Chess

Tendonitis

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Magnus Carlsen has risen to achieve the highest ever chess rating. He ascended to 2872 on the rankings, which compares…

The 16th?

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Magnus Carlsen is seeking to become the 16th world chess champion in a line that includes such giants as Bobby…

Maecenas

19 October 2013 9:00 am

Andrew Paulson, an American who lives in London, has been responsible for a remarkable chess revolution over the past year.…

Time for change

12 October 2013 9:00 am

Former world champion Garry Kasparov has announced that he will stand for president of Fidé, the World Chess Federation, next…

Through glasses darkly

5 October 2013 9:00 am

Grandmasters Pal Benko and Viktor Korchnoi have worn dark glasses to counter perceived hypnotic influence during games. In the recent…

Max Fuller

28 September 2013 9:00 am

I am sorry to hear that the Australian master Max Fuller has died in Sydney at the age of 68.…

World Cup

21 September 2013 9:00 am

The recently concluded Fide (World Chess Federation) World Cup held at Tromso in Norway resulted in a triumph for Vladimir…

Lord of the flies

14 September 2013 9:00 am

It is often said that the great chessboard artist, Polish Grandmaster Akiba Rubinstein, was afflicted during tournament play by an…

Anon anon sir

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Nowadays it is standard, when publishing a chess game, to give the names of both players. This was not always…

Hedgehog fund

31 August 2013 9:00 am

The Hedgehog is a respected chess formation, usually adopted as Black, where the defender crouches behind a wall of pawns…

Dortmund

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Britain’s top grandmaster Mickey Adams has won clear first prize in the tournament at Dortmund, ahead of former world champion…

Fawltless

17 August 2013 9:00 am

David Howell turned in a sparkling performance in the 100th British Chess Championship in Torquay, which finished last week. In…

Miles gloriosus

10 August 2013 9:00 am

England’s leading female player, Jovanka Houska, recently called for a memorial to the late Tony Miles. The timing is fitting.…

Il miglior fabbro

3 August 2013 9:00 am

Lothar Schmid, chess grandmaster, the world’s greatest collector of chess books and the only arbiter trusted by Bobby Fischer, died…

100 not out

27 July 2013 9:00 am

On Monday next week the centenary British Championship commences at the Riviera International Centre in Torquay. The leading contenders are…

Ivanchuk the Terrible

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Although he has never won the World Championship, Vassily Ivanchuk is the scourge of the world’s elite. In his day…

Gelfand’s hat trick

13 July 2013 9:00 am

As previously reported, 45-year-old Boris Gelfand, the oldest player in the tournament, convincingly won the Tal Memorial in Moscow. This…

Anand’s crisis

6 July 2013 9:00 am

A disturbing pattern has emerged in the games of world champion Viswanathan Anand. As White in the Ruy Lopez he…