After a most spectacular seventh round in Beijing, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Alexander Grischuk are sharing the lead at the FIDE Grand Prix. Mamedyarov quickly beat Veselin Topalov, who all of a sudden got his knight trapped in the middl... | Read More
In chess, the history of the Simultaneous Exhibition (“Simul”) is a rich one. As with all World Records, many have sought to break the Simul record, setting a new and higher level with each attempt.
To mention a few:
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So how well did you do in the 2009 Chess.com Holiday Puzzler?
There were 20 chess related questions, and a total of 32 marks to earn, but how many did you answer correctly?
The standard of entries was extremely high, and Chess.com would like to ... | Read More
This is a translation of a one-hour radio feature about Mikhail Tal, aired on the radio "Echo Moskvy" on November 30th.Mikhail Tal, the great Soviet chess player, wasn't a "classical" chess prodigy like Jose Raul Capablanca, who, as the legend say... | Read More
The great 19th Century English chess player Howard Staunton (pictured) is probably best remembered today for giving his name to the basic standardised design of chess pieces - and less auspiciously for scrupulously avoiding a match with the great ... | Read More