Nakamura, Caruana, So and American Chess Heritage
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Nakamura, Caruana, So and American Chess Heritage

From unofficial World Chess Champion Paul Morphy, to 11th World Champion Bobby Fischer, to the triumvirate of Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So who won the 2016 Chess Olympiad, the United States has a rich chess history. Sean Robinson takes us on a tour, paying particular attention to the role of immigrants, from Wilhelm Steinitz and Samuel Reshevsky to current leading figures such as Yasser Seirawan and Wesley So. This is the 10th installment of the #HeritageChess campaign, supported by the Lindores Abbey Preservation Society.




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  • Interviews Oct 8, 2013 | 10:27 AM 1

    Andreikin: "I could get into professional gaming"

    Dmitry Andreikin is no stranger to computer games. He first shot to prominence as an internet blitz phenomenon and has only recently converted that potential into success in "over-the-board" chess. In a recent profile/interview h...

  • Interviews Oct 7, 2013 | 1:42 PM 0

    Goryachkina: "In women’s chess everything is possible"

    Russian 15-year-old Aleksandra Goryachkina is the rising star of women’s chess, but in a recent interview she explained why she still prefers to compete against women rather than men

  • Interviews Oct 7, 2013 | 1:19 PM 1

    Russian Championship underdog

    Anton Shomoev is the one player in the Russian Championship most chess fans will never have heard of. Rated 2579 and ranked around 300 in the world he doesn’t usually get to lock horns with the likes of Vladimir Kramnik

  • Interviews Oct 7, 2013 | 12:48 PM 0

    Why Kramnik isn’t playing in Zurich 2014

    The 3rd Edition of the Zurich Chess Challenge is set to be spectacular, featuring 6 players from the Top 8 and the first meeting between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand after their World Championship match. The one surprise absence ...

  • Interviews Oct 7, 2013 | 9:35 AM 0

    Anand on the World Championship match

    “I thought it’s best not to plan for it”. That was World Champion Viswanathan Anand’s response in a recent video interview when asked what he would do if he lost his title in the upcoming match against Magnus Carlsen

  • Interviews Oct 7, 2013 | 7:00 AM 0

    Carlsen on the World Championship match

    In a month’s time Magnus Carlsen will take on Viswanathan Anand for the chance to become World Chess Champion at the age of 22, a feat only previously accomplished by Garry Kasparov. The young Norwegian talked about the match in a v...

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