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    With Anatoly Karpov having "inherited" the world title, he was eager to win as many tournaments as possible to prove that he was worthy of the title. And this he did. Besides winning such tournaments as Milan 1975, Las Palmas 1977, Bugojno 1978... | Read More

  • University's Online Chess Camp with GM Boris Gelfand - Official Announcement

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  • The Michigan Fall International, Part 1

    For the past few years, since the fall of 2011, I had a really bad period in chess. I was really having trouble concentrating, not enjoying playing chess, and making many blunders. My nerves were shot and I couldn't calculate variations. In a shor... | Read More

  • The Queen of Chess

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    • [video] Vladja's Chess Adventures #5: Moes - Simkin, Brno 2014

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      • Waldemar
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    • Oh, the Ego

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    • Learning chess: Week 3: Tournaments are fun

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      • Passero82
      • | Oct 19, 2014