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    • Seeking The Endgame: Chess Documentary

      Coming up soon on the BBC World Service is a two-part documentary on chess.  The publicity blurb goes like this: Chess is an ancient game and its popularity has spanned many centuries – but how is it faring in modern times? Simon Terrington,... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Aug 30, 2010
      • | 4806 views
      • | 10 comments
    • More Vintage Chess on TV

      A while ago I blogged about whether chess could work on television, and fondly recalled an earlier era before the internet when chess WAS on TV - at least in the UK anyway. More and more of these early experiments in chess TV are magically appear... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Aug 25, 2010
      • | 2335 views
      • | 8 comments
    • A League Of Their Own?

      The rights and wrongs of women-only chess events are frequently debated ad nauseum, but I nevertheless found this article interesting - especially since it includes brief audio interviews with Irina Krush and Sam Shankland recorded at the recent U... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Aug 16, 2010
      • | 1937 views
      • | 7 comments
    • Is Vishy Anand On Twitter?

      Those of you who enjoy tweeting, like me, might be interested to know that world chess champion Vishy Anand has supposedly joined Twitter with the name @vishy64theking I say "supposedly" because it's not a verified account, but it seems plausible... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Aug 10, 2010
      • | 3658 views
      • | 8 comments
    • The Evolution Of Chess Computers

      Tom Gauld is a Scottish cartoonist and illustrator.  He currently has a regular weekly cartoon in the UK Guardian newspaper on Saturdays. His website is here. | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jul 23, 2010
      • | 5135 views
      • | 26 comments
    • Bobby Fischer's Remains Exhumed

      Following on from the recent news regarding the competing claims to the estate of the late Bobby FIscher, the Icelandic authorities have confirmed that his body has been exhumed and tissue samples taken in order settle a paternity dispute. ITN Ne... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jul 6, 2010
      • | 4126 views
      • | 19 comments
    • Kasparov Versus Carlsen

      With Magnus Carlsen now the #1 on the official FIDE ranking list by a clear margin, and closing in on Garry Kasparov's record 2851 Elo, you have to wonder how they would fare in a match against one another. Sadly, unless Kasparov decides abandon ... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jun 30, 2010
      • | 5524 views
      • | 13 comments
    • Anand In-Depth Interview

      It may be somewhat out-of-date, but an hour-long interview (conducted in December 2009, before his succesful title defence) has now been transcribed in full and published in three parts by Chessbase. Most interviews barely scatch the surface of t... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jun 13, 2010
      • | 2044 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Where Did It All Go Right?

      I don't blog about my games a lot, but I was quite pleased with two of my recent online games here, and feel proud enough to publish them. I've posted two horrible losses before, so I think I deserve my moment in the sun... Both these games were... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jun 10, 2010
      • | 1140 views
      • | 9 comments
    • The Beautiful Games

      Very soon one of the biggest sporting events in the world will take place in South Africa.  The 2010 FIFA World Cup starts on 11 June in Johannesburg, and lasts for exactly one month. Football (or soccer, if you hail from America/Canada) is ofte... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jun 3, 2010
      • | 3831 views
      • | 38 comments