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Krush Wins Her Second Championship
By Chris Bird   
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Hoffman's Gambit
By Howard Goldowsky   
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The author of two noted books focusing on the creative process (one was turned into a Nova special) turns his attention to his early love, chess, in a mass-market book that bridges the serious chess world and the casual observer.


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Ivanchuk Tops Montreal; Kamsky Disappoints
By IM Irina Krush   
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For the second year in a row, North America enjoys a top-flight round robin in Montreal. Despite recent world-class results, Kamsky was off form, and Pascal Charbonneau stepped on the gas pedal too late to have a good result.


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Akobian Continues Stellar Results
By Jerry Hanken   
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With an unusually low winning score of 6½, GM Varuzhan Akobian enjoys a tiebreak victory at the World Open over eight other players.

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Steroid Chess
By IM Danny Kopec, Ph.D.   
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How Computers, Tournaments & Etiquette Have Changed the Royal Game

No, this article is not about the issue of drug testing in chess. A whole generation of our readers has come of age not realizing what chess was like just a short era ago—and not realizing what has been lost.


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Akobian, Ivanov Tie For First In Cali
By GM Eugene Perelshteyn   
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The American contingent in Cali turns in an impressive performance as Varuzhan Akobian and Alexander Ivanov tie for first, Gulko is 6-13th, and Sergey Kudrin, Dmitry Gurevich, and Jaan Ehlvest finish 14-22nd.


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Chess as a Mirror of a Father’s Flaws
By Jon Jacobs   
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King’s Gambit ties a personal memoir to an examination of top-level chess—with a dose of “espionage” thrown in for good measure.


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