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Thursday, April 21, 2011 16:23
Last Saturday, the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) in London organized a simultaneous exhibition as part of their centenary celebrations. Ten top English players (GMs Michael Adams, Luke McShane, David Howell, Gawain Jones, Stephen Gordon, Jon Speelman, Julian Hodgson, Nick Pert, Simon Willams and IM/WGM Jovanka Houska) played against 100 players...
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 19:49
Two talented juniors from Hendon Chess Club were the heroes of the evening as chess Grandmaster and World Championship candidate Nigel Short took on 47 players at the Middlesex University Real Tennis Club on 15th February. The play took place on the court itself, with spectators watching from the galleries. By Adam Raoof The unusual (probably...
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011 16:07
One could hardly imagine anything more peaceful than a simultaneous chess exhibition, but it looks like political enemies Iran and Israel have turned the area into a fierce battlefield. It was only four months ago that Israeli GM Alik Gershon played a simul over 523 boards in Tel-Aviv, breaking Iranian GM's Morteza Mahjoob's August 2009 record of...
Friday, February 11, 2011 18:30
In the week after his succesful Tata tournament, Anish Giri appeared on national TV, in a very popular talk show. A day later he gave a simul against members of the Dutch parliament. Adding more fuel to the fire, the 16-year-old grandmaster recently launched his own website. When Anish Giri defeated Magnus Carlsen in a mere 22 moves with Black,...