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  1. Gaming

    Magnus Carlsen Is Doing a Reddit AMA! Get Your Chess Questions Ready!

    Have a burning chess question for the World Champion Magnus Carlsen? You'll have your chance to ask it coming up on March 19th at 10:00AM ET, because Carlsen is doing an AMA! We'll start thinking of questions and bring you some of our favorites answers from Carlsen after the AMA.

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  2. Gaming

    World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen Releases iOS App That Lets You Lose to Him at Any Age

    If you're going to lose a game of chess, it might as well be against the greatest player in the world right now (and arguably ever.) World Champion Magnus Carlsen just released a free iOS app that lets you play simulated versions of himself from age five up to his current age of 23.

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  3. Gaming

    Carlsen Tops Zurich Chess Challenge Classical Rounds, Watch Live as The Competitors Face Off in Rapid Games

    As if there were ever any doubt, World Champion Magnus Carlsen has won the Classical portion of the 2014 Zurich Chess Challenge. Today the competitors will square off for a series of rapid games, and of course you can watch it live right here.

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  4. Gaming

    Watch the World Championship Rematch Between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand in Round 5 of the Zurich Chess Challenge

    We've been super pumped all week for the Zurich Chess Challenge, but today's especially exciting, because we'll see a rematch between World Champion Magnus Carlsen and the man he beat the for the title just a few short months ago in Chennai, India's Viswanathan Anand. Anand has a chance for revenge, but does he have what it takes to beat Carlsen?

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  5. Gaming

    Happy Super Bowl Zurich Chess Challenge Sunday! Watch Round 4 Right Here

    Round 4 of the Zurich Chess Challenge is about to get underway. After Round 3, World Champion Magnus Carlsen has pulled into the lead with a brutal win over Hikaru Nakamura. The other two games -- Levon Aronian vs. Boris Gelfand and Fabiano Caruana vs. Vishy Anand -- ended in draws.

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  6. Gaming

    Get Pumped for Some Saturday Morning Chess With Round 3 of the Zurich Chess Challenge

    We're heading into day three of the Zurich Chess Challenge. Carlsen vs. Aronian and Gelfand vs. Caruana both drew, and Anand vs. Nakamura ended with another disappointing loss for the former world champion Anand. You can watch all those games, and check out today's action live right here.

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  7. Gaming

    Don’t Miss Round 2 of the 2014 Zurich Chess Challenge

    Round 1 of the Zurich Chess Challenge kicked off yesterday. Not surprisingly, Boris Gelfand lost to World Champion Magnus Carlsen. Hikaru Nakamura drew against Fabiano Caruana to gain half a point each, and Viswanathan Anand lost his first match to Levon Aronian. There are new matchups today, and we're excited to see how things play out.

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  8. Gaming

    Carlsen and Aronian Tie in Blitz Competition, Watch Live as Round 1 of Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Kicks Off

    Yesterday's blitz games to decide who will play which color at the Zurich Chess Challenge came down to a tie between World Champion Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian. That gives both men an advantage going into the first round, and you can watch it live right here.

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  9. Gaming

    Why You Need to Watch the 2014 Zurich Chess Challenge [Updated]

    The Super Bowl is this Sunday, but whoooooo caaaaaaaaaaaaares!? There's an incredible chess tournament about to get underway in Zurich. You can watch footballmen smash into each other between soda commercials, or you can watch six of the best chess players in the world fight it out at the Hotel Savoy. Your move.

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  10. Gaming

    See Magnus Carlsen Crowned New World Chess Champion at FIDE 2013 Closing Ceremonies [Update]

    It's been an exciting ten-game series between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand during the 2013 FIDE World Chess Championship, and at the end of it all Carlsen came out on top with a solid three-game lead. Watch him claim his new title as World Chess Champion during the event's closing ceremonies.

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  11. Gaming

    It’s Official: We Have a 2013 FIDE World Championship Chess Match Wnner

    Hooray! A winner has finally been declared for the 2013 FIDE World Championship, so now we can all stop getting up at 4:30 in the morning to watch chess! Or course, on the downside, we won't have as much awesome chess to watch anymore, but at least being able to get a full night's sleep will make up for that. So who's the winner?

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  12. Gaming

    Watch Game 10 of the FIDE World Chess Championship, Anand vs. Carlsen [Updated]

    Game 10 of the FIDE World Championship kicks off Friday morning, but Game 9 all but assured a victory for challenger Magnus Carlsen. If Vishy Anand is going to hold on to his title, he will have to sweep the three remaining games, and win a tiebreaker round.

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  13. Gaming

    Watch Game 9 of the FIDE World Chess Championship, Anand vs. Carlsen [Updated]

    We're getting into the endgame of the 2013 FIDE World Chess Championship, and from the look of things, everything's coming up Magnus. Carlsen has a two game advantage over opponent Vishy Anand meaning Anand has to win at least three of these last four games to keep his title. It's a tough spot, but we'd like to see him fight his way out.

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  14. Entertainment

    Geekosystem Podcast Episode 8: “Happy Birthday, Coworker!”

    It's Tuesday, which means it's time for another episode of The Geekosystem Podcast. This week we recorded during an office birthday party we didn't know was happening, talked about Batman and Doctor Who again, and Glen makes a sleepy but impassioned plea for you to watch the World Chess Championship.

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  15. Gaming

    Watch Game 8 of the FIDE World Chess Championship, Anand vs. Carlsen [Updated]

    Game 7 played out in a surprisingly quick draw compared to the last few games, and Magnus Carlsen defended his two-game lead over Vishy Anand. There are five games left, so we won't count Anand out, but he's really going to need to swing momentum back his way to defend his title. Can he do it in Game 8?

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