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  • Hammertime In Norway

    In our next installment of "Amazing Games," you're sure to be blown away by the time and travels of GM Jon Ludvig Hammer. Hammer is one of the best players in the world and has been a part of some of the best games...


         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition,...

  • The Armenian Chess Secret

    • GM dbojkov
    • Jul 26, 2016, 12:37 AM

    On the free day at the Jermuk Women's Grand Prix tournament way back in 2010, I had a pleasant opportunity to chat with the hosts. My conversation with the chief organizer and famous GM Smbat Lputian...

  • Magnus Carlsen vs Tigran Petrosian: Preview

    What's the biggest underdog story in sports? What's the biggest in chess? Thursday's much-hyped GM Blitz Battle between top-seeded World Champion Magnus Carlsen and qualifier Tigran Petrosian might seem more...

  • Who Will Qualify To Play Magnus Carlsen?

    The Blitz Battle Qualifier to decide who will face Magnus Carlsen is here. Watch the event with live commentary at or  Round one of this 11-round, 3 0...

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  • Viking History: The Varangian Guard

        If you like Vikings you are welcome to apply for membership in our Viking Themed chess groups!  APPLY FOR MEMBERSSHIP AT THEESE TWO GROUPS!     Great Viking Warriors Valhalla   The Varangian Guard The Vikings...

  • Where the US Stacks Up in Chess Expertise Internationally

    After we saw how chess expertise was distributed in the US, let's take a look at how things stack up internationally (the numbers include all players over the 2200 FIDE rating, including IMs and GMs).   Rank Country             Pop...

  • Boycott Iranian Chess? A Reply

    • GM smurfo
    • Oct 4, 2016, 3:02 AM

    EDIT: Nigel Short responded with an addendum that “the Iran bid was not mentioned in the FIDE General Assembly Agenda. It was sprung on Delegates as a surprise.” This procedural anomaly is worth mentioning...

  • A guide to the chess Olympiad – Part I

    • GM smurfo
    • Aug 19, 2016, 3:31 AM

    NOTE:  This was supposed to be a small note, but once I assembled all the questions I’ve been asked over the years, it quickly turned into quite a long article. So I’ve broken it up into...

  • Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour

    World's Top-10 chess players battle it out in 4-day tournament   The greatest chess tournament ever staged in Belgium,Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour, will take place in the historic Town Hall of Leuven from Friday...

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