Regardless of whether you are a fervent supporter of increasingly humiliating lockdown restrictions or just a dude who likes his freedom, there is nothing … Read the rest
Grandmaster Gildardo Garcia was capable of taking down any grandmaster in the world on any given day. Fearless, Gildardo had a versatile style … Read the rest
Gildardo’s Tactical Genius
Very sad news yesterday of the premature death of my friend Grandmaster Gildardo Garcia (standing, above). Gildardo and I had known each … Read the rest
On the Origin of Species
“Darwin may have been quite correct in his theory that man descended from the apes of the forest, but surely … Read the rest
Don’t get me wrong. I thought that Trump should have been banned from social media years ago, for saying the most stupid and ignorant and … Read the rest
Pure Chess Entertainment!
Between the 27th of December and the 4th of January in Crakow (Poland) was organized a popular chess festival with not less … Read the rest
We are all responsible citizens, aren’t we? Regardless of where we live, we do not need nor want government to invade our homes and supervise … Read the rest
The Decisive Blow!
The Roquetas de Mar organizers did well to invite players who have reputations for being combative and uncompromising players! The tournament produced … Read the rest
Chess: Art & Passion
Congratulations to the organizers of this year’s edition of the Roquetas de Mar Chess Festival! Despite the pandemic, they were able … Read the rest
FIDE too cheap to engrave medal!
On the evening of September 3rd, 1972 the closing ceremony of the Fischer-Spassky match for the world championship was … Read the rest
“He was waiting to see us one last time…”
Mikhail Tal! While many argue over who was the greatest chess player of all time, none … Read the rest
How are you today? It is the first week of the new year and, if you are like me, then probably you already have some … Read the rest
Just another day in Paradise…
The Louvre is closed until further notice. “All those who have purchased a ticket for this period will automatically … Read the rest
Awesome! The one and only Melena Tara. Born in Russia (1990), her full name is Maria Rya Melena Tara A Ryabushkina. You can follow her … Read the rest
Beauty and Brains
How are you today? I trust your getting together with family and loved ones over the holidays was wonderful. Pretty Orwellian was … Read the rest