Chess News from NY Times


William Lombardy, Chess Grandmaster Turned Priest, Dies at 79

- Sat, 14 Oct 2017 22:30:22 -0500

The Bronx-born Mr. Lombardy was among the top players of his generation, but he gave up chess almost entirely to join the priesthood, which he later renounced.

What Happens When a Will is Unsigned? (It’s Not Fun)

- Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:00:01 -0500

And: the friend who won’t wash his hands after using the bathroom; sharing one’s rape story with a boyfriend; the old “throw out some dates” gambit.

Iranian Chess Player, Shunned for Refusing to Wear Hijab, Will Play in U.S.

- Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:47:25 -0500

Dorsa Derakhshani is now playing for the St. Louis University chess team and officially registered to compete with the United States Chess Federation.

Andrew Paulson, Chess Impresario and Serial Entrepreneur, Dies at 58

- Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:26:26 -0500

Besides his numerous ventures in the arts and media, Mr. Paulson also strove to make chess a popular spectator sport on television.

The Enduring Appeal of Seeing Trump as Chess Master in Chief

- Wed, 31 May 2017 07:00:01 -0500

Both his supporters and his opposition talk about the president as if he’s a strategic genius, despite considerable evidence to the contrary.

Arthur Bisguier, Brash, Self-Taught Bronx Chess Champion, Dies at 87

- Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:22:05 -0500

Mr. Bisguier learned to play chess when he was 5 by watching games between his older sister and a cousin. He was frustrated by failures against Bobby Fischer.

Hans Berliner, Master Chess Player and Programmer, Dies at 87

- Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:51:59 -0500

The ex-computer science professor, a correspondence chess champion, won what has been called one of the greatest games ever. It lasted three years.

Which Famous Actor Hustled Chess Games in New York City?

- Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:49:30 -0500

Here’s looking at that pawn, kid. Answering questions about Bogart and chess, and the redwood atop city buildings.

Magnus Carlsen Overwhelms Challenger in Tiebreakers to Win World Chess Championship

- Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:05:01 -0500

On his 26th birthday, Mr. Carlsen beat Sergey Karjakin in a series of high-speed tiebreakers, securing his reputation as a player with no weaknesses.

When Chess Was a Battle of Superpowers

- Tue, 29 Nov 2016 03:21:04 -0500

It’s hard to follow the world chess championship and not go back in time to the epic contests of the Cold War.