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Latvia vs USA Chess Match 2015

    Team USA will be winning the Latvia – USA Correspondence Chess Match of 2015 and I helped lead the way as our highest board with a perfect result. My advice is simple, “Keep Calm and Take Your Time.” LAT-USA 2015 TD Kracht, Jörg (IA) Latvia White Black White Black USA Board 1  SIM Roze, Andris  2513 ½ ½Continue reading “Latvia vs USA Chess Match 2015”

Russia vs USA Chess Match

Forty years after the greatest American chess player, Bobby Fischer, slayed Boris Spassky and the Russians to win the World Chess Championship, another classic chess battle between East and West will taking place. Officially starting on February first, 2013, Russia and the United States will do battle in a correspondence chess match for honor and pride. The last time a matchContinue reading “Russia vs USA Chess Match”

Corus Chess 2010: Americans Shine Brightly and Fade

For the first time in recent history, American chess players were commanding respect and attention in Wijk aan Zee.  Hats off to Hikaru Nakamura and Ray Robson for shining bright enough that the chess world took notice. Unfortunately for the American chess fans, it appears that our two rising stars have been swallowed by theContinue reading “Corus Chess 2010: Americans Shine Brightly and Fade”