The chess Candidates Tournament currently being held in London isn't getting a lot of direct publicity, but it does seem to be sparking off chess-related articles in the media.
The BBC radio show "A Point of View" has weekly reflections on topica... | Read More
The Isle of Man has produced some nice stamps featuring the famous Lewis Chessmen. I've always liked the style of these 12th century pieces - an amazing historical artefact!
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The Morra Gambit is hugely popular at amateur level despite being regarded by "theory" as insufficient compensation for a pawn.
Grandmasters aren't supposed to lose against the Morra Gambit, but GM Viesturs Meijers (Elo 2479) of Latvia lost to An... | Read More
In a week's time Judit Polgar will be competing in the London Chess Classic against the best chess players in the world.
Judit has been the strongest female chess player for two decades, and has achieved this by competing with the best men rather... | Read More
Pop star Katy Perry is so famous that even I have heard of her. This is no mean achievement since I pretty much stopped listening to chart music circa 1992 .
Since Ms. Perry is extremely famous I have to assume that the first picture at this link... | Read More
The fashion label Prada must think that chess is cool, because they're latest advertising campaign includes models playing something that looks suspiciously like chess.
I'm not sure that models are exactly the sort of people who would best promot... | Read More
Seville, 1987. The two greatest chess players in the world are nearing the end of a titanic struggle for supremacy.
Garry Kasparov, the champion, is determined to hold onto the crown that he fought so hard to gain in 1985/6. The former champion... | Read More
Chess.com members of a certain age may remember the early days of computer chess when the hugely popular Battle Chess software brought entertainingly gory chess set animation to the masses.
In recent years there have been attempts to recreate som... | Read More
The FIDE website posts fairly frequent updates about the "working visits" of president Kirsan Illyunzhinov to countries around the world, most of which are usually, to me at least, of little interest I must admit.
But, the latest update about ou... | Read More
One of the lesser known parts of Chess.com is the store directory, where there are links to many online chess shops, along with reviews from Chess.com members (see below).
I've found the directory useful to discover stores like Regency Chess, whi... | Read More