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THE TOP Chess Engines Competition (TCEC) continues to throw up some amazing games. In the 18th series, Stockfish gained revenge over Leela Chess Zero, regaining its crown with a 23-16 victory (with 61 draws) in the final. Arguably the most impressive win, though, was Leela’s from the 65th game, where

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THE King’s Indian is rarely played at the very top level. Hikaru Nakamura and Teimour Radjabov remain devoted to it, but even they use it relatively sparingly. As you go down the rating list, the popularity of the opening increases. The rising star Alireza Firouzja defeated Grischuk with the King’s

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Carlsen eclipses Giri
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THE Chessable Masters final between Anish Giri and Magnus Carlsen lived up to expectations. The world champion took the $45,000 (£36,000) first prize, but for Giri it was a missed opportunity. Game two first set, Carlsen has just played 43.a4-a5. 43…Rc1? This seems to be a losing move, as White

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THE Sharjah Chess Club replaced their traditional over-the-board Open with an online invitational, World Stars all-play-all. It was good to see some players involved who are not getting many online invites to the elite events.  The six-player double-round robin was played at a time limit of 10 minutes plus three

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FABIANO Caruana lost narrowly to Magnus Carlsen in last Sunday’s Clutch Chess International final. The world number two inflicted four defeats on the world champion in 12 games; Carlsen won five games and three were drawn. The match was played online at a fast time limit of 10 minutes plus

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Dancing with Algorithms by IM Malcolm Pein from the Daily Telegraph CHESS Magazine editor IM Malcolm Pein together with ECF President Dominic Lawson and subscriber Chris Flowers played AlphaZero months before its ground-breaking games were published in December 2018. The trio had GM David Howell as their advisor. Malcolm annotates

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