I'm currently playing a lot of games against opponents quite a lot stronger than myself, and I'm having a pretty hard time of it. By way of some repentant self-flagellation, I have exhibited two horrible losses below for your entertainment.
So ... | Read More
TIME magazine has a profile of Magnus Carlsen in their next issue. You can read the online version here.
Nice to see Magnus getting some really high-profile coverage in the wider world outside chess circles!
An interview from the last edition... | Read More
A few videos of blitz games from the recent World Blitz Championship have emerged on YouTube. This is my favourite, between Carlsen and Karjakin on the final day (round 34).
It's great to see an actual video of the game, to remind us just how q... | Read More
Dylan Loeb McClain has a few nice quotes from Magnus Carlsen following on from his win in Nanjing in his latest NY Times 'Gambit' chess blog. Link here.
I think 2900 Elo may be too much to ask, but the fact that he thinks it's possible shows his ... | Read More
A few videos featuring rare photos of Bobby Fischer have recently surfaced on the internet. I'd seen one before (with different music in the background) but the others were new to me, so I thought it was worth sharing them here - they're definit... | Read More
One nice feature of Chess.com that doesn't get much promotion is the photo section which allows all members to upload their favourite snaps of themselves, their family, their pets, their favourite celebrities etc.
Creating an album and adding pho... | Read More
Have you read any good novels that involved chess in the story? I've read quite a few non-instructional chess books...
King's Gambit by Paul Hoffman
The immortal Game by David Shenk
White King and Red Queen by Daniel Johnson
Chess B1tch by Je... | Read More
A huge number of chess-related videos have been uploaded by chess.com members to the free chess videos section.
The section needs some improvements to it's functionality e.g. the ability to search for videos, and some way of weeding out duplicate... | Read More
The latest release of updates for Chess.com includes new 3D boards (sometimes known as 2.5D boards due to the board itself staying a square shape, rather than being distorted to give the impression of 3D).
There are also new board colours and oth... | Read More
Social networking on the web is big news, and the biggest social networking site (according to most measures, anyway) is Facebook, with over 200 million users.
Wikipedia says that..."A social network service focuses on building online communities... | Read More