The beauty beneath 0.00
On silly online kibitzers and more
Tesla-owner Magnus Carlsen is taking driving lessons
New computer game: Alekhine’s Gun. ‘Four moves in, we all are blind’. Taxing poker to fund chess. Revisited: the notorious game Marcel Duchamp - Ms Eve Babitz!
GM Michalchishin asks: would Hans Ree like to see Ivanchuk and Ponomariov (who got draft notices for the Ukrainian army) killed?
Mr. Biel Strikes Again
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave: how I won Biel, an exclusive report. Navara annotates his instant classic king march against Wojtaszek.
Earning the GM title at 15 is now almost commonplace
What F.Scott Fitzgerald, Denis Diderot, Brian Sewell and others said about chess.
The story of a charismatic man whose legendary Hollywood Chess Group was only one of his contributions to American chess.
China’s number one, the third of The Three Musketeers, explains why he is (not) studying law at Beijing University, why no one has more potential than Wei Yi and how he beat Gelfand in their recent match in Wenzhou
China beats Russia
An exclusive report with annotations by Bu Xiangzhi and Shen Yang
Chess Pattern Recognition
Improve your middlegame technique with Arthur van de Oudeweetering’s training column
Finding Bobby Fischer
How good is Tobey Maguire in the long-awaited movie Pawn Sacrifice? By Joe Ponterotto, author of A Psychobiography of Bobby Fischer
Maximize Your Tactics
Train your tactical skills with Russian expert Maxim Notkin.
You proudly queen a pawn and then you lose. A masterclass by Contributing Editor Anish Giri
Dr Short, I presume?
Nigel Short orders a beer in Cape Town that is specially brewed ‘for freaks, gypsies and international chess superstars’
Parimarjan’s Chess Gym
Parimarjan Negi explains how to avoid the opening trap that almost every player falls into: trying to memorize moves
A crude and early attack in the Queens Indian
Sadler on Books
Matthew Sadler reviews ‘Positional Decision Making’ by Gelfand and Aagaard, ‘Meet the Nimzo Insian’ by Kasimdzhanov, ‘Power Strategy’ by Marin, ‘The Ragozin Defence’ by Ramirez and ‘Chess Endgames for Kids’ by Müller
Crying and Self-Despair
Hans Ree on grandmasters that cry.
Jan Timman looks at the key games of the Politiken Cup and shows highlights from his lecture on endgame studies.
What was the best game Radoslaw Wojtaszek ever played?