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Three FIDE Titles for Canada

Aman Hambleton, Bernard Ouimet and Vadim Tsypin were awarded FIDE titles at the Presidential Board of the FIDE, which ended April 9, 2018. Details and links...

BOTW: No Match for World Champion

With the 2018 Candidates ending with seven of the eight players not qualifying for a World Championship match, our Best of the Web this week focuses on two great players who, despite their best efforts, never got to play a match against the world's best player....

GOTW: Vogt - Piasetski, HD Bank Cup, 2018.

IM Leon Piasetski annotates his topsy-turvy round 5 game against German GM Lothar Vogt from the 2018 HD Bank Cup Open in Vietnam...  

BOTW: Candidates 2018

The 8-player double RR to determine the Challenger for Magnus Carlsen in the next World Championship match is this week's Best of the Web...

BOTW: Bonus

Carlsen vs Nakamura in Fischer Random Match, Stockfish 9 released, and Qiyu Zhou at the St.Louis Norm Congress are a bonus Best of the Web...

BOTW: 2018.02.03

The PRO Chess League returns with a special weekend of chess, and GM Pascal Charbonneau is interviewed on Perpetual Chess, this week's Best of the Web...

BOTW: 2018.01.24

Gibraltar 2018, the PRO Chess League rounds 2 and 3, and the last three rounds of TATA Steel/Wijk aan Zee are this week's Best of the Web...

GOTW: +2 and lost!

Inspired by (and including) Magnus Carlsen's amazing hang-a-piece-and-still-beat-a-2630 on Sunday, our Game(s) of the Week are all Dragons which start from the position in the diagram and where one side had an advantage of at least +2, and yet failed to win. Games and notes include: Carlsen-Jones, Leko-Carlsen, Lugovoi-Sambuev, Ganguly-Richard Wang, as well as an opening survey on this line...

BOTW: 2018.1.12

The 80th running of the Dutch by-the-sea classic is the first major chess event of 2018, and this week's Best of the Web...

GM-Elect Hambleton Annotates

GM-elect Aman Hambleton annotates three of his games from his 2017 European campaign to gain his final Grandmaster Norm...

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