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Kramnik: “Intellectual effort gives me enormous pleasure”

Vladimir Kramnik has had a wildly uneven 2013, swinging from the highs of the Candidates Tournament and Dortmund to an…

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Sergey Shipov to commentate on the rapid tie-breaks

After the Anand - Gelfand match ended in a 6:6 tie the World Championship will now be decided in today's tie-breaks. Shipov will…

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Sergey Shipov’s commentary on Anand-Gelfand, Game 11

Future generations are unlikely to marvel at the draw in the penultimate game of the 2012 World Championship match, but if they come…

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Sergey Shipov’s commentary on Anand-Gelfand, Game 8

When Shipov remarked in his introduction to Game 8 that there might be "negative side-effects" for Boris Gelfand after his win the day…

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Two cats and three computers: Sergey Shipov at work

While commentating on Game 2 of the Aronian-Kramnik match Shipov wrote: “I'm at home in Moscow in the company of 2 cats…

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Sergey Shipov’s commentary on the Anand-Gelfand match

World-renowned commentator Sergey Shipov is providing live commentary on the World Championship match in Moscow between Viswanathan Anand and Boris…

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Sergey Shipov to commentate live on Kramnik – Aronian

After a long break I’m again going to be translating live commentary by GM Sergey Shipov. He’s covering the eagerly…

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Anish Giri: The one who got away

Anish Giri is currently the world’s most promising junior, but although he now represents the Netherlands he started his chess…

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Ilyumzhinov on the London Candidates and Grand Prix

In an interview with Sport Express, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has explained the decision to hold the next Candidates Tournament…

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Averbakh: “History is written by the victors”

Yuri Averbakh, the world's oldest grandmaster, celebrated his 90th birthday on February 8th this year. To mark the occasion he…

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