Tyger Tyger, burning bright

Tyger Tyger, burning bright About this exciting and relentless Game 4 of the Nepomniachtchi-Anand match in LoC, nothing can be said without first honouring (as with the Barnes head) the daring (Ne4) spirit of Nepomniachtchi despite needing just a draw. This is the kind of games that chess is all about: outrageous king walks, giving upRead More

Continuing legends!

Continuing legends! In most other games and sports, it is conceivable that one might “go easy” on a younger person – certainly a child – in order to make up for the age difference. Not so in chess. In chess, it is well known that it is the young that have the advantage – withRead More

Legends of Chess (2/2)

  Legends of Chess (2/2) Day 1 Kramnik and Nepomniachtchi tossed the ball back and forth, as did Leko and Ivanchuk. Nepomniachtchi, in the decisive Armageddon match, offered an early queen trade, managed to forge a winning position in the endgame with passed pawns along the a- and h-files, and eventually won the match.  Ivanchuk,Read More

Legends of Chess (1/2)

Legends of Chess (1/2) Need there be any hype apart from the mere participation of ten super-GMs – including some specifically picked for a talent and career that spans generations – in this tournament of legendary pairings?  Perhaps not, but the Gods have kindly blessed us with some more: the Round 1 pairing of legendary rivals MagnusRead More


In a move of astonishing self-confidence, Anish Giri and his legal team have petitioned to bend the rules around his upcoming first match with World Chess Champ Magnus Carlsen, to allow for increasingly outrageous handicaps.  “I don’t believe in time” Giri told our reporters. “Did Fischer arrive on time to play Spassky? Chess transcends space and time.”Read More

FIDE and Quantum Physics

FIDE and Quantum Physics Some senior FIDE administrators pictured here discussing business plans for the next fiscal year In an unexpected turn of events, FIDE have hired a team of top MIT quantum physicists and philosophers to settle the infamous 2020 Candidates scandal in an unexpected way: thought experiments and philosophical heavy machinery. The scandal,Read More

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