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Saturday, July 04, 2015 9:40
On Friday GM Fabiano Caruana stopped GM Vladimir Kramnik's winning streak as it was his turn to win his third game in a row at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting. With two rounds to go, Caruana leads with ...
Friday, July 03, 2015 9:00
GM Wei Yi might just have played the 21st-century version of the Immortal Game. The Chinese super-talent beat Cuban GM Lazaro Bruzon just brilliantly today in Danzhou. Yesterday the sixth edition of the...
Thursday, July 02, 2015 21:37
Besides Magnus Carlsen, three players are rated above 2800 in the FIDE July 1 rating list: Hikaru Nakamura (in fourth place at 2814), Veselin Topalov (third with 2816)...
Thursday, July 02, 2015 9:00
On Wednesday GM Vladimir Kramnik won his third game in a row at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting and caught GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu in first place. The ex-world champion...

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Saturday, July 04, 2015 1:55
If the Sicilian is the vehicle driving Black’s equalizing chances, the Dragon is its engine. For years, White has struggled to find a definite answer to counter the Sicilian. The Dragon variation, also...
Friday, July 03, 2015 11:46
More than a decade ago, I took part in a small open tournament at a local chess club. After winning the first game in rather one-sided fashion, I became convinced that the next five games would follow an...
Thursday, July 02, 2015 11:37
After six rounds of the Zalakaros Open in Hungary, I had four points -- which was not a bad score, since the average of my opponents' ratings was high. Earlier in the tournament, I was...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:24
From time to time I put together various reader questions and comments (while ignoring the “Die Silman Die!” raves) and share them with the good folks on Chess.com. I try...

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