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BBC: The Master Game Series 6 & 7 Box Set out now
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BBC: The Master Game Series 6 & 7 Box Set (4 DVDs) With Jeremy James & William Hartston: The Master Game broke new ground in the 1970s and 1980s when it established itself as the only international chess tournament played forTelevision. Following its launch by BBC Television in 1975, it

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CHESS Magazine - November 2017: Aronian Wins FIDE World Cup
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CHESS Magazine – November 2017 Aronian Wins FIDE World Cup UK’s most popular CHESS Magazine – established 1935! All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine plus more! In this issue: 60 Seconds with… Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – The French star would like to see a stable calendar from

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Closing Gambit (2018) Official Trailer
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Closing Gambit – A Major new feature documentary premiering at Cannes in 2018. Anatoly Karpov – World Champion. A loyal member of the Communist Party and a personal friend of the Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, is the epitome of the younger Soviet ‘New Man’. Viktor Korchnoi – A survivor from

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CHESS Magazine - October 2017: Garry Kasparov, Chairman of the Board
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CHESS Magazine – October 2017 Garry Kasparov: Chairman of the Board Magazine, 60 pages UK’s most popular CHESS Magazine – established 1935! All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine plus more! In this issue: In the Shadow of a Legend – Garry Kasparov had to play second

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Radjabov Returns
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Steve Giddins reports on some unexpectedly lively games, a small upset and a welcome return to form at the Geneva Grand Prix Naturally, being proved wrong is not something of which I like to make a habit, but on the other hand, being a pessimist who always expects the worst

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CHESS Magazine - September 2017
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CHESS Magazine – September 2017 Gawain Again! Magazine, 60 pages UK’s most popular CHESS Magazine – established 1935! All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine plus more! In this issue: Personal Bests – Wojtaszek triumphed at Dortmund and MVL shone in St. Louis Radjabov Returns – Steve

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Levon Aronian
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As Magnus Carlsen again disappointed, Levon Aronian’s fine form continued in Norway Levon Aronian continued his dominant form from the Grenke Chess Classic as victory in the Altibox Norway Chess 2017 tournament confirmed his return to the very top and 2800. Home favourite Magnus Carlsen might have won the opening

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‘Chess makes me feel less angry’ Chess in Schools and Communities teaches chess in schools in the UK. The charity says the game helps children think more strategically and logically, making them more employable in the future.                   From the section Education

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CHESS Magazine - August 2017: Hot & Cold
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CHESS Magazine – August 2017 Magnus Carlsen tops the Grand Chess Tour standings but a poor performance in Norway sees his world number 1 spot in jeopardy! Magazine, 60 pages UK’s most popular CHESS Magazine – established 1935! All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine plus more!

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Deep Thinking by Garry Kasparov
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Deep Thinking by Garry Kasparov Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins Hardback, 304 pages In May 1997, the world watched as Garry Kasparov, the greatest chess player in the world, was defeated for the first time by the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue. It was a watershed moment in

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