Stanley Kubrick and chess
Features Feb 15, 2019 | 12:17 AM 5

Stanley Kubrick and chess

Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) is considered to be one of the most influential filmmakers of the 20th century, but he was also a great chess fan. Marc Lopez, of the radio program Cooltura Escacs, sent us this article.




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  • Reports Dec 17, 2018 | 12:28 AM 1

    Grand Chess Tour comes down to rapid and blitz

    All eight classical games have now been drawn in the Grand Chess Tour finale, meaning that the fate of the $300,000 in prize money will be determined in rapid and blitz on Monday. It’s a familiar story for Fabiano Caruana this wi...

  • Reports Dec 14, 2018 | 9:48 AM 4

    Nakamura and MVL reach Grand Chess Tour final

    Hikaru Nakamura and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave both won four of their last five rapid and blitz games to reach the final of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, with Maxime also overtaking Magnus Carlsen as the blitz world no. 1. Their opponen...

  • Reports Dec 12, 2018 | 9:36 AM 1

    London GCT Final 1: Caruana can’t catch Carlsen

    For a moment Fabiano Caruana looked set to beat Hikaru Nakamura and end Magnus Carlsen’s 7-year reign as world no. 1, but accurate defence in the first game of the Grand Chess Tour semi-final meant that Fabi has now drawn 13 stra...

  • General Dec 10, 2018 | 2:42 PM 3

    Caruana back in action for the London Chess Classic

    Fabiano Caruana is back in London this week for the finale of the Grand Chess Tour, knowing that a win at the start of his semi-final against Hikaru Nakamura would see him become the first person to overtake Magnus Carlsen on the...

  • Opinion Dec 4, 2018 | 5:36 PM 16

    Magnus blogs about winning title no. 4

    Magnus Carlsen won his 4th World Championship match in London last month, but in a blog for his sponsors Arctic Securities he admits it wasn't easy. He says Fabiano Caruana's near-miss in game 6 "changed the psychology significantly...

  • Interviews Dec 4, 2018 | 12:44 PM 19

    Svidler on the Carlsen-Caruana match

    Peter Svidler joined Sopiko Guramishvili, Alexander Grischuk and Anish Giri in commentating on the Carlsen-Caruana match for chess24. Afterwards in an interview for a St. Petersburg newspaper Peter talked about his surprise at th...

  • Reports Nov 29, 2018 | 1:23 AM 146

    Magnus Carlsen wins 4th World Chess Championship

    Magnus Carlsen demolished Fabiano Caruana 3:0 in rapid tiebreaks on Wednesday to retain his World Championship title for another two years. He was defiant afterwards about his decision not to play on in Game 12, saying Garry Kasp...

  • Reports Nov 27, 2018 | 10:09 AM 55

    Carlsen-Caruana 12: Magnus stakes all on tiebreaks

    Magnus Carlsen came into the final classical game of the 2018 World Chess Championship determined to force tiebreaks against Fabiano Caruana on Wednesday, and he got what he wanted, but at what cost? His draw offer on move 31, in...

  • Reports Nov 26, 2018 | 10:09 AM 9

    Ju Wenjun retains her World Championship title

    China’s Ju Wenjun has won the Women’s World Championship title for the second time in six months after defeating Kateryna Lagno in tiebreaks in the final match in Khanty-Mansiysk. After first gaining the title by beating Tan Zhon...

  • Reports Nov 25, 2018 | 2:33 PM 5

    Carlsen-Caruana 11: Cold, hard facts

    “He’s been very well-prepared and I haven’t gotten much with White – those are the cold, hard facts,” reflected Magnus Carlsen after a draw in which he failed to make any impact on Fabiano Caruana. Magnus allowed the Nd7-f6 Petro...

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