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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Learn from the Grandmasters: Carlsen vs. Aronian, Commented by Jan Markos (video)
February 20, 2012 – 11:53 | One Comment | Rating: 4.75 | 3,529 views
Learn from the Grandmasters: Carlsen vs. Aronian, Commented by Jan Markos (video)

The video series explaining the most interesting matches of the present have proven successful. We find that you are very keen on learning from the famous grandmasters, so we would like to continue with producing …

Learn from the Grandmasters: Aronian vs. Caruana, Commented by Jan Markos (video)
February 9, 2012 – 13:13 | 3 Comments | Rating: 5 | 2,344 views
Learn from the Grandmasters: Aronian vs. Caruana, Commented by Jan Markos (video)

This is the introduction to our new video series focused on top world players, recently played top games and new ideas in chess. You will see the exciting game between GM Aronian and GM Caruana …

Learn from the Grandmasters: Movsesian vs. Miezis Commented by Jan Markos (video)
January 20, 2012 – 15:17 | 7 Comments | Rating: 4.3 | 5,394 views
Learn from the Grandmasters: Movsesian vs. Miezis Commented by Jan Markos (video)

One of the cornerstones of one’s improvement is being inspired by people much better than oneself. It is always a benefit to watch somebody great achieving even greater things. It gives motivation to whip one’s …

Politics, Murderers and the Resulting Fun – Part II
January 20, 2012 – 14:32 | One Comment | Rating: 2.5 | 560 views
Politics, Murderers and the Resulting Fun – Part II

It has been a while since the first part. In fact, the second part got lost somewhere in the dim-lit corners of our minds, as well as the oblivion of our content management system. But …

Chess Humour From around the Webs, Part I
January 17, 2012 – 15:56 | 7 Comments | Rating: 3.67 | 1,481 views
Chess Humour From around the Webs, Part I

Many people consider chess players as rather serious, dull personalities. They always see them wearing Kasparov-like frown, thinking about the next two hundred and seven moves. But, as we know, chess players are actually funny. …

Not Only New Tournaments, But Also News in Tournaments
January 12, 2012 – 16:50 | 3 Comments | Rating: 0 | 739 views
Not Only New Tournaments, But Also News in Tournaments

As you may have noticed, there have been some significant changes regarding tournaments. There are much more tournaments, much larger tournaments and last but not least, much better tournaments. In fact there should be a …

January ChessFriends.com Championship
January 6, 2012 – 14:07 | One Comment | Rating: 3.67 | 24 views
January ChessFriends.com Championship

There are many ways the game of chess can be played. I don’t really mind the level of play or the recreational – professional dichotomy. I mean the different rules applied to a game.

2011 ChessFriends.com Championship
December 29, 2011 – 15:53 | 6 Comments | Rating: 4.5 | 996 views
2011 ChessFriends.com Championship

There are more than 76 thousand players registered at ChessFriends.com. More than 800 of them are playing games at the peak time of the day. The community of ChessFriends.com doubled in the past year. The …

Is America Really in Search of a Chess Superstar?
December 6, 2011 – 15:01 | One Comment | Rating: 3.67 | 1,160 views
Is America Really in Search of a Chess Superstar?

If you are a regular reader of chess news, you may have noticed reports on the planned production of a chess-themed reality show. According to renowned sources such as chessbase.com, it will be the first …

Simul Against Kasparov – Video Teaser
October 28, 2011 – 10:51 | 2 Comments | Rating: 4.83 | 1,928 views
Simul Against Kasparov – Video Teaser

If you did not attend the simultaneous exhibition against Garry Kasparov, but would like to experience the atmosphere, we would like to give you a peek by this short video teaser:

Grand Slam Moves Towards Bilbao
October 7, 2011 – 12:25 | 7 Comments | Rating: 3 | 552 views
Grand Slam Moves Towards Bilbao

The Grand Slam we have reported on lately has moved on from Sao Paolo, Brazil towards the second leg in Bilbao, Spain. Ukrainian player Vasili Ivanchuck was leading with 10 points, with Hikaru Nakamura’s at …