As the calendar turns to 2016, it's time to look back at the best chess of the past year.
The year 2015 was a big one for chess. With the creation of the Grand Chess Tour, the chess world had an exciting new super-tournament series to follo... | Read More
After I learned how to play chess (age 12), I jumped into the game head first by playing in a chess tournament (even though I didn’t know the difference between checkmate and stalemate). Let’s just say that I was absolutely awful.
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In September 1945 the proud and confident USA team suffered a humiliating, crushing defeat at the hands of the Soviet team in a 10 board, 20 game match played through a novel use of radio transmission, each set of matched contestants pl... | Read More
Who are the most interesting chess players of all time?
It’s an interesting question.
Are we talking about the best players ever? Even that’s a tricky thing to define. Are the best players the most accomplished? We could go by supe... | Read More
Test your knowledge: which opening did Vladimir Kramnik lean on to equalize his chances as Black in the 2000 world chess championship, where he would eventually defeat the greatest chess player of all time?
Fill in the blank: The 2014 world ches... | Read More