analysis moves and a picture of the chess board pops up - it saves you visualizing it for yourself.
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« Reply #2342 on: February 10, 2016, 07:28:02 PM »

It was twenty years ago today...
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« Reply #2343 on: February 10, 2016, 07:34:30 PM »

It was twenty years ago today...

I had to google...

Kasparov v Deep Blue.

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« Reply #2344 on: February 10, 2016, 07:41:50 PM »

I only became aware of it because I follow him on Twitter.

This was a farly rare chess-related tweet as it's mostly politics with him.
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« Reply #2345 on: March 07, 2016, 05:35:20 PM »

Hi guys

Our Moscow Candidates pools are up on www.i-pools.co.uk - £2, £10 and £25 entries - so hope you can jump in Smiley

Looking forward to an awesome tournament and a good sweat in the pools!

Good luck
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« Reply #2346 on: March 09, 2016, 04:28:10 PM »

I published a blog with my predictions: https://www.i-pools.co.uk/who-can-challenge-mighty-magnus
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« Reply #2347 on: March 09, 2016, 06:28:44 PM »

I published a blog with my predictions: https://www.i-pools.co.uk/who-can-challenge-mighty-magnus

Nice article.

What's your chess background? You're clearly well versed.
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« Reply #2348 on: March 09, 2016, 10:36:44 PM »

" It's true, I crept the boards in my youth"

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« Reply #2349 on: March 09, 2016, 10:38:39 PM »

...more of an armchair pundit really. Love watching the live commentary on Chess24! And perfect for a pool Smiley #BringBackLawrence
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« Reply #2350 on: March 17, 2016, 09:01:14 AM »

Dutch SuperGM, Anish Giri, discusses his game (briefly), Caruana's and Topalov's opening choices and the film SPECTRE:



Chess openings come in and out of fashion. People convince themselves  certain openings are unsound, then someone finds a move or wins a match with it and suddenly everyone is playing it. Currently, the black sheep is the Benoni.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benoni_Defense
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« Reply #2351 on: May 04, 2016, 06:56:40 PM »

Apologies for my part in this thread being rather unkempt of late. Here's a neat little piece, explaining how matches were played before computers and what incredible feats computers have conjured up in setting problems.

http://en.chessbase.com/post/avni-tale-from-a-bygone-world
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« Reply #2352 on: May 09, 2016, 08:49:04 AM »

If you only look at one game this week, make it the Shirov masterpiece from the current Stockholm tournament.

Tempted to put NSFW next to it. I mean just wow.

http://en.chessbase.com/post/stockholm-chess-society-celebrates-150th-anniversary
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« Reply #2353 on: June 06, 2016, 05:03:56 PM »

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David Llada ♔ ‏@davidllada 28m28 minutes ago

RIP, Viktor Korchnoi. I am honoured I had the chance to met you.

always thought he was a great player & ambassador for chess
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1044161 Robert James Fischer vs Viktor Korchnoi
Curacao Candidates (1962)  ·  Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack
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« Reply #2354 on: June 06, 2016, 11:38:42 PM »

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David Llada ♔ ‏@davidllada 28m28 minutes ago

RIP, Viktor Korchnoi. I am honoured I had the chance to met you.

always thought he was a great player & ambassador for chess
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1044161 Robert James Fischer vs Viktor Korchnoi
Curacao Candidates (1962)  ·  Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack

Oh, what awful news.

Here's the Chessbase obituary:

http://en.chessbase.com/post/viktor-korchnoi-dies-at-85

And the Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2016/06/06/viktor-korchnoi-chess-grandmaster--obituary/



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