Chess

This Is What Counts If You Want To Be Really Good At Chess

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Tech

Just in case becoming a world chess champion was on your bucket list, let us give you a reality check. New research refutes the theory that chess exp...

Soft Toppling - Iran's Latest Use of a Dual-National as a Political Pawn

Neil Durkin | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

When news of the accusations against Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe came though recently, the phrase that caught the eye in many of the reports was that the Revolutionary Guard alleged that she'd participated in the "design and implementation of cyber and media projects to cause the soft toppling of the Islamic Republic". Soft toppling. Rather like a chess piece casually knocked over.

The Games Computers Play

David Levy | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Tech
David Levy

My predictions regarding computer Go, the oriental game played on a 19x19 board, have been fewer and not as successful as those in chess. I correctly predicted that no Go program would win a match against a professional player by 1994, and since then I've been saying to anyone who would listen that that it would take until 2035 or thereabouts to reach World Champion level in Go. Why so long?

London Chessboxing's Fight Not to Be Taken Too Seriously

Marvin Williams | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Sport
Marvin Williams

The misconception is that chessboxing novelty will eventually wear off, hence the resistance on behalf of the sponsors. However, continued sold out shows, expansion across the country, entertained punters, new athletes and chessboxing gyms suggest differently, and are all things that London Chessboxing takes very seriously.

Let's All Watch Billionaire Bill Gates Lose At Chess Really Quickly

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Tech

Sure, Bill Gates might be a billionaire computer genius. He might have an actually-fairly-decent record of fighting malaria and other deadly diseases ...

Chess Murder: Lodger 'Removed Landlord's Lung & Claimed To Have Eaten His Heart'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A man who was knifed to death in a frenzied attack over a late night game of chess had one of his lungs removed during the attack, it has been reveale...

Man 'Knifed To Death Over Chess Game'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE Chess Murder: Lodger 'Removed Landlord's Lung & Claimed To Have Eaten His Heart' A man was knifed to death in a frenzied attack over a late ...

'Men Are Better At Some Things'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Politics

Ukip's treasurer believes women are less suited than men to engineering jobs - but thinks they're better at "caring professions". Stuart Wheeler ex...

Do We Really Need A Sequel To Chess?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Tech

Chess has been around in its modern version for around well over 500 years - so it must be a pretty winning formula, right? Apparently not. Gra...

Not Just a Pretty Face

Hannah Dawson | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Dawson

It is painful enough for a woman to know how to think about her body. Here's culture, screaming at us on the one hand to be sexy, and on the other not to be sluts. And here's nature, permeating social interaction with both desire and revulsion.

Kids Re-Invent Chess With Skylanders Technology

Andy Robertson | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Tech
Andy Robertson

Most recent of these is the invention of various games using Skylanders Giants figures. Much has been made of how they lend themselves to real-world play, but you actually need to apply some thinking to make that work.

Checkmate: Hirst And Emin Create Arty Chess Sets

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home

Alice In Wonderland, The Wasteland and Harry Potter - all of these literary giants have featured the ancient game of chess. And while it has also ...

Alan Turing Plays Kasparov At Chess From 'Beyond The Grave'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Tech

The 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing has been marked all over the world - but at the University of Manchester over the weekend the celebr...

Review: Bobby Fischer Against The World

www.guardian.co.uk | Posted 14.09.2011 | UK Entertainment

Liz Garbus's gripping documentary about the life and times of the troubled American chess genius Bobby Fischer asks a number of questions. Did Bobby's...