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Frankenstein v Dracula

7-man endgames

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Call on FIDE to take the 2023 World Seniors from Russia

Seniors news: We call on all 50+ players to demand a non-Russian venue for the 2023 FIDE World Senior 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

The 2022 edition of our giant correspondence chess game database is now withdrawn. We hope to release a new edition in January.