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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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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.

Started 07/05/17 at 18:01:47 by RoleyPoley
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By: LeeRoth
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2017 World Cup
The chess tournament, not the football.

Started 08/27/17 at 19:20:23 by TN
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By: Keano
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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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A question about the Candidates matches
I'm curious to know if all the participants to the Candidates matches have already been determined yet or if there are any possible say Hou Yifan, for instance?

Started 12/27/15 at 17:49:21 by HagenWatch1
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By: Walz01
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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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Berlin Candidates 2018
Congratulations to Caruana on winning a great tournament!

Started 03/27/18 at 20:14:44 by ReneDescartes
2 1860 Last Post 03/28/18 at 19:22:40
By: gillbod
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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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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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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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By: ReneDescartes
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FIDE World cup
Trying to find a thread on this on here. Please delete this if there already is one...
Otherwise - Caruana and Adams just knocked out. Topalov needs to win to stay alive.
Update: Topalov kno...

Started 09/21/15 at 13:34:03 by BenkoFan
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GCT St Louis to feature Kasparov as a Wildcard!
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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ICCF Champions League 2015-2017
It's time for a new season of ICCF Champions League.
Our 2012-2014 Champions League Team ended up in 10th spot, https://www.iccf....

Started 01/19/15 at 14:25:37 by Claus Jensen
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By: Claus Jensen
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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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By: gillbod
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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
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By: tipau
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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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By: LeeRoth
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Norm tournaments in Norway
For those who played in Norway, are there good norm (>9-round, international) tournaments in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, or even up north like Trondheim or Tromsø? Other than the super-elite events in St...

Started 07/22/15 at 22:27:42 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
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By: Girkassa
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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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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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