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The Boston Globe

Chess notes
The Boston Globe
At the halfway point, the US Junior Championship ( finds the surprising fifth-ranked Oklahoman, Advait Patel, in clear first with 4/5. Close behind is one of our pre-tournament favorites, Wisconsinite and defending champ Awonder ...

The Guardian

Chess: Russia opt for unconventional methods in hunt for top grandmasters
The Guardian
It is now more than a decade since Russia's almost unbroken 59-year monopoly of the world chess crown was ended, so Moscow is trying hard to develop new talents who can challenge Norway's Magnus Carlsen. But its method is controversial, relying on ...

Is All Fair In Chess?
A well known saying states that all is fair in love and war. Our beloved game is actually both love and war. While it is pretty obvious that chess is a war on 64 squares, what about love? Well, check the Twitter hashtag #WhyILoveChess and you'll get a ...

New Straits Times Online

Chess: The original game of thrones
New Straits Times Online
The biennial World Chess Olympiad, explains Ahmad Badli Shah, is akin to the World Cup of chess, where players from all over the world congregate and compete. There are two categories — Open and Women — with each team comprising up to five ...

Chess: Kaustav in sole lead
The Hindu
Top seeded Kaustav Chatterjee of Bengal re-established the sole lead downing B. Harshavardhan of Tamil Nadu in the seventh round of the 44th National sub-junior under-15 Open chess at Kalyani, on Saturday. The win gave the so-far unbeaten Kaustav ...


Chess, and the power of girls to identify themselves as leaders
This story originally appeared on PlanPhilly. —. Bobby Fischer once famously said, “Chess is life.” In the city of Philadelphia, these words take on more truth than their simple appearance. It is because of this truth that over 40 girls huddle around ...

The Times of Israel

7-year-old chess champ can't compete in Tunisia tourney because she's Israeli
The Times of Israel
Schoolgirl Liel Levitan from Haifa is unable to accept an invitation to play in the World Chess Championship because host nation Tunisia will not allow Israelis to compete, it was reported Thursday. This is not the first time Israeli chess players have ...


Why the chess community actually grew when computers learned to play
In 1997, human dominance of chess came to a sputtering halt, and no one saw it coming. At the time, Garry Kasparov was undisputedly the best chess player in the world. After beating every human in the running, he was looking for a new challenge. It was ...

Get Ready To Test Your Positional Chess Again
I've done positional puzzles twice. Since a lot of people enjoyed them, I've decided to do it again, and perhaps again and again. It's certainly a good way to learn positional ideas. Here are the original two articles: Test Your Positional Chess · Do ...

Carlsen Tops Biel Field, Starting Tomorrow
For the first time in six years, Magnus Carlsen is playing in Biel again. He tops the field and will compete with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Peter Svidler, David Navara and Nico Georgiadis. The 51st Biel Chess Festival will take ...

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