Like Veselin Topalov, Viswanathan Anand became FIDE world champion by virtue of his victory in a world championship tournament -- this one held in Mexico City, 2007. However, the chess public, which has always tended to see the championship changi... | Read More
In last week's article, we saw that breaking the classical rules of play in the openings is one of the cardinal sins of less experienced players.
Another common problem that you can find in their games is missing basic tactical ideas. ... | Read More
There are 64 squares on a chessboard, and many more ways to play the game.
We all know the styles of the great world champions: Fischer's relentless accuracy, Petrosian's impregnable defense, Karpov's clean and positional chess, Kasparov's sheer... | Read More
George Walker's life (1803-1879) spanned one of the most remarkable periods of chess. As a chess player, he met and played such personalities as John Cochrane, William Lewis, Alexander McDonnell, Labourdonnais, Pierre Charl... | Read More
[Editor's note: Here are more selected chess stories from IM Silman.]
CELEBRITIES GONE WILD
1988 and I just landed in Mazatlan, Mexico. Though the main course was the world 30-minute championships (packed with the best players in the world)... | Read More