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Carlsen Wins Dutch Chess Fest

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 03.31.2015 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Rising young stars, falling legends, deflated chess computers, clumsy soccer games, brilliant attacks, a commentator faux-pas, chess hungry spectators, windy beaches -- all this was present during the Tata Steel traditional chess tournament (Jan. 9-25) in the coastal Dutch town of Wijk aan Zee, one of the major chess events of 2015.

Chess Champion's Class Act

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Vishy Anand is the most versatile world chess champion. After all, he won world championships in classical matches, knockouts, rapids and blitz and dominated the advanced chess in which players are able to consult the computers.

Ukraine Wins Chess Olympiad

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

To win gold medals at any chess olympiad, you need exceptional performances. If that is not enough, you need some luck. Ukraine had it all at the 39th Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

Ivanchuk Dominates Chess Olympiad

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

How come Ivanchuk doesn't even blink and collects his points with a solid, steady performance? He does it with his incredible opening knowledge, sharp and unusual tactics and subtle positional play.