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Thursday, December 18, 2014 19:03
At the regular Olympiads a gold medal hasn't been won since 2002, but with six straight victories Russia is getting close at the World Youth U16 in GyÅr, Hungary. With four rounds to go,...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:21
GM Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia and GM Hou Yifan of China emerged as the winners of the Basque tournament at the World Mind Games. Introduced last year in Beijing, the “Basque System...
Monday, December 15, 2014 22:22
Playing at amazing speed, GM Magnus Carlsen crushed ten opponents but was defeated once in a Chess.com simul on Sunday.  In what was the first ever Chess.com event to feature the...
Sunday, December 14, 2014 21:19
GM Viswanathan Anand won the 2014 London Chess Classic on Sunday. The 45-year-old Indian grandmaster edged out GM Vladimir Kramnik and GM Anish Giri on tiebreak. Anand's first...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 20:46
Why study traps?      There are several good reasons why studying traps might be considered important. First, of course, to avoid becoming a victim of one.  Second is to recognize when the opportunity of...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 21:55
Several years ago I was visiting a friend and he was online looking at live games in a team match event. One game was between a grandmaster (who had the Black pieces) and an international master. A zillion...
Sunday, December 14, 2014 22:16
The chess world gasped when in game six of this year's world championship match, both Carlsen and Anand missed a simple tactical shot 26...Nxe5! (see #10 in the second part of...
Sunday, December 14, 2014 11:22
If you were to ask a hundred grandmasters to name the most difficult chess variation about which to write an opening book, my guess is that the 6 Bg5 Najdorf would be the frontrunner....

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