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Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:00
14-year-old IM Jeffery Xiong (photo courtesy U.S. Chess Champs) shocked the field at the Chicago Open, finishing clear first with 7.0/9, ahead of several strong grandmasters. The 24th Chicago Open was held...
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 19:12
GM Fabiano Caruana and GM Hikaru Nakamura finished first and second in the overall Grand Prix as all key games ended in draws in the last round in Khanty-Mansiysk. The final GP ended in a three-way tie for...
Saturday, May 23, 2015 12:13
Friday produced one of the most exciting rounds of the event thus far with four decisive games, most notable being Fabiano Caruana's loss to Dmitry Jakovenko after blundering and...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 22:23
The qualification race for the 2016 Candidates’ Tournament is wide open after round 7 of the Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk. Especially GM Anish Giri's win over GM...

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:17
The article I wrote last week, "The Shabalov-Shirov Gambit" reminded me of another, more radical g2-g4 move, also largely developed by the aggressive Latvian player Alexei Shirov. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4....
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:48
I’ve long insisted that the best way to improve (aside from playing stronger players) is to look at reams of master games. Most games between titled players have some important lesson hiding behind the...
Sunday, May 24, 2015 9:38
The second world champion in chess history, Emanuel Lasker, was a unique person. Besides being the champion for 27 years (this record will never be beaten for sure!), he was also a...
Sunday, May 24, 2015 1:40
Honest Abe - Chess Player      Although the documentation is rather sparce and anecdotal,  Abraham Lincoln was known to have been a chess player.  Below are a few of the...

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