Design firm Pentagram created the chess set being used in the World Chess Championship. It also designs Tablet’s print magazine.
Remembering Mark Taimanov and Mark Dvoretsky
My grandfather was the dentist of some of New York’s best chess players, including Samuel Reshevsky, Al Horowitz, and Edward Lasker. And he wasn’t so bad at the game himself.
Defending champion Magnus Carlsen has his hands full with his pugnacious challenger, Sergey Karjakin of Russia, who badly wants to bring a title back home
Let the game of kings provide you with an ancient, soothing remedy: a deep and intimate engagement with people
An intensely important debate has seized the chess world because a top female player is refusing to compete in next year’s world championship in Iran
Bronstein, who nearly became World Champion in 1951, will be honored at a ceremony in April along with Sonja Graf-Stevenson and Howard Staunton
A new exhibit at the St. Louis Chess Hall of Fame, called ‘Her Turn: Revolutionary Women of Chess’, features many of the greatest female chess players in history
‘Pawn Sacrifice’ tells the story of the 1972 World Chess Championship in Iceland, a Cold War match between Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union and American Bobby Fischer
Bobby Fischer vies for the 1972 World Chess Championship, takes on ‘the Russians and the Jews’
Can she reach grandmaster status, shatter gender barriers a la Judit Polgár?
A cautionary tale: ‘The Death’s Head Chess Club’ and other period fantasies are the inevitable next thing in Shoah fiction
Gray Lady cuts bridge column with ‘sadness’; nixed chess column 6 mos. ago
The chess world responds to Judit Polgar’s recently announced retirement
Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, 22, crowned World Chess Champion today
International chess champions Anna Zatonskih and Irina Krush play the game of life to a draw
The chess genius denied he was a Jew, but the Lubavitcher Rebbe disagreed. Who was right?
Latest gambit in rivalry leaves no endgame in sight
And Sharansky checkmates boxer Salita
A chess amateur shows how the game has mesmerized through the ages