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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

    • Runderapport & Analyse (runde 1)

      Da er første runde i boks. Resultatene ble:   captainSpook-blodbuse 1-0 larswerme-Akselpaksel 0-1   Alle spillerne hadde fordelaktige stillinger i løpet av partiene, men der spook og buse holdt seg rundt +/- 1ognoe i det meste av sin Ruy... | Read More

    • Boris Spassky (Tenth World Chess Champion) Bio

      Boris Spassky Tenth World Chess Champion     Boris Spassky was the tenth World Chess Champion. He was born January 30, 1937. Spassky is a Russian, formerly French, formerly Soviet chessgrandmaster. He held the title from 1969 to 1972. Bori... | Read More

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    • Turneringsinfo

      Her kommer info om turneringen. Hvis noe er uklart, eller du har noe på hjarta, bruk kommentarfeltet! Veldig praktisk å samle alt her.   Deltagere: Akselpaksel, blodbuse, captainSpook, larswerme   Antal runder: 6. Alle mot alle med begge f... | Read More

    • Week 8 Sharks vs Kingfishers

      Here is Renier's game. Our two Gm's held down draws on the top two boards while our 3rd and 4th board took care of their business. Becerra's game Federico's game. FM Gonzalez was the secret weapon for the Sharks Vlad's game. Expert Vlad Yano... | 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

  • 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