Fabiano Caruana was in a bit of a hurry. The top-rated American chess player and No. 2 player in the world wanted to dispose of India’s Vidit Gujrathi as quickly as possible. He had to go to the bathroom. Continue reading “Online Chess is Growing and Entertaining During Coronavirus Pandemic”
Benjamin Ree doesn’t play chess. In fact, the Norwegian filmmaker finds the game a bit boring.
“For me, watching chess is like watching paint dry,” Ree said.
Mikhail Botvinnik was the face of chess in the late 1940s through the early 60s. The Russian was World Chess Champion for most of the time between 1948-63.
He was 50 years old when he was defeated by 23-year-old Mikhail Tal in Moscow in 1960. Continue reading “Officials Hope Youngest World Chess Championship Increases Sport’s Popularity”