Chess often forms a juncture with various disciplines such as literature, poetry, music, painting or films. The point where they meet can be symbolic, thematic or just a hook meant to reel in the audience. Certain artists or writers are, in... | Read More
Who is the LeBron James of chess?
The National Basketball Association playoffs are in full swing, and the best players in the world are battling it out, hoping to win an NBA championship.
LeBron James fell just short of a championship last sea... | Read More
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
As 2014 draws to a close, it’s a natural time to look back at the best chess of the year.
The past year was a good one for fans of the world’s most popular board game. There was an exciting world championship match, several amaz... | 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