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Saturday, April 18, 2015 18:10
In round two of the Shamkir Chess tournament GM Magnus Carlsen easily beat GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who played some dubious moves in the opening. Carlsen joined leaders GM Vladimir Kramnik and GM Wesley...
Saturday, April 18, 2015 14:00
Many top players can be found in both the World Team Championship and the World Women's Team Championship which start on Sunday in Armenia and China respectively. World Team Championship The World Team...
Friday, April 17, 2015 13:13
GM Fabian Libiszewski will give a 24-hour blitz/bullet simul marathon on April 21-22 in honor of Le Tournoi, a film about chess that will launch in France April 29th. With the...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 21:28
GM Magnus Carlsen has black against GM Viswanathan Anand in Friday's first round of the Shamkir Chess tournament. The second memorial for Vugar Gashimov was officially...

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Friday, April 17, 2015 21:52
Let us begin with a small challenge. Take a look at the following diagram: It is the starting position, stripped of all pieces except kings. If you managed to examine it without a yawn, eye roll, or grimace...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 22:01
Last week, we looked at the origins of the exciting Evans Gambit. Today, let's find out how the opening has journeyed through history to modern day.  While in keeping with his style, Wilhelm Steinitz's...
Sunday, April 12, 2015 21:41
There is a popular misconception amongst amateur players that a symmetrical position in chess inevitably leads to a draw. We already discussed here why playing a "copycat chess" can be...
Sunday, April 12, 2015 20:44
      The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the...

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World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca beat Glicco in Mexico in 1933: White to move and mate in 1...
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For the past week, the chess world has been abuzz with reports of GM Wesley So's involuntary...