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Lively reports from chess tournaments all over the world.

My Immortal Game | Reporting From The Pfalz Open 2017

That was close! When my friend told me about a strong chess tournament called the “Pfalz Open” in early February, and I wanted to sign up for it, it was almost too late. Just barely I got myself a place… Continue Reading →

Hou Yifan and the Gibraltar scandal

In the last round of one of the worlds strongest open tournaments in Gibraltar, chess community has witnessed an incident that has never been seen before. It sparked a highly controversial debate about whether the player’s behavior was appropriate. Let… Continue Reading →

“Where is Suriname?” – How Chess Teaches Me Geography

I felt quite ignorant. When my friend asked me “Would you like to play a tournament in Suriname?”, I immediately replied “What is Suriname?”. Of course, tech-savvy as I am, I used an online search engine named Google to find… Continue Reading →

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