Garry Kasparov

The ascendancy of machine over man

The rapid rise of a young Italian master

The softly spoken Cornishman Michael Adams weaves webs around his opponents and strikes when it is too late for his encircled

In chess one should never take one’s opponent in trust: it leaves one open to the swindle

One week after Russia’s fraud-ridden local elections, Russian opposition parties have achieved an anomaly in that country’s politics by holding what appear to have been free and fair elections to the Coordination Council new decision-making body of the opposition movement.

Television networks have long since abandoned chess but a multi-millionaire promoter plans to catapult it back into the limelight

A fiercely loyal Communist with a ferocious work ethic, Mikhail Botvinnik was an unshakeable Grandmaster

The political situation in Russia transformed the sulphurous relationship between Karpov and Kasparov

On and off the chessboard, the ex-world champion is a fighter. Now the man who has led the struggle for Russian democracy talks to Standpoint