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A good round for Carlsen. How will he fare with black against Caruana tomorrow?
 
That was a quick & smooth win for Magnus Carlsen!
In round two of the Shamkir Chess tournament GM Magnus Carlsen easily beat GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who played some dubious moves in the opening. All other games ended in a draw and so Carlsen joined leaders GM Vladimir Kramnik and GM Wesley So in first place. A black knight moving to a central ...
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I thought this was an interesting article by Stephen Moss in the Guardian on the recent GM cheating incident. Is computer-assisted cheating going to be the death of chess? Is the temptation to cheat to much even for some GMs? 
Gaioz Nigalidze’s disgrace for appearing to use a chess program in the Dubai Open reveals the merciless pressure on lower-ranking professionals
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I never tried correspondence style online chess. I suppose I could try it somewhere, but I saw enough cheating on YAHOO to know there are a ton of cheaters out there (mostly kids) The USCF has a great program that allows you to see your ELO rating. It is timed and presents you with mid-game and end-game problems. You only have a few seconds to find the best next move on each new problem.
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This should be well worth a watch!
 
IM Squarology is back with more live blitz. Watch, learn, and enjoy.

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So, I was hoping to have a nice day off work today. Nope. #accident #notmyfault #soreshoulderandneck #itcouldhavebeenworse  
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Haven't heard this for so many years. Reminds me of my university days.
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This is such a simple idea, but so ripe with possibilities. Take the sound away from a music video and put your own sounds effects on instead. This is my favourite...
  #musicless #musicvideo #spoof  
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This is such an inspiring story in so many different ways. #disability #bbcnews
Two disabled men, one blind, one double amputee, have spent over ten years replanting trees together in rural China.
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This tournament should be entertaining! Great to see Carlsen and Kramnik back in action.
 
Carlsen, Caruana, Anand, Kramnik... A new super tournament is around the corner!
The next super tournament of 2015 is around the corner. The second edition of Shamkir Chess, the memorial for GM Vugar Gashimov, will be opened on Thursday and the first round will be played on Friday. It's one of the strongest tournaments of the year, and it's only a few days away.
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For anyone with an interest in chess history, batgirl's blogs are essential reading.
 
Chess.com member Batgirl dives deep into chess history. #chesscommunity

Below is an article published in several periodicals in late 1900. It appeared just shortly after the death of Wilhelm Steinitz and offers some astute appraisals of the chess players who contributed to the development of chess in the 2nd half of the 19th centuy and observations on that ...
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Can you solve the puzzle that tripped up Danny Rensch at +Chess.com ?
 
An international master couldn't solve today's #dailypuzzle -- can you??

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A great result for l'Ami.
 
A Dutchman flying high in Iceland! Erwin l'Ami Wins Reykjavik Open With A Round To Spare - 
Calling it “a once-in-a-lifetime thing”, a modest GM Erwin l'Ami scored his career's best performance at the Reykjavik Open. With a splendid 8.5/9 the 29-year-old Dutch grandmaster secured tournament victory with a round to go, and so his last-round loss was irrelevant.
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If only today's politicians in Westminster had a fraction of the conviction and passion as Michael Sheen in this stirring speech. #nhs #savethenhs

Michael Sheen speaks on protecting the NHS - Bedwellty Park: http://youtu.be/jikATY0HOxs
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    B.Sc. Mathematics, 1989 - 1992
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Part-time writer. Full-time geek.
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I grew up in the South Wales Valleys in the 1970s and haven't strayed very far away, now living in the rapidly expanding commuter belt in Church Village.

I fell into finance because I was good at maths in school, and I've been working for the local authority (almost) ever since.

Outside of work, I'm married to a wonderful woman who puts up with my chess addiction with infinite patience.

I'm a godless, left-wing libertarian who likes Stephen Fry, The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, and barbecue sauce.
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