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Friday, May 29, 2015 9:00
A surprisingly good result by one of the players at the European Women's Championship has caused a cheating controversy after the organizers granted a request from players to delay the...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:00
14-year-old IM Jeffery Xiong (photo courtesy U.S. Chess Champs) shocked the field at the Chicago Open, finishing clear first with 7.0/9, ahead of several strong grandmasters. The 24th Chicago Open was held...
Monday, May 25, 2015 12:08
Following the final rest day Round 9 saw some exciting action but ultimately no change to the leaderboard, as Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura drew against Sergey...
Saturday, May 23, 2015 12:13
Friday produced one of the most exciting rounds of the event thus far with four decisive games, most notable being Fabiano Caruana's loss to Dmitry Jakovenko after blundering and...

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Friday, May 29, 2015 8:37
Last Friday, we discussed the first half of José Raúl Capablanca's chess career, tracing his meteoric rise through the lens of his finest positional wins. In 1921, after a decade of heated...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:17
The article I wrote last week, "The Shabalov-Shirov Gambit" reminded me of another, more radical g2-g4 move, also largely developed by the aggressive Latvian player Alexei Shirov. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4....
Sunday, May 24, 2015 17:19
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Sunday, May 24, 2015 9:38
The second world champion in chess history, Emanuel Lasker, was a unique person. Besides being the champion for 27 years (this record will never be beaten for sure!), he was also a...

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