Magnus Carlsen

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

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

Blunders happen even at the world championship level

Remembering Reuben Fine, Magnus Carlsen’s greatest role model

The rapid rise of a young Italian master

Is an aptitude for mathematics really an advantage?

Levon Aronian: Armenia’s world-title hope

The changing of the guard in the world of chess was achieved not by smash-and-grab play, but by herculean displays of patience

Vladimir Kramnik best games display a fusion of elegance and force that give the impression that this is as well as chess could be played