Despite the War, the 1940s were an exciting time in American chess, especially in New York. The USCF, newly formed, still seemed vibrant and "Chess Review," Horowitz' somewhat self-serving periodical, reflected the vivacious... | Read More
Like it or not, holiday gift-shopping season is now upon us, at least according to the ubiquitous calendar of commerce.
Instead of being trampled by unruly deal-seekers at big box retail stores, you can shop online and still get somet... | Read More
Who is the greatest world chess champion ever?
Magnus Carlsen defeated Vishy Anand yesterday in the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi to defend his title.
Meanwhile, the All-Time World Chess Championship... | Read More
Mary Weiser Bain always seemed to have gotten lost in the shadows of Mona May Karff and Gisela Gresser. But this pioneer of women's chess in the United States played no less a role. While Gresser was home-grown, Mary Bain was born in... | Read More
Who is the strongest world chess champion ever?
As Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand battle it out for the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi, the All-Time World Chess Championship Tournament continues here on Chess.com.
After an e... | Read More