Bobby Fischer 60 best games by Karsten Mueller

This new book on Fischer’s games is a collection of what GM Mueller considers the most instructive games played by Fischer. Thanks to new powerful engines the games have been checked and some errors  were discovered in previous analyses. The publisher in my opinion well understand the new young chess players, thanks to the relationship

Mars and Venus playing Chess!

(Marte e Venere giocano a scacchi…) This painting from circa 1630 is showing Mars and Venus who are playing chess. The painting is located in the Augusteum in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony. It’s titled, “Marte e Venere Giocano a Scacchi” (“Mars and Venus Playing Chess”), painted by Alessandro Varotari (Il Padovanino) is in the Baroque style.

Winning the World Open…a Review!

In 1973 legendary organizer Bill Goichberg created the model for what would become an iconic American chess tournament. The deal at the World Open was plain and simple: high entry fees, big prizes, and no frills.

From that moment onwards grandmasters and amateurs have been flocking to the World Open in an annual pilgrimage. Every year around the 4th of July, Philadelphia – the home of the World Open barring a few excursions to other cities – has been the scene of countless epic battles on the chess board.