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  • Adonis

         I had a brief, though quite interesting, exchange with a gentleman not long ago. It started with a query concerning Louisa Matilda Ballard Fagan, the Italian born English chess player who scored 2nd in the Ladies' International Chess Co... | Read More

  • Serendipity Leads to Fischer and Beyond

          I had stumbled across the archived "New York Times" obituary notice for Edmar Mednis (February 22, 2002, by Dylan Loeb McClain).  The obit, of course, reviews his life, but pivots on the point that, although Mednis (pictured left in 19... | Read More

  • Live chat with Sam Shankland

    Right now - live chat with Sam Shankland on Facebook!!! The USA Golden Boy from the Tromso Olympiad, GM Sam Shankland, has come to Belgrade as a guest of Chess Informant. Playing as a reserve player for the US te... | Read More

  • Living Chess

         Chess has had some difficulty throughout the years in presenting itself as a form of public entertainment. There has been some isolated cases where chess made good TV and even a few instances where chess was limelighted and managed to ca... | Read More

  • How two Icelandic DJ's saved my life

    For the second time in two years I decided to visit the Reykjavik Open tournament in Iceland – not to play chess, but to watch it, and enjoy the country’s hospitality and natural wonders. Last year, I didn’t have enough time to see any glac... | Read More

    • 2015 Chess resolutions

      So after a decade of playing internet chess, I decided to take the plunge and went for my first chess lesson with a trainer. (A FIDE rated International Master ) It was great to finally talk serious chess face to face with a person.  The meeting ... | Read More

    • Lancaster vs. University Match

      Monday 1st December, I played my first game representing Lancaster University (where I now study). The match was against Lancaster A in the local league; so a 4 board team match! I got the opportunity to play on Board 1, which gave me Black again... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Dec 17, 2014

      The Zen of Chess From The Dhamma Encyclopedia Dr. David Snyder with one of his chess sets Note: The following is adapted from articles that were previously written and published in Chess publications, authored by Dr. David N. Snyder. T... | Read More

    • Chess Train 2014 — day three: Budapest-Trenčín: The Fischer’s mystery solved

      Originally this post was to be titled “Trees, trees everywhere,” since it was the trees I liked in Trenčín most (apart from the castle, of course). However, news I read later on GM Kevin Spraggett’s blog made me change it. Let’s start fr... | Read More

      • AdamPitula
      • | Nov 20, 2014
    • Good Bullet Game

      This is one of my best bullet games in a while, expecially since I beat a player rated 300 points higher. It was in a 2-1 tournament, and my opponent's (hornefisher) only loss in the tournament was this game. The most interesting moment comes afte... | Read More

  • Almasi & So Tied for First After Three Rounds at Capablanca Memorial

    The Capablanca Memorial is underway in Havana, Cuba and after three rounds GMs Zoltan Almasi of Hungary and Wesley So of the Philippines are in shared first place in the Elite Group. They have both scored one win and two draws. The tournament is h... | Read More

  • USCL Week 9 Wrapup

    The absence of wildcard playoff spots in season nine of the United States Chess League (USCL) has allowed most of the playoff picture to clarify, even with one week remaining. Following the second-to-last week of the season, seven of the eigh... | Read More

  • USCL Week 8 Wrapup

    A trio of teams have now punched their tickets to the playoffs of the ninth season of the United States Chess League (USCL). New England lost its first match of the year but still backed in, while Dallas and San Francisco both clinched a spot with... | Read More

  • USCL Week 7 Wrapup

    Most of the clashes in week seven of the United States Chess League (USCL) were definitive. All but one of the eight meetings produced a winner, and a 4-0 whitewash occurred for only the second time this season out of 56 total matches. The season... | Read More

  • USCL Week 4 Wrapup

    In a week of East versus West in the United States Chess League (USCL), both conferences took wins in four of the eight matches, but the West has the only two undefeated, untied teams in the league. In Tuesday's matches, the New York Knights (se... | Read More