Monday, September 9, 2013

The Sinquefield Cup

Today is the first round of the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, a very strong tournament composed of four world class grandmasters: Magnus Carlsen, the young Nowrwegian challenger for World Chess Championship, Lev Aronian, from Armenia, currently the second highest-rated player in the world (after Carlsen), and the two strongest Americans, Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

"Chess is a gift that civilization handed us. I believe chess can bring me closer to the spiritual part of this world in a way that simple material stuff can’t." 

Irina Krush, quoted in King’s Gambit: A Son, a Father, and the World’s Most Dangerous Game, Paul Hoffman p. 205.