Sergey Karjakin: Magnus needs to invent something new in chess to be the strongest again

Sergey Karjakin, the former World Chess Championship challenger, has said Magnus Carlsen is weaker now than he was at the last title match and needs to reinvent himself to be the strongest again. Speaking to Chessable during Game 11 of Carlsen’s match against Fabiano Caruana, Karjakin said: Carlsen was stronger when I played him in 2016 Carlsen is still recovering from a chess crisis Caruana has a better team around him than Carlsen Both players should be unhappy with the quality of games The format for the championship should be changed to 13 games Carlsen needs to invent something new...

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World class chess photographer David Llada turns 40

One of the best chess photographers in the world turned 40 years old on 23rd of November 2018. Happy birthday to me. 40 years. It has been a hell of a ride! pic.twitter.com/joRFomlSdZ — David Llada ♔ (@davidllada) November 22, 2018 “The Thinkers” by David Llada contains: 177 photos in 208 pages. 111 pictures in black and white, 66 in full colour. 16 breathtaking double spreads. The most visually stunning book ever devoted to chess; order your copy at: https://www.qualitychess.co.uk/products/2/310/the_thinkers_hardcover_by_david_llada/ Indians can also get this book from...

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December 5 – 9 | European Rapid and Blitz Championship | Skopje, FYROM

December 5 – 9 | European Rapid and Blitz Championship | Skopje, FYROM European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018 will take place from 5th-9th December 2018, in hotel Aleksandar Palace, in Skopje, FYR of Macedonia. The event will start with European Blitz Chess Championship 2018, which will take place on 6th and 7th of December, and will be played according to the Swiss system, in 11 paired rounds, with the time control 3 minutes game + 2 seconds per move starting from the first move. European Rapid Chess Championship 2018 will be played on 8th and 9th of December, according...

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Russian Rapid Grand Prix FinaL December 1 – 4 || Russian Cup Final December 4 – 13

December 1 – 4 | Russian Rapid Grand Prix Final | Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia The culmination of a year-long series of strong rapid tournaments held across Russia. December 4 – 13 | Russian Cup Final | Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia A knockout final for players qualified through a series of classical events held around Russia over the course of the year. Russian Chess Federation – Российская Шахматная...

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December 9 – 16 | London Chess Classic | London, England

December 9 – 16 | London Chess Classic | London, England The 2018 London Chess Classic is a knockout classical, rapid and blitz tournament featuring the top four performers over the preceding four events of the Grand Chess Tour. It will determine the overall winner of the tour, and has a $300,000 prize fund. Join us for a very special 10th London Chess Classic from December 11-17, 2018. The exciting finale of the Grand Chess Tour being fought out at the London Chess Classic, in a knockout format for the first time and with $300,000 at stake. The semi-final battles, which will...

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