Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Wednesday, May 26, 2021. The FTX Crypto Cup is a high-level online bitcoin chess tournament and holds a record prize pot for an online tournament of $320,000. As you have probably heard, this is one of the strongest lineupsContinue reading “FTX CRYPTO CUP PRELIMINARY ROUNDS”
Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The Strongest Chess Tournament in History Begins on May 23 FTX Crypto Cup will take place from May 23-31. Its record $320,000 online prize fund has attracted a strong field of elite grandmasters. In fact,Continue reading “THE STRONGEST CHESS TOURNAMENT IN HISTORY”
Today’s chess position comes from GM Hikaru Nakamura vs Anish Giri, 2012 FIDE Grand Prix (London, England.) Giri (black) has just played 46… Be5. What does Nakamura (white) play for move 47?
Game 9 of the 2012 World Chess Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand was a very exciting affair. Boris Gelfand came close to a win but in the end Viswanathan Anand defended like a world champion. Scholastic chess players would be very wise if they try to comprehend the method in which Anand avoided a lossContinue reading “Anand-Gelfand 2012: Game 9”