Mary Weiser Bain always seemed to have gotten lost in the shadows of Mona May Karff and Gisela Gresser. But this pioneer of women's chess in the United States played no less a role. While Gresser was home-grown, Mary Bain was born in... | Read More
No one sets out to lose a chess game.
Before the opening moves, chess players want to win, or at least save a draw if winning chances slip away.
But losing is part of the game. Even the best players in the world lose. Play enough games and los... | Read More
The last two weeks, we looked at the chess pieces most and least likely to survive the game.
Most of the time, those chess pieces will be the normal Staunton tournament set we all know so well.
When playing online, though, you can choose ... | Read More
GIFs are a fun and quick way to share an animated image. These animations are short and soundless, so they do not require the viewer to invest as much time and attention as full videos.
It’s no surprise that GIF animations are some of the ... | Read More
Most chess players have found themselves lost deeply in a game, so consumed by the position on the board — or the tactics brewing in their heads — that they all but ignore their surroundings.
Usually these games are played ... | Read More