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Magnus Carlsen prevails in Zurich.Photo by Maria Emelianova. In his first tournament since becoming World Champion, Magnus Carlsen came out victorious last week. While he suffered a couple of stumbles, his performance was strong enough in the classical games to overcome his lackluster performance in the rapids. One attribute that is recurrent in Carlsen’s play […]

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The first in a 2013 series of FIDE Grand Prix events kicks off on April 17th in Zug, Switzerland with several of the top brass competing. The last cycle culminated in the Candidate’s Tournament ending with GM Magnus Carlsen earning the right to challenge World Champion Viswanathan Anand. That match will take place (tentatively) in […]

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With the World Championship only a few weeks away, everyone is anticipating the big match. However, there may be a match that will capture quite a bit of interest in that it is a championship-caliber event. Both Vladimir Kramnik (ranked #4) and Levon Aronian (ranked #2) have decided to stage a “friendly” match of six […]

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World Champion Viswanathan Anand has been attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and gave his impressions in a short video. Dr. Kenneth Rogoff, an American Grandmaster as well as top economist, was interviewed and gave his impression about his interactions with Indian politicians and business executives. While Rogoff didn’t meet the Indian star, […]

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This new feature will provide briefs on some of the latest chess news around the world. Feel free to post comments and/or add chess news that would be of interest to the general audience on current events. World Junior Championship (August 2nd-August 16th) – A strong field is assembled in Turkey for the Open and […]

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Magnus Carlsen (Norway) vs. Lenier Dominguez (Cuba) Photo © http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/ Cuban GM Lenier Dominguez recently eclipsed the 2700-barrier and is now on the verge of winning the Biel GM tournament. His 9th round game with Magnus Carlsen was a contribution to theory as the two gladiators faced off in a “Fire on Board” game. The […]

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