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Thursday, May 21, 2015 22:23
The qualification race for the 2016 Candidates’ Tournament is wide open after round 7 of the Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk. Especially GM Anish Giri's win over GM Evgeny Tomashevsky ...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 21:36
GM Fabiano Caruana won the longest game of the sixth round against GM Alexander Grischuk to keep his lead at the Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk. GM Sergey Karjakin won his second straight game against GM...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:41
Just two months after winning the Reykjavik Open GM Erwin l'Ami scored another big success. He won the Rabat Blitz marathon ahead of GMs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Daniel Fridman...
Monday, May 18, 2015 13:42
On Saturday GM Garry Kasparov received an honorary doctor of law degree from the Saint Louis University. The former chess champion addressed this year's graduates during SLU's...

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Friday, May 22, 2015 5:45
José Maria Capablanca was a busy man. A lieutenant in the cavalry division of the Spanish army, he spent his limited free time playing chess with fellow soldiers. One day, his four-year-old-son Jos...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 23:10
The 90s were a decade of complex openings:  in particular, the King's Indian and the Semi-Slav. In 1992, a peculiar attacking idea came out of Latvia to combat the Semi-Slav, Meran Variation. 1.d4 d5 2....
Saturday, May 16, 2015 20:35
 Chess often forms a juncture with various disciplines such as literature, poetry, music, painting or films.  The point where they meet can be symbolic, thematic or just a hook meant...
Saturday, May 16, 2015 2:49
One of the most intellectual sports, chess, surprisingly has many similarities with one of the most barbaric sports, boxing. In both activities you are basically trying to "float like...

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