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Garry fails to lift 'The Curse of Kirsan'

Former world champion Garry Kasparov failed by a large margin to dislodge incumbent Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as FIDE president. So we are probably stuck with Kirsan until the aliens come to take him away again, this time permanently we hope.

The Chess Cafe website is back in business with several new articles this month. A full relaunch of that site will follow soon. The August Kibitzer column is now posted: Irish chess events!

Have you read Eminent Victorian Chess Players yet? Read the reviews.