Archive for January 2nd, 2012

Barbados’ Dr. Philip Corbin released his life-long affair with chess by releasing his autobiographical “Calypso Chess” in July. Dr. Corbin was asked how the book can be purchased outside of Barbados and he stated that he was working to get the book distributed by Amazon.com, the world’s largest bookstore. That time has come and the […]

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January 2012 FIDE Ratings

Magnus Carlsen (2835, +9) has now approached dangerously close to Garry Kasparov’s rating record of 2851. With the idea of slight rating inflation and the onset of computers, this record is bound to fall, but it may also show how far Kasparov was ahead of his contemporaries. GM Magnus Carlsen Photo by ChessBase.com. There have […]

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