Some of the most extraordinary chess sets ever made have only been seen by a few people — until now. One of the world’s top collector’s takes readers inside the extraordinary world of the royal chess sets of India.
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Jun 30
The third article in our series on chess inventions looks at ways people have tried to make it easier to reset the pieces and also to alert players that their opponents have moved.
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The second article in our series on chess inventions explores machines, some quite old, that have been built to automatically record the moves
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Chess is a 1,500-year-old game, but that doesn’t mean people don’t try to change and improve it. And some of those people have patented their ideas. Part 1 of a series on chess inventions examines patents to make the game more modern.
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The following game shows what can happen when a player does not know the latest lines in a sharp and complicated opening.
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World Chess’s columnist explains how it is possible to lull an opponent into complacency with a careful opening choice.
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Viswanathan Anand recently won the Ciudad de Léon tournament in Spain for the ninth time, and he did it with a crucial victory over Wei Yi, the rising young prodigy from China.
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The World Champion ran away from the competition in the second Grand Chess Tour event.
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When a player is in a difficult position, the best strategy is usually to be patient and try to play stubborn defense. In this game, Black cracks, lashes out and pays the price.
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The first day of the blitz competition changed little and Magnus Carlsen remains the leader of the Grand Chess Tour tournament in Belgium
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There are concerted efforts these days to raise the profile and, by extension, the earnings of top players. In a sports-saturated world, it is not always an easy task.
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