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  • 2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #3

    Round #3 in the massive Mahabalipuram Resort & Convention CenterPhoto by Mark Livshitz 2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #3Sunday, 31 July 2022 Round #3 had a few upsets with Norway going down and Magnus Carlsen being held by Italy’s Daniele Vocaturo. Carlsen essayed the Caro-Kann simply looking for a position he…

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  • 2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #2

    Current World Champion Magnus Carlsen made his debut against Uruguayand had to play 90 moves to secure the win.Photo by Lennart Ootes 2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #2Saturday, 30 July 2022 Round #2 had a major upset as 73rd-ranked Zambia toppled Denmark, ranked 27th. The Danish team touted four Grandmasters and…

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  • 2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #1

    LET THE GAMES BEGIN! The top board (Zimbabwe-India) was surrounded by dignitaries and a sea of photographers as they await the ceremonial move. Photos by Stev Bonhage. 2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #1 Friday, 29 July 2022 In the first round, IM David Silva of Angola was on the verge of…

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  • 2022 Chess Olympiad: Opening Ceremonies

    At the Opening Ceremonies of the 2022 Chess Olympiad, the biennial event has officially begun. After only four months of preparation, India has shown the world the possibilities and capabilities of the chess world. They also showed that chess holds the passion of many countries and it does not belong…

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  • 2022 Chess Olympiad (Chennai, India)

    The 2022 Chess Olympiad is here! There is excitement brewing in Chennai as the organizing committee and the Tamil Nadu province is doing everything to make this 44th Olympiad the best ever! Social media is buzzing and there is a festive atmosphere that includes various videos of the chess-themed Napier…

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  • 2022 Chess Olympiad Preview

    In less than two weeks, the 2022 Chess Olympiad will open in Chennai, India after surviving the worst of a pandemic. India was one of the countries hit the hardest and officials will be on alert to ensure health and safety. According to chess-results.com, 343 teams (189 teams in Open;…

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  • Dvorkovich-Anand 2022 campaign for FIDE

    Six weeks ago on April 1st, Arkady Dvorkovich announced a commitment from 5-time world champion Viswanathan Anand to stand with him on the ticket for reelection. The incumbent FIDE President needs to gain some appeal after his former ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin have put him in a serious…

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  • India to host FIDE Chess Olympiad

    The FIDE Chess Olympiad will be held later this year in Chennai, India according to a FIDE press release. The decision was made by the FIDE Council yesterday after postponing the event in the aftermath of the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces. FIDE President Nigel Short announced via Twitter,…

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  • Abhimanyu Mishra, youngest chess GM in history!

    Abhimanyu Mishra was born on February 5th, 2009, and in an interview with FM Jim Eade, stated that he started playing chess at just 2-1/2 years old. After that, he began making history by setting several records in U.S. chess. He became the youngest 2000-rated player (7 years, 6 months),…

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  • Life Lessons from Anand in “Mind Master”

    Hachette Book Publishing India, Pvt. Ltd. (2019)ISBN: 978-93-5195-150-6Buy at Amazon! Kindle: $12.99 Hardback: $11.00 During this COVID-19 outbreak, many of us have taken our chess activities to online communities or increased the time already spent on chess servers. There has been the Carlsen Invitational, the Online Nations Cup, the Steinitz…

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