Archive for July 23rd, 2015

The excerpt below taken from The Luton News and Bedfordshire Advertiser, Thursday Jan 20th 1939 depicts what the general public (and its journalists) still consider chess to be, that being a genteel affair played by the patriarchs of society, as the misinformed BBC recently confirmed:


It is no longer 1939: this is how chess is presented by those within the game in 2015.

What a contrast indeed. Unfortunately for you younger guys, the cute Sopiko Gurumishvili is coupled to Dutch hipster and superstar GM Anish Giri. She’s also rated around the 2400 mark, so you’ll have trouble impressing her over the board also.

That aside offers the most interactive chess platform on-line and is so far ahead of everything else that endless hours of entertainment await you, a far cry from our bygone days indeed… .

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