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Happy New Year, 2010 Edition

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Happy New Year. Looking for nominations for the best, worst, and other of 2009.

TIME for Magnus Carlsen

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Carlsen Q&A in TIME Magazine asks the same old same old questions.
Grischuk leads Russian Ch after 5 of 9 rounds. Svidler and Vitiugov are a half-point back on +1. Wonderful rook sac from Timofeev.

Year-end Action

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Svidler, Grischuk, and Jakovenko in Russian Ch. Malakhov's hot streak continues in Warsaw. Anand interview and parity (or Carlsen dominance?).

Anand-Topalov In Motion

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Sponsorship contracts signed for April WCh match between Anand and Topalov.

Boris Gelfand, Older and Wiser

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Recap of Gelfand's winning World Cup run.

Carlsen Wins London Classic

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Carlsen draws to take clear first place and the #1 rating on the Jan 2010 list! Kramnik second. Adams and Howell win to share 3-4th.

London Classic Final Round

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Kramnik beats Short to move a half-point behind Carlsen heading into final round. Adams misses win against Carlsen. R7: Nakamura-Kramnik, Short-Carlsen, Ni Hua-Howell, Adams-McShane.
Carlsen leads by a point after beating Ni Hua. Kramnik behind on +1. R6: Carlsen-Short, Kramnik-Adams, McShane-Ni Hua, Howell-Nakamura.

Ponomariov-Gelfand for the Cup

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Ponomariov-Gelfand in a four-game final match at the World Cup. Starts Thursday.

London Classic: Carlsen Starts Hot

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Carlsen wins again in round 2, beating McShane. Kramnik beats Ni Hua to move back to an even score. Round 3: McShane-Kramnik, Howell-Carlsen, Nakamura-Short, Ni Hua-Adams.

Bulletin Board Material

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Carlsen beats Kramnik in a fantastic game. McShane beats Short in 163 moves. Round 2: Carlsen-McShane, Adams-Nakamura, Kramnik-Ni Hua, Short-Howell.

London Calling

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Games begin at 1400 local, 9am ET. Round 1: Carlsen-Kramnik, Howell-Adams, McShane-Short, Nakamura-Ni Hua.
Gelfand beats Karjakin with black in first game of semifinals. Ponomariov-Malakahov drawn.
The higher-rated players win every match. Caruana and So out. Quarterfinals starting Thursday: Gelfand-Jakovenko, Ponomariov-Gashimov, Svidler-Malakhov, Karjakin-Mamedyarov.

World Cup 09 r4.2: Tiebroken

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Karjakin, Svidler, and Mamedyarov through, the other five to tiebreaks. Short draw in a must-win by Laznicka?!

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