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Tromso Olympiad Recap: Rd. 2

Today was quite a dramatic day for the Chess Olympiad that saw quite a few upsets on both the team and individual level. As was the case yesterday I’m going to be very lightly annotating some games and discussing the results. You’ll note that of the first five teams with perfect scores none are from Eastern Europe; which is quite… Read more →

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Tromso Olympiad Recap: Rd. 1

Greetings everyone, I’m going to do my best to give everyone a concise little recap of the news and games I find interesting from the men’s Olympiad. This is going to include individual upsets (with some light commentary on the openings) as well as team upsets and standings. The first round went pretty smoothly; the favorite teams won fairly easily… Read more →

2014 Candidates Preview

Today I’m going to be running through the list of candidates and what I perceive to be their respective chances for winning the tournament. Last year it was fairly easy to determine who would be the next challenger; Magnus Carlsen was a clear favorite and Levon Aronian was the number two choice. For a while that seemed to be playing… Read more →