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In 1978, the Bulgarian dissident writer Georgi Markov was murdered with a poisoned umbrella, in London. ... In London, New York, and the Baltic republics, they continue to meet, organize, and plan a post-Putin future; in fact, the former chess champion Garry Kasparov, who moved to New York five years ...

On March 10, eight world-class chess players will go head-to-head at the Candidates Tournament for the 2018 World Chess Championship Match. After nearly three weeks in Berlin, there will only be one winner selected to meet reigning champ Magnus Carlsen of Norway in London on November 28, 2018 ...
Why? Here is Kasparov's explanation: "It is probable that initially he did not believe his eyes: did the move conceal some devilish trap?!" Karpov always had a unique sense of danger and indeed sometimes even the surefire traps can backfire. Look at the next game where the Bulgarian grandmaster Milko ...
Recently, a group of young nationally-ranked chess players from the United States were given such a chance by former world chess champion Veselin Topalov. Traveling to Albena, Bulgaria, six young players were invited to attend the first American-Bulgarian Chess Camp at the end of July. Along with six ...
The strongest grandmasters missing in this tournament are Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Leinier Dominguez (Cuba) and Dmitry Jakovenko (Russia). Former winners who will play include Levon Aronian (won in 2005), Boris Gelfand (2009), Peter Svidler (2011), Vladimir Kramnik (2013) and Sergey Karjakin ...


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