Dominic Lawson

Dominic Lawson

The ascendancy of machine over man

Wilhelm Steinitz was the inventor of modern chess, yet died a pauper’s death

The world’s youngest ever International Master is an Indian child prodigy with an appetite for cartoons

A modest philanthropist, Rex Sinquefield, is behind the US’s triumph at the World Chess Olympiad

François-André Danican Philidor, composer turned blindfold king of the chessboard

Viktor Korchnoi, who has died at the age of 85, defeated nine world champions but never managed to claim the title for himself

Accusations of off-board skulduggery can be a powerful tool of psychological warfare

The two greatest chess prodigies of the age will soon face each other

Tigran Petrosian’s prophylactic prowess

The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia has declared chess haram — but he needs to remember that the game was born in the Muslim world