I've seen many people lamenting the "boring and drawish" modern chess. Allow me to introduce you to a joke variant of chess that incorporates the tabletop RPG mechanics - the Dice Chess.
As we all know, all captures in chess are without a fight:... | Mehr lesen
Part of an interview by Evgeny Surov, chess-news.ru, 13th June 2016
I met Maya Chiburdanidze in the Tbilisi Chess Palace, where an experimental tournament is held, using a system she'd come up with.
Maya Chiburdanidze: Let us start ... | Mehr lesen
Original here. Interview conducted by IM Igor Lensky.
Lokomotiv Society Saved Me Twice
On July 19th, it's been 50 years since the legendary grandmaster, Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR and tenth chess world champion, Boris Spassky, recei... | Mehr lesen
As usual in such games, I was given a lot of help by my partner. | Mehr lesen
This game was played at the 1966 Soviet Team Championship, Avangard (Ukraine) vs Mehnat (Uzbekistan).
Annotated by Stein himself.
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This interview was conducted by Yuri Golyshak and Sergei Kruzhkov for their column Friday Talk in the Sport-Express newspaper in early 2016.
Heading photo was taken during that interview.
The tenth world champion returned from Paris to Mo... | Mehr lesen
Quoted from the interviews by R-Sport (rsport.ru).
"Even though Viktor Lvovich never became a world champion, he still left amazing legacy. His name is written into chess history with golden letters. I remember that when I was 10... | Mehr lesen
I've started to translate the article some time ago, but today seems the most appropriate time to post it. This was published exactly half a century ago, in 1966, when Korchnoi was still a well-respected member of the Soviet chess society.
Lasker... | Mehr lesen
Some games are added to the interview.
TANJUG Agency (Yugoslavia): Could you please evaluate the tournament and the players?
Mikhail Tal: Look at the second Interzonal in Rio. Quiet playing, dense results, a big leading group. Riga was very diff... | Mehr lesen
Interview given on March 25th.
Maria Manakova: How would you evaluate the Svidler - Giri endgame?
Veselin Topalov: I think it's a draw, obviously.
Mark Dvoretsky: Of course. Giri had a solid advantage, but, as a... | Mehr lesen