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Carlsen on Sochi Win: "I have stronger nerves."
By Leontxo Garcia   
November 26, 2014
sochilead.jpgLeoxnto Garcia interviews World Champion Magnus Carlsen on retaining his title, the role of nerves in the match, and his chances of beating the ultimate Kasparov record. 
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Showdown in Saint Louis: Nakamura Topples Aronian in Blitz
By Brian Jerauld   
November 26, 2014
US #1 Hikaru Nakamura overtook World #5 Levon Aronian in the Showdown in Saint Louis, using a furious blitz offensive in the final day of play to earn its $60,000 winner’s purse.
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Carlsen Retains World Championship!
By CLO   
November 23, 2014
Magnus Carlsen retained his World Championship title in Sochi, Russia, with a dramatic victory in round 11 against challenger Vishy Anand.
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Sevian, 13, Youngest-Ever American Grandmaster
By Brian Jerauld   
November 23, 2014
Samsevian300.gif13-year-old Sam Sevian became the youngest American Grandmaster in history at the GM Norm Invitational at the STL Chess Club, beating Ray Robson's record, previously held by Nakamura and Fischer!

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Round Ten: Anand Attacks, Carlsen Holds
By CLO   
November 21, 2014
Today in the World Championship, challenger Vishy Anand had an edge in a Grunfeld endgame, but Carlsen held the draw, and is now just one point away from retaining his title.
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Nakamura, Aronian Meet Tomorrow for Showdown in Saint Louis
By Brian Jerauld   
November 20, 2014
nakaaronianbanner.gifThe United States’ super Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura will square off against GM Levon Aronian, the World No. 4, in the Showdown in Saint Louis, a five-round contest for the lion’s share of a $100,000 purse.
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Carlsen-Anand: Game Nine Drawn in 20 Moves
By CLO   
November 20, 2014
The World Championship is slowing down at the homestretch as Magnus Carlsen was sleepy in game eight while game nine was a 20-move draw by repetition. Anand has three rounds to catch up!
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Time with Aronian & Nakamura: Schein-Friedman Benefit Auction
By FM Aviv Friedman   
November 18, 2014
Find details on a Schein-Friedman online auction featuring lessons with super-GMs Levon Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura, who will face each other in a match later this week in Saint Louis. 
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Kostya on Norm #1: Staying Present
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
November 18, 2014
Kostya425.jpgKostya Kavutskiy writes about the long road to his first IM norm, which he earned at the SPICE Cup last month in Saint Louis.
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World Chess Hall of Fame Call for WW2 Artifacts
By Emily Allred   
November 17, 2014
In the summer of 2015, the World Chess Hall of Fame present an exhibition exploring the history of chess during World War II. We are seeking material related to the effect of war on the world of chess.
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Anand Holds Strong in 122 Move Draw
By CLO   
November 17, 2014
AnandMagnusstartr7.jpgToday, Carlsen pressed hard but challenger Anand held strong in a marathon 122-move draw. Round 8 was also a solid draw with Carlsen playing Black, bringing the match score to 4.5-3.5.  
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Jersey Girl Organizes All-Girls Chess Camp
By Robert N. Bernard   
November 17, 2014
Alice Dong, a 2044-rated sixteen year old junior at Princeton (NJ) High School, organized an all-girls chess camp to motivate more girls to stick with the game.
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Carlsen Wins in Dramatic Game Six
By CLO   
November 15, 2014
Magnus Carlsen won game six of the World Chess Championship in a dramatic battle marked by a big Carlsen blunder that Anand failed to exploit. 
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Anand Presses, But Draws in Round Five
By CLO   
November 14, 2014
Game five of the Carlsen-Anand World Chess Championship in Sochi, Russia ended in a draw though the challenger had winning chances.
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Challenger Strikes Back: "The Outcome Depends on Anand's Level"
By Leontxo Garcia   
November 13, 2014
AnandMagnusR4.gifLeontxo Garcia reports on the World Championship match in Sochi, which is even after four rounds. He quotes World #3 Grischuk: "Carlsen plays always at a very similar level. Anand varies much more (so) the match depends on his level."
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Chirila US Class Champion, Again
By Tom Langland   
November 12, 2014
chirila.gifGM Cristian Chirila took clear first at the US Class Championship, held this year in Santa Clara, California. Get the full story and play through Chirila's critical victory over IM Bryant.
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April - Chess Life Online 2014

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