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         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition, there was little doubt in... | Read More

  • Carlsen vs Karjakin And Crude Oil

    The world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin is getting closer, and it is time to update our old forecast. This time I will channel my inner Nate Silver and provide you with some numbers.  Let's loo... | Read More

  • Blindfold Art

    Convergences: Miles of String  by Marcel Duchampfrom the "First Papers of Surrealism" exhibition New York 1942, for the benefit of the French war relief societiesPhoto by John Schiff hangs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Untitled scul... | Read More

  • Warrior at the Chess Board

          About a decade ago, WilhelmThe2nd, from sent me this article by Fedor Bohatirchuk about his personal memories of Efim Bogoljubov.  The article, which had no accompanying pictures, is given below with some elaboration ... | Read More

  • Special Titled Tuesday Offers $4,000 In Prizes

    This week's Titled Tuesday will feature a doubled prize pool and some new prize categories for what is expected to be the largest combined field in the event's history. You can watch Titled Tuesday coverage on May 3 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pa... | Read More

  • Great Early Chess Libraries of the United States

         Once again I'm indebted to my dear friend Deb for finding this.  We were searching for the whereabouts of a certain chess board and chess set that once belonged to E. B. Cook and was used when Frederick Perrin, Thomas Frere and Willard ... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Kasparov vs. Karpov

    With Anatoly Karpov having "inherited" the world title, he was eager to win as many tournaments as possible to prove that he was worthy of the title. And this he did. Besides winning such tournaments as Milan 1975, Las Palmas 1977, Bugojno 1978... | Read More

  • University's Online Chess Camp with GM Boris Gelfand - Official Announcement

    Last week we revealed our plans to organize an online chess camp and included a tentative schedule. Today, we are officially announcing University's first online chess camp! Note: There may be a few discrepancies regarding the schedul... | Read More

  • How two Icelandic DJ's saved my life

    For the second time in two years I decided to visit the Reykjavik Open tournament in Iceland – not to play chess, but to watch it, and enjoy the country’s hospitality and natural wonders. Last year, I didn’t have enough time to see any glac... | Read More

  • The Michigan Fall International, Part 1

    For the past few years, since the fall of 2011, I had a really bad period in chess. I was really having trouble concentrating, not enjoying playing chess, and making many blunders. My nerves were shot and I couldn't calculate variations. In a shor... | Read More

  • The Queen of Chess

          Most people even remotely interested in 19th century chess know about Mrs. John W. Gilbert and her extremely long announced mates. What seems to be less appreciated today is the sheer strength of this lady chess player.  Part of the p... | Read More

  • Balanced Imbalance

    In this week's edition of my "Without the Lady" column, I will be showing an interesting game I played last year against the young Filipino GM Wesley So. Despite the early exchange of queens, the game was razor-sharp - imbalanced in terms of struc... | Read More

  • He Learned Directly from God, pt 4

    In January 1963, Bobby again won the U.S Championship, with 8 of 11.  In this championship, he lost a game to Edmar Mednis, his first ever loss in U.S. championship history. He started with only 2 points from 4 games, but winning the game in the... | Read More

  • A Traveling Chess Player, Part 1

    In this three part series, IM Bryan Smith describes his trip to Europe in search of a better life as a chess player.   Hi, my name is Bryan Smith. I am an international master who grew up in Alaska. I have been writing for | Read More

  • Great Tournaments of the Past- New York 1924

    Nowadays chess sponsorship seems to be in crisis and many strong tournaments are being cancelled. However, some of those glorious events that put our sport in the spotlight will live forever. There are various reasons for this phenomenon: one of t... | Read More

  • Planning Your Tournament Schedule

    Originally my column has been titled “Preparing for international competition,” so today I decided to be more to-the-point and cover one of the most important topics in this field – planning one’s tournament schedule. Choosing where and... | Read More

  • Bill Addison (1933-2008)

    A few weeks ago, Joanne Addison, widow of International Master Bill Addison, saw an article I wrote at about players that quit chess.  I used a statement that Pal Benko wrote in his autobiography that wasn't quite true, and Joanne corre... | Read More

  • The World Verse

    There have been a few challenge matches in the past that test the solitary genius of one exceptional person against the wisdom of the masses. In these "World v. X" matches, "The World" always comes upon its move by voting: every individual who wis... | Read More

  • The World Verse

    There have been a few challenge matches in the past that test the solitary genius of one exceptional person against the wisdom of the masses. In these "World v. X" matches, "The World" always comes upon its move by voting: every individual who wis... | Read More

  • Fischer Time Controls

    On Chess Clocks…   Howard Staunton proclaimed himself the Chess Champion of the world.   He ran British chess and also a regular newspaper column.   He used this to ward off defeat by Paul Morphy after two consultation games, isolating th... | Read More