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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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Thursday, December 18, 2014 21:53
Last week, we looked at the history of the Paulsen Sicilian until the late 1950s.  Around this time, it was accepted that the c2-c4 plan was not terribly dangerous for Black, whose dark-squared bishop...
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...
Monday, December 15, 2014 21:54
How many games have been played on Chess.com? OK, so maybe Dr. Evil asked for 100 billion, but we're getting there. A billion is a big number. If one game started every second, 24...
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...

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