Garg Aradhya plays the pants of Mighty Magnus

In a recent Pro Chess League match between the Norway Gnomes and the Delhi Dynamite a young Indian player named Garg Aradhya rated 2315 played the mighty Magnus Carlsen. More than 500 rating points separated the two players. This is normally decisive without question. But in this match the rating difference did not matter. It… Continue reading Garg Aradhya plays the pants of Mighty Magnus

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The Wolf Grischuk leading the pack in Petrosian Memorial 2014

In this amazing fighting chess game in the third round of Petrosian Memorial GM Grischuk demolishes GM Morozevich. Alexander Grischuk, who is famed for his attacking chess, found a sharp variant of the Slav QGD for the game vs Morezevich. Both parties are walking on thin ice right out of the opening. Morezevich should have… Continue reading The Wolf Grischuk leading the pack in Petrosian Memorial 2014

Magnus Carlsen in the lead 4-2 in Chenai

Today Magnus Carlsen won “a look a like” drawn rook endgame in the Fide World Chess Championship against the current World Chess Champion Vishy Anand. Magnus play is in general that of a true World Chess Champion. It seems that Magnus took good advantage of the win yesterday by pressing Vishy. Magnus is now in… Continue reading Magnus Carlsen in the lead 4-2 in Chenai

Revival of Kings Gambit

The romantics of chess has reason to rejoice. There has been a revival of the Kings Gambit in modern chess. GM’s like Hector, Short and Nakamura plays the Kings Gambit from time to time. Here is a wonderful example of the Kings Gambit from Reykjavik Open 2013 were white, S. Jensen, with a mere 1909… Continue reading Revival of Kings Gambit

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Short demolished in Bangkok

GM Nigel Short was thoroughly outplayed by the young leading indian IM Roy Saptarshi in Bangkok Chess Club Open 2013. Bangkok Chess Club bangkokchess.com

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Magnus on Mount Everst in Chess

I have followed the young Mozart of Chees, Magnus Carlsen, since he entered the world of chess 10 years ago. Magnus is now 22 and he is currently the world number in chess. In january 2013 the young Chess Grandmaster received ¬†a staggering 2861 in rating. This is an all time rating record.¬†Beating Garry Kasparov… Continue reading Magnus on Mount Everst in Chess

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Mac OS X Chess Ressources

It seems like all the cool chess programs and databases are developed for windows only. Is there really no Mac OS Chess Programs and Chess Databases available? I have compiled a basic list of free Mac OS Chess Ressources: Chess Database: Scid: A Free Chess Database App Chess Engines: Critter Stockfish Crafty ( port install… Continue reading Mac OS X Chess Ressources