Monthly Archives: November 2023

Paulius Pultinevicius – Winner of the Prix Mohammed VI tournament

The recently published articles “The Never Ending Saga of Moroccan Chess, Part 1” and “Part 2” described the sorry state of Moroccan chess and the unfortunate end of the International Prix Mohammed VI tournament, where the winners did not receive their prizes. This bizarre end of the tournament overshadowed the success of the young Latvian […]

Strong multi-format tournament running in Sharjah with Yu, Sjugirov, Nihal and Salem

A 4-player multi-format tournament is taking place from November 27 to December 6 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Yu Yangyi, Sanan Sjugirov, Nihal Sarin and Saleh Salem first face each other in double round-robin tournaments in classical and rapid chess, and then in a triple round-robin blitz event. After three rounds of classical games, Yu […]

Sinquefield Cup: A perfect day for So

Wesley So scored his second victory in this year’s Sinquefield Cup by beating Levon Aronian with the white pieces in Monday’s sixth round. Moreover, wins for Leinier Dominguez (over Anish Giri) and Fabiano Caruana (over Alireza Firouzja) greatly increased So’s chances of qualifying to the Candidates Tournament either by rating or via the FIDE Circuit. […]

The Winning Academy 27: Lefthanders

In some sports, being a lefthander might give you a substantive advantage over your opponents. In table tennis or in tennis, for example, lefthanders score better over their right-handed opponents. Why? Approximately 90 percent of professional table tennis players are right-handed. Therefore, a left-hander plays a right-hander in 9 out of 10 matches, whereas a […]

Who knows his name?

Do you know who the current World Chess Champion is? Can you name him and tell us which country he is from? If you can do this you belong to an absolute minority in the world of chess enthusiasts. Try to estimate how many of them can answer the two questions correctly. You are wrong! […]

Singapore Federation CEO Kevin Goh Wei Ming teaches chess in prisons

Grandmaster Kevin Goh Wei Ming is both the CEO of the Singapore Chess Federation and an 8-time national champion at the Southeast Asian city-state. Kevin recently shared a post on X, showing his experience teaching chess at the Singapore Prison Services. IM Sagar Shah interviewed him on the topic. “Most importantly, chess has brought joy […]