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  • IGM Karel Van der Weide And The Need For Speed

    By Waldemar on August 25, 2015
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    After IGM Karel van der Weide wrote “Chess for housewives” (Schaken voor huisvrouwen – Arbeiderspers, 2008) we have had to wait a few years for a new publication. It had always been in the pipeline, but when the new Belgium publishing house ThinkersPublishing appraoched IGM Van der Weide and...

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  • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (6): Can Vachier-Lagrave Beat Carlsen?

    By Waldemar on August 27, 2014
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    In a previous article Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (5): Can Topalov Beat Carlsen?, I discussed the likelyhood of Topalov beating Carlsen during the upcoming Sinquefield Cup. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number six on the starting list, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, or “MVL” for friends....

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  • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (5): Can Topalov Beat Carlsen?

    By Waldemar on August 26, 2014
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    In a previous article Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (4): Can Nakamura Beat Carlsen?, I discussed the likelyhood of Nakamura beating Carlsen during the upcoming Sinquefield Cup. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number five on the starting list, Veselin Topalov. Statistics In the database...

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  • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (4): Can Nakamura Beat Carlsen?

    By Waldemar on August 25, 2014
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    In a previous article Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (3): Can Caruana Beat Carlsen?, I discussed the likelyhood of Caruana beating Carlsen during the upcoming Sinquefield Cup. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number four on the starting list, Hikaru Nakamura. Statistics In the database...

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  • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (3): Can Caruana Beat Carlsen?

    By Waldemar on August 23, 2014
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    In a previous article Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (2): Can Aronian Beat Carlsen?, I discussed the likelyhood of Aronian beating Carlsen during the upcoming Sinquefield Cup. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number three on the starting list, Fabiano Caruana. Statistics In the database...

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  • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (2): Can Aronian Beat Carlsen?

    By Waldemar on August 22, 2014
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    In a previous article Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (1): Can Anybody Beat Magnus Carlsen?, I discussed the possibility of Carlsen being his own worst opponent. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number two on the starting list, Levon Aronian. Statistics In the database I...

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  • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (1): Can Anybody Beat Magnus Carlsen?

    By Waldemar on August 21, 2014
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    From Tuesday the 26th of August till Tuesday the 9th of September 2014, the second Sinquefield Cup will take place at the STL Chess Club & Scholastic Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The tournament is named after Rex Sinquefield, founder of the STL Chess Club & Scholastic Center, and...

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  • Exclusive Training With Yasser Seirawan

    By Waldemar on August 18, 2014
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    Yesterday Sunday the 17th, together with a few club colleagues, I was fortunate enough to attend an exclusive training session with world renowned Chess Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan. We visited Yasser in his house in Amsterdam which has been been his main stead for a number of years now, traveling...

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  • Sign Up And Earn A Free Video Analysis Lesson Of One Of Your Own Games

    By Waldemar on June 30, 2014
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    Dear all, Until and including July the 10th, we will be taking new membership registrations again. If you are a chess enthousiast aspiring to improve your chess, then sign up during this period and by way of bonus I will offer you a free video analysis lesson of a...

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  • Carlsen Is The New World Blitz Chess Champion!

    By Waldemar on June 20, 2014
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    Magnus Carlsen is the new World Blitz Chess Champion. On the second day of the tournament in Dubai he scored 8 points out 10 games, making a total of 17 out of 21! Carlsen went into the second day with half a point lead, but things were not so...

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