Magnus Carlsen: A Genius or Automaton?

Magnus Carlsen: A Genius or Automaton?

RoaringPawn
|
2 days ago

Some of his colleague GMs say Carlsen doesn’t play chess actually. They say he is not a real chess player. Few players still do play chess “in contrast to Carlsen, who prefers to wait for his opponent to make a mistake rather than tr...

Still Life: Modern Chess Under Predation Press

Still Life: Modern Chess Under Predation Press

RoaringPawn
|
5 days ago

15 STILL LIFE CHESS PIECES OF ART. What is the meaning of modern chess? "Just to take control over sixteen unoccupied central squares, and the two central horizontals. Art of chess has long ago been reduced to struggle for space. So following ...

Capablanca: Always in Zeitnot?!

Capablanca: Always in Zeitnot?!

RoaringPawn
|
6 days ago

THE GREAT CUBAN HAD ALWAYS BEEN IN THE TIME PRESSURE... IN ONE THING. The Hungarian Russian Grandmaster Lilienthal played ten world champions in his career, and beat six of them. In his time, he was one of the top elite players, next to such wor...

Kotov's Golden Rook

Kotov's Golden Rook

RoaringPawn
|
8 days ago

FROM THE ANNALS OF DIRTY GAMES OF CHESS AND POLITICS Alexander Kotov is a chess mountain. Think his influential "Think like a Grandmaster," or the 1952 Stockholm Interzonal, which he won with a more than brilliant score of 16.5/20, three clear...

How Rating is Ruining Chess

How Rating is Ruining Chess

RoaringPawn
|
16 days ago

THE RISE OF THE QUANTS = Decline in Original Ideas and Creativity. The mainstream media and chess public are endlessly fascinated by the World #1, Magnus Carlsen of Norway. Yes, he is the reigning World champion with the highest rating an...

Nimzovich: A Big Damn Fool?

Nimzovich: A Big Damn Fool?

RoaringPawn
|
19 days ago

ONE MAN AGAINST THE ENTIRE WORLD In 1543 Copernicus established, in his Revolutions, that the planets orbited the Sun rather than the Earth. What a blasphemy! In 1929 Nimzovich established, in How I became a Grandmaster, that the way we teach ...

Get Listed