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Submitted by ih8sens on November 22, 2014 at 5:13 AM.
I don't have a game for you guys to look at in this blog, but I wanted to take a minute to comment on Magnus Carlsen, the undisputed World Champion who looks poised to defend his title with relative ease.
I watched a couple of the games live and I sa...Read more »
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I achieved my National Master title in 2013 by scoring 11/15 (10 wins, 2 draws, 3 losses) over three tournaments with consecutive performance scores of 2340, 2368, and 2500 respectively. Many of those games are found annotated in my blog here on chess.com.
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