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Cheparinov on 6/6 at Politiken Cup
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Thursday, August 01, 2013 11:26
Winning six straight games, Ivan Cheparinov is the sole leader at the Politiken Cup in Helsingor, Denmark with four rounds to go. The Bulgarian grandmaster is half a point ahead of GMs Parimarjan Negi (India) and GM Sergey Erenburg (Israel). In today's 7th round Ivan Cheparinov plays against Negi, who has the white pieces. Erenburg has black...
Maya Calendar
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Friday, December 21, 2012 12:25
In his latest blog, posted the night before the infamous 21/12 (which happens to be today), GM David Smerdon comforts us all. Whatever happens, he'll be on a plane to Australia and consequently "one of the few survivors"... Tomorrow is December 21, 2012: The day the world ends, at least according to the ancient Mayans.  I’ve always loved those...
An Open Letter to the Stonewall
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 10:06
Dearest Stonewall, It’s over.  I’m sorry. It’s hard even to pen these words to you, though I’m sure that the pain will pass in time.  But this has to be done; I’m breaking up with you, once and for all.  Please don’t try to convince me otherwise – you know the effect you have on me.  If you love me the way you claim to, you’ll let me go, for both...