Archive for December 31st, 2014

Chinese men became Olympiad champions for the first time!Photo by Daaim Shabazz. The year 2014 was an interesting campaign and The Chess Drum covered the action in 240 published articles. Magnus Carlsen successfully defended his title in November and we have a new Olympiad champion in China… the men!! The balance of power in chess […]

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New in Chess (2014/8)

Alexander Grischuk has long been known as a supreme talent and recently breached the 2800 barrier after winning the Tigran Petrosian Memorial. The scruffy-looking and once dread-locked Russian has again been put on the short list of championship contenders. Polish phenom Jan-Krzysztof Duda brings up such an important point in his “The Next Generation” article. […]

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