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  • romania
    Online Dec 24, 2007

    TOM PERSYN | DAMME, Belgium

    Joined: Dec 24, 2007

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    Online Apr 27, 2008

    jennifer romania | chicago illinois, United States

    Joined: Apr 27, 2008

  • Chessboy1999999
    Online Nov 16, 2008

    a guy from romania | In your hose, Romania

    Joined: Nov 13, 2008

  • raghad
    Online Oct 28, 2009

    MIRANO Romania | bucharest / Dubai, Romania

    Joined: Dec 14, 2008

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    Online Mar 1, 2009

    Kevin Romania | Romania, Romania

    Joined: Mar 1, 2009

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  • 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...

  • The Hardest Move To Make

    The inspiration for today's article was rather unusual.  Recently, I was lying in bed when a peculiar memory invaded the sleepy recesses of my mind. I recalled an unusual and astute piece of advice...

  • Another Crazy Pawn Lunge By Shirov

    The article I wrote last week, "The Shabalov-Shirov Gambit" reminded me of another, more radical g2-g4 move, also largely developed by the aggressive Latvian player Alexei Shirov. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3...

  • The Greatest Chess Upsets, Part 1

    The Chess Olympiad is one of my favorite events. In the words of the Romanian GM Mihail Marin, "the champions themselves do not mind rubbing shoulders with mere mortals, even though this may look risky for their...

  • Kamsky's Endgame Play

    The Philadelphia Open recently concluded in my home city with the victory of the top seed, former world championship challenger, Gata Kamsky. Kamsky has a very unusual style, a style which I think many people neither...

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  • My first chess tournament

    • danpdc
    • Aug 20, 2016, 12:57 PM

    Over the last 9 days I played my first over the board chess tournament. At the age of 32. I certainly don't have any dreams of becoming a GM or so, but I wanted to check my chess level since I started to study chess...

  • Player Profiles: GM Tiberiu Georgescu

    • Englix
    • Jun 25, 2016, 5:00 PM

    The subject for this player profile is Romania's youngest grandmaster, Tiberiu Georgescu from Bucuresti. Besides being a grandmaster, he is a teacher at the University and studies Informatics in Economics...

  • Marian Godina vs. chestorul Ioan Aron, seful IPJ Brasov Pentru petitii:   Marian Godina 4 hrs · Brasov, Romania ·  AŞA SE EXPRIMĂ CHESTORUL...

  • RIP Nicu_57 1957-2016

    • unu
    • Feb 8, 2016, 9:28 AM

    I'll just post this very fast and maybe come back later with details.To all of those that knew Nicu_57:We from Team Romania, just recieved the tragic news that our dear friend and amazing person to all, Nicu Ion,...

  • (9) In Memoriam WGM Elisabeta Polihroniade, Romania

    • CM EugenD
    • Jan 23, 2016, 10:47 PM

    WGM Polihroniade (Lili for her close friends) has passed away on Jan 23rd, 2016 at the respectable age of 80. She was, is and will remain forever one of the greatest chess promoters Romania has gifted the World...

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  • Indian Glory At Hastings, Rilton Cup

    Two traditional end-of-the-year tournaments were won by Indian grandmasters. GM Krishnan Sasikiran finished clear first at the Rilton Cup in Sweden, while GM Deep Sengupta did the same in Hastings. They are two...

  • 2016: The Year In Review

    • News
    • Dec 31, 2016, 10:37 AM

    For many, 2016 was a year to be forgotten. Political division and turmoil, the passing of many beloved persons, and acts of violence often dominated the news. However, in terms of chess, 2016 was a banner year....

  • Shirov To Bring Fire On Board To Iceland

    GM Alexei Shirov is one of the stars at the 2017 Reykjavik Open. The annual open tournament in Iceland will be held in April. Harpa, the venue for the 2017 Reykjavik Open. Before the end of the year, the organizers...

  • MVL Beats Anand In Corsica Masters Final

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the Corsica Masters on Sunday by beating Vishy Anand in the final. The rapid tournament also featured Teimour Radjabov and Hou Yifan as well as many other strong grandmasters. Organizer...

  • USA Wins 1st Olympic Gold In 40 Years; China Takes Women's Section

    The United States won the Baku Olympiad after edging out Ukraine on tiebreak. China also beat Russia and so won the women's section convincingly. Rating-wise Russia was the top seed, but with three top-10...


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