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Anatomy of a Miracle

At yesterday’s chess party at Mike Splane’s house, Bryon Doyle showed one of his two miraculous wins from the recent Sacramento Championship, where he tied for first place wit...


GM Evgenij Agrest, GM Stefan Djuric win Open Internationnal d’Echecs des Sables d’Olonne 2014

Hello chess blog friends, latest chess tournament news via FIDE -- GM Evgenij Agrest and GM Stefan Djuric have won the Open Internationnal d’Echecs des Sables d’Olonne 2014. The Open...


Chess and Music: German CHess Talent Paehtz Performs Sinatra hit! (Video)

Hello chess blog friends, chess and music do go together. Proving that again is chess talent Grandmaster Elisabeth Paehtz from Germany. In this video for www.chess-news.ru, she performs t...


Live Final of Largest ever International Schools’ Online Chess Tournament

Hello chess blog friends, we've got an interesting children's chess news update.• Yes2Chess Finals take place at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park• Germ...





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Ancient Mammoth Bone Used in Apparent Olmec Construction Ritual

This is absolutely fascinating!  Why did the builders use this ancient fossil (a few other examples have also been discovered)?  Did they understand how old it was?  Was there a legend th...


Was It Race, Or Climate Change, That Triggered A War?

I do wish writers and editors would stop using such misleading lead-ins to articles.  Saharan remains may be evidence of first race war, 13,000 years ago This is a very interesting ar...


Nanjing Man is a Woman

Interesting facial reconstruction.  I wonder, if the people doing the reconstruction had chosen a "masculine" jawbone instead of a "feminine" one, would Nanjing Man still be a dude?  I wa...



Hollywood Chess Trivia Photo: Name the Stars

Hello chess blog friends, how good is your chess knowledge when it comes to Hollywood and classics? This photograph was taken on the sets of 'Cape Fear'. Can you name the stars? This...


US Masters Chess Returns to N Carolina Labor Day Weekend

Hello chess blog friends, here's Gary Newsom writing on the US Masters for the US Chess Federation website: The US Masters is set to make its third consecutive appearance in North...


Your GM Coach at Home: How to Analyse your Chess Games with Chess King 4

Hello chess blog friends, not everyone has a chess GM coach living round the corner and available to help. Get your own most-affordable super-strong GM at home - Chess King! Here's a...


3 Totally Mad Chess Things to Do Today - International Chess Day July 20

Hello chess blog friends, July 20 is the International Chess Day and also the 90th anniversary of FIDE. How about three mad and crazy things to do today to celebrate your love for chess? ...



GM Savic Miodrag, IM Saric Sinisa Win 5th Chess Vojvodina

Hello chess blog friends, here's latest chess tournament news via FIDE: GM Savic Miodrag R SRB 2522 and IM Saric Sinisa SRB 2400 have won the joint first place with 7,5 points each a...


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Funny Chess Video: Ivanchuk vs Kramnik!

Hello chess blog friends, here's another funny chess video and it's from the chess olympiad itself! Watch chess stars Vassily Ivanchuk and Vladimir Kramnik in a... er... funny chess momen...


Chess and Peace, No War: We need to Compete in a Friendly Way, says Chess Queen

Hello chess blog friends, it's a beautiful world and sports, including chess, is the most amazing way to talk about peace. Why not resolve to take a vow of peace as a chess player? Wherev...


Moved Into New Digs At Last! And - Mini-Treasure Trove Discovered!

Hola darlings! Bear with me, please.  It has been a chaotic and traumatic three months, but about 95% of my possessions are here at the new, smaller, house and I am in the process of unp...


Mandela Memorabilia Auction features Special Chess Set

Hello chess blog friends, a special chess set as part of auction of Nelson Mandela memorabilia has taken place in Johannesburg, South Africa. The chess set - of figures from either s...