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New on the Site in May

If you're looking for some new chess material to read now that the spring weather is here, take a look at what's new here at About Chess this month:

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Tiebreakers Underway at U.S. Championship

I was planning to report on the winners of the U.S. Championship this morning, but that has proven impossible. In both the Championship and Women's Championship sections, the tournaments ended in three-way ties, necessitating tiebreaker games today in order to determine champions! Those tiebreakers are getting underway right now at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, and the format is sure to provide plenty of drama.

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Carlsen Wins Tournament, Sky is Blue

Magnus Carlsen made some noise early in the Gashimov Memorial not for playing well, but for playing poorly. The World Champion lost two games in a row in the early going of the tournament, leading some to wonder if he was a little off his game or if he wasn't taking the tournament as seriously as he could. At the midway point, he had a 2.5/5 score -- perfectly respectable for mere mortals, but almost shocking for the world's clear #1 player.

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New on the Site in April

April was a month of lists on the site, with several new lists -- mostly dealing with the opening -- being added this month. If you keep an eye on these articles going forward, you might see even more changes, as I plan to add photos of most of the positions seen in these articles. Here's what was added in the last few weeks:

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Carlsen Stumbles, But Leads Gashimov Memorial

Much like during the Kasparov era, it's always notable when current World Champion Magnus Carlsen loses a game. Not that it doesn't happen, but it's enough of a surprise to make you want to see the game and find out what happened. So when you find out that Carlsen has lost two games in a row, that will definitely grab the attention of the chess world.

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Nakamura Talks Candidates, Sponsorship

Hey readers! Just wanted to point out this great interview with Hikaru Nakamura posted over at Chess.com. Nakamura talks about a variety of topics, from his recent sponsorship deal with Red Bull to the Candidates Tournament and much more. Definitely worth checking out!



New on the Site in March

With March coming to an end, it's time to take a look at what's been added to the site in recent weeks. Here's a look at a few articles that were posted during the last month:

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Anand Wins Candidates With Room to Spare

In the end, there wasn't even any drama. Viswanathan Anand sealed his victory in the Candidates Tournament with a round to spare - and to be honest, had virtually assured himself of the crown a few rounds prior to that - cementing a rematch with Magnus Carlsen later this year. In the end, Anand took first place (with 8.5 points on three wins and no losses) by a full point over Sergey Karjakin, who scored a marathon win over Levon Aronian on the final day. With all of the other games ending in draws, that sent Aronian tumbling down the tight field into a tie for 6th with Peter Svidler at a disappointing 6.5 points.

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Candidates Round 9: Anand's Tournament to Lose

Heading into the 2014 Candidates Tournament, few observers gave Viswanathan Anand much of a chance to win. Sure, he wasn't discounted entirely, but most figured that it would be Levon Aronian or Vladimir Kramnik (or maybe Topalov, perhaps Karjakin...) who would ultimately emerge as the next challenger to Magnus Carlsen. But with just five rounds left to play, Anand now has an imposing lead on the field, meaning we could be headed for a rematch of last year's title clash.

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Candidates Round 5: Anand Holds Lead, But Field Tightens

In last year's Candidates Tournament, the leaders (Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik) pulled away from the field relatively early, turning the tournament into an apparent two-man race. It seems unlikely that this will be the case in 2014, as after five rounds, the competition is about as close as it can be between four competitors. Following a draw with Dmitry Andreikin, Viswanathan Anand still stands alone in first place with a 3.5/5 score. But right behind him are three players with 3/5 scores. They include favorites Levon Aronian and Kramink, along with Peter Svidler, who scored a neat win over Veselin Topalov in the 5th round to join the chase group. Topalov had an early advantage from his preparation, but Svidler was able to turn the tables later and score an important victory. As in previous years, it seems as though Svidler -- overlooked in recent years as a part of the world elite -- will be right in the hunt and remain a factor in determining who becomes the challenger to Carlsen later this year.

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