The Black Death

Rd2.1         Blackburne-Steinitz       1-0 [Event “Vienna”] [Site “Vienna AUT”] [Date “1873.07.24”] [EventDate “1873.07.21”] [Round “2.1”] [Result “1-0”] [White “Joseph Henry Blackburne”] [Black “Wilhelm Steinitz”] 1.  e4  e5 2.  Nf3 Nc6 3.  Bb5 Nge7 4.  d4 exd4 5.  Nd4 Nd4 6.  Qd4 Nc6 7.  Qd5 Be7 8.  Nc3 Bf6 9.  Bd2 O-O… Continue reading

40th World Othello Championship

  40th World Othello Championship, Mito Japan Nov. 1-4 2016 Current and 4 time World Champ Yusuke Takanashi  will defend his title ..   Video Trailer for 2016  Othello World Championship WOC list of players sorted by rating can be found  here Othello News Interviews Seeded players and (former) World Champions Othello… Continue reading

GM Blitz Battle final

The match everyone has been waiting for featuring the two best speed chess players on the planet……… The GM Blitz Battle final between Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura will be October 27 at 10 a.m. Pacific or 7 p.m. Central European Time. Watch it at and Continue reading

Russian Championship Superfinal/Rd6

    Russian Championship Superfinal/Rd6:     The Superfinals of 69th Russian men’s championship and 66th Russian women’s championship take place on October 15-27 at the Novosibirsk State Museum of Local History. The organizers are Russian Chess Federation, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation, government of Novosibirsk Region, and Novosibirsk… Continue reading

Karpov vs. Spassky FIDE World Cup 1982

Classical games: Anatoly Karpov vs. Boris Spassky 14 – 2,  23 draws.Including rapid/exhibition games:  Karpov  vs. Spassky 15 – 3, 25 draws.   Karpov vs. Spassky FIDE World Cup 1982 – YouTube   [Event “15 min, Hamburg-TV”][Site “15 min, Hamburg-TV”][Date “1982.??.??”][EventDate “?”][Round “?”][Result “1/2-1/2”][White “Boris Spassky”][Black “Anatoly Karpov”][ECO “C42”][WhiteElo “?”][BlackElo “?”][PlyCount “103”] 1.… Continue reading