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    • In-Depth Magnus Carlsen Interview

      Last week at the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley, California, the world champion Magnus Carlsen was interviewed before an audience by Paypal Founder and chess enthusiast, Peter Thiel. If you want to hear the champion speak at length and you have... | Leer más

      • SonofPearl
      • | 20/01/2014
      • | 1247 vistas
      • | 6 comentarios
    • Carlsen Trash Talking...

      OK, this is officially my new favourite chess video. Magnus Carlsen trash talks with French GM Laurent Fressinet in a friendly blitz game (during preparation for his world championship match with Anand). Carlsen wins by a surprise checkmate, but L... | Leer más

      • SonofPearl
      • | 18/01/2014
      • | 3189 vistas
      • | 22 comentarios
    • A Point Of View: The Turk

      The chess Candidates Tournament currently being held in London isn't getting a lot of direct publicity, but it does seem to be sparking off chess-related articles in the media. The BBC radio show "A Point of View" has weekly reflections on topica... | Leer más

      • SonofPearl
      • | 24/03/2013
      • | 1956 vistas
      • | 3 comentarios
    • The Isle of Man 'Lewis Chessmen' Stamps

      The Isle of Man has produced some nice stamps featuring the famous Lewis Chessmen. I've always liked the style of these 12th century pieces - an amazing historical artefact! See more here. Our Medieval Treasure Island We are pleased to presen... | Leer más

      • SonofPearl
      • | 18/01/2013
      • | 2325 vistas
      • | 8 comentarios
    • Beating a GM with the Morra Gambit!

      The Morra Gambit is hugely popular at amateur level despite being regarded by "theory" as insufficient compensation for a pawn. Grandmasters aren't supposed to lose against the Morra Gambit, but GM Viesturs Meijers (Elo 2479) of Latvia lost to An... | Leer más

      • SonofPearl
      • | 11/01/2013
      • | 2463 vistas
      • | 14 comentarios
    • Excellent Judit Polgar Interview!

      In a week's time Judit Polgar will be competing in the London Chess Classic against the best chess players in the world. Judit has been the strongest female chess player for two decades, and has achieved this by competing with the best men rather... | Leer más

      • SonofPearl
      • | 24/11/2012
      • | 3196 vistas
      • | 11 comentarios
    • Does Katy Perry Play Chess?

      Pop star Katy Perry is so famous that even I have heard of her. This is no mean achievement since I pretty much stopped listening to chart music circa 1992 . Since Ms. Perry is extremely famous I have to assume that the first picture at this link... | Leer más

      • SonofPearl
      • | 10/08/2012
      • | 3094 vistas
      • | 16 comentarios
    • Prada's Chess Playing Models!

      The fashion label Prada must think that chess is cool, because they're latest advertising campaign includes models playing something that looks suspiciously like chess. I'm not sure that models are exactly the sort of people who would best promot... | Leer más

      • SonofPearl
      • | 09/08/2012
      • | 1642 vistas
      • | 6 comentarios
    • The Most Exciting World Chess Championship Ever?

      Seville, 1987. The two greatest chess players in the world are nearing the end of a titanic struggle for supremacy. Garry Kasparov, the champion, is determined to hold onto the crown that he fought so hard to gain in 1985/6.  The former champion... | Leer más

      • SonofPearl
      • | 17/07/2012
      • | 2697 vistas
      • | 20 comentarios
    • Kick Start Battle Chess!

      Chess.com members of a certain age may remember the early days of computer chess when the hugely popular Battle Chess software brought entertainingly gory chess set animation to the masses. In recent years there have been attempts to recreate som... | Leer más

      • SonofPearl
      • | 11/05/2012
      • | 4999 vistas
      • | 8 comentarios