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Topalov wins a wild game seven to win the match and become the official WCh challenger. Kamsky had a win but no time to find it.
Grischuk beats Aronian to take clear lead on +3. Carlsen scores his first-ever win over Anand. Round 7: Grischuk-Anand, Radjabov-Carlsen, Aronian-Ivanchuk, Dominguez-Wang Yue.

Kamsky-Topalov g6; Linares r5

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Kamsky-Topalov game six a solid Caro-Kann draw. Four more draws in Linares in round five.

Kamsky-Topalov g5: Kamstastrophe

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Topalov plays 1.e4 and Kamsky plays the French. Kamsky blunders horribly and goes from good drawing chances to nearly dead lost in one move. Topalov leads 3-2.

Linares 09 r4: Fighting with Fire

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Grischuk and Aronian win to keep the lead on +2. Anand also wins to move back to +1. Rest day Monday.
Mamedyarov accuses opponent of computer-assisted cheating after a loss and drops out of Aeroflot Open.

Linares 09 r3: 4 / 2

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Four draws. Grischuk and Aronian lead. Round 4: Radjabov-Grischuk, Carlsen-Ivanchuk, Anand-Wang Yue, Aronian-Dominguez.
Kamsky wins a powerful game in the Ruy Lopez to even the match at the halfway mark.

Linares 09 r2: Amazing Aronian

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Aronian beats Anand in spectacular game. Grischuk beats Wang Yue.

Linares 09 r1: The Champ Is Back

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Anand beats Radjabov, others drawn. Round 2: Radjabov-Ivanchuk, Grischuk-Wang Yue, Anand-Aronian, Carlsen-Dominguez.

Metaphor Irony Dept.

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Iranian official says US should "play chess" with Iran.
Begins Thursday with Anand, Carlsen, Aronian, Ivanchuk, Dominguez, Wang Yue, Grischuk, Radjabov. Games at 1600 local, 10am EST.

Kamsky-Topalov g2: Clock Flop

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Kamsky flags on move 32 and Topalov takes a 1.5-0.5 lead with six games to play.

Kamsky-Topalov g1: A Fighting Start

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Topalov-Kamsky game 1 drawn in sharp Grunfeld battle.

Kamsky-Topalov Begins at Last

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Kamsky-Topalov candidates match begins Tuesday at 8am EST.

Poll Dancing

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The ACP has a poll on format and rule issues for the top players. Why shouldn't we have some fun, too?

FIDE's Doping Panel for Ivanchuk

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Macauley at the ICC blog has details on the hearing FIDE held for Ivanchuk's missed Olympiad drug test.

Onischuk Takes Moscow

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Onischuk wins Moscow Open with 7.5/9. Even stronger Aeroflot next up.

Kaufman Wins World Senior

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Larry Kaufman gets GM title, writes article, and an accidental visit from Garry Kasparov.

Svidler Tops the Rock

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Svidler wins Gibraltar Open, short interview with him.
Danailov interview on Topalov-Kamsky, UEP bids for 2010 candidates and 2011 WCh, Fischer movie shot down.

Weekend Trivia Break

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25 trivia questions asked in our ICC Chess.FM contests during Corus 2009.

Old, Young, and In-Between

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Bits and bobs, mainstream clippings, Svidler wins Gibraltar.

Top of the Rock

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Gashimov and Milov lead Gibraltar with Nakamura and Svidler in the hunt. Linares begins February 19. Kamsky-Topalov match begins in Sofia on the 16th (maybe first round 17th). Aeroflot Open in Moscow same week.
Karjakin clear first after beating Dominguez. Caruana wins B, So the C.

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