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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What exactly is a checkmate?
February 25, 2011 – 21:59 | 3 Comments | Rating: 5 | 1,490 views
What exactly is a checkmate?

We bring you some opinions regarding the goal we are all trying to achieve when we play chess. So what exactly is a checkmate?

Equal Chances
February 25, 2011 – 21:48 | No Comment | Rating: 5 | 530 views
Equal Chances

In the seventies, during a local division of the british championship a highly unusual pair met across the board.

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February 20, 2011 – 20:20 | No Comment | Rating: 5 | 626 views
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Detective
February 20, 2011 – 20:19 | No Comment | Rating: 4.33 | 569 views
Detective

Once a chess fan mentioned his detective abilities to a friend. He proclaimed that from a look of a
player’s face, he can tell the result of the game.

Clear Progress
February 20, 2011 – 19:51 | One Comment | Rating: 3 | 752 views
Clear Progress

In the year 1978, future GM Nigel Short, was 12 years old. In an interview for Sunday Times, he said, that he intends to become the World Champion in 3 to 5 years.

Chessboxing – putting an unlikely pair together
January 27, 2011 – 16:06 | No Comment | Rating: 0 | 682 views
Chessboxing – putting an unlikely pair together

Everybody knows that chess is a violent game – two armies battle it out until the last king standing in every game. It is also known that to be able to concentrate for six hours …

I’ve got time to solve this …
December 24, 2010 – 11:21 | One Comment | Rating: 0 | 500 views
I’ve got time to solve this …

A bank robbery happened one night in a small American town. But, strange as it was, the employees of the bank found the robber in the morning, asleep by a newspaper.

The Magician from Riga
December 17, 2010 – 4:09 | One Comment | Rating: 4.43 | 694 views
The Magician from Riga

From the world champions, probably the one most likeable, enterprising and the one with most fans was Mikhail Tal, who came to the chess scene like a meteor to take the title from “the patriarch”, Mikhail …