January 28, 2016

It is a beautiful day in Southern California.  I wake up around 6am, take my shower, drink my green smoothie and prepare to fight the notorious 405 Los Angeles traffic on my way to the UCLA campus.  Today, GM Timur Gareyev, a 27 year old American chess grandmaster originally from Uzbekistan, who has held the rank of third highest chess player in the US and...

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