i In the frame: Eileen Cooper accuses the art world of failing women

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Apricot tart

Serves 6-8

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Chess

I reported last week on the final results in the superb top group at Wijk aan Zee won by Peter Leko and the very strong "GM B" in which the young Ukrainian star Sergey Karjakinran out the winner. But such is the strength in depth in Wijk that even the third group "GM C" is more than worthy of attention.

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RUDOLF EICHNER produces a blackened chess piece from the pocket of a tattered shoulder-bag. His attempt to give an "objective" account of what happened to him in Dresden on the night of 13 February 1945 fails before it has even started. Big shiny tears well up in his pale blue eyes.

LETTER: Check for democracy

Sir: So what's Sistani got against chess? ("Cricket but no chess in Sistani's vision for democratic Iraq", 9 April) The knights, the bishops, the queen or the omnipresence of the pawn?

CHESS

The 10th HIT Open took place in Nova Gorica in Slovenia from 28 January to 3 February.

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Lieutenant Malcolm was a good chess player. He looked like any other young US Marines officer: skinny, shaven headed, although with a quite beaky nose. Anyway, you could always pick him out. He'd be the one with the chess board working out moves. I got to know him a little bit, as his bunk was opposite mine. I'd watch as he gave chess tips to those of his men who hadn't completely given in to poker or hearts.

The chess piece that Russia desires for its new great game

Ukraine has been a chess piece in a strategic game played out by stronger regional forces since it was first mentioned in the fourth century BC.

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