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Top GM Secrets Issue #167

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Monday, 11 May 2015

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Issue #167 of the weekly chess newsletter "Top GM Secrets" has been released.
It is delivered by e-mail on weekends in both pdf and pgn formats.

Table of Contents

Editorial Preface. Russian Team Championship. Italian Team Championship. Nakchivan Open. By GM Arkadij Naiditsch, best FIDE rating - 2737 and GM Csaba Balogh, best FIDE rating - 2672.
Two Best Games of the Week. GM Vladimir Kramnik (2783) - GM Peter Svidler (2729), Russian Team Championship, 1-0 annotated by GM Arkadij Naiditsch. GM Levon Aronian (2770) - GM Samy Shoker (2466), World Team Championship, 1-0 annotated by GM Csaba Balogh.
David vs. Goliath David vs. Goliath. 16 upsets of the week, including two 2700+ ones, by Peter Zhdanov, Chief Editor of
Young & Talented.  GM Kayden Troff (2532) - GM Samuel Sevian (2531), US Championship, 0-1 annotated by GM Etienne Bacrot, best FIDE rating - 2749.
10 Tactical Puzzles from Recent Games. By the Chess Evolution Team.
Endgame Section. GM Alexei Shirov (2691) - GM Vladimir Kramnik (2783), Russian Team Championship, 1-0 annotated by GM Arkadij Naiditsch. GM Anton Korobov (2694) - GM Ildar Khairullin (2630), Russian Team Championship, 1/2-1/2 annotated by GM Csaba Balogh.
Chess and the City. "Manger comme un Dieu...". WGM Elisabeth Paehtz, best FIDE rating - 2493, comments on the French chess league.
Clash of the Titans. Vassily Smyslov - Efim Geller, USSR Championship playoff 1955, 0-1 annotated by GM Kamil Miton, best FIDE rating - 2655.
Surprise Section/Study. By the Chess Evolution Team.
Solutions to the puzzles from Top GM Secrets #166.

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