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.