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The Guardian: I was a Soviet defector. Chess was my door to freedom by Lev Alburt:
Finally, I decided to defect in June 1979. But on an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Frankfurt, I began to waver. I was already missing my family, my friends. Perhaps I would, after all, come back – one more time, just one? To stiffen my resolve, I grabbed a copy of Pravda, the Communist party’s propaganda paper.
Interesting read. The only thing questionable is his admiration for Vladimir Putin. Otherwise, a good trip down memory lane.
You heard it right. It’s happening! In 6 blitz games.
As a bonus to the US Chess Championship 2016 event, the top 3 finishers, which of course include Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, and Hikaru Nakamura, all members of the top 10 in the recent FIDE Ratings List, will play in a 4-way sextuple round robin with the legendary Garry Kasparov. Continue reading “Wesley So vs. Garry Kasparov (2016)”
Magnus Carlsen draws with Anish Giri in the 5th round but still retain the lead thereafter. Crosstable after 5 rounds follow:
You may replay the game: Magnus Carlsen vs. Anish Giri, Round 5 – Norway Chess 2016.