CAUTION: I'm letting the "Sports Fan" in me out of the bag... just for a moment... here on Chess.com! If you know nothing about Basketball, sports / athletics in general, or how they might compare to chess (or if you simply don't care) than this b... | Read More
This is one of the must watch games of Carlsen ...
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La Bourdonnais' death-mask
Instead of a portrait, we only have a sad caricature drawn from a dreadful mask moulded after death. -Gabriel-Éloy Doazan writing to Prof. Geo. Allen
Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais followed D... | Read More
Here I'll give a quick review of the important events of rounds 1-4 of Wijk aan Zee, along with a few cool chess moments explained.
To me the big story here was Aronian failing to convert a good position against Van Wely.
I would r... | Read More
Games at odds were quite common in the 19th century for establishing a hierarchy and for allowing players of disparate skills to play together with interest and even for stakes. Sometimes the games are rather ponderous with the more skil... | Read More