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On Open Letter to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, by GM Boris Gulko.

The Joy of Chess Collecting, by Andy Ansel.

A Window To Chess Composition, by Sergei Tkachenko (PDF).

Even Now, He Will Not Leave Me, an interview with Tal's first Wife, Sally Landau, from Chess Week

Computers and Correspondence Chess, an essay by Alex Dunne. Are computers killing correspondence chess? (PDF)

Brilliant Mates in Moscow, an essay by Yochann Afek about the joy of chess problems and studies.(PDF)

Open Letter from Igor Glek about the formation of a professional chess player's association

Excerpt from the new book from Chess Stars “Peter Leko’s 100 Wins.” Published here with the kind permission of Chess Stars. (PDF Format)

Black is OK! GM Andras Adorjan tells of the origins of his thesis "Black is OK!" and asks for feedback from the readers.

FIDE's statement on the World Championship status

GM Sveshnikov writes about the FIDE draw proposal and comments on the general state of FIDE.

GM Mark Dvoretsky offers a proposal to help eliminate non-fighting draws.

Milan Vukcevich — An Appreciation by IM Yochanan Afek. (PDF Format)

Open letter from FIDE World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov to FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov about negotiations for unification match with Gary Kasparov

2002 in Review
Chess Today recaps the year in chess.

NIC Interview with GM Baburin
The excellent chess magazine New In Chess recently caught up with GM Baburin, and has kindly consented to allow us to carry the result here.

Chess Horoscope for 2002
Now it can be told! The fault is not in ourselves, but in our stars.

A Week In The Life
Ever wondered what it must be like to have nothing to do but lay around and play chess all day? GM Baburin shares with us a week in the life of a GM.

Kasparov-Kramnik Match
Games and analysis of the Kasparov-Kramnik Championship match; interactive game viewer, commentary by GM Baburin.

Istanbul Diary
GM Baburin's Istanbul Diary of the 2000 Olympiad. Games, analysis, commentary, photos.

India Diary
GM Baburin's India Diary of the 2000 FIDE KO Championships. Report, games, photos.

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