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Online commentators
With all the online tournaments to watch, thought it might be time to resurrect the old questions -- who is the best commentator?
Among those commenting in English, I think Peter Svidler is the b...

Started 06/10/20 at 17:29:50 by LeeRoth
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By: grandpatzer
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Polugaevsky Tournament 1994
This is not a recent tournament of course, but I discovered this great footage of the Polugaevsky Tournament, Buenos Aires 1994. It was a thematic tournament. Players had to open with the Open Sicilia...

Started 03/13/20 at 20:47:24 by grandpatzer
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By: JonathanB
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Poll: Candidates 2020 how to proceed
Okay so given the discussions about the now halted candidates tournament let's have a poll. What should happen? Options:
(The pool tool didn't allow poll options with many characters sadly so see...

Started 03/27/20 at 22:55:41 by Confused_by_Theory
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By: VGA
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Magnus Invitational
Congrats to Magnus.  The semi-finals and finals were thrilling.  Maybe even more so because of the errors. 
Kudos to the organizers and the commentators for pulling off the event under difficult...

Started 05/03/20 at 18:46:24 by LeeRoth
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An inspiring story from the US Women Championship
What do you say to the following?
1) You have competed in 7 previous US Women Champs, with 5th the best in 2016
2) This year, You are ranked 6th out of a field of 12
3) When you applied...

Started 04/10/17 at 12:06:24 by GabrielGale
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By: Cesso
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2020 Candidates Interrupted
The tournament should never have started. The opening ceremony of 1,000 guests  was a scandalous stroke of Soviet-style arrogance, duplicity, and stupidity. It was cruel to make the players choose bet...

Started 03/26/20 at 10:58:53 by ReneDescartes
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By: Confused_by_Theory
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Poll: Who is going to win the Candidates 2020?
Who is going to win the Candidates 2020?

Started 03/05/20 at 20:19:37 by grandpatzer
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By: Confused_by_Theory
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Where does PRO Chess League get its Prize Money?
Where does Greg Shahade's PRO Chess League get its Prize Money from?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAlP7AXTFyM
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https://gregshahade.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/the-top-10-reasons...

Started 06/06/17 at 06:28:57 by GeneM
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By: trw
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World Championship / Carlsen-Caruana
Can't believe there's no thread about this yet!
G1 was a Rossolimo (! Carlsen might be serious about spending more time in the Sicilian - wonder if that half-implies that also his recent dabbling...

Started 11/10/18 at 19:22:16 by IsaVulpes
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Under 2200 Tournaments in France
I started looking around for some tournaments to play within a 200km or so radius of where I live, but unfortunately almost all of the ones that seemed interesting were restricted to players under 220...

Started 03/31/18 at 11:31:58 by GMTonyKosten
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By: bvirk
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Kramnik in the Candidates'
Great news for Kramnik fans like me.  Agon has actually made a decision that doesn't place insider politics over sound reasoning (it's no doubt just good business in the normal sense). It seemed to me...

Started 10/30/17 at 16:16:14 by ReneDescartes
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Berlin Candidates 2018
Congratulations to Caruana on winning a great tournament!

Started 03/27/18 at 20:14:44 by ReneDescartes
2 1820 Last Post 03/28/18 at 19:22:40
By: gillbod
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Carlsen-Nakamura Chess 960 Match
Did you see this incredible defense by Carlsen, largely done on the blitz increment? Unbelievable--Lasker-like resourcefulness in defense and Fischer-like accuracy in the end.  Amusingly, the game sta...

Started 02/15/18 at 02:54:40 by ReneDescartes
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London Chess Classic 2017
Let's get excited about this great GCT decider early  Cheesy

Started 10/16/17 at 06:30:55 by TN
2 3151 Last Post 11/13/17 at 09:26:30
By: tipau
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2017 World Cup
The chess tournament, not the football.
Predictions?

Started 08/27/17 at 19:20:23 by TN
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GCT St Louis to feature Kasparov as a Wildcard!
https://chess24.com/en/read/news/kasparov-officially-back-as-a-grand-chess-tour-...
If the Sinquefield Cup from Aug 2-12 isn't enough for your chess needs, right after (starting Aug 14) is t...

Started 07/07/17 at 10:29:08 by IsaVulpes
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By: Keano
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2017 Fide W/ Chess Grand Prix - Geneva 5-16th July
The third leg of the 2017 FIDE World Chess Grand Prix is set to take place from 5-16th July at the famous Hotel Le Richemond, in the heart of Geneva, Switzerland.
http://www.fide.com/component/c...

Started 07/05/17 at 18:01:47 by RoleyPoley
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By: LeeRoth
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Rilton Cup 46 (Stockholm, 27/12-5/1)
Greetings.
The highlight of chess in Northern Europe during the winter season, strong tournament Rilton Cup, is being played in the Swedish capital right now.
FM Martin Lokander is the comm...

Started 12/29/16 at 19:54:43 by Confused_by_Theory
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Poll: 2016 World Championship Match
I am surprised no one has started a thread on this as yet. So here goes. Will post more details and where to watch later (especially in the light of uncertainty due to actions by Fide's private contra...

Started 11/04/16 at 06:32:27 by GabrielGale
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Shamkir Gashimov Memorial
Some great commentary and post match interviews by Ljubojevic. Forgot what a great player he was. He can see the key of a position so quick it is truly amazing.

Started 05/29/16 at 14:57:33 by Keano
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