Tablet Fiction: A chess master, reimagined, corners himself
A new generation of Azeri and Armenian grandmasters (with Jewish fathers!) clash at Magnus Carlsen’s Airthings Masters
Wrapped in a large Israeli flag, Liel Levitan took the stage in Krakow and accepted a medal almost as big as her head
ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap reported many difficult stories throughout his career, but it’s his interview with the troubled and anti-Semitic chess great he’ll never forget
Mazal tov to Aron Nimzowitsch and Richard Réti!
To make Chess great again, one international organization is trying a radically new sponsorship program
A chef made a chess-themed dessert for the American and Israeli leaders. Metaphors abound.
Paula Kalmar-Wolf, Alla Kushnir, Viktor Korchnoi, and Edward Lasker will be honored in a March 28 ceremony in St. Louis
This week’s episode of ‘The Simpsons’ featured a duel between father and son, played as a reenactment of a 1936 game between legendary Jewish grandmasters
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
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