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Irish news (updated on 8 November)

Frankenstein v Dracula

7-man endgames

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World Seniors: decisive round on Saturday

We now have a separate report on the ongoing congress in Assisi which ends on 26 November. It is now almost certain that there will be a non-Russian venue for the 2023 Championships. We also have a special report on the recent European Senior Team Championships.

More 2023 Senior tournaments have been added to our calendar page.

Steinitz book: highly praised

Tim's biography Steinitz in London received high praise from reviewers. The publishers, McFarland, are preparing a corrected softcover reprint which can be pre-ordered from them. Please also see our articles about Steinitz games and recent research discoveries.

UltraCorr: wait for 2023 edition

We are preparing the 2023 edition of our giant correspondence chess game database for release in mid-January.