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I Would Go to a Summer Chess Camp If...

  • My boss would let me off work.
  • They had a Super-GM instructor.
  • It was held on a cruise ship.
  • It was paired with other games, like Poker or Scrabble.
  • There were no kids there.
  • My significant other also had something to do.
  • It was in an exotic location.
  • I wouldn't go - it doesn't interest me.
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Created on April 7, 2014 | 3634 Votes | 37 Comments

Does Anand Have a Better Chance in his Rematch With Carlsen?

  • Yes, there's less pressure as the Challenger.
  • Yes, there's less pressure if he doesn't play in his home country.
  • Yes, he now knows Carlsen's fighting style better and will be ready for it.
  • No, none of the differences will matter.
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Created on April 1, 2014 | 5601 Votes | 39 Comments

Who Do You Want to See Playing Live on

  • Viswanathan Anand
  • Richard Rapport
  • Levon Aronian
  • Hikaru Nakamura (already doing so)
  • Magnus Carlsen
  • Fabiano Caruana
  • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
  • Le Quang Liem
  • Anish Giri
  • Other
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Created on March 25, 2014 | 7258 Votes | 60 Comments

How Often Do You Watch Top Players Playing on

  • It's the first thing I go to in Live Chess.
  • I close out the "top game" window right away.
  • I look for them so I can challenge them.
  • I don't pay attention to top players. I'm mostly here to play and learn for myself.
  • I don't know where to find them!
  • I only look to see top GMs, otherwise I'm not interested.
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Created on March 17, 2014 | 4945 Votes | 41 Comments

What's a Better Bet for the Candidates Tournament?

  • Either Aronian or Kramnik will win.
  • One of the other six players will win (Anand, Andreikin, Topalov, Mamadyarov, Svidler, or Karjakin).
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Created on March 11, 2014 | 4235 Votes | 44 Comments