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Hack by Popular Demand

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Topalov's latest interview with a few shots at Anand; Sofia rules chitchat, more.
Anand wins game 12 with black in a slashing attack to win the match 6.5-5.5.

Anand-Topalov WCh, g5

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Topalov with white in game five, Anand leads 2.5-1.5.
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Corus 2010: Past, Present, Future

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Corus begins Saturday at 1330 local, 7:30am ET. I'll be on ICC Chess.FM starting round 2. Anand, Carlsen, Kramnik, Ivanchuk, Leko, Shirov, Karjakin, Dominguez, Nakamura, Short, Caruana, Tiviakov, Smeets, van Wely.
Tal Memorial begins. Nine rounds, 7am EST start. Round 1: That's Carlsen-Kramnik, Morozevich-Leko, Gelfand-Ponomariov, Aronian-Svidler, Ivanchuk-Anand. I'll be live on ICC Chess.FM except for rounds 2 & 3.

Yet More Mainstream

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WSJ on abolishing women's titles; NY Yankees manager talks chess.
Nakamura-Kamsky was a red-blooded draw in Kamsky's now-standard Grunfeld. It was a line of the Russian System that Kamsky defended back in 1991 against Timman and has been used off and on in the shadow of the far more popular 4.cxd4 that Kramnik has several patents on. Discussion about best format for US Ch.

Topalov-Anand WCh Postponed

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New deadline is April 20, 2010. FIDE also confirms new candidates event in 2011.

Kamsky-Topalov Begins at Last

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Kamsky-Topalov candidates match begins Tuesday at 8am EST.
Morozevich and Ivanchuk win to move back to even. Movsesian beats Adams for a share of the lead with Karjakin and Smeets. Round 3: Carlsen-Movsesian, Aronian-Stellwagen, Ivanchuk-Radjabov, Karjakin-Wang Yue, van Wely-Smeets, Kamsky-Morozevich, Adams-Dominguez

14..Bb7! mystery solved

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Anand second Peter Heine Nielsen on the origins of the move 14..Bb7 that Anand used to beat Kramnik twice in their Bonn WCh match.

Chess in Space

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New Ilyumzhinov interview, mentioning the new proposed candidates tournament. / Looking for photo of Kasparov, Karpov, and Thatcher from 1986 WCh match.

Dresden Olympiad Wrapup

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Your suggestions for biggest surprises, best games, etc.

Dresden Olympiad Starts Thursday

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Dresden Olympiad first round on Thursday, November 13. Kramnik, Topalov, Morozevich, Carlsen, Radjabov, etc. Russia top seed.

WCh 08 g11: Anand Wins Match!

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Another must-win game for Kramnik in game 11. Anand leads 6-4 and has the white pieces.

WCh 08 g10: Kramnik Wins to Stay Alive

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Kramnik wins easily against Anand's Nimzo to keep the match alive.

WCh 08 g9: Brutal Battle Ends Drawn

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Game drawn after an amazing battle from start to finish. Razor-sharp topical opening led to Kramnik advantage, but Anand held tactically and then in a pawn-down endgame.

WCh 08 g8: A Draw as Good as a Win

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Solid draw by Anand in the QGD leaves him a point shy of defending his title. Match can end Sunday with an Anand win.

WCh 08 g7: Another Half-Step for Anand

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Anand leads 4.5-1.5 and has white in game seven.
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