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    • Kirsan's Rich And Famous Friends...

      The FIDE website posts fairly frequent updates about the "working visits" of president Kirsan Illyunzhinov to countries around the world, most of which are usually, to me at least, of little interest I must admit. But, the latest update about ou... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Apr 26, 2012
      • | 1376 views
      • | 7 comments
    • Show Some Love For Your Favourite Chess Store

      One of the lesser known parts of Chess.com is the store directory [EDITED in 2013 - links have been updated to direct to the actual shops instead] where there are links to many online chess shops, along with reviews from Chess.com members (see bel... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Apr 13, 2012
      • | 2083 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Awesome Online PGN Game Viewer

      With the increasing popularity of 'cloud' computing and online applications for many kinds of tasks, I had wondered for quite a while why no-one seemed to have invented a way of opening and managing PGN files online, eliminating the need to downlo... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Mar 11, 2012
      • | 6743 views
      • | 18 comments
    • Kenneth Rogoff On Chess And Debt

      Kenneth Rogoff (pictured) was a gifted young Grandmaster of the 1970s who quit being an impoverished chess player for a successful and lucrative career in economics. Now, some decades later he is the 58 year-old Professor of Economics at Harvard ... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Feb 6, 2012
      • | 5485 views
      • | 12 comments
    • Play Chess With Magnus Carlsen!

      The New York chess club Chess NYC has a very special chess camp lined up starting 20 August 2012.  From the ChessNYC website...   A lucky group of young aspiring Chess Masters and game lovers will spend an entire week of Camp with The World's... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 25, 2012
      • | 3806 views
      • | 10 comments
    • SuperMariov 10th Anniversary Tribute

      Today is the 10th Anniversary of Ruslan Ponomariov winning the 2002 FIDE World Chess Championship in Moscow. Regardless of gripes about the KO format and time control (90 minutes + 30 seconds per move), it was a remarkable achievement for the (... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 23, 2012
      • | 987 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Google Rained On My Picnik!

      I'm a big fan/user of Google services, from Gmail to Reader, Docs to Calendar, not to mention "search" obviously. So I wasn't too concerned when back in March 2010 Google bought the online photo-editing suite Picnik, which has been my photo-edito... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 21, 2012
      • | 1933 views
      • | 15 comments
    • Judit Polgar Interview

      Judit Polgar is the greatest woman chess player of all-time, heading the women's ratings since 1989 and reaching #8 in the world against her male peers in 2005. After taking some time off to start a family she has been playing more regularly agai... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 18, 2012
      • | 10041 views
      • | 28 comments
    • Could You Be The Best In The World?

      I was absent-mindedly looking through the official FIDE chess ratings when it occurred to me that although I'm never going to be the best chess player in the world (I still wince a bit as I admit that simple fact), I could still potentially be the... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 9, 2012
      • | 8827 views
      • | 40 comments
    • Don't Be The Last To Know!

      Are you the sort of chess fan who wonders why Garry Kasparov doesn't seem to play much chess any more; who thinks Florencio Campomanes is doing a great job with the FIDE presidency, and that Bobby Fischer will definitely be making a co... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 4, 2012
      • | 2073 views
      • | 9 comments