A Couple of Wijk aan Zee Classics

January 12, 2017 0

Round one of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2017, begins in a couple of days time. To mark the occasion, I thought it would be rather nice to take a look back at last year’s tournament [more]

One From The Archives: M. Muzychuk vs Hou, 2015

March 3, 2016 0

This week, the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship gets underway, in Lviv, Ukraine. The defending champion, Mariya Muzychuk of the Ukraine, takes on the challenge of Hou Yifan of China. The word ‘challenge’ is perhaps [more]

One From The Archives: Gunsberg vs Steinitz 1891

February 25, 2016 0

Isidor Gunsberg (1854-1930) was born in Hungary but later became a British citizen. His chess career began as remote operator to the chess machine ‘Mephisto’. Confirming himself as one of the chess elite at the [more]