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Preliminary report: Finale of the Schachbundesliga in Berlin

Berlin, Berlin, … Wir fahren nach Berlin! This battle call is usually heard in German stadiums when the victorious football team is heading towards the final of the knockout competition, which is being held in Berlin since 1985. In this… Continue Reading →

20 days of autumn – on the upcoming World Chess Championship Match 2016

Hell, it’s about time! 25-year-old Magnus Carlsen vs. 26-year-old Sergey Karjakin. Norway vs. Russia. And the chess world is excited (surely I am!). What will be the first move? Will there be opening revelations/revivals, like the “Berlin” 16 years ago?… Continue Reading →

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