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  • 2018 World Chess Championship: Game #3

    2018 World Chess ChampionshipHolborn, London, England (November 9th-28th) Game 3 Caruana ½-½ Carlsen Match Score: 1½-1½ Official Site: https://worldchess.com/ 2018 World Chess Championship: Game 3 Monday, 12 November 2018 Caruana gets nothing against Sicilian… another draw Weather has been awful in London since the match began, but hopefully there would…

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  • 2018 World Chess Championship: Game #2

    2018 World Chess ChampionshipHolborn, London, England (November 9th-28th) Game 2 Carlsen ½-½ Caruana Match Score: 1-1 Official Site: https://worldchess.com/ 2018 World Chess Championship: Game 2 Saturday, 10 November 2018 Carlsen struggles, but holds draw Grinding chess. That may be the new term to describe what’s going on in Holburn. Both…

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  • 2018 World Chess Championship: Game #1

    2018 World Chess ChampionshipHolborn, London, England (November 9th-28th) Game 1 Caruana ½-½ Carlsen Match Score: ½-½ Official Site: https://worldchess.com/ 2018 World Chess Championship: Game 1 Friday, 9 November 2018 Match already intense after 115-move draw The first game of the 2018 World Championship match between defending World Champion Magnus Carlsen…

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  • 2018 World Chess Championship (Carlsen vs. Caruana)

    2018 World Chess ChampionshipHolborn, London, England (November 9th-28th)   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 pts. Carlsen ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 6 Caruana ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 6…

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  • Carlsen and Caruana chase Fischer’s Ghost in London

    The World Chess Championship will begin tomorrow in Holburn, London featuring World Champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Fabiano Caruana, the #1 and #2 players in the world, respectively. While Carlsen is the favorite and has been the champion for five years, many pundits have given Caruana a fighting chance to…

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  • 2018 Women’s World Chess Championship (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)

    2018 Women’s World Chess Championship(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) Ugra Chess Academy in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia Photo by ugra2018.fide.com The Women’s World Chess Championship has begun with 64 players from 28 countries! It started only a week prior to the World Chess Championship between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana. One may ask why do…

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  • Reflections on Batumi Olympiad

    Back to another Olympiad… another new place… another adventure. I had been to Calvia, Turin, Dresden, Istanbul, Tromso and now would venture to a place abutting the Black Sea in a city known for vintage wineries. Nevertheless, I geared up for this trip not knowing what was to come after…

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  • 2018 Chess Olympiad (Batumi, Georgia)

    Chess players, fans and friends! The 43rd Chess Olympiad will open tomorrow with the opening ceremonies. There has been a lot of fanfare about the entertainment for the opening. Approximately 180 countries will be traveling to Batumi, Georgia to take part in the competition and the proceedings. There are some…

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  • Kassa Korley earns first GM norm!

    Duke alumnus Kassa Korley went back to his stomping grounds to take a shot at a GM norm. Since his graduation the the Raleigh-Durham campus a few years ago, Korley has been seeking invitationals, both at home and in Europe. The New York native currently plays under the Danish flag,…

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  • Book Review: Chess Behind Bars

    Chess is often thought of as a game of the high-browed intelligentsia. It has adherents worldwide and is touted as an activity to sharpen one’s mind and to enhance cognitive ability. Does chess really make people smart? No, but it can certainly help the mind stay sharp and teach valuable…

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