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2019 Cairns Cup: Closing Ceremony

Grandmaster Valentina Gunina is crowned the champion of the first-ever Cairns Cup at the World Chess Hall of Fame.

USChessChamps.com
2019.02.16

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How to Solve Chess Puzzles Methodologically

Since I teach, I keep saying to my students: one of the most basic things when calculating in chess is to analyze all possible checks, captures, and threats. We should also start with the checks that we intuitively think are more dangerous, captures of heavy pieces and the most important threats, starting with mate.

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2019 Champions Showdown: The Kings - Day 1

Starting February 20th thru February 24th, The 2019 Champions Showdown shall be an exhibition event featuring five individual matches: Hikaru Nakamura vs. Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Fabiano Caruana vs. Pentala Harikrishna, Wesley So vs. David Navara, Leinier Dominguez vs. Veselin Topalov and Sam Shankland vs. Richard Rapport. Over five days, the players shall contest games at rapid and blitz time controls. Each matchup will have a prize fund of $60,000 with first place taking $36,000 and second place taking $24,000.

20.2.19
uschesschamps.com

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Blitz Bounty Live! | Dennis LaRue vs. Jacob Sanders (Preview)

Event Date: February 26th, 2019 8:45 P.M.

Club instructor Dennis LaRue tries to avoid embarrassment in a rated blitz match for cash against one of the many children at the club who are responsible for bringing him to his UCSF rating floor!

Hosts: GM Pepe Cuenca & Ben Simon
Players: Dennis LaRue & Jacob Sanders
Technical director: Danny Machuca
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This promotion was produced by Danny Machuca

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Blitz Bounty Live Stream! | Dennis LaRue VS Jacob Sanders | Preview

Event Date: February 26th, 2019 8:45 P.M.

Preview:
Club instructor Dennis LaRue tries to avoid embarrassment in a rated blitz match for cash against one of the many children at the club who are responsible for bringing him to his UCSF rating floor!

Host: Ben Simon
Co-host: GM Pepe Cuenca
Players: Dennis LaRue & Jacob Sanders
Technical director: Danny Machuca
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This promotion was produced by Danny Machuca

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2019 Cairns Cup: GM Cristian Chirila Interview

Grandmaster Maurice Ashley interviews GM Cristian Chirila during Round 9 of the first-ever Cairns Cup. Chirila has just announced he will coach the new Mizzou Chess Team.

2019.02.15
USChessChamps.com

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