Karjakin - Carlsen who is champion?

Isn't this excited? The longest stalemate for period of more than 20 years. Sergey Karjakin (RUS) plays against Magnus Carlsen (NOR) and it is never ending story. The first 7 matches out of 12 ended in 7 consecutive draws. After 12 matches, the score was 6:6 and both players went to Rapid games. Forget about football, cricket or ice hockey, the whole world is now watching chess. It is east battling the west again like it was during the Cold war in Reykjavik, Iceland. The defending champion since 2013, Magnus Carlsen however doesn't have it easy.

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Migration of cloud service

Dear Chess friends,

we have an important announcement to make. After 6 years of using cloud services of our vendor SugarSync we decided it is time to move on to better, faster and more reliable. We have heard many unpleasant stories about slow downloading, breaks, corrupted files etc and contacted number of times the help desk of SugarSync. Their response was always like it is the users issue, they have slow internet or provider is blocking their services and other B.S. Despite numerous attempts to show them comparison of other services they were unable to help us. So it is time to move on. We have found better, faster, more reliable service to you. It is called Sync.com.

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ICCF - OM worldwide promotion

We are proud to present the worldwide agreement with ICCF about providing 50% discount to all ICCF valid members. Chess users can claim this discount via using special promo code received in their newsletters. If you missed the ICCF email, the copy is provided here. Please use this one time offer until December 31,2016.

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Summer chess

How is your summer? Are you playing some interesting tournaments or just lazy around the beach. I remember some decades ago the beautiful Adriatic sea and many chess players sitting at the boardwalk and playing endless games. Those were the over-the-board days where people could actually feel the opponent.

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