The prestigious Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament starts today. The young phenom Yifan Hou is leading a strong women’s event in Turkey. Irina Krush is a full point back at +1.

The big news in the past few days is experts believe Da Vinci may have come up with the striking and elegant chess pieces that illustrate the puzzles the treatise discusses.

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

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Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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