Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com My Misha - Mikhail Tal  'My  head  is  filled  with  sunshine'  - these  were  the  first words  of  the 23 -year-old Misha Tal  in an overcrowded hall in Moscow,  immediately  af­ter his brilliant victory in  the  candidates tournament in Yug...http://www.chess.com/blog/pavanmss/my-misha---mikhail-talThu, 21 Jul 2011 04:52:35 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pavanmss/my-misha---mikhail-tal***CHARLES CHAPLIN MEETS YOUNG SAMUEL RESHEVSKY*** ***CHARLES CHAPLIN MEETS YOUNG SAMUEL RESHEVSKY*** By D. E. KEELER Berkeley Charles Chaplin, in his highly entertaining Autobiography (originally by Simon and Schuster in hardback, now in paperback by Pocket Books, New York, 1966), through he ...http://www.chess.com/blog/pavanmss/charles-chaplin-meets-young-samuel-reshevskyTue, 18 Jan 2011 21:01:02 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/pavanmss/charles-chaplin-meets-young-samuel-reshevskyHOW TO BECOME WORLD CHAMPION HOW TO BECOME WORLD CHAMPION by international grandmaster Salo Flohr When the first big international chess tournament was held in Moscow back in 1925, the pick of the world's players took part. This provided Soviet scientists with an interest...http://www.chess.com/blog/pavanmss/how-to-become-world-championTue, 18 Jan 2011 20:59:03 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/pavanmss/how-to-become-world-championIN THE SPIRIT OF CAISSA: THE ART OF CHESS IN THE SPIRIT OF CAISSA: THE ART OF CHESS by Ed Hirsch, August 2001    Is chess an art or sport in and for itself, without need of further justification? Or is chess to be judged on its potentials for bettering humankind? Both of these convey...http://www.chess.com/blog/pavanmss/in-the-spirit-of-caissa-the-art-of-chessTue, 18 Jan 2011 20:56:59 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/pavanmss/in-the-spirit-of-caissa-the-art-of-chessFischer Simul, Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel, April 1964 Fischer Simul,Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel, April 1964 by NM Andy Sacks It seems only natural, in retrospect, the Bobby Fischer's 1964 national simul tour would have a stop in the L.A. area, but that particular venue as well as the smooth and ...http://www.chess.com/blog/pavanmss/fischer-simul-hollywood-knickerbocker-hotel-april-1964Tue, 18 Jan 2011 20:52:12 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/pavanmss/fischer-simul-hollywood-knickerbocker-hotel-april-1964I WAS TORTURED IN THE PASADENA JAILHOUSE! by BOBBY FISCHER THE WORLD CHESS CHAMPION I WAS TORTURED IN THE PASADENA JAILHOUSE! by BOBBY FISCHER THE WORLD CHESS CHAMPION Bank Robbery... About 2:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 1981, as I was peacefully and lawfully walking towards Lake Street in Pasadena across from the Kaiser ...http://www.chess.com/blog/pavanmss/i-was-tortured-in-the-pasadena-jailhouse-by-bobby-fischer-the-world-chess-championTue, 18 Jan 2011 20:46:25 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/pavanmss/i-was-tortured-in-the-pasadena-jailhouse-by-bobby-fischer-the-world-chess-championAronian: 'I have a lot of blood in my brain' "I have a lot of blood in my brain" Levon Aronjan explains why chess is war and not something for women Mr Aronjan, since the beginnings of the game men have dominated chess. Why is that? Women cannot play chess. But that is no explanatio...http://www.chess.com/blog/pavanmss/aronian-i-have-a-lot-of-blood-in-my-brainTue, 27 Jul 2010 03:10:02 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pavanmss/aronian-i-have-a-lot-of-blood-in-my-brainIn Memoriam – Ratmir Kholmov (13.05.1925 – 18.02.2006) Ratmir Kholmov passes at 80. He was not well known in the West, but as a dangerous attacking player Ratmir Kholmov was able to embarrass generations of world champions, beating amongst others Keres, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer and Kasparo...http://www.chess.com/blog/pavanmss/in-memoriam-ndash-ratmir-kholmov-13051925-ndash-18022006Tue, 27 Jul 2010 02:26:56 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pavanmss/in-memoriam-ndash-ratmir-kholmov-13051925-ndash-18022006The Sicilian Vespers  The following story is taken from the book "Chess Phenomenon Bobby Fischer" by Aleksander Pasternjak. It is a lovely (and loving) work, originally published in Slovenian and now out of print. A German language version was published without a d...http://www.chess.com/blog/pavanmss/the-sicilian-vespersSun, 25 Jul 2010 11:02:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pavanmss/the-sicilian-vespers