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2020-2021 FIDE Candidates Tournament: Who Are You Rooting For?

THE FIDE CANDIDATES’ TOURNAMENT RESUMES IN JUST 4 DAYS

On April 19th, the FIDE Candidates’ Tournament is set to resume in Yekaterinburg, Russia The first half of the tournament was held there from March 17 to 25, 2020, but FIDE was forced to call it off halfway due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, after a 389 day long break, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Ian Nepomniachtchi,Continue reading “THE FIDE CANDIDATES’ TOURNAMENT RESUMES IN JUST 4 DAYS”

Tromso Chess Olympiad Round 5: Kramnik vs Topalov

Thus far, the  41st Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway has lived up to all the hype surrounding the event. Almost all of the top chess players in the world are competing for personal glory and, more importantly, national pride. Even with hundreds of exciting games played in each round, all eyes were focused squarely ontoContinue reading “Tromso Chess Olympiad Round 5: Kramnik vs Topalov”

World Chess Championship 2013: Preview 3 of the Anand-Carlsen Match

In our third preview game of the 2013 World Chess Championship Match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen, we are going to examine a stunning defeat of Anand at the hands of the cunning Russian chess player, Alexander Morozevich. In my humble opinion, this game clearly illustrates what is perhaps the best strategy for MagnusContinue reading “World Chess Championship 2013: Preview 3 of the Anand-Carlsen Match”

The Czech is in the Mail: Update on My Adventures in Correspondence Chess

Playing correspondence chess is not for the faint of heart or the uncommitted. Seven years later, I am still battling in my final two games of the 2006 USCF Golden Knights Championship. I still have a reasonable chance of winning the event but my final two games going are against two of the very best American correspondenceContinue reading “The Czech is in the Mail: Update on My Adventures in Correspondence Chess”