The former world champion Vladimir Kramnik won the London Chess Classic, a tournament that brought the English capital close to its former glory. London was the world chess center in the mid-19th century when the first two important...
Reckless sacrifices were not his style, but for one day, one game and
one moment in 1959 Bobby Fischer threw caution to the wind, went va banque and played like Mikhail Tal. His opponent was the Czech
grandmaster Ludek Pachman and the game was played in Santiago
Christian Hesse's book The Joys of Chess: Heroes, Battles & Brilliances, published by New in Chess, was endorsed by the world
champion Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik. It is a compilation of
chess stories, biographical sketches, games and fragments with
references to art and science. The author is a...