Chess For Dummies
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It is harder than ever to dominate at the world-class level. Sophisticated software and the international emphasis on identifying and nurturing young chess talent has given rise to an amazing number of first-class players. Somehow Carlsen has managed to stand out among his peers.

It isn't news when he wins. It's news when he doesn't. If he has a weakness in his game, his peers have yet to identify it, let alone exploit it. He is still very young, but, if he continues his stellar play, there is no telling how far he will eventually climb on this list.

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James Eade became a US Chess Federation Chess Master in 1981. International organizations awarded him the master title in 1990 (for correspondence) and in 1993 (for regular tournament play). Today, he writes about and teaches chess.

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