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Friday, February 22, 2013 9:00
November 1960 saw the 14th Chess Olympiad take place in Leipzig in the former GDR, during the days of the Berlin Wall. (Come to speak of it, could this despicable wall still be a reason for some to avoid the now popular Ruy Lopez branch? Or more to the point, in general, why should we name opening lines after human misdemeanours? The Kalashnikov...
Paul Keres Memorial Rapid
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 17:54
Alexei Shirov won the 22nd Paul Keres Memorial on Sunday. The Latvian grandmaster scored 6.5/9 and finished half a point ahead of Jaan Ehlvest, Aleksandr Volodin and Daniel Fridman. The rapid tournament was a 10-player round robin held 11-13 January in Tallinn, Estonia. The time control was 15 minutes and 10 seconds increment per move. Shirov won...