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    • Kasparov Reviews New Fischer Biography

      The new Bobby Fischer Biography "Endgame" by Frank Brady looks like essential reading for chess fans interested in the great champion. Excerpts are available at the US Amazon website, and Garry Kasparov's review in the New York Review Of Books is... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Feb 16, 2011
      • | 7602 views
      • | 27 comments
    • My 40th Birthday Cake

      Today is my 40th birthday, and I had a surprise birthday cake which is easily the best cake I've ever had! | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Feb 15, 2011
      • | 4978 views
      • | 24 comments
    • New Chess Movie: 'Mate'

      'Mate' is not exactly packed with stars, but it has got a Baldwin brother...sadly it's Stephen . However it does also feature cameos by Susan Polgar and Jennifer Shahade, who are also listed as co-producers. Presumably their job was to make sure ... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Feb 9, 2011
      • | 6814 views
      • | 27 comments
    • Checkmate For Gambit Blog

      Sad news for readers of the New York Times chess blog 'Gambit' by Dylan Loeb McClain - it's coming to an end with immediate effect. McClain explains in the comments to his extremely brief final post that he will still be working for The Times, wr... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Feb 2, 2011
      • | 2603 views
      • | 8 comments
    • How Your Brain Picks The Best Move

      Japanese neuroscientists have published interesting results about how our brains work, from testing professional Shogi players.  The result? Nurture beats Nature. Expertise in any area is the result of long serious training... Which is good new... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 20, 2011
      • | 5162 views
      • | 17 comments
    • Free 'Chess' Magazine

      The British chess magazine imaginatively named 'Chess' has made a special version of its January 2011 edition available free of charge in electronic format. It's quite a few years since I had a subscription to Chess, but the quality seems as high... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 15, 2011
      • | 7672 views
      • | 10 comments
    • Teimour Radjabov Interview

      At the age of 23 the Azerbaijani GM Teimour Radjabov has qualified as one of the eight world championship candidates that will face off in Russia in May. Radjabov recently gave an interview to the ExtraTime website in his home country and I am in... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 7, 2011
      • | 3447 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Capablanca and Euwe Speak

      It's rare to find old audio of the great chess champions, let alone film, so it's a special treat that some footage of the great Jose Capablanca (pictured) and Max Euwe has surfaced on the wonderful interwebs YouTube Link here. Other old chess ... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Dec 31, 2010
      • | 5168 views
      • | 17 comments
    • Magnus Carlsen Interview

      Just before the start of the London Chess Classic, Magnus Carlsen spoke to the Telegraph newspaper about his life. There are some interesting little nuggets of information, and it's always nice to see chess in the mainstream media. You can read ... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Dec 9, 2010
      • | 7718 views
      • | 11 comments
    • Chess In Translation

      There is plenty of media coverage of chess around the world, but many of the juiciest morsels are not in the English language, and automated translation sites like Babelfish or Google Translate are far from perfect. Enter "Chess In Translation".... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Oct 20, 2010
      • | 3263 views
      • | 5 comments