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How Knight Promotions Win Chess Games

How Knight Promotions Win Chess Games

raync910
| 20 days ago

Can underpromoting a pawn to a knight help you win in chess? Consider recent wins by grandmasters such as Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and how decisions on knight promotion affected the outcome of those games. On the ...

How Soccer Is Copying The Game of Chess

How Soccer Is Copying The Game of Chess

raync910
| Mar 31, 2021

It all began early this year. Whether it’s the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the miniseries The Queen’s Gambit, or some other phenomenon, soccer teams around the world seem to be copying what is happening at chess tournaments. ...

Notable Chess Lives Mourned In 2020

Notable Chess Lives Mourned In 2020

raync910
| Jan 1, 2021

All deaths create losses—for families, friends, fans, and communities. In the chess world this year, several notable stars who died, some unexpectedly, will be particularly missed. Of those no longer with us, how well do you remember their l...

Chess Year In Review: How Well Do You Remember?

Chess Year In Review: How Well Do You Remember?

raync910
| Dec 26, 2020

The year 2020 has been an unbelievable one, most remarkably because of the changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic but also because of amazing statements made by leading chess officials and elite players. Have some fun and see if you can corr...

Remembering The Passion Of Ray Charles For Chess

Remembering The Passion Of Ray Charles For Chess

raync910
| Sep 23, 2020

Would you be willing to play Ray Charles, if he were still alive, in a game of chess? Yes, the famous American musician who was blind. On this date when he was born 90 years ago, it’s a great time to commemorate his passion for chess. In an ...

Should Shushing Be Acceptable In Chess?

Should Shushing Be Acceptable In Chess?

raync910
| Aug 18, 2020

The Grand Final of the Magnus Carlsen Tour is ending this week. Will we see a player “shush” his opponent? After an exhausting match, will either finalist feel compelled to shush the other? Although chess originated more than 1,400 y...

Why International Chess Day Is Important

Why International Chess Day Is Important

raync910
| Jul 20, 2020

Chess receives our attention every day, but on July 20 each year, the whole world pays attention. That’s the day set aside internationally to honor the game of chess. Do you know that the United Nations recognizes the importance of our bel...

Commemorating The Immortal Game Of Adolf Anderssen

Commemorating The Immortal Game Of Adolf Anderssen

raync910
| Jun 21, 2020

Played on this date in 1851 is a game famously known as The Immortal Game. Although now played 169 years ago, this game still inspires chess players everywhere. Who Played The Immortal Game? How Was The Immortal Game Won? Where Was The Immor...

Why Chess Is Not Earth-Bound

Why Chess Is Not Earth-Bound

raync910
| Jun 9, 2020

Imagine all the sporting events that can be played on only Earth—the list is almost endless. However, the top-10 sports worldwide in order—soccer, cricket, basketball, field hockey, tennis, volleyball, table tennis, baseball, American ...

How The Beauty Of Chess As Art Takes Many Forms

How The Beauty Of Chess As Art Takes Many Forms

raync910
| Sep 27, 2019

A beautiful pin. An artistic sacrifice. A creative gambit. A surprising gamble. An unusual trap. These examples explain why we consider chess to be art as the following quotations by famous grandmasters exemplify. Chess is one of the few arts ...

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