Born in Tønsberg, Norway on November 30th, 1990 it wasn’t before long that Magnus Carlsen began to learn the game of chess. Although he began learning chess around the age of 5, he didn’t begin to show much interest until he saw his... | Lees meer
Vishwanathan Anand is a former World Chess Champion hailing from India. He is considered as the best rapid player of his generation. He has been the undisputed World Chess Champion from 2007 to 2013. He has won the World Chess Championship five t... | Lees meer
Saturday, 19 December 2015
Is the chess rating list deflated?
Igor Glek- a victim of rating deflation?
If you look at the current live rating list, you are immediately struck by the fact there is now only one player over 2800.Despite all t... | Lees meer
Is the London chess classic the most boring chess tournament of all time?
Workaholic Malcolm Pein-seen here with Vishy- has done an excellent job with the London Classic.O.k. The title of this post is slightly tongue in cheek, ... | Lees meer
Why ratings do matter.
The mercurial Bobby Fischer. No British player has been able to match his peak elo rating, even over forty years on.You often hear people say ratings don't matter, and stuff like I don't really look at the ratings, I j... | Lees meer