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Irish news (updated 14 January)

World Championship

Penrose obituary

Sanakoev obituary

7-man endgames

UltraCorr 2022 nearly ready

The 2022 edition of our giant CC database should be released on or about 21 January. One late batch of games is awaited. Watch this space for further announcements soon. Why pay about 100 Euro more for ChessBase's rival product?

Senior pages updated again

Latest seniors news. Many dates of 2022 Senior tournaments are listed on our calendar page. Plans for FIDE Senior events are firming up.

Steinitz book and games

GM Matthew Sadler awarded Tim's book Steinitz in London four stars in New In Chess, while other reviewers hailed the biography as "a fantastic read" and "a milestone in the literature of chess history." See our articles about corrections to Steinitz games.