Monthly Archives: August 2022

Stunning: Firouzja wins St. Louis Rapid & Blitz with four rounds to spare!

There was no stopping Alireza Firouzja at the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz tournament, as the 19-year-old won the event with four rounds to spare! In his first-ever participation at a tournament in Saint Louis, Firouzja finished with an astonishing 26/36 score, five points ahead of second-placed Hikaru Nakamura. The youngster gained over a hundred […]

European Women’s Championship: Socko leads with two rounds to go

Monika Socko remains in the sole lead of the European Women’s Championship after scoring a crucial win over Gunay Mammadzada and drawing Ulviyya Fataliyeva (from a clearly superior position). Mammadzada bounced back from her loss against the leader by beating Maria Gevorgyan and stands a half point behind the Polish grandmaster with two rounds to […]

Interview with WGM Jennifer Shahade

Jennifer Shahade, two-time US Chess Champion, poker player and commentator is an activist for the role of women in chess and has published several books. Her most recent one is “Chess Queens”. Tatiana Flores spoke with Jennifer Shahade about women in chess, her passion for writing and “Chess Queens”. | Jennifer Shahade’s “Chess Queens” is […]

Conceptualizing in calculation

In chess we are taught there are two main ways of thinking about a position: conceptualization for broader overviews of the situation at hand, and calculation/tactics that are the cogs behind every move. These are often taught as choosing one method or the other, yet sometimes this dogmatism must be cast aside and flexibility is […]