Monthly Archives: October 2023

A Chess Nerd uses ChessBase

Zachary Saine is thechessnerd, a 22-year-old content creator and Twitch streamer. The Canadian is a student at Amsterdam University and is playing in as many European chess tournaments as he can. Zach, as he likes to be called, has chalked up 138 million views on YouTube. Recently we sent him a copy of ChessBase 17 […]

Study Of The Month: Midboard stalemates

Chess stalemates in the middle games reveal the intricacy and beauty of this uncommon occurrence, offering various unique and engrossing endgame analyses. To show the variety of inventiveness and strategic nuance present in these unusual circumstances, Siegfried Hornecker presents a number of examples of midboard stalemates. These range from complex endgames to complicated compositions by […]

Never Ending Saga of Moroccan Chess – Part II

The first part of the “Never Ending Saga of Moroccan Chess” described the dubious practices of Moustapha Amazzal, the President of the Moroccan Chess Federation. The second part describes how FIDE renewed its trust in Mr Amazzal and why Latvian GM Paulius Pultinevicius and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and other prizewinners of the 4th International Prix Mohammed […]