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Entries by Lubomir Kavalek from 12/2010

The Man With Too Much Chess Talent

| Posted 12.02.2010 | Sports

At 68, Dragoljub Velimirovic doesn't seem to slow down. Still teasing and provoking, he took part in the Czech Coal Match last month and was awarded a magnificent glass trophy for his entertaining play.

Chess Puzzles: Imagination Breeds Creativity

| Posted 12.11.2010 | Sports

How do chess players create beautiful games and compositions? Do they dig deep into their memory and retrieve ideas of others or do they use their own imagination?

Norway's Magnus Carlsen Fights and Wins in London Chess Classic

| Posted 12.15.2010 | Sports

Who actually won this tournament? Magnus Carlsen doesn't have to worry. According to the rules set up by the London organizers, the 20-year-old grandmaster from Norway finished first and will collect 50,000 Euros for his efforts.

The HuffPost-ICC Holiday Chess Puzzles Contest

| Posted 12.19.2010 | Sports

Today's puzzles consist of three parts: a trivia question, a chess problem and a chess study. The last two are often used by coaches to improve the chess skills of their students. They learn to think more precisely because they have to find a unique solution.