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IM-norm tournament
Hello everybody.
Anybody knows any FM-level players (or let's say E2250+) seeking IM-norms in Europe please send me a PM and I can pass it on.
There is a long-running closed IM-tournament in...

Started 07/23/23 at 16:22:13 by Confused_by_Theory
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Nepo - Ding, World Title Match, April, 2023
Hi All, there has been a subdued build up to this, perhaps a little unfairly to the two players. It won't be the first time that the player most people believe to be the strongest, is not the champion...

Started 04/08/23 at 07:35:40 by Laramonet
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By: Kerangali
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Candidates 2022
Hey everyone
What are good sites or social media to follow to get updates and results on the candidates matches?

Started 06/18/22 at 14:02:54 by Sandman
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By: cathexis
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Carlsen- Nepo WC match, Nov 26 start
Thoughts on this? Coming this month.
I'd say it's about 60-40 odds to Carlsen.

Started 11/12/21 at 04:04:52 by Bibs
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what is cheapest way - expenses for gm tourneys
I am 36.
I have all the time in the world to study chess now.
I became disabled due to diabetes at age 30 and at 36 I said, well heck if benjamin finegold became gm by 40 then maybe I can to...

Started 11/08/21 at 04:13:22 by FMCharless
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By: FMCharless
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Novice asks
If I wanted to watch live (or least current on-going) higher-level chess tournaments on-line, is there a standard venue or method for this?

Started 10/19/20 at 12:01:30 by cathexis
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By: cathexis
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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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Carlsen wins Banter Series by beating So
Carlsen recently won the Banter series beating Wesley So in the final. In the first game he played 1.f3 and 2.Kf2, perhaps for the first time ever in a "serious" game, and won after a big struggle. Di...

Started 10/02/20 at 20:19:14 by grandpatzer
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By: grandpatzer
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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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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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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?

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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By: trw
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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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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
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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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