Some time in the fourth century BC, Sun Tzu wrote the Chinese classic The Art of War which has survived.
The 6th Hainan Danzhou chess tournament concluded yesterday. The 16-year-old chess phenomenon Wei Yi played a game with Cuba’s number two player, Lazaro Batista Bruzon.
Garber to fellow policeman: “You won’t believe this.” Policeman: “You know me. I believe anything.” Garber: “They took Pelham 123 today.” Policeman: “I don’t believe it.” – From the film The Taking of Pelham 123 (1974) I didn’t believe it either when I learnt that mankind had developed a machine which played chess.
Becoming a world chess champion may be, decidedly, the most extraordinary feat one can perform as it is captured in a halo of glory; a colossal achievement.
In the long, fluctuating history of chess, since it was first discovered in India some time around 6 AD, the number of heads-of-state who are familiar with the game becomes noticeable.
“The ultimate strength of our country and our cause will be not in powerful weapons or infinite resources or boundless wealth, but will lie in the unity of our people.” – Excerpt from a speech delivered by US President Lyndon B Johnson on March 31, 1968, Washington, DC.
China’s rise in the world of chess has been meteoric ever since the nation came to prominence with its playing strengths at the turn of the millennium.
Two Americans, Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana, blasted their way into the 2015 Candidates elimination chess tournament with an opportunity to oppose Magnus Carlsen for the world championship title.
India’s International Master Nisha Mohota concludes her remarks in relation to British grandmaster Nigel Short’s criticism that women are inferior chess players.
One month ago, British grandmaster Nigel Short provoked anger and derision when he claimed that men are “hard-wired differently” to be better chess players than women.
British chess grandmaster and one time world championship title challenger, Nigel Short, wrote an article for the Dutch magazine New in Chess recently, titled ‘Vive la Difference’ which claimed, provocatively, that there are genetic reasons why men are more successful in chess than women.
The Norwegian Parliament recently approved a trial to include a one-hour a week chess class in schools for third and fourth grade students.
The rapidity of strong chess tournaments have increased recently and it is becoming difficult to give coverage to all of them.
As I conclude the lengthy Karpov interview discussing only Fischer, I was surprised when Karpov, over dinner in Nassau, noted that Fischer had legions of chess fans in the Soviet Union during his match with Spassky.
Here is the penultimate instalment of the Anatoly Karpov interview discussing Fischer. IF: When you were preparing with Geller and your team, what would a typical day be like?
It is commonly felt that in chess as in life, when people cannot figure out what you are doing, they are kept in a state of confusion, uncertain and waiting.
During the ‘Match’ following word that chess was categorized as another exciting version of the widespread draughts and which was delivered by a curious soldier of the former British empire who saw active service in the realm of the outer world, Mr Gomes, our village became a hub which was fired with a fervour for a board game which had not been noticeable in the past.
Back in 1972, when Fischer opposed Boris Spassky for the world championship chess title, the game was propelled to an extraordinary high, which no one had ever realistically witnessed.
In addition to offering a detailed analysis of his life experiences for the publication Sport Express, the 12th World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov accommodated notable freelance chess writer Irwin Fisk with an interview which dealt solely with the American grandmaster Bobby Fischer.
Today’s Chess Column continues the Anatoly Karpov Sport Express interview, which was done at the end of 2014.
It was a distinct privilege for me to meet Russian grandmaster and former world chess champion Anatoly Karpov once in Nassau and subsequently in Curacao.
For most countries, the national championship in a sporting discipline remains the celebrated feature of that particular event.
The Grenke Chess Classic Tournament, which was contested in Baden-Baden, Germany, turned out to be an exciting final as world champion Magnus Carlsen and Germany’s Arkadij Naiditsch battled to an Armageddon game to decide the winner of the tournament.
Germany’s chess grandmaster Arkadij Naiditsch promoted a rook pawn to the queening square and so defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen at the Grenke Chess Classic at Baden-Baden.
World chess champion, Norway’s Magnus Carlsen emerged victorious in the brutal Tata Steel Masters Chess Tournament in the Netherlands recently.