The second half of the 18th century into the early 19th century was marked with cultural changes previously equaled perhaps only by the Renaissance. There were great and important political revolutions, such as those... | Read More
Some men and women are clearly champions and reach the pinnacle of their field in an almost predictable manner. Some are champion material, but the fates have conspired against them, keeping them from reaching the very top. Still other... | Read More
Chess can serve as an extremely powerful education tool. It instills key lessons that aren’t directly taught in the classroom.
Through my own chess upbringing beginning when I was five years old, and later through passing on knowledg... | Read More
Chess and music have been linked throughout history.
Both of these cerebral pursuits live at the intersection of science and art, and both are breeding grounds for amazing geniuses and prodigies.
The logic, structure, and meaning of music can ... | Read More
This Sunday (Dec. 14), "10 fortunate Chess.com members will earn the right to challenge World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen in an online simultaneous exhibition," according to FM Mike Klein's press release.
But I wouldn't call them "fortu... | Read More