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World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen sings Dimitri Payet chant after France win (Video)

magnus carlsen sings Payet chant, june 2016 Payet is King Dimitri Payet’s popularity transcends football at this point. He’s been making moves in the chess world too. You got that? Moves? He has. World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen was literally singing his praises tonight. After Payet had smacked in a stunning winner for Les Bleus […]

When to Resign

3 months agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

When do you resign?I resign when I know that I could flip the board around and beat Magnus Carlsen. At that point, there is nothing left for me to learn from playing on.There are times when I might resign early, and other times when I might resign late. Show More Summary

Will Karjakin dethrone Carlsen?

3 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Last year, Anish Giri wrote a book titled, “After Magnus: Who can detrone the World Chess Champion?” In this slender book, he gave profiles of 10 players whom he thought could possibly unseat Magnus Carlsen. There was one omission… no, not him. It was Sergey Karjakin! Perhaps many overlooked the Ukranian transplant and had Fabiano […]

Documentary on chess champion Magnus Carlsen

3 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Using behind-the-scenes footage shot over the past decade, Magnus is a feature-length documentary about reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen. From a young age Magnus Carlsen had aspirations of becoming a champion chess player. Show More Summary

This year’s Candidates tournament

The final and deciding chess games are today, 8 a.m. EST, with Caruana and Karjakin in the lead and fortuitously playing each other in the final round.  The winner has the right to play Magnus Carlsen for the world championship in New...Show More Summary

Tuesday assorted links

1. The culture that will be Toms River, New Jersey. 2. The Bernie Sanders program isn’t actually free tuition. 3. Do the Go prodigies of Asia have a future?  (Does Magnus Carlsen have a present?) 4. Cut out the middleman, be a reporter for Facebook! 5. The distribution of primes is less random than you […] The post Tuesday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Mamedyarov -- Caruana, Tata Steel 2016

5 months agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

Can Fabiano Caruana catch Carlsen? With three rounds to play, Fabiano Caruana stand one-half point behind Magnus Carlsen in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee. In today's games, Carlsen has White against Hou Yifan. She opted for a Petroff Defense, which often functions well as a drawing weapon. Show More Summary

Navara -- Caruana, Tata Steel 2016

5 months agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

At the Tata Steel Masters Tournament in Wijk aan Zee, David Navara assisted Magnus Carlsen today. After an opening novelty, Navara maintained pressure against Fabiano Caruana throughout the game. Caruana had several opportunities toShow More Summary

Caruana -- Ding, Tata Steel 2016

5 months agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

After six rounds, three players shared the lead. Two play each other in round seven. Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, and Ding Liren shared first place with 4/6. In round seven, Caruana -- Ding was an important game.Caruana won the game!I...Show More Summary

Carlsen -- Tomashevsky, Tata Steel 2016

5 months agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

A London Model Game Magnus Carlsen does not have an ambitious opening repertoire. Rather, he consistently reaches a playable middlegame outside of any deep opening preparation of his opponent and then plays chess until there are no resources left in the position. Show More Summary

Magnus Carlsen: Champion of commercial success!

6 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

When Magnus Carlsen won the World Chess Championship from Viswanthan Anand, the chess world thought that the Norwegian would take chess to new heights of visibility. The truth is that while Carlsen has been on a number of television appearances and had a professional modeling gig, this has not translated into sponsors knocking down the […]

Carlsen wins London Classic…GrandTour!

7 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

World Champion Magnus Carlsen won the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour by winning the London Chess Classic on tiebreaks. It was a rather austere series for Carlsen garnering an efficient +1 over the three events. He was helped by his high-scoring performances in Sinquefield and London. Indeed there were some disgruntled fans and […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #9)

7 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Round #9: Saturday, 13 December 2015 Anish Giri 1-0 Hikaru Nakamura Veselin Topalov ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Alexander Grischuk ½-½ Levon Aronian Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ Michael Adams Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Viswanathan Anand Carlsen essayed 1.Nf3, but the game ended up in a Sicilian. Grischuk missed his chances in the end when zeitnot came back to haunt […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #7)

7 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Round #7: Friday, 11 December 2015 Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Anish Giri Viswanathan Anand 0-1 M Vachier-Lagrave Michael Adams ½-½ Alexander Grischuk Levon Aronian 1-0 Veselin Topalov Magnus Carlsen 1-0 Hikaru Nakamura The world’s top ten is packed with only 20 Elo points between the 2-10 positions. Magnus Carlsen was still on top despite losing a […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #6)

7 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Round #6: Wednesday, 10 December 2015 Anish Giri ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Hikaru Nakamura ½-½ Levon Aronian Veselin Topalov ½-½ Michael Adams Alexander Grischuk 1-0 Viswanathan Anand M Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ Fabiano Caruana A very interesting scenario. Well done!Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. Not the game of the round, but a classic shot.Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. Games of […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #5)

7 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Round #5: Tuesday, 8 December 2015 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ Anish Giri Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Alexander Grischuk Viswanathan Anand 1-0 Veselin Topalov Michael Adams ½-½ Hikaru Nakamura Levon Aronian ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Anand played a nice game today against Veselin Topalov. Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. Games of Round #5 Standings after Round #5 1st-3rd: Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura, […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #4)

7 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Round #4: Tuesday, 7 December 2015 Anish Giri ½-½ Levon Aronian Magnus Carlsen ½-½ Michael Adams Hikaru Nakamura 1-0 Viswanathan Anand Veselin Topalov ½-½ Fabiano Caruana Alexander Grischuk ½-½ M Vachier-Lagrave Girl plays 1.Nc3 for ceremonial move. Would Carlsen keep that move? Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. It is disrespectful to call Anand anyone’s ‘client’ but […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #3)

7 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Round #3: Sunday, 6 December 2015 Alexander Grischuk ½-½ Anish Giri Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 1-0 Veselin Topalov Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Hikaru Nakamura Viswanathan Anand ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Michael Adams ½-½ Levon Aronian Former World Champion missed his chances against a Berlin. Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. There are certain opening trends in top level chess. Over the […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #2)

7 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Round #2: Saturday, 5 December 2015 Anish Giri ½-½ Michael Adams Levon Aronian ½-½ Viswanathan Anand Magnus Carlsen ½-½ Fabiano Caruana Hikaru Nakamura ½-½ M Vachier-Lagrave Veselin Topalov ½-½ Alexander Grischuk Damp squib today in anticipated matchup. Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. Today’s games were easy to report on because there was not much action. Nakamura-MVL […]

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