Azerbaijan won the European Team Championship with a new team captain FIDE VP and GM Zurab Azmaiparashvili. Top seed Vachier-Lagrave and Bulgarian GM Zhigalko are leading the World Junior Championship after 9 rounds. Ray Robson is currently tied for 6th and performing over 2600.

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys were scheduled to perform their song “Empire State of Mind” before Game 1 of the World Series. They postponed it to the next night, which I was fortunate enough to attend game 2 of the 2009 World Series. The whole experience is great.

The new FIDE rating list has just come out for Halloween. Topalov is still #1 and Carlsen is now officially at #2.

Anand and Karpov has just started their rapid match today.

It’s Saturday Open Forum. What would you like to discuss? The forum is yours.

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Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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