The party is over – 16 Jun 2022
The online chess boom induced by pandemic restrictions, the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour and The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix is behind us.
A universal game teaching tool – 11 Jun 2022
If you teach chess or other strategy games, you should know LogiqBoard. It enables you to create diagrams and teach online in new ways.
Can Yosha compete as a woman? – 09 Jun 2022
The French Chess Federation is hesitating to accept the gender change of Yosha Iglésias. Is affirmative action for female professionals at risk?
“No more political sponsorship and sportswashing” – 30 May 2022
The Ukrainian grandmaster Andrii Baryshpolets explains why he is running to replace FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich in the 7 August election.
Should Carlsen decide now? – 28 May 2022
Magnus Carlsen announced that he might not defend the classical world champion title again. Is it unfair to his colleagues who compete at the forthcoming Candidates Tournament?
FPP investigates against Niemann and Carlsen – 29 Sep 2022
FIDE’s Fair Play Commission will nominate three people to run investigations against Hans Niemann, suspected of cheating, and Magnus Carlsen, suspected of false accusation.
Cheating related emails leaked – 28 Sep 2022
Confidential emails between the New York grandmaster and coach Max Dlugy, confessing cheating in prize money events on Chess.com and the platform’s Chief Chess Officer Danny Rensch have been leaked to Motherboard, the tech section of Vice for an unproportionate article. Dlugy was earlier singled out by Magnus Carlsen as mentor of Hans Niemann.
Niemann confirmed for US championship – 28 Sep 2022
The US Chess Championship starting next Tuesday at the St. Louis Chess Club confirmed the participation of Hans Niemann even though his percentage of engine first line moves while qualifying in the US Juniors 2021 is a suspiciously high 78,6% percent. Hikaru Nakamura had decided much earlier to miss out on the $250,500 event.
Commentator Smirin fired for sexism – 28 Sep 2022
Sexist remarks about women and chess by the Israeli GM Ilya Smirin while commenting on the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Astana caused a shitstorm on social media and led FIDE to fire him.
Carlsen won’t play cheaters like Niemann – 26 Sep 2022
Magnus Carlsen clarified in an open letter that his boycott of Hans Niemann is connected with his belief that the young American has cheated more often and more recently than he admitted and that Niemann wasn’t even fully concentrated while he beat him. Carlsen mentions that he considered to withdraw from the Sinquefield Cup when Niemann replaced Rapport, and that he will not play against repeat-offenders such as he considers Niemann.