In this TED-Ed video, trace the storied history of the game of chess, from its origins in 7th century India to the computer software we use today.
Some very cool chess-themed music at Norway Chess tournament closing ceremony.
Interview with Daaim Shabazz, founder of “the Chess Drum” website.
George Costanza playing chess with a girl in the beginning of 7th series were he got engaged.
Here’s the game notation: Gates, Bill – Carlsen, Magnus 0–1 B00 London, Blitz – 2 min vs 30 sec 22.01.2014 1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Bd3 Nf6 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.Nc3 Qh5 6.0-0 Bg4 7.h3 Ne5?! 8.hxg4 Nfxg4 9.Nxe5?? Qh2# 0–1
If you have Netflix, then I wanted to let you know about two movies and two documentaries that are available to watch. Queen to Play The film stars Sandrine Bonnaire as a French chambermaid on the island of Corsica. She develops an interest in chess. She has been cleaning the house of an American doctor (played by Kevin Kline in his first French-speaking role), …
Excerpt from the interview with Garry Kasparov: “So I think that today, in 2013, I have a lot of experience, I learned from the past mistakes, as a good Botvinnik disciple, I used to analyze games and I believe I know what was done wrong in the past. I think people are sick …
IM Andrew Martin suggests beginning players study the main lines of openings — NOT quick fixes, shortcuts, and opening “systems.” Here’s his video on the Ruy Lopez (C99) using a game from Corus 2005 between Peter Leko as white and Lazaro Bruzon as black.
Well, I’m a bit behind posting some things and I apologize for that. I’ve been getting over a nasty cold as well as being super busy. I’m back and will be posting a few things today to catch up. The first post will be two episodes of Chess TV. The one from last week (#365) …
Here is this week’s Chess TV (episode #364). This week does not have a chess opening school segment. There is the Chess Puzzle , Chess and Machiavelli, Chess artifacts from the middle ages, and of course this week’s world chess news.