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Friday, August 28, 2015 6:03
In the final round before the rest day at the 2015 Sinquefield Cup, the players did anything but rest. For the first time all event, GM Veselin Topalov no longer has a piece of the lead. He lost today to GM...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 19:53
This year's World Rapid & Blitz Championship will be held 9-14 October in Berlin, Germany. This was announced earlier this week by FIDE's commercial partner Agon. The venue will be the Bolle Meierei. |...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 2:39
If Wesley Snipes provided commentary for round four of the 2015 Sinquefield Cup, his line would have been queued up: "Always bet on Black." Today GM Levon Aronian routed GM...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 18:28
On Sunday the Vienna Open was sensationally won by 16-year-old IM Francesco Rambaldi. Alongside the tournament, GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov beat GM Markus Ragger 3.5-2.5 in a friendly...

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Friday, August 28, 2015 1:37
In his excellent work The Seven Deadly Chess Sins (Gambit 2000), Scottish GM Jonathan Rowson introduces a fascinating concept that GM Jonathan Speelman terms plus-equals mode:  If properly...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 11:35
Alexander Alekhine won the title from Jose Raul Capablanca in their 1927 match. The Franco-Russian master had an unusually wide opening repertoire compared to the earlier champions, and he loved to experiment...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 0:23
     The Vienna Chess Tournament of 1898, one of many tournaments sponsored by Albert von Rothschild, ran from May 31 to July 25 and was played at the Vienna Chess Club.  It...
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:01
Over the years I’ve noticed that whenever a grandmaster hangs his face, the masses of fake names go berserk and not only berate the unfortunate player but toss sick (and...

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Three strange pirate-related things happened to me last week. Now there's a sentence you don't see...
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 I played this game against one of my students Clifton Burdette on the 22nd August 2015. He...
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I played a simul on 23.08.2015 on the chess.com Live server and recorded my comments when I played...