I am probably a lucky guy, because I never had any "touch-move rule" episodes in my whole chess career. Don't get me wrong, it happened numerous times in my games that either I or my opponent touched a wrong piece at a wrong time, but i... | Read More
Two months ago, one of the oldest grandmasters in the world, Mark Taimanov, turned 90. Just like any professional chess player he had many ups and downs in his career, but due to his limitless optimism he is still a very active person. ... | Read More
You definitely like chess. But are you an expert?
No, I am not talking about the USCF title you get when your USCF rating is above 2000 but less than 2200 (which is the master title). You can be a USCF expert but not a true expert of chess and v... | Read More
By Maret Thorpe. Photo: Tae Moon
[Reprinted with permission of the author and US Chess.]
“I’m so honored to have made it on to the first iteration of the Top Women Age 50 and Over! I hope these newly added lists encourage mo... | Read More
About a quarter of a century ago, I started playing in international tournaments on a regular basis. Just like thousands of other folks from the former Soviet Union I enjoyed the fall of the Iron Curtain and ability to freely travel abroad.
Pret... | Read More