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Chess Triumphs, Stumbles and Embarrassments

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 02.09.2017 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Two American grandmasters won the first major chess events of 2017. Wesley So triumphed in the traditional Dutch tournament in Wijk aan Zee and Hikaru...

Chess in Clouds of Smoke

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 04.17.2012 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Chess is the only sport where smoking was not only possible; it was quite common. For some mental athletes, such as the late world chess champion Mikhail Tal or the legendary grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi, performing without cigarettes was unthinkable.