Category: chess is interesting
The Ballad of Bobby Fischer
By pure chance this morning I learned of the existence of ‘The Ballad of Bobby Fischer‘, written by … Read the rest
65th Anniversary of his death!
When I was a young and developing player in Montreal, I learned much by studying the books, games and analyses
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Spassky turns 84 years old today!
Happy Birthday, Boris!
Boris Vasilievich Spassky was born January 30, 1937 in Leningrad Boris was the tenth World Chess
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Kamsky bares his soul
Earlier last week the popular Russian chess site Chess-News.ru published a long interview with Gata Kamsky that had originally appeared on … Read the rest
Chess Cinema & Women: Graceful and Loveable
Have you noticed the trend? Why is it that in chess films where the main protagonist is male, … Read the rest
The Need to Strike a Balance
Last week I wrote of the advice by former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik on how young players today should … Read the rest
Straight Talking Guys
Yesterday excerpts of a recent interview of Vladimir Kramnik by the Russian magazine Sport-Express were published on Chess-News.ru. The former World Champion … Read the rest
How are you today? It is already the 28th and the last Monday of the month! Where does the time go? So many things are … Read the rest
Most young players today have probably never heard of Yakov Estrin or perhaps they might have accidentally seen an old opening monograph with … Read the rest
No Way to Treat a Lady
“Choose your lady wisely. She represents you.” Moosa Rahat Emanuel Lasker may have had a reputation for … Read the rest
With the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics and the cancellation of virtually all professional sports, the field of esports is gaining new attention. The … Read the rest
Draws & Tie-breaks
(Why have things got so out of hand?)
If there is one thing that modern chess players lament more than the draw, … Read the rest
Why should we believe FIDE?
I found this great ‘russian comedy’ (is there such a thing?) over at the very popular Chess-News.ru site. … Read the rest
Grandmaster Gennady Kuzmin passed away last week in his native Ukraine at age 74. Long since retired as an active player, … Read the rest
Israeli Team Championship 2020
Yesterday’s finish to the gm Oratovsky versus im Haimovich game at the Israeli Team Championship was nothing less than absolutely spectacular! … Read the rest