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Viktor Korchnoi passed away

Posted on 07 June 2016

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Viktor Korchnoi, the great Russian chess champion, yesterday passed away. He was born in Leningrad in 1931; he was graduated in story; in the seventies of the past century he left the Soviet Union and moved to Netherland, thence to […]

Chess – 2014’s Candidates: The Comeback of Anand

Posted on 30 March 2014

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Viswanathan Anand has won the Candidate Tourney at Khanty-Mansiysk, in Russia, leaving the second, Vladimir Kramnik, at 1,5 points; the last round is being played, but the Indian champion cannot longer be got.

Anand won three […]

Chennai 2013: Magnus Carlsen is World Chess Champion

Posted on 23 November 2013

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The Norwegian Magnus Carlsen won the 2013’s World Chess Championship in Chennai (India). After the tenth game, another draw, his three point lead was enough to secure him the victory. In the last game Anand, with black, […]


2013 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen towards the Title

Posted on 22 November 2013

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Magnus Carlsen has won the ninth game; being 6-3, all he needs is a draw now, half a point out of three. Only an utterly unexpectedly psychological default could deprive him of the victory; but […]


2013 World Chess Championship: Anand still trails 3-5

Posted on 19 November 2013

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After the seventh and the eight game, both drew, both Ruy Lopez (1. e4-e5; 2. Nf3-Nc6; 3. Bb5), Carlsen is leading 5-3 with four games still to play. The last two games differed since the white’s […]


2013 World Chess Championship – 6th game: Carlsen goes to 4-2

Posted on 16 November 2013

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The World Chess Championship is at midway; six out of its twelve games have been played, it’s time for summing up. At start, many were sure that this would have been […]


2013 World Chess Championship: Anand-Carlsen’s third game

Posted on 12 November 2013

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Today Anand and Carlsen have played the third match, getting the third draw. Carlsen, white, opened Nf3 as in the first game, but at move 3rd switched to c4: 1.Nf3-d5; 2.g3-g6; […]


2013 World Chess Championship: Draws in first two games

Posted on 11 November 2013

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Saturday 9 November in India, in Chennai, started on the match for the title of world champion of chess between Anand and the young Norwegian Carlsen. First two games has been equalized, first […]


2013 Chess World Championship: Starting Today

Posted on 09 November 2013

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Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand, challenger and defender, will start their first out of twelve games at 15:00 of Chennai, in India (10:30 CET, 9:30 London, 4:30 EST). They will play one game per day with a rest […]

2013 Chennai World Chess Championship: Carlsen challenges Anand

Posted on 04 November 2013

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Magnus Carlsen (Tonsberg, Norway, 1990), is the winner of Candidate Tourney, i.e. the event which qualifies the challenger to the world title. He is nicknamed “The Mozart of chess” because the ease and naturalness by which solves […]

Neapolitan Club welcomes Chess

Posted on 28 September 2013

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Neapolitan Club will follow the Chennai’s Chess World Championship between the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, winner of Candidate Tourney held in London in April, and the Indian Viswanathan Anand, title holder since 2007. The match will be played in Chennai (India) […]

Chess: Magnus Carlsen will be the challenger for the World title

Posted on 01 April 2013

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The young Norwegian player Magnus Carlsen, 22 years old, won the Candidates tournament in London, before the Russian former world champion Vladimir Kramnik, and in November will face Viswanathan Anand (age 43) for […]

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Chess – 2013 Candidates Tournament in London: Magnus Carlsen is the new leader

Posted on 01 April 2013

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Chess –  2013 Candidates Tournament in London: Magnus Carlsen is the new leader. It lasted only one round the premiership of Vladimir Kramnik; he drew against the Israeli […]

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Chess – 2013 Candidates Tournament in London: Vladimir Kramnik takes the lead

Posted on 31 March 2013

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Chess. 2013 Candidates Tournament in London: Vladimir Kramnik takes the lead. The Russian Vladimir Kramnik, former World Champion in 2005, yesterday beat the Armenian Levon Aronian. Because the […]

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Bridge, Chess and Mathematics- by Paolo Enrico Garrisi

Posted on 25 August 2010

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 The world chess champion, the Indian Vishwanathan Anand, has yesterday played simultaneously against forty mathematicians, a selection from the participants to International Congress of Mathematicians at Hyderabad, in India.   

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Giorgino Duboin’s column

Italian style 02The Neapolitan Club staff is honoured to welcome a new illustrious contributor: Giorgino Duboin. The great Italian champion will write a series of articles mostly dedicated to his international bridge activities. Duboin’s Column »

Norberto Bocchi’s column

MyWay-logoThe great Italian champion Norberto Bocchi contributes articles on a regular basis to Neapolitan Club. Norberto refers in his column ‘My Way’ to political issues which may arise in the bridge world and sometimes he describes interesting hands. Read Bocchi’s column»   Read Bocchi’s interviews»

Rhoda Walsh Notes

Rhoda_WalshWalsh No Trump Notes by Rhoda Walsh: a study on No Trump openings with their developments  in uncontested and contested auctions. Table of Contents »
Annotations by Rhoda Walsh on the 1 Notrump game forcing  response in the "2 over 1 game forcing system" (Walsh System).Table of Contents»

Simply the Best

Best articles by Paolo Enrico Garrisi: open »

Let’s talk to the Champions!

Best interviews run by Laura Camponeschi: open »

Momorizing at Bridge

Are there techniques to develop some specific memory? Could be possible to make a choice of what might be more useful to memorize? Read what the champions say: open »

Silvio Sbarigia


SILVIO SBARIGIA is a pharmacist; he was born in Rome and lives there. He has won the European championship in 1975 with legendary Blue Team, runner up at 1974’s and at Olympic games of 1976.  Sbarigia is member of Neapolitan Club Technical Commettee. His bridge problems aren’t difficult; just we need to think on a plan and to avoid the instinctive playing. Bridge quizzes by Sbarigia »

Laura Cecilia Porro

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