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Questions tagged [super-grandmaster]

Super Grandmaster is an unofficial title that is used to distinguish top players (Elo 2700+). For instance, this site (http://www.2700chess.com/) is dedicated to track the rating progress of all 2700+ players.

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Why are there few or no black super GMs?

In the history of FIDE chess competitions or rankings, why hasn't there been a black super GM (2750+ elo)? What could be the hindrance or what is it that the black players are not doing right that ...
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Is it racist that white pieces move first in a chess game? [closed]

There is a movement in chess endorsed by several grandmasters called “MoveForEquality”, which revolves around the idea that the black pieces should start first instead of the white pieces. The ...
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Why do top GM's “retire” from chess? [closed]

After Kramnik's recent announcement, Nakamura also said in a chess.com interview that he will retire from chess at age 40. I am curious why a super GM feels the need to "officially retire" from chess ...
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What is the thought process of a GM playing bullet? [closed]

I have read other posts (e.g. this) with descriptions of the thought process when playing long time controls, but I'm wondering what kind of information a GM processes during games with very short ...
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How much stronger is a team of GMs compared to a single GM? [closed]

For example Carlsen is currently the world number 1 and favourite to win a match against any other player in the world. Is he also favoured to win a match against Caruana + Mamedyarov + Ding Liren ...
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Why is chess dominated by relatively young players?

The top FIDE rated players (2700 chess) are all under 50 years old. Most of them seem to be around the 23-32 age range. Why is this the case? I don't really know if this has always been the case or if ...
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What to do in an opening trap

In light of the recent game Nakamura vs Anand, the second time, in the recent candidate's tournament, Anand fell into Nakamura's opening preparation trap out of the reversed sicilian. If he [Anand] ...
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Is it common for super grandmasters to have the ability to play simultaneous blindfold chess?

Magnus Carlsen against 10 blindfolded. Timur Gareev plays 30 players blindfolded. I was wondering if these super grandmasters all can at least play 7 masters blindfolded and beat them.
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Best current player in the endgame? [closed]

In one interview, I do not remember when (please if someone knows give the link), Kramnik quoted that the best endgame player is Alexei Shirov... I think this interview was around year 2000. Obviously ...
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Why do Super GMs still have to write down their moves at tournaments?

I thought that the boards can register the moves electronically. What is the point of writing them down?
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What are the benefits of becoming a chess (player, team or tournament) sponsor?

It is probably well known that Magnus Carlsen is sponsored by Arctic Securities. An example of a tournament sponsorship is the Annual Rilton Cup sponsored by the Rilton Foundation. What are the ...
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How high is the level of professional blitz tournaments?

A GM has an elo of at least 2500, and Magnus Carlsen has an elo of almost 2900, so I think you can safely say that most games between grandmasters at a level of 2400-3000 elo. This is obviously very ...
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The thin line between winning and losing at the top level?

At lower level, we often blunder many times and do not make the best moves, so there can be multiple ways to win. But at the top level, for example, during the candidate matches going on now, the ...
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How many moves ahead does Anand calculate in his mind?

I always wondered about this! How many moves ahead can strong players like Anand actually 'see' during the game? How does the calculation of a supercomputer like Deep Blue differ from that of strong ...
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What is it about Magnus Carlsen?

It seems every where I read, Magnus Carlsen is involved in a discussion on if he is or will be the greatest chess player of all time. It also seems as if some are crowning him world champion even ...