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Powerful Queen Sacrifices in Chess Olympiads

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 09.29.2014 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

On the eve of the Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway, scheduled for the first two weeks in August, a few queen sacrifices from the past olympiads lead us to an intriguing question: when might have the queen been sacrificed for the first time?

Winning While Losing

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 09.12.2014 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Shortly after the final was over on July 7, 1974, I took the train from Amsterdam to the German town of Solingen where I was scheduled to play an important international chess tournament.