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  • Magnus Carlsen And The Nimzo-Indian Defense

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    • Frustration

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      • JD-ex
      • | Aug 22, 2016
    • A guide to the chess Olympiad – Part II

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      • smurfo
      • | Aug 21, 2016
    • The "ChessKingT" Story: Change the World

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      • ChessKingT
      • | Aug 16, 2016
    • really like my last move in the game

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      • neer90
      • | Aug 16, 2016
    • No More Daily (Correspondence) Chess!

      I took the rather extreme step today of withdrawing / resigning from all my active daily chess games. I was even winning some of the games but I just can't take it anymore!   Daily chess has to me become a nasty addiction and no matter how many... | Read More

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  • Agrest, Evgeny

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    Evgeny Agrest, born Aug 15, 1966, is a Grandmaster now living in Sweden (since 1994).  He was born in Belarus.  His FIDE rating is 2592.   In 2003, he won a game from former world champion Ponomariov when Ponomariov’s cel... Read More »

  • Cell phone

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    In 2003, former world champion Ruslan Ponomariov was kicked out of a chess tournament because his cell phone rang during the course of a match.  As per article 13.4 of the laws of chess, he was disqualified when his cell phone rang during a g... Read More »