Day: July 9, 2008

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    Rene’ Phillips: Victim or Victor?

    Rene’ Phillips (left) blitzing with Sulaiman Smith in Atlanta. Photo by Frank Johnson ( There are many controversies in chess. Lately the chess world has had to address a number of cheating allegations of players who have tried to take advantage of the system. These players are often barred, suspended…

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  • Pre-Olympiad Quandary… Choosing the Team

    If you are a fan following professional sports, you know that choosing national teams is a difficult process. There is always a question of who qualifies as it relates to nationality, skill level, experience, etc. Chess Olympiad teams are no different. The U.S. team was coming off of a disastrous…

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