Dominic Lawson

Anand in Blunderland

Blunders happen even at the world championship level

The Fine Art of Precision

Remembering Reuben Fine, Magnus Carlsen's greatest role model

Fabricator of Genius

The forgotten master who manufactured his own myths

Fabulous Fabiano

The rapid rise of a young Italian master

Zero Sum Game

Is an aptitude for mathematics really an advantage?

Genius from the Bike Factory

Albin Planinc, the tragic Slovenian

Red Pawn

How chess became a tool of totalitarian Communism

War Games

The Lasker-Capablanca showdown of 1914

Armenian Exceptionalism

Levon Aronian: Armenia's world-title hope

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"