Today, the very top chess players in the world can make good livings from the game.
Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand, who will play this month’s world chess championship in Russia, made more than $1 million each of the past two years from ch... | Read More
When you play chess online, it doesn't really matter what you do with your hands. But when you play chess at a tournament, sitting across the board from a real human opponent for up to seven hours each game, you MUST master the 17 key hand positio... | Read More
"I did action X and gained Y rating points so I suggest everyone should do that."
This claim came up during the show, raising the question: How helpful it would be for others to follow the suggestion? In order to address this issue, we should sta... | Read More
February 10 commemorated the 150th birthday of Max Harmonist. I first came across Harmonist in I.A. Horowitz's book, "The Golden Treasury of Chess" and was entralled by the included game:
Max Harmonist2-10-1864 - 10-16-1907
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Rudolf Spielmann was born in Vienna on May 5, 1883, and he learned how to play chess at a very young age. Reti, in his classic book Masters of the Chessboard, said this:
“He learned to play while still a boy and was exhibited in public as ... | Read More