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  • IrinaDembo
    Online Jan 13, 2009

    Irina Dembo | Russia

    Joined: Jan 13, 2009

  • AnnaDembo
    Online May 27, 2010

    Anna Dembo | Los Angeles, California, United States

    Joined: May 27, 2010

  • dembo
    Online Sep 29, 2011

    rob dembosky | west grove, United States

    Joined: Sep 28, 2011

  • abigaildembo
    Online Mar 3, 2014

    Abigail Dembo | Berkeley, United States

    Joined: Mar 3, 2014

  • dembonanza
    Online Jul 12, 2014

    Dave Dembo | Australia

    Joined: Jul 12, 2014

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  • Women's World Team Chess Championship: Part I

    The World Team Chess Championship is one of the most prestigious team events, although women’s championships have a very short history. This year’s edition in Mardin, Turkey was only the third. The previous two...

  • The “Chinese” Championship

    The WWCC started at the beginning of December in Antakya, Turkey. The sacred chess number of players-- 64-- were to take part in the event, but two of them did not appear, and lost by forfeit. The first round...

  • It is all the Bull's Fault.

    • WIM energia
    • Dec 16, 2010, 11:05 PM

    Tatiana Kosintseva, being one of the top seeds of the Women’s World Championship, was eliminated in the second round by Yelena Dembo being more than one hundred points lower rated. The endgame that we will look...

  • One Slip and the Win Takes a Dip

    • WIM energia
    • Dec 10, 2010, 12:20 AM

    Once again, we see an endgame that is more equal than winning, or heavily advantageous for one side or the other. I am interested in the endgames that have this almost-balance but where one side has a slight advantage....

  • A Rare Line in the Grunfeld

    • IM Silman
    • Apr 19, 2010, 1:04 AM

    razorblade12 asked: Ever since I have started playing chess over a year ago, I have always come unstuck when playing against 1.d4 as Black. Is there any defense that you recommend I could use that would suit my...

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  • One Summer with the Gruenfeld

    In recent years an old side-line has gained considerable popularity against the Gruenfeld: the move 7.Qa4+ in the classical exchange variation has appeared with increasing frequency at the top level since 2011....

  • Finding Home in the Grunfeld Defense

    A short list of systems I've attempted against the Grunfeld: Exchange Variation The Russian System Qa4+ System Bf4 System The Solid e3 When I first learned of the Grunfeld, I read something to the effect...

  • Hot Stuff - Informant 118 Cobra edition

    CHESS INFORMANT 118 COBRA EDITION THE PERIODICAL THAT PROS USE AND CREATE Countdown - 3 more days until Chess Informant 118 Launch By FM Josip Asik, CEO of Chess Informant  Only shortly after the end of the dramatic...

  • FIDE November 2012 Ratings - A Dominating Magnus!!

    [Blog History]    The mighty Norweigian GM Magnus Carlsen, who is 33 points ahead of the World's #2 chessplayer Armenian GM Levon Aronian, sits on the cusp of breaking history according to the November 2012 FIDE...

  • Surviving in the World of

    Lately, I have some doubts about's anti-cheating system. I will present you a case where an account closure was IMO done in haste, probably by an automatic system of The account macidm was closed...

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  • Caruana Officially #3 on July 1st Rating List

    • News
    • Jul 1, 2013, 1:48 AM

    Fabiano Caruana is officially the world's number 3 player. The Italian, who also has an American passport, gained 22 ratings in the July 1st FIDE rating list and surpassed Vladimir Kramnik, who lost 19 points. World...

  • June 2013 Fide Rating List

    FIDE have published the official rating list for June 2013. Magnus Carlsen, Lev Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik are still the top 3 ranked players, all in the 2800 Elo+ club. World champion Vishy Anand climbs back...

  • May 2013 FIDE Rating List

    FIDE have published the official rating list for May 2013.  The ratings include the very recently finished Zug Grand Prix, and as a result Veselin Topalov has soared up to #4 in the rankings, gaining a whopping...

  • April 2013 FIDE Rating List

    FIDE have published the latest official rating list, for April 2013. Since the lists are now published monthly, there are sometimes very few changes from one list to the next, and this is certainly one of those...

  • March 2013 FIDE Rating List

    Right on time as usual, FIDE have published the official chess rating list for March 2013.  There are not many changes the top since the February list after a relatively quiet month. Vishy Anand's return to form...


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