For the second installment of "In Other News," we take a small liberty. Usually these stories only go back a few weeks, but in the case of one presidential candidate and his chess-playing exploits, below you'll find a story from 2014.
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Lots of chess events always take place during the Christmas and New Year holidays. This report sums up the major ones.
Naiditsch Repeats Swiss Double
In December 2014 he did it with a German flag at his board, and last month he repeated his su... | Read More
Chess engines may not really need warmups, but the strongest chess engine of all time, Komodo (currently rated 3368) found time in its busy schedule for just that. Komodo successfully defeated GM Victor Mikhalevski 5-1 in an odds ma... | Read More
We're often told chess is a war game, so it was only a matter of time before a seminal book on warfare became intertwined with chess.
In addition to the discussion of this new text, part two of this month's "In Other News" also discusses Indian ... | Read More
The format is rarely more than a sideline to a chess event, but in the second China-Russia international match of the summer, the structure became the story. GM Sergey Karjakin proved particularly adept at the unique format, which r... | Read More