Chess News from NY Times


One Giant Step for a Chess-Playing Machine

- Wed, 26 Dec 2018 15:40:17 GMT

The stunning success of AlphaZero, a deep-learning algorithm, heralds a new age of insight — one that, for humans, may not last long.

Saudis Disqualified from Hosting Chess Match After Israelis Complain

- Tue, 04 Dec 2018 01:18:53 GMT

The decision by the governing body for international chess is an image setback for the kingdom, which denied visas to Israeli players in 2017.

Ruth Haring, Top Chess Player Who Led Federation, Dies at 63

- Mon, 03 Dec 2018 22:41:09 GMT

Ms. Haring played for the national women’s team in five consecutive Olympiads and was later a rare woman to lead the United States Chess Federation.

Is Chess a Sport? A New Book Says Yes

- Fri, 30 Nov 2018 18:35:39 GMT

In “The Grandmaster,” Brin-Jonathan Butler covers the 2016 World Chess Championship, which pit Norway’s Magnus Carlsen against Russia’s Sergey Karjakin.

Magnus Carlsen Wins World Chess Championship, Beating Fabiano Caruana

- Wed, 28 Nov 2018 18:23:29 GMT

After three weeks of draws failed to produce a winner, the players settled the title in rapid chess, with Carlsen retaining his title.

World Chess Championship Goes to Sudden Death after 12th Straight Draw

- Mon, 26 Nov 2018 18:45:50 GMT

Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana will meet one final day on Wednesday, and a champion will be crowned in a series of faster matches.

The Magnus Effect: Norway Falls Hard for Chess

- Wed, 21 Nov 2018 07:00:09 GMT

Chess is omnipresent in Norway, the home to the world champion Magnus Carlsen. And, somehow, it has become cool.

Checkmate or Stalemate? Carlsen and Caruana Draw Again

- Mon, 19 Nov 2018 18:53:51 GMT

The world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana has completed eight of its 12 scheduled games. Every one has ended in a draw.

Horacio Cardo, Illustrator With a Political Edge, Is Dead at 74

- Tue, 30 Oct 2018 23:02:47 GMT

Mr. Cardo’s phantasmagorical paintings and collages offered compelling commentary on war, social issues and Freudian psychoanalysis.

How I Fell for an ‘I’m the Man’ Man

- Fri, 26 Oct 2018 04:00:01 GMT

Stung by divorce, a high-earning professional tries to recast herself in the dating world as a woman in need of male protection.