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As I walked into a local theater to watch “Ex Machina,” a preview of a chess movie was being played. It immediately brought a smile to my face and looked very promising. As I watched the Fischer character (Tobey McGuire) in a fitful rage, I imagined that this movie would certainly be what many American […]

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“Here in Reykjavik, Iceland to play in the famous open tournament. Waterfalls, geysers, hot springs, restaurants and great night life. This place is amazing!” ~GM Maurice Ashley GM Maurice Ashley is playing in his first international tournament in many years and he will no doubt have a chance to get inspiration from visiting the last […]

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Having finished the Málaga Open with a good performance, GM Pontus Carlsson heads to Reykjavik, Iceland to compete in the Reyjavik Open. IM Amon Simutowe will also be in the field. Last year, the Reykjavik Open featured a motivated Emory Tate. Apparently Tate will sit just one out, but Reykjavik Open will boast some powerful […]

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A story from the Iceland’s Morgunbladid has stated that Bobby Fischer desired one last match with Garry Kasparov and/or Viswanathan Anand. This is a very interesting development since Fischer has disassociated himself with the chess world since his 1992 match in Yugoslavia. In interviews he stated that he would only play Fischer Random, but there […]

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Bobby Fischer (right) on the move against Boris Spassky in their pivotal 1972 match in Reykjavik, Iceland. The news of Bobby Fischer’s demise has come as somewhat of a shock to the world chess community, but the 64-year old chess legend was said to be ailing. Born as Robert James Fischer on March 9, 1943 […]

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