US Ultimate Blitz Challenge 2016 / Day Two / Final

All Photos Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto     This was a TREMENDOUS two day Blitz Fight among four extremely strong players – and all extremely strong Blitz players.  Although he did not play perfectly – who did? – the winner of the event was Hikaru Nakamura.  He fought on in… Continue reading

US Ultimate Blitz Challenge 2016 / Day One

     There were nine rounds played on Day One.  All Games – Round By Round – are below.  Winners are in BOLD. Round 1: Nakamura versus Caruana (Left)          Kasparov versus So (Right)       Round 2: Caruana versus So (Left)        … Continue reading

Kasparov on Bloomberg

Gary Kasparov on Bloomberg.. March 3 — The funeral of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov took place in Moscow as thousands turned out to pay their last respects, while his allies urged support for a new wave of protests against President Vladimir Putin. Human Rights Foundation Chairman Gary Kasparov speaks… Continue reading

Back to Blue

Back to Blue on film and stage….   FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Films follows the drama  of Garry Kasparov vs Deep Blue Chess Match  in a short documentary film, “The Man vs. The Machine,” directed by Frank Marshall. The story — part of FiveThirtyEight’s new digital short series, “Signals” — hinges on a single move, the… Continue reading

Playing Poker Not Chess

Given the chance, former world chess champion Garry Kasparov thinks he could put Russian President Vladimir Putin in checkmate. But that’s the problem: When it comes to Ukraine, Kasparov says Putin isn’t playing chess; he’s playing poker.. Continue reading