World’s oldest surviving chess piece unearthed in Jordan – Archaeology

World’s oldest surviving chess piece unearthed in Jordan – Archaeology

A 1,300-year-old figurine that has baffled experts since it was unearthed in the desert of southern Jordan nearly three decades ago may actually turn out to be one of the oldest chess pieces ever found, an archaeologist has concluded. The carved piece of white sandstone was discovered in 1991 among the ruins of the early […]

Who is Evgeny Shtembuliak? | ChessBase

Who is Evgeny Shtembuliak? | ChessBase

“Texas was a whole new experience” Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov, Vishy Anand, Levon Aronian, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier Lagrave, Yu Yangyi — what is the common factor between all of them? Well, apart from each one being a world class player, they have all been World Junior Champions in the past! The World Junior Championships is one […]

USA ARE PARTYPOKER MOSCONI CUP CHAMPIONS

USA ARE PARTYPOKER MOSCONI CUP CHAMPIONS

  USA ARE PARTYPOKER MOSCONI CUP CHAMPIONS PhilBoxing.comFri, 29 Nov 2019 TEAM USA 11-8 TEAM EUROPE Billy Thorpe 5–3 Jayson Shaw Tyler Styer 1-5 Eklent Kaci Shane van Boening 5-3 Alex Kazakis Skyler Woodward 5-3 Joshua Filler Team USA retained the partypoker Mosconi Cup with an 11-8 success over Team Europe on Thanksgiving at the Mandalay […]

Carved Stone Could Be The Oldest Chess Piece Ever Discovered

Carved Stone Could Be The Oldest Chess Piece Ever Discovered

It might not look like much to the untrained eye, but this square piece of sandstone (below) could be the world’s oldest known chess piece.  John Oleson, an archaeologist at the University of Victoria in Canada presented his interpretation of the rock piece at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research on November […]

Tata Steel Rapid & Blitz: Carlsen Wins With Record Score; Final 4 Set For London

Tata Steel Rapid & Blitz: Carlsen Wins With Record Score; Final 4 Set For London

The Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz has come to a close, with Magnus Carlsen the clear winner scoring 27 points, a full four points ahead of the second-place finisher Hikaru Nakamura. The event also marked an end to Viswanathan Anand’s Grand Chess Tour hopes, as a loss to Carlsen eliminated him from next week’s London Chess Classic.  The final results […]

When two superpowers collide – The Irish World

When two superpowers collide – The Irish World

11/26/2019 Ronan with his castmate Robert Emm who plays Bobby Fischer Actor Ronan Raftery tells David Hennessy about his new play about a high stakes chess match played between a Soviet and an American set in the Cold War era, returning to the stage and acting for Peter Jackson   “When a story as […]