An interview with the director and members of Carlsen’s family about the movie that will be released this November in the United States.
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Sep 24
It would seem natural that there would be many tournaments dedicated to the memory of great players, particularly former World Champions. But only a few players, and not all of them ex-champions, have been so memorialized.
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After 13 years, multiple champions and a lot of confusion, a match was staged to reunify the title. It turned out to be one of the most exciting, and nastiest, matches in history.
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Sep 20

Pawn Power

A phalanx of pawns can sometimes be the most powerful group on a board, as in the following game.
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The divisions in the chess world in the 1990s and early 2000s led to a perplexing and chaotic situation as a succession of players laid claim to a piece of the World Championship title.
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Sep 17

Baku Journal

Sam Shankland was a member of the gold-medal winning team from the United States. Here are some of his memories of how things unfolded.
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World Chess’s columnist runs down the most outstanding performances from the competition in Baku.
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The match this November will be filmed from multiple angles so that viewers can watch the players in 360 degrees.
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Jon Ludvig Hammer has struggled this year, dropping out of the top 100 in the world rankings. But in this game, he displays the ability that once propelled him into the top 50.
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The United States won the open division of the Chess Olympiad, while China took home the gold in the women’s section.
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It is the first for the United States since 1976. UPDATE: China has won the gold medal in the women’s division.
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