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Chess Grandmaster, commentator, author, twitch partner and video maker.

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2 years
"Chess speaks for itself" #GGMcrypt
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Simon Williams
1 year
Finally hit that 2800 rating. 🥳
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1 year
Black to play and mate in two moves...
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2 years
This morning my father Doug Williams passed away peacefully in his sleep. My love and life of chess (including the dodgy Dutch!) are thanks to him. RIP dad ❤
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Simon Williams
3 years
I had just played Bg6, liking my position. What did I miss?
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Simon Williams
3 years
Best chess joke I have heard for quite some time... "I play chess like I make love... In the dark, in front of my computer."
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2 years
A very weird checkmate. 🐴🐴
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Simon Williams
1 year
I started the @ReykjavikOpen with an Exchange French and now a boring Exchange Slav. Hopefully I will get an exciting game soon. Blair and friends are streaming all my games over at so make sure you tune in! 🥳
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Simon Williams
3 years
So a group of highly-intelligent, self-made millionaires were not aware that cheating isn't allowed? 🤣
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Chess.com - India
3 years
Statement:
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Simon Williams
1 year
Thanks dude! 😅
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1 year
ALL HAIL SIMON!!!
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Simon Williams
2 years
Who could this young man be!? 🤔
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Simon Williams
1 year
I totally agree with Levon here. Hopefully, there will always be a future for classical chess.
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Levon Aronian
1 year
I hope the intensity and beauty of this #chess World Championship will remind people that classical chess is quite often far more watchable and exciting than blitz or rapid chess. A chess boom combined with a lack of classical events does not make sense.
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Simon Williams
11 months
A nice picture of @DanielRensch playing chess in front of all his fans in Norway.
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Simon Williams
3 years
Chess is brutal, got to feel for Ian 😓. #c24live
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1 year
What's depressing about Norway... Everyone's so healthy 😅. My exercise today was walking up and down these steps 🥵. I was over taken on multiple occasions by various people... First, an 80+ year old running man and then a woman carrying her baby...
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Simon Williams
2 years
I suppose the lawsuit was to be expected; any extra drama increases the chance of a Netflix series! Naming @DanielRensch seems harsh especially after Danny put his neck on the line to defend Hans after he was initally caught cheating on @chesscom .
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Hans Niemann
2 years
My lawsuit speaks for itself
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Simon Williams
4 years
Learn the 'Art of Attack' with Bob Ross. 50% off the @chessable videos for another couple of days. Buy here - . Full video here - . Thanks to @String_Dogg for the edit!
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Simon Williams
3 years
Probably the worst ever bit of chess advice there 🤣
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Simon Williams
4 years
(2) It has made me angry, and I tend to play much more 'fun' chess when pissed off. Take this 3-minute piece of mayhem on @chesscom (all sound of course 😇). My immortal Kings Gambit punt!?
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Simon Williams
1 year
What's the name of this checkmate!? Can anyone come up with a good name? 🤔
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2 years
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2 years
Wtf is this madness? 😂
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Why must I lose to this idiot?
2 years
Check out what Leela just did to Stockfish in a Chess960 game! Crazy stuff! #TCECFRC @gmmds @PHChess
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Simon Williams
2 years
It's been a hard day's work at the GoodKnight pub in Oslo! #ChessChamps @thelittlehat @DavidHowellGM @KajaSnare
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Simon Williams
3 years
I'm contractually obligated to tweet the @chess24com graphic every day. They didn't bother sending me graphics. Here are some cats instead - Also, I'm commentating on the Meltwater Final with Peter Leko today at 5pm CET. #ChessChamps @ChampChessTour
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Simon Williams
4 years
Playing Blitz against Luke McShane, 24 years ago! Taken from the 1996 British Chess Championship in Nottingham; where Luke, Simon Bibby and I shared an apartment. #InternationalChessDay
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Simon Williams
1 year
With chess studies, I generally try to find the most stupid looking move. It often works 🤔.
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Chessify
1 year
📦White to mate in 2
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Simon Williams
9 months
I was 2505 about a week ago. Keep this up, and I will be World Champ in no time. 💪
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Simon Williams
3 years
How many more days until the 'classical chess is dead' posse start their shouting again? 🤔
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Simon Williams
2 years
Very bizarre! I liked the way that Hans covered for Sam in the interview afterwards. That was nice of him.
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Olimpiu Di Luppi
2 years
The most Freudian shit you'll ever get to see: in the penultimate round of the U.S. championship, while their game was still in progress, Sam Sevian picked up Hans Niemann's king, broke it, and then he seemed utterly confused about his regicidal act.
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Simon Williams
2 years
Thanks to @anishgiri for taking this photo, just before the @ChampChessTour opening ceremony!
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Simon Williams
2 years
(1/2) Blair and I visited Mike Basman in the hospital on Saturday. He was clearly very ill but still shined with that special charisma his soul possessed. He mentioned that he wanted the following things to be remembered:
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Simon Williams
3 years
Chessable are taking things to the next level and I'm thrilled to be part of the team 👏 This will mean more streaming, Chessable videos & GingerGM expansion. I also have an exciting project that myself and a small team have been developing for over a year going live soon! 🎉
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Chessable
3 years
Big news! Welcome @ginger_gm !
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Simon Williams
2 years
Did Elon Musk just reply to @ChessProblem !? What a bizarre world we live in!
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Elon Musk
2 years
@ChessProblem un ass ailable logic!
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Simon Williams
2 years
When you decide to play a quick 960 game on @lichess 😂 I believe the odds of this are 1 in 960! 🤔
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Simon Williams
7 years
A massive thank you to everyone who has helped support my work. I finally raised enough funds to buy myself a new computer and studio set up. Aiming for some big things in 2018, hopefully all in glorious 1080p. 😍
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Simon Williams
4 years
(1/2) I enjoyed the concept of playing g6 and then Rf1, giving up my Queen to trap my opponents.
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2 years
10 million views on YouTube!🤯Cheers people, it has been a fun journey. Aim for this year 👉make the videos crazier...
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Simon Williams
3 years
Another gem from @AlexBelsley forthcoming @chessable course 'Best Chess Moves of All Time'. It is Black to play and win. As the author notes, "arguable the greatest interference tactic of all time."
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Simon Williams
5 years
Exciting news!! After many attempts I have secured a sponsorship deal with @DuvelUK ! A lifetimes supply of their fantastic beer; all I have to do is ensure that I drink one of their beers every time I play a game.
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Simon Williams
2 years
Saturday night tactic. White to play and win. Dmitri Andreikin vs Sergey Karjakin, 2010. Black resigns a few moves later, just making move 10.
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Simon Williams
4 years
The Queen's Gambit on @netflix was pretty bloody awesome. A pill popping, red headed, booze swigging Grandmaster who triumphs in the end. 🥳🎉 @anyataylorjoy was sublime in the lead role. Go and check it out.
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Simon Williams
1 year
The greatest goal that never was. Pele was a genius.
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1 year
Got to feel for Ding. The pressure of playing chess over the board at any level is hard to handle. I can only imagine what competing in a World Championship feels like. 😱 Intense for sure!
@chess24com
chess24
1 year
Ding Liren: "Actually I didn't prepare anything yesterday because I'm struggling with my feelings, my emotions, and the line you mentioned — I completely forgot it during the game" #NepoDing
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(2/2) To spread the love of chess, something he tirelessly dedicated his life to. To look at things differently, that's what Mike did and what Mike wanted future generations to do. RIP
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Simon Williams
5 years
Retiring now. 😉
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Simon Williams
7 years
Roger Moore was a true gentleman. I remember sneaking into a tent where he was filming; "A Bond in the making I see" was his reply.
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Simon Williams
11 months
This one should take 1 second if you know the magic formula...
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Johan Salomon
11 months
Big Mike solved this puzzle in 3 min 🤵 White to mate in 2! 🤔
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Simon Williams
4 years
Roger Moore trending... Some 30 years ago I snuck into his tent during filming of Bullseye. On spotting my head appearing from the canopy, he called me over for this photo. "You're a brave kid, getting passed all that security." Cheers Bond, James Bond. #truegent #RogerMoore
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Simon Williams
3 years
Typical Saturday morning blitz game... This Wing Gambit is crushing it. ☠
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Simon Williams
2 years
Several Grandmasters laughed at me for this weird little 3.h4!? move 10+ years ago; now everyone is at it! 😂 Great to see another unique idea brought to life by Carsten 👏
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Simon Williams
3 years
I probably should be working but what the hell. 😎🍻
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1 year
Great scenes, I dare to think what Nepo's room looked like 😢. It was a brilliantly entertaining match. Well done, Ding. 👏
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Mike Klein
1 year
There was dancing, there was crying #NepoDing
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Simon Williams
2 years
Why wasn't I taught this at school?
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Simon Williams
3 years
Starts in under an hour! #c24live
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2 years
Classical chess is dead. 😇 #FIDECandidates
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2 years
When the World Champ wears a t-shirt with your face on it... 🤪 @MagnusCarlsen @ChessProblem #MDI3
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Nepo is playing great, level headed chess. But FFS, nearly everyone else is melting away like hot butter in the Sahara sun.
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Simon Williams
3 years
Hes pretty handy; is this @viditchess chap. 🙂
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Vidit Gujrathi
3 years
5-1!! Won the match against Laurent Fressinet in Banter Blitz!
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Preparation for the World Championships is going well! 🥳 @ChampChessTour
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2 years
@Jesse_Feb Hi, I play chess like I make love; in the dark, on my own, in front of my computer. But for you, I will make an exception. 🤮
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Simon Williams
6 years
Found some old photos of my dad playing chess in the 50s. Got to love the suits and cigs! I believe the photos are from Guildford Chess Club.
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Simon Williams
1 year
A solid review with a very flattering photo! 🤣
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Simon Williams
3 years
New take on computer cheating. It is ok if treated as a 'learning experience'. 🤔
@nikhilkamathcio
Nikhil Kamath
3 years
It is ridiculous that so many are thinking that I really beat Vishy sir in a chess game, that is almost like me waking up and winning a 100mt race with Usain Bolt. 😬
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1 year
Best photo ever
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MrDodgy
1 year
this is officially the only chess content ill ever need
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Simon Williams
4 years
Online cheating is so annoying: I keep finding out that previous opponents in tournaments that I've entered have been booted out on cheating suspicions. Not nice when it's R1 and puts you on tilt for the rest of the competition! 😡🤬
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Simon Williams
2 years
I was out on an autumn walk wandering through the Tolkien English countryside when I found a magical place - a hidden stone circle! 😱
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Chucky, Hans and Magnus. 😱 It's certainly going to be interesting. Starting this Sunday, I will be over in the studio with the usual suspects. 🙃
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Champions Chess Tour
2 years
Player line-up for the Julius Baer Generation Cup! #JuliusBaerGenerationCup #ChessChamps
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Simon Williams
1 year
I managed to crawl my way onto the @ChampChessTour 🥳. Live in just over an hour!
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Simon Williams
2 years
Commentating on the @ChampChessTour is always incredibly hard work. 🤨
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Simon Williams
5 years
Managed to win my first game at the #BritishChess2019 . What winning move did I play here?
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6 years
Amazing nerves by Magnus, proving the majority of kibitzers wrong about his draw offer. Got to feel for Fabiano who fought like a beast. Chess is cruel. 😢 Yes, there should have been more Classical games, but that is a problem with the rules, not Magnus. #CarlsenCaruana
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Amazing to see chess with more viewers than World of Warcraft on @Twitch . (I was once a level 85 rogue 😏) Exciting times for our community, and massive thanks to ALL the chess sites for making this possible. @chesscom with nearly 70,000 viewers at the moment! Fantastic!
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2 years
@olimpiuurcan Who poured that beer!? 😳
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Simon Williams
3 years
I feel this is deserved. #goodknightoslo
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Simon Williams
3 years
Great to see @hansenchess and @GmNaroditsky invited. 👏
@chess24com
chess24
3 years
World Chess Champion @MagnusCarlsen is back for the @Aimchessdotcom US Rapid, the last event on the @Meltwater Champions Chess Tour before the Finals! It starts Saturday August 28th — full details: #AimchessUSRapid #ChessChamps
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2 years
I'm currently recovering from covid; no bad effects except feeling lethargic and brain fog. I'm blundering pieces all over the shop in blitz, so trying out some trash TV - @BelowDeck is pretty addictive 😱 But I might need a week of University Challenge re-runs for recovery! 😂
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Simon Williams
5 years
One pairing with a lower rated player that I had to accept.
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Simon Williams
2 years
@MagnusCarlsen 1...Nf6 seems bad as it gets in the way of ...f5!
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Champions Chess Tour
2 years
Someone take Simon back to the VIENNA TOWN HALL
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Simon Williams
3 years
🎄Merry Christmas🎄 everyone! 🍾
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Simon Williams
2 years
A tribute to Mike Basman - "To the man, the myth, the legend. A true character of chess. Inventive, positive and witty. A heartfelt loss." - Blair Connell.
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Simon Williams
6 years
(1) From today I can tick something off my bucket list... Say hello to a part share owner of a pub! Norway's first ever chess pub. Located in Oslo Center, near Youngstorget. - So excited. 😎 More information to come very soon.
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Simon Williams
11 months
Today, the chess will speak for itself. Tune in to watch Magnus vs Nordirbek! 😱 @ChampChessTour
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11 months
Chess fans outside our hotel waiting for @DanielRensch to get out of bed and sign some signatures 😍.
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Simon Williams
2 years
Been knocked out by a cold for about a week, just starting to feel human again... My first job is to edit a new YouTube video. I haven't done much on my channel for a while, so time to kick it up a notch. Here's a scene from a forthcoming chilly chess video... (with beer) 🤔
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Simon Williams
3 years
For some crazy reason I have decided to enter this tournament. ⬇️ I am the 184 seed. The good news is; if I come near the top ⏭ World Cup. Win that ⏭ Candidates ⏭ Win that, match with World Champ ⏭ Win that, I am the Champ. 🥳 Lots of levelling up! 🤣
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Simon Williams
3 years
It seems to be a sign of the times to concentrate far too much on the negative rather than the positive. The Tara Steel tournament was a fantastic 'LIVE' event! 👏 Great coverage, what looked like brilliant playing conditions and an excellent mix of players. #TataSteelChess
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Simon Williams
3 years
Probably not the best idea to have my COVID vaccination the day before playing a legend in the @MrDodgy Invitational tournament; my fever is hotter than my chess right now... but I will battle on! ♟
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Simon Williams
4 years
Another happy customer. 😇
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Simon Williams
2 years
Arrived to a beautiful day in Oslo. The hotel receptionist asks me, "You're part of the Play Magnus group. You don't actually play Magnus do you!?" 🤣 Chess is big in Norway!
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Simon Williams
1 year
@chessable I regularly play blitz on the toilet
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Simon Williams
2 years
I'm doing a Simultaneous display at HMP Wandsworth today, a far cry away from the Chess Olympiad!
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Simon Williams
4 years
Most people are aware of Shirov's 47...Bh3!! against Topalov in 1998; I just stumbled across a game where he was on the receiving end of this idea. Shirov vs Andersson, Biel, 1991. Andersson won with 44...Bxh4!! - Inspiration for Shirov's 'Greatest ever chess move'?
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Simon Williams
3 years
WTF is wrong with people!?
@agadmator
agadmator
3 years
Seems like more people had help from their silicone friend yesterday which makes Vishy's result even more impressive. Guy held a simul against multiple Stockfish engines 🔥
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Simon Williams
2 years
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Askild Bryn
2 years
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Simon Williams
1 year
Amazing! Well done @Tunde_OD 👏. There is something quite magical about how one brilliantly dedicated person can use chess as such a life changing tool for so many kids. Keep up the good work!
@RanksAfrica
Ranks Africa Magazine
1 year
We recognize & celebrate @Tunde_OD as one of Africa's 100 Most Impactful People in 2022, having made an extraordinary impact & contribution to the betterment of society through his creativity and craft & bringing about a new era where purpose is the foundation for progress.
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3 years
A calm game of chess on a Sunday morning. 😴 A fun, yet unsound gambit line...
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Simon Williams
3 years
Here is the game. Absolute nonsense of course, but fun nonsense nevertheless. 🤡
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