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    • 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
      • | 8877 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
      • | 3843 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Erik is a Tough Mudder!

      I'm sure he's too modest to post this himself, but Erik has just become a Tough Mudder!!!  Congratulations Erik, it must have been really hard work! | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Oct 14, 2010
      • | 3846 views
      • | 15 comments
    • Battle Vs Chess

      I've previously blogged about Battle Vs Chess, first back in March and then in June. Now finally, after some delays, it seems that the release date really is imminent, on 28th September in the US (12th Nov in the UK) for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Th... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Sep 22, 2010
      • | 14302 views
      • | 23 comments
    • 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
      • | 5997 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
      • | 3127 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
      • | 2341 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
      • | 5419 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
      • | 7440 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
      • | 5293 views
      • | 19 comments