Chess, potpourri and nonsense

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The London Classic finished yesterday with a three-way tie for first place after Carlsen caught up to the two tournament leaders with a fine victory over Grischuk.  Congrats to all three gentlemen!

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This tournament concluded after some tie-break blitz games and Carlsen emerged on top.

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According to the rules, Carlsen will be recognized as the GrandChessTour circuit winner, followed by Giri.

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Apparently the Frenchman does not even qualify for next year’s circuit…even though–in my opinion–he is clearly one of the five best players in the world at present!

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This is not the first time in these Elite tournaments  that the players seem surprised by the tie-break rules AFTER the tournament is over. What is the problem with these players?  Can’t they read?  OR do they only look at the prize fund…and never the fine print?

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THIS LOOKS LIKE FUN…

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JAN TIMMAN: BIRTHDAY BOY!

 

Tata 2013 Round 8 Jan Timman

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Title : [鶴田謙二] ひたひた 画集
[鶴田謙二]ひたひた 画集 [Hita-Hita Gashu]

The young of today rarely listen to the old…even when we are right!

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CAFE DE LA RÉGENCE

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Le café de la Régence en 1874   M.Horsin-Déon d’après photographies / Graveur L.Chapon  Le Monde Illustré du 7 mars 1874  LINK

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Georges Bertola has written two very excellent articles (part I and part II) on the webpage of Europe Echecs on the subject of the legendary chess club CAFE de la REGENCE.  Check them out!

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XXX-mas Philosophy

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BEING A WIFE IN THE ‘FIFTIES…

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