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Sunday, December 28, 2014 18:25
In a field of 151 players where fully two-thirds held FIDE titles and more than one quarter were grandmasters, 28th-ranked Georgian GM Gaioz Nigalidze topped the Third Annual Al Ain Chess Classic. The...
Saturday, December 27, 2014 17:17
GM David Navara won the European Blitz Championship last Friday in Wroclaw, Poland. Two days later, local hero GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda won the rapid section. Navara's victory was very convincing: he...
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 7:43
Despite eight decisive games the score is still equal at the Nutcracker Match of the Generations after four rounds of classical chess.  In the third round the “...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 15:59
Make sure you're free January 3, 2015 at 9am Pacific (noon Eastern, 6 pm Central Europe). Have things to do? Cancel them. Reserve your best chair and have your drinks and snacks...

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Sunday, December 28, 2014 21:50
The last couple of months were a real paradise for true chess aficionados. The world's top events (including the world championship!) followed one after another. Today, I offer you an opportunity to test your...
Friday, December 26, 2014 22:00
"Every time the Berlin endgame shows up on the board," GM Vladimir Kramnik remarked a few weeks ago, "everyone starts to cry quietly, [because] such positions are boring. However, games are often...
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 4:10
      I had stumbled across the archived "New York Times" obituary notice for Edmar Mednis (February 22, 2002, by Dylan Loeb McClain).  The obit, of course, reviews his life, but...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 21:57
When I was still playing in tournaments I answered 1.e4 with various Sicilian lines (Richter-Rauzer, Accelerated Dragon, Paulsen and Taimanov systems, etc.) and the Caro-Kann. I...

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