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
It's a curious fact that the informal title of "Master" ("Mаэстро"), the equivalent of today's International Grandmaster that was used in Russia during the late 19th-early twenieth century, was based upon ... | Read More
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