Do the math! John Urschel on how #ImpactChess adds up
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Do the math! John Urschel on how #ImpactChess adds up

Saying John Urschel has an unusual combination of talents would be a massive understatement. What else is there left to achieve for the chess-playing former NFL linesman turned mathematician?

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  • General Aug 21, 2014 | 9:17 PM 14

    FIDE rejects Carlsen's request to postpone match

    With just two and a half months before Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand are supposed to begin their World Championship match in Sochi, several unanswered questions remain. Where in Sochi will the match take place? How mu...

  • General Aug 21, 2014 | 2:24 PM 9

    €24,000 goal for chess documentary

    “Do they know more about life than I do?” That was one of the questions Trond Brede Andersen asked himself after witnessing some of the world’s best chess players during the 2013 World Cup in Tromsø. In the run-up to the 2014 Oly...

  • General Aug 20, 2014 | 5:10 PM 9

    From Garry to Giri: Guest by test

    Doing the live broadcast from the Chess Olympiad was a blast! One big change from our previous shows was the luxury of having some of the world's best players - and David Smerdon - as guests.

  • General Aug 20, 2014 | 11:42 AM 4

    Tehran among hosts of slimline Grand Prix

    The Iranian capital city of Tehran joins Baku (Azerbaijan), Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and Moscow (Russia) as host cities for the 2014/15 FIDE Grand Prix. The series of tournaments to determine two places in the 2016 Candidates Tourna...

  • Features Aug 19, 2014 | 10:06 AM 14

    The 7 most illegal chess moves of all time

    When we start to play chess we learn the rules and then stick to them. Or so you might think. The reality is somewhat different: time and again illegal moves occur in practice, whether accidentally or on purpose. Let’s take a loo...

  • Features Aug 14, 2014 | 8:03 AM 2

    Jan's Olympiad Diary: Final round!

    The Chess Olympiad is coming to an end and at 11 o’clock the 11th round begins. China (Open) and Russia (Women) are out in front and shouldn’t let victory slip through their fingers. Jan Gustafsson reports on what else is going on...

  • Opinion Aug 13, 2014 | 8:39 PM 11

    Kasparov’s worst defeat

    Round 9 of the Chess Olympiad coincided with the FIDE Presidential Election. Garry Kasparov was aiming to take over from Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, but what was intended to be a new highpoint in his glorious career ended in disaster for ...

  • Features Aug 8, 2014 | 11:25 AM 14

    Faces of the Olympiad

    More than 1500 players from 174 countries are taking part in the Chess Olympiad, providing countless themes and many beautiful photographs. The following report contains some highlights, which always have a short story behind the...

  • Features Aug 6, 2014 | 12:46 PM 3

    Jan's Olympiad Diary: The round before the storm

    Kramnik-Topalov and Aronian-Carlsen by day, the legendary Bermuda Party by night... What more can a chess fan ask for? Jan Gustafsson interrupts his deep slumber to provide us with a few impressions from Tromsø.

  • Features Aug 2, 2014 | 1:45 AM 8

    Jan’s Olympiad Diary: Paparazzi

    The Chess Olympiad in Tromsø is about to begin! The opening ceremony is already behind us, and the pieces start to move later today at 15:00. Jan Gustafsson will be commentating live from the scene and has sent us some first impr...


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