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 Nov 11, 2018 | 9:01 AM 7

    Carlsen-Caruana 2: Full grovel mode

    Magnus Carlsen had White in Game 2 of the World Chess Championship in London, but like Fabiano Caruana a day earlier he soon found himself in trouble. Fabi’s 10th move came as an unpleasant surprise and Magnus took the decision n...

  • Reports Nov 10, 2018 | 12:02 PM 19

    Carlsen-Caruana 1: Magnus lets Fabi off the hook

    Magnus Carlsen was on the brink of opening the 2018 World Chess Championship in London with a brilliant win with the black pieces, but just when Fabiano Caruana’s luck seemed to have run out the World Champion showed some of the ...

  • Reports Nov 9, 2018 | 8:41 AM 10

    Khanty WWCh R2: More stars fall

    2nd seed Humpy Koneru, 6th seed Aleksandra Goryachkina and 8th seed Tan Zhongyi were among the top players to be knocked out in Round 2 of the Women’s World Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk. Only three of the eight matches in Roun...

  • Reports Nov 8, 2018 | 1:41 PM 5

    Ding moves to 99 as Chinese stars strike

    Ding Liren beat Radek Wojtaszek and Yu Yangyi overcame Nikita Vitiugov as blood was finally spilt in Round 5 of the Shenzhen Masters. Going into the rest day the Chinese players not only lead the tournament but have other claims ...

  • Reports Nov 6, 2018 | 9:00 AM 5

    Khanty WWCh R1: Favourites fall to youngsters

    10th seed Elisabeth Paehtz was beaten by 18-year-old Iranian Mobina Alinasab as the first round of the Women’s World Championship reduced the field of 64 players to 32 in just three days. Elisabeth was far from alone in falling t...

  • Reports Nov 4, 2018 | 10:33 PM 10

    Ding Liren follows in Tal’s footsteps

    Ding Liren matched Mikhail Tal’s 95-game unbeaten streak with a draw in Round 1 of the Shenzhen Masters against the last player to beat him in a classical game of chess, Anish Giri. That's now over 15 months ago, but it’s not goi...

  • Reports Nov 3, 2018 | 8:18 AM 9

    New Women’s World Championship starts in Khanty

    The 64-player FIDE Women’s World Championship knockout starts today in Khanty-Mansiysk, and it’s also the start of changes in women’s chess. Reigning Women’s World Champion and top seed Ju Wenjun will face a tough fight to retain...

  • Reports Oct 31, 2018 | 1:26 PM 30

    Youth Championship marred by bribery accusation

    The 2018 World Youth Chess Championship in Greece was a celebration of how diverse chess has become, with 626 players from 78 federations competing and no federation winning more than 3 of the 18 medals on offer. In fact only 3 e...

  • Reports Oct 29, 2018 | 9:47 AM 7

    Isle of Man 9: Radek and Alina steal the show

    Husband and wife team Radek Wojtaszek and Alina Kashlinskaya triumphed in the Chess.com Isle of Man International. Radek drew with Arkadij Naiditsch to take a £37,500 share of the 1st and 2nd prizes and then won the blitz tiebrea...

  • Reports Oct 27, 2018 | 10:11 PM 4

    Isle of Man 8: Day of the underdog

    Of the top nine seeds at the start of the Chess.com Isle of Man International only one player, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, goes into the final day with a chance of winning a share of the £50,000 first prize. The leaders are Arkadij N...

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