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    • New 3D Boards at Chess.com!

      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

      • SonofPearl
      • | May 4, 2009
      • | 4178 views
      • | 16 comments
    • Social Networking and Chess

      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

      • SonofPearl
      • | Apr 14, 2009
      • | 2917 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Should You Teach Your Kids To Play Chess?

      Chess can be a source of great joy, but also terrible heartache.  In some individuals, especially gifted children, it can become an obsession which can lead to social isolation. So should you teach chess to your children?  I don't have any chil... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 29, 2009
      • | 2531 views
      • | 7 comments
    • A Game With Three Queens

      A rare game where one side has three Queens on the board at the same time! H/T Chess Today. | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 29, 2009
      • | 1857 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Gert Ligterink On Ivanchuk's Chess Obsession

      The Corus website has a nice piece about Ivanchuk, illustrating his obsession with chess.  Link here. H/T Dennis Monokroussos. | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 26, 2009
      • | 1480 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Chessbase Instructional Video Previews

      If you like chess (and if you don't what are you doing on this website?!) then you will probably enjoy the previews of Chessbase instructional videos available at their YouTube channel. An nice example is below from the evergreen Viktor Kortchnoi... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 25, 2009
      • | 832 views
      • | 0 comments
    • The Chess Art Of Carina Jørgensen

      A while ago I discovered 21-year old Danish artist Carina Jørgensen (pictured right, engaging in some martial arts training!), who has a section of her online portfolio dedicated to chess.  It includes portraits of famous chess players as well a... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 18, 2009
      • | 12284 views
      • | 11 comments
    • 1st Anniversary Of Bobby Fischer's Death

      "All I want to do, ever, is just play chess" - Bobby Fischer Rest In Peace | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 17, 2009
      • | 1230 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Garry Kasparov - Taking A Stand

      It's nearly 4 years since Garry Kasparov announced his retirement from competitive chess to take on new challenges in the dangerous world of opposition politics as leader of The Other Russia organisation. BBC Radio 4 has a fascinating interview w... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 13, 2009
      • | 1653 views
      • | 9 comments
    • Why are there so few women GMs?

      The sound you can hear is a can of worms being opened... Fear not; I'm not going to debate the answer to the question in the title of this blog post, but I was fascinated to read a recent article of this title which questioned the idea that there... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Dec 28, 2008
      • | 1905 views
      • | 11 comments