Chess playing robot fractures 7-year-old opponent's finger
Chess is a game of strategic thinking, concentration, and patience. Violence is rarely a part of it. But in a chess tournament in Moscow, Russia, a robot playing chess grabbed the finger of a seven-year-old boy and fractured it.
Kasparov Tweets Reaction to Carlsen's Decision
7-time world champion Garry Kasparov recently tweeted about 5-time world champion Magnus Carlsen’s decision to refuse the championship match coming up next year. Magnus Carlsen will no longer be the world champion of chess.
Magnus Carlsen Abandons World Champion's Throne
Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has announced that it wasn’t a bluff — he is stepping down as FIDE’s World Champion and will not play the rematch against Ian Nepomniachtchi.
Chess Players: Washington Square Park, NYC
In this video, JamesandKarla highlight chess players at Washington Square Park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City.
Fireworks at the Candidates as Nepo and Fabi Fight for First
The Candidates, the tournament which pits the strongest chess players in the world against one another to find the challenger for the world champion, has completed six rounds. Grandmasters Ian Nepomniachtchi and Fabiano Caruana have not relinquished the top two spots since the first round, though the other six candidates have shuffled position since then.
Chess & Checkers House: Central Park, NYC
In this video, JamesandKarla showcase the historic Chess & Checkers House in Central Park, NYC.
American Caruana Aims for Carlsen as Ding Stumbles at FIDE Candidates
The most dominant world champion since Bobby Fischer offered his prediction as to who would win the 2022 Candidates prior to the start of the double round robin event. Kasparov named Ding Liren as his very educated guess for who would challenge Carlsen for the world championship.
America's Strongest Player Suggests Newcomer Has Chances at FIDE Candidates
The strongest chess players in the world are currently gathered in Spain as they prepare to engage in mimic battle over the board for the right to challenge World Champion Magnus Carlsen for his crown.
You Can Assist in Brain Research Online
Woman Grandmaster Jana Schneider is looking into questions about cognition using her favorite game — chess. Schneider is a student at the University of Wurzburg and has chosen to look into whether our brain processes 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional information more quickly. The experiment she has designed for her thesis involves testing how well people can solve 2D chess puzzles compared to 3D chess puzzles.
Powerhouse US Olympiad Team Revealed
Even prior to the addition of one of the strongest players in the world, the United States Olympiad team was among the likeliest to win. With Grandmaster Levon Aronian taking board 2 behind Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana, the United States will be many fans' favorite to win.
Russia Banned from World Chess, Karjakin Faces Ethics Case
Chess, the sport that is perhaps most associated with Russia, has reacted to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. FIDE, the governing body of international chess, has released a statement condemning the military action taken by Russia in Ukraine, and plainly describes that military action as being started by Russia.
Review - A New Documentary on Chess Legend
Chess pieces photo by Rafael Rex Felisilda on Unsplash. The extraordinary story of chess grandmaster Lev Alburt has been told, in bits and pieces, in books and podcast interviews. Now, it has been packaged in a documentary on YouTube.
How did the USA get ranked 2nd in the world's top chess countries?
Chess is one of the most popular indoor games in the world today. It is played by millions of people around the world. According to chess.com, there are more than 600 million chess players in the world with only 1735 of them being chess grandmasters, as of December 2021. A “Grandmaster” is the highest title that can be achieved by a chess player.