Champions Showdown
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Champions Showdown

The great american chess capital, St. Louis, continues to offer attractive tournaments, and this time the rapid matches between some of the world’s best players are back. Between the 20-24th of  February there will be five very luxurious matches to look out for: Hikaru Nakamura vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Fabiano Caruana vs Pentala Harikrishna, Wesley So vs David Navara, Leinier Dominguez vs Veselin Topalov and Sam Shankland vs Richard Rapport.

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    "Magnus" the movie!

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  • Features Apr 5, 2016 | 8:02 AM 14

    Learned helplessness in chess

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    Giri’s 60 Memorable Draws (exclusive excerpt!)

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  • Features Mar 10, 2016 | 7:12 PM 10

    The History of the Candidates, Part 2

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  • Features Mar 9, 2016 | 5:34 PM 9

    The History of the Candidates, Part 1

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  • Features Feb 25, 2016 | 11:50 PM 17

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  • Features Feb 18, 2016 | 12:08 AM 21

    A look back at Tata Steel Chess

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  • Features Jan 14, 2016 | 2:01 PM 6

    Sergey Shipov's review of 2015: Part 2

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  • Features Jan 7, 2016 | 8:19 PM 18

    Sergey Shipov’s Review of 2015

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