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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Second Time: Let’s mate from Zmatlik
February 6, 2012 – 11:53 | 5 Comments | Rating: 5 | 1,209 views
Second Time: Let’s mate from Zmatlik

Following mating problems are great training examples for advanced players. These problems come from chess book written by Professor Karel Zmatlik.

Let’s Checkmate 5 Times From Zmatlik
June 23, 2011 – 12:22 | One Comment | Rating: 4.67 | 1,745 views
Let’s Checkmate 5 Times From Zmatlik

Chess problems given here are suitable for players around 1500 FIDE rating. The task here is to mate in 2 or 3.
These are problems from past century. Karel Zmatlik selected them for his chess book …

The story about discovering America
May 24, 2011 – 11:02 | 4 Comments | Rating: 4.91 | 1,443 views
The story about discovering America

Only a few people know that the mankind entered modern period thanks to one chess game. Even among the chess population, only a few chess players know, that America was discovered as a result of …

Did the dead man really give a checkmate?
May 17, 2011 – 10:45 | 4 Comments | Rating: 4.56 | 1,961 views
Did the dead man really give a checkmate?

In Paris, after the World War I, many people suffered from hunger. Unemployed chess players were the ones, who suffered the most. They were very excited to visit a salon of a famous chess patron, …

From Old Hollywood
May 14, 2011 – 18:29 | One Comment | Rating: 4.7 | 1,023 views
From Old Hollywood

90 years ago, in 1921, the actor Douglas Fairbanks and famous Charlie Chaplin had plenty of free time during movie productions because of technical reasons. They enjoyed this free time over chess games.