The Chess Thread

The USCF is holding online rated games on chess.com for free. All you have to do is be an active,paying USCF member. In other news:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/13/chess-toilet-scandal-cheating-gaioz-nigalidze

This tournament is going to be hype

Also, Hikaru Nakamura qualifies for the 2016 Candidates Tournamnet for a chance to win it and go on to being the challenger for the World Chess Championship!

Check out page 39 of this thread! EVO should do this as well

Magnus Carlsen really blundered this past tournamnet

Strange how nobody cares about chess on SRK even though chess is the first fighting game

???

Also, check this out. There are trolls in chess as well

Getting hungry just looking at it.

WWE did this to Hogan:

www.independent.co.uknews/people/all-mention-of-russian-chess-legend-and-antiputin-activist-garry-kasparov-removed-from-history-book-10405150.html

From Twitter:

Garry Kasparov ‏@Kasparov63 Jul 17

I suppose if Putin’s lackeys want to remove my name from every Soviet/Russian record book it will at least keep them busy for a long time!

Who are you guys rooting for to win the world cup next month?

http://bakuworldcup2015.com/en

Here are some of the players:

http://bakuworldcup2015.com/content/24

Just saw this. Read the last few words!!!

Topalov is currently in the lead in St. Louis at the Sinquefield Cup currently.

Post #230 from Darth_Algar found here: http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/rules-re-asking-for-resignation?ncc=1#first_new_comment

“Buff the bishop” ROFLMFAO!!!

http://bakuworldcup2015.com/content/24

LOL, they got some no names in this tournament that will get owned for free…

http://www.bakuworldcup2015.com/content/26

It looks like the Russians want their world chess championship title back. Scroll all the way down to see who is in the finals and grand finals:

Qualification path Player FIDE rating (Oct. 2015)[4]
Loser of the World Chess Championship 2014 match[5] India Viswanathan Anand 2803
The top two finishers in the Chess World Cup 2015[5] Russia Peter Svidler 2727
Russia Sergey Karjakin 2762
The top two finishers in the FIDE Grand Prix 2014–15[5] United States Fabiano Caruana 2796
United States Hikaru Nakamura 2816
The next two highest rated players who played in the Chess World Cup 2015 or the FIDE Grand Prix 2014–15
(average FIDE rating on the 12 monthly lists from January to December 2015)[6] TBD
TBD
Organizing committee’s wild card (FIDE rating in July 2015 at least 2725)[5] TBD

https://twitter.com/HighStakesChess?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author

millionaire chess, high stakes chess. There are some pictures of the event on that page as well…

Here too:

This lady is a billionaire:

Also,

Candidate’s tournament has been set for 10-30 March 2016 in Moscow, Russia:

Runner-up of the World Chess Championship 2014 match
India Viswanathan Anand 2803

The top two finishers in the Chess World Cup 2015
Russia Sergey Karjakin 2766
Russia Peter Svidler 2745
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The top two finishers in the FIDE Grand Prix 2014–1**5
United States Fabiano Caruana 2787
United States Hikaru Nakamura 2793

The next two highest rated players who played in the Chess World Cup 2015 or the FIDE Grand Prix 2014–15
(average FIDE rating on the 12 monthly lists from January to December 2015)

Bulgaria Veselin Topalov 2803
Netherlands Anish Giri 2778

Organizing committee’s wild card (FIDE rating in July 2015 at least 2725)
Armenia Levon Aronian 2781