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You can play from 2 player to 16 player Traditional or Chess960 Tournaments in Lightning, Bullet, Blitz and Rapid time controls.
For those of you less extreme you can play Pace Games from 1 minute to 5 minutes to make a move.
Whatever Tournament is your choice to play offers it.

Grandmaster Harold James Plaskett

ChessRex welcomes Grandmaster Harold James Plaskett as our Chess trainer.

Harold James Plaskett was born in Dkeliah, Cyprus, 18 March 1960. He was British Chess Champion in 1990, and awarded the International Grandmaster title in 1985.

James Plaskett has written ten chess books, BAD SHOW, came out in January 2015 and also a quasi-autobiographical one, Coincidences. For some years in the 1990s he was chess columnist at The New Statesman.

James Plaskett is an International Grandmaster, ex British Champion and a highly experienced trainer on all aspects of the game with many accomplished students including twice British Champion David Howell.

For just $30 per hour.

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Mariya Muzychuk Women’s World Chess Champion

Women’s World Championship 2015 – FIDE
Russian Federation, Sochi
March 16 – April 5 2015                G1      G2      G3      G4

Pogonina, Natalia     RUS     2456     ½     0     ½     ½  1.5
Muzychuk, Mariya     UKR     2526     ½     1     ½     ½  2.5

Congratulations to Mariya Muzychuk New Women Chess World Champion.

In the quarter-final she defeated number one seed Humpy Koneru and then beat Dronavalli Harika in the semi-finals.
This did not seem to impress many but it was a clear sign that she had the fighting spirit and strength to become a Champion.

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