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Black to move and win.
Black to move and win.


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Friendly relations: Magnus Carlsen and Donald Duck 10/22/2014 – In Norway Magnus Carlsen is a hero. TV transmissions of chess events, in which he participates, attract hundreds of thousands of viewers, and popular culture also regularly pays tribute to Carlsen. And when the World Championship match begins in November, Norwegians will see their champion in the company of an old and familiar friend: Donald Duck. Discuss

Hou Yifan and Vishy Anand in Corsica 10/22/2014 – The 2014 Corsican Circuit Rapid started and as always brings a mixture of some elite guests with opportunities for anyone to qualify for the sixteen-player knockout phase. The two guests, multiple World Champion Vishy Anand and Women World Champion Hou Yifan, were then joined by the fourteen qualifiers from the Open held before. The tournament has not been without surprises. Discuss

Martin Gardner's 100th Anniversary 10/21/2014 – "With a career spanning most of a century, Martin Gardner was the last of the polymaths," writes Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Douglas Hofstradter calls him "a major shaping force in my life" – as does Frederic Friedel, who has written a long tribute to this giant of recreational mathematics, micromagic, literature, philosophy, scientific skepticism, religion – and not to forget: chess. Discuss

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Quotes Of The Day (from Kelly Atkins)

"You cannot play chess unless you have studied his games." Mikhail Botvinnik.

"If there is one single facet of chess in which Garry has well and truly dominated his opposition it is in the opening phase of the game. The breadth of his opening preparation is as vast as it is deep, ensnaring practically every chess grandmaster he has ever faced. I've witnessed some of the world's very best grandmasters shaking their heads, staring at a lost position shortly after breaking beyond the opening stages." Yasser Seirawan
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