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MACA Chess Horizons Magazine Article
 Kings of the Commonwealth Meet the Massachusetts GMs
 Nathan Smolensky
  December 2017

In 2017, an astonishing nine Grandmasters have called Massachusetts their home. Only one, Chess Horizons stalwart Alexander Ivanov, has been consistently active in Massachusetts tournaments. The rest have been busy playing abroad, busy teaching, or simply in retirement. As we rarely see these figures on the Commonwealth stage, it is worth taking this opportunity to explore the characters and some of their notable games.