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Thursday, July 04, 2013 10:26
The countdown has started: in 125 days from today the World Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen begins. Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 is the date of the opening ceremony in Chennai, India where the first game is scheduled for Thursday, November 7th. In this first preview article we quote an interview with both players...
The Wall Street Journal Online on Anand-Carlsen
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 17:04
It's always nice to see when mainstream media are picking up chess – especially when the reason is not something like Toiletgate or the obligatory but completely inappropriate comparison with the royal game by a sports commentator. The Wall Street Journal Online has a piece on the Anand-Carlsen match, focusing on the process that resulted in...
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Thursday, September 08, 2011 14:40
It looks like the Russian Chess Federation will not limit its excellent video services to their own events. As Chess-News discovered, this Wikipedia article mentions a cooperation between the RCF and FIDE to launch a Chess TV Channel on November 1st.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 0:24
Several chess fans have pointed out to us that many episodes of the old BBC series The Master Game have been posted on YouTube. The series aired back in the 1970's/early 1980's and according to one fan, it's "probably the best chess show ever broadcast on terrestrial television". Now you can watch them (again). The Master Game was a BBC...
Friday, February 11, 2011 18:30
In the week after his succesful Tata tournament, Anish Giri appeared on national TV, in a very popular talk show. A day later he gave a simul against members of the Dutch parliament. Adding more fuel to the fire, the 16-year-old grandmaster recently launched his own website. When Anish Giri defeated Magnus Carlsen in a mere 22 moves with Black,...
Sunday, February 06, 2011 18:26
Darren Aronofsky's new movie Black Swan, featuring Natalie Portman as the increasingly tormented ballet dancer Nina who has to perform the dual role of both the white and the black swan in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, left me both puzzled and fascinated. And, inevitably, it made me think of chess. As many critics have noted, Black Swan is actually...
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Thursday, January 20, 2011 21:06
While the fashion career of his former protégé, Magnus Carlsen, continues apace, Garry Kasparov has recently been involved in an advertising campaign of his own. It’s fair to say his promotion of the Polish division of ING Bank shows the ex-World Champion as you’ve never seen him before! By Colin McGourty What makes the campaign particularly...
Friday, January 14, 2011 20:13
The F.E.B. #6 is out! The London Chess Classic, Magnus and company, 2800s galore, Gashimov wins Reggio Emilia, previewing Tata, plus, trouble with the law redux, and the F.E.B. gives away its first prize. The Full English Breakfast started life as a late night brainstorm at the 2009 GibTel (now Tradewise) Chess Festival in Gibraltar. Trent and...
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 23:50
Chess is not the kind of thing that's regularly covered by a huge sports media network like ESPN. Last week, however, they had a captivating story about 14-year-old chess progidy Phiona Mutesi from Uganda, who leaves the Katwe slum for the first time in her life to play at the Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk. Chess is not just Tata or Linares, chess...
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 7:42
What would Bobby Fischer’s life and career have looked like had he received appropriate mental health services throughout his life? And is there a way for society to help troubled, often defiant prodigies become less troubled, without diminishing their genius and eventual contribution to society? These and other issues are discussed in a Miller-...

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