Supporting Ukranian Chess Players

By National Master Evan Rabin By now, everyone knows about the terrible situation that is happening in Ukraine, with the 2022 Russian Invasion. 500,000 refugees have already fled the country since the war begun on on Thursday, February 24. From the words of Carol Meyer, Executive Director at US Chess: “The US Chess community is …

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Bortnyk Takes 960 Titled Arena

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GM Oleksandr Bortnyk won the Lichess 960 Titled Arena on Saturday, 4 points ahead of second place GM Dimitry Andreikin. The event’s time control (3+2) and initial scrambled pieces seem especially ill-suited to berserking which gives an extra point for …