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BOTW: 2017.09.12

Our Best of the Web is a translation of the Russian Sport-Express story on the Azmaiparashvili Incident at the 2017 FIDE World Cup...

BOTW: 2017.09.03

The 2017 World Cup -- the 128-player knock-out tournament for a seat in the Candidates -- starts in Tbilisi...

BOTW: 2017.08.23

A busy week in the Chess.com Speed Championship -- with three matches in eight days -- and a look back at the Sinquefield Cup and St.Louis Rapid and Blitz events through the player interviews are this week's Best of the Web...

BOTW: 2017.08.14

Garry Kasparov returns in the St.Louis Rapid and Blitz, and Lev Aronian is profiled in the New Yorker in this week's Best of the Web...

BOTW: 2017.08.02

The 2017 Sinquefield Cup and the Chess.com blitz match between Grischuk and Rapport are this week's Best of the Web.

BOTW: 2017.07.24

Our Best of the Web this week includes the 50th Biel Chess Festival and the 17th Susan Polgar Foundation Girl's Invitational...

2017 Zonal Games: Rd.9 Hambleton - Sambuev

A dramatic final round at the 2017 Canadian Championship (Zonal 2.2) saw GM Bator Sambuev and IM Nikolay Noritsyn both win with Black to tie for first with 8/9 and advance to a playoff.

BOTW: 2017.06.17

The regular appearance of well-sponsored events may have spoiled chess fans for anything less than the best: live games, video and GM commentary. That kind of production take money, but even events with smaller budgets can still do a lot with social media (photos and video) and chess software (game posts). Or not...

BOTW: 2017.06.05

With 10 of the world's top 12 players, the strongest 10-player RR of the year starts Monday, June 5 in Norway

BOTW: Chess Podcasts

Chess is not a natural fit for podcasts -- no diagrams! -- so what can a chess podcast possibly offer? Actually, quite a lot when the interviewer and interviewee are interesting and on the ball. Here are five to try... plus a game Kasparov played against his podcast interviewer,

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