Category Archives: Chess

And now for some complete madness

If you’re a chess player who’s touched with the human weakness of impatience or just liked to be engaged and see things develop – as we almost all do on our smartphones, checking our emails over 100 times a day – it’s … Continue reading

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More fully human

Well there’s been a frisson of excitement in the chess and AI world lately with the extraordinary performance of AlphaZero – essentially the computer that mastered the game Go – a game which proved, despite the relative simplicity of its rules, a … Continue reading

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Blitz and bullet chess: Carlsen v Nakamura

If you’ve got a bit of an appreciation of chess, this is a lot of fun. I’ve been watching it on and off today giving myself a little sugar hit by watching a game to take a break from doing other work. This is … Continue reading

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From the Department of Woops!

Both of the players of this game are pretty good. In the illustrated position it’s black’s move. Black won the game, but only because white managed to resign in a won position. You can see the game here.

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Magnus Magnus Clever Clever

Black to play Stefansson vs Carlsen 21. …? See game for solution. about our puzzles

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Carlsen and the world championship

After a very gruelling 11 rounds of classical chess which produced nine draws and one win for either side, Magnus Carlsen surprised most people by not trying very hard for a win in his final ‘classical’ game with challenger Sergey … Continue reading

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It’s a Puzzle

Black to play N Batsiashvili vs N Zhukova 22. …? See game for solution. This may be a two star puzzle, but I couldn’t get it out. Can you? Click through to the game for the answer.

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