Chess News from NY Times


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.

Mark Taimanov, World-Class Chess and Piano Player, Dies at 90

- Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:34:36 -0500

Mr. Taimanov was a classical pianist and former Soviet chess champion whose lopsided loss to Bobby Fischer in 1971 cost him his government salary.

Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin Head to Tiebreaker in World Chess Championship

- Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:49:52 -0500

The two chess grandmasters finished the final regulation game in a draw, setting up a sudden-death game on Wednesday in the tournament, being held in Manhattan.

At World Chess Championship, Familiar Overtones of East-West Politics

- Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:45:36 -0500

A Russian and a Norwegian are battling in a contest that is once again taking place during escalating tensions among Russia, the United States and Western Europe.

Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin in Dead Heat in Chess Championship

- Sat, 26 Nov 2016 20:20:51 -0500

Karjakin continued to show himself as equal to Carlsen, the reigning champion and the heavy favorite, as he forced a draw in the 11th game of the match.

Review: ‘Magnus’ Delves Into the Life of a ‘Mozart of Chess’

- Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:26:11 -0500

Even fans of chess might struggle to connect with the cursory approach to this documentary’s subject, the prodigy Magnus Carlsen, and to the game itself.