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    Online Dec 23, 2008

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  • Willa and Edith

         Nowadays information lies at our fingertips.  One might even argue that there is such an overflow that the effect is numbing and that the preciousness of the information lowers in...

  • The World Championship Deja Vu

    [Note: GM Serper reflects on the first half of the 2016 world chess championship.] At the time of this writing, the first part of the world championship match is over, and the score is still even: 3-3....

  • 'Sergey' Documentary Chronicles Karjakin's World Championship Quest

    Will a boy's singular goal in life be fulfilled at the end of November? While we await the outcome of the 2016 World Championship Match, one documentarian sought to get behind the scenes of the challenger's upbringing...

  • A Gift of State

       In August of 1974 Richard Milhous Nixon became the first and only U.S. president to resign from office. But during his presidency - May 22 -30, 1972 - he made a historic trip to the Soviet Union.   ...

  • Carlsen-Karjakin: Hammer's Preview

    When it comes to Magnus Carlsen, I’m not a neutral observer. I’ve known him since we both were 10. We went to the same high school, and I was a helper for him during the first two world championship...

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Blogs


  • How to Play Chess Openings!

    As any competitive player knows, getting the opening right is essential if you want to be successful. While the goal may be to reach “a playable middlegame position”, achieving that goal requires a solid understanding...

  • Tactic: Heberla-Ris, 2. Bundesliga

    Just got back home from a team match in 2. Bundesliga West. My team SF Katernberg suffered a painful defeat against Dortmund: 1.5-6.5.    Against Polish GM Heberla I obtained a comfortable position out of the opening...

  • Sergey Karjakin: "Carlsen is the Cristiano Ronaldo of chess"

    Karjakin's first interview upon returning to Russia, for the Sport-Express newspaper. http://www.sport-express.ru/chess/reviews/sergey-karyakin-karlsen-shahmatnyy-ronaldu-1072655/ I BOUGHT A NEW SIM CARD...

  • Live by the Sword, die by the Sword!

    The Moscow 1925 Chess Tournament was a very strong competition: Bogoljubow, Lasker, Capablanca, Marshall.... Among the participants was Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky, s atrong Soviet Master. Alexander Ilyin Zhenevsky ALEXANDER...

  • How to use a chess program, without cheating

    In this post I want to show you how to use a chess progam for your games on chess.com, but not cheating at the same time. But first I schould explain why I write this. As you can read on my profile page, I played...

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News


  • Timur Gareyev Plays Record 48 Games Blindfolded

    GM Timur Gareyev played 48 chess games blindfolded simultaneously from Saturday to Sunday in Las Vegas. The grandmaster from Uzbekistan, who now represents the United States, improved upon previous simuls by...

  • Magnus Carlsen: "I was calm, I was confident"

    Magnus Carlsen was "calm and confident" going into the tiebreak session on Wednesday, in which he retained his world title. The day after his victory in New York, Carlsen sat down with a small number of...

  • Carlsen Wins Rapid Playoff, Defends World Championship

    It was about time. Just like in the classical portion of the 2016 world championship, GM Magnus Carlsen got several promising positions against GM Sergey Karjakin in the rapid playoff.  The difference? Today...

  • Mark Taimanov: 1926-2016

    In the night between Sunday and Monday, Mark Taimanov died in St. Petersburg at the age of 90. He was a world-class player for decades and one of the participants of the legendary Zurich 1953 Candidates'...

  • Zurich Chess Challenge Changes Name, Lineup, Time Control

    The Zurich Chess Challenge will add a word, more players, and switch both the venue and time control for the 2017 event. The Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge, to be held April 13-17, 2017, will honor the recent...

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