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Peter Zhdanov
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14 September 2022

How Many Chess Grandmasters Does Your Country Have?

Which countries do you think have the highest numbers of GMs and WGMs?
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24 August 2022

What is Magnus Chess Academy?

Be the first one to check out the upcoming Play Magnus flagship app!
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8 August 2022

The Summer of Magnus

It’s amazing what you can get done when you don’t have the stress of a World Chess Championship on your mind.
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Peter Zhdanov
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27 July 2022

What Does the Future Hold for Magnus Carlsen?

How will Magnus Carlsen's decision to concede the World Chess Champion title affect his life and our world in general?
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Peter Zhdanov
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29 June 2022

The Fear of Failure and Your Wiki Page

Do you have any chess fears? Let's talk about an efficient way of overcoming them.
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Peter Zhdanov
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22 June 2022

Who Do You Think Will Win the Candidates Tournament?

Let’s recap the previous Candidates tournaments and see if leading the event after the first half is a solid predictor of overall success!
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Peter Zhdanov
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25 May 2022

How Big is Your Chess Talent?

How do you know whether you or your kids have the talent required to become a strong chess player?
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Peter Zhdanov
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18 May 2022

Play for a Win in Every Game

“Not winning a tournament is not an option for me unless it’s no longer theoretically possible – then of course winning becomes impossible. But up to that point, not winning is just not an option.” – Magnus Carlsen.
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Peter Zhdanov
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5 May 2022

Rating Inflation in Chess: True or False?

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you must have heard about “rating inflation” in chess. Is it a scientific fact or a popular myth that deserves debunking?
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Peter Zhdanov
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27 April 2022

Should You Play Chess When You are Ill?

Let’s say you start feeling ill during a chess event. Do you play on or withdraw from the tournament?
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