The ascendancy of machine over man

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

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

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

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

The career of the genius Paul Keres was tragically interrupted by war

How China took to the Western game of chess

Why does the gender gap persist in chess?

Affinity between aficionadoes of baize and board

The psychology of bad losers at a great open tournament