Carslen vs. Anand: Magnus on His Way to the Title?
November 19, 2013 – 16:31 | 10 Comments | Reads: 8781

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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88 Years of FIDE and International Chess Day Celebration
July 20, 2012 – 15:16 | No Comment | Rating: 0 | 530 views
88 Years of FIDE and International Chess Day Celebration

FIDE has been around precisely for 88 years as of today. The 20th July is also an International Chess Game since 1964.

Play Like Morphy!
March 21, 2012 – 15:09 | 4 Comments | Rating: 4.2 | 2,662 views
Play Like Morphy!

Following diagrams are taken from the games of the last unofficial World’s Chess Champion, Paul Morphy. You may try to solve them and practice your tactical skills. A difficulty of the positions gradually rises; the initial …

Second Time: Let’s mate from Zmatlik
February 6, 2012 – 11:53 | 5 Comments | Rating: 5 | 1,206 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.

Politics, Murderers and the Fun Resulting – Part I
September 30, 2011 – 21:18 | No Comment | Rating: 4.29 | 579 views
Politics, Murderers and the Fun Resulting – Part I

It may seem that politics is a dirty game, in essence humourless. However, you could look at it from different viewpoints. Depending on your worldview, you may want to be directly involved, watch it from …

Alekhine’s sense of humour
September 26, 2011 – 23:29 | One Comment | Rating: 5 | 1,024 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.