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July Heat

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Dortmund starts July 2, San Sebastian July 7. New rating list out.
Nanjing Pearl Spring field complete with announcement of participation of Wang Yue. Anand, Topalov, Bu Xiangzhi, Jakovenko, Carlsen, Radjabov.

Candidates Matches 2010!!?

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FIDE announces candidates matches instead of candidates tournament for 2010-11 cycle.

Ivanchuk Takes Bazna

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Ivanchuk wins by a full point over Gelfand. Shirov beats Nisipeanu in final round. Kamsky shares last.
Chess.FM info and interview on Nakamura's invite to Corus A 2010.
Ivanchuk beats Shirov to take full-point lead in Bazna over Gelfand with three rounds to play. Nakamura set to take over #1 USA rating spot.

Ivanchuk Tired Enough to Win

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Ivanchuk leads over Gelfand and Shirov with four rounds to play.

FIDE's Ill Communication

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Latest FIDE presidential board release on rating non-changes and cryptic remarks about the candidates cycle.

DC Wifi Humor

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Humorous SSID in DC.


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Bazna tournament with Ivanchuk, Shirov, Gelfand, Radjabov, Kamsky, and Nisipeanu. Ruy Lopez Zafra tournament with Adams, Cheparinov, Caruana...

From Russia with Holy Fire

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Garry Kasparov appears at the Human Rights Watch New York film festival screening Monday night of "In the Holy Fire of the Revolution," a documentary on the political opposition in Russia.

Motylev Wins Poikovsky 09

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Motylev beats Gashimov in 8th round and wins by a full point.
Fischer's chess effects sold at auction, won by St. Louis chess sponsor Rex Sinquefield.
Motylev and Gashimov lead on +4 with two rounds to play. Shirov loses again to fall to -5.


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Birthday, Short quote, open thread
Carlsen beats Ivanchuk in Leon final in sudden-death blitz tiebreak. Short finishes off Sigeman with impressive 4.5/5.
Updated results with game notes from various ongoing events. Sigeman, Miskolc, León, Poikovsky.
Wang Hao loses again and Ding Liren wins by forfeit to win the tournament.

Chess and Alzheimer's

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León organizer Marcelino Sión and Leontxo Garcia bring up the topic of whether or not chess prevents or delays the onset of Alzheimer's Disease.

The León Roars

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Ivanchuk, Morozevich, Carlsen, Wang Yue face off in the three-day KO rapid in Spain starting Friday.

FIDE Candidate Tournament Mystery

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Question from 'frogbert' about which rating lists FIDE will use to find the rating qualifiers for the 2010 candidates tournament.
Anand-Leko rapid in Miskolc; Karpov tournament in Poikovsky with Shirov; Short in Sigeman; Wang Hao dominating Chinese Ch.
Pic by GM Jean-Luc Chabanon of Svidler and Nakamura after their French Team Ch success.

Navara Flunks Chuckschool

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Ivanchuk duly disposes of Navara 5.5-2.5 in their Prague rapid match.

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