Carslen vs. Anand: Magnus on His Way to the Title?
November 19, 2013 – 16:31 | 10 Comments | Reads: 8795

So far, there was some excitement in Chennai, but you could hardly say that the tournament was satisfactory. It missed what really is the core value of every sport: Victory and defeat. Magnus Carlsen decided it’s …

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The Strongest Chess Tournament in History – Tal’s Memorial Has Commenced Yesterday
November 18, 2011 – 15:15 | 3 Comments | Rating: 4 | 1,568 views
The Strongest Chess Tournament in History – Tal’s Memorial Has Commenced Yesterday

Carlsen, Anand, Aronian, Kramnik - world’s TOP 4 and many more important players like Nakamura will face each other at the super-tournament in Moscow. Some, especially members of the chess public, might say that this year’s …

Alekhine’s sense of humour
September 26, 2011 – 23:29 | One Comment | Rating: 5 | 1,026 views
Alekhine’s sense of humour

A lot could be written about partly controversial, nevertheless universally talented chess world champion Alexander Alekhine. This time I will mention a story from one of his many  journeys.