Beyond Chess

Chess and its references and implications beyond the board.

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April 2017

Preliminary report: Finale of the Schachbundesliga in Berlin

Berlin, Berlin, … Wir fahren nach Berlin! This battle call is usually heard in German stadiums when the victorious football team is heading towards the final of the knockout competition, which is being held in Berlin since 1985. In this… Continue Reading →

Interview with GM Jan Gustafsson

It is my great pleasure to bring to you an interview with one of the most familiar faces in the chess world. He is one of the leading experts in opening theory and was a second of World Champion Magnus… Continue Reading →

Interview with GM Falko Bindrich

I am excited to bring to you another interview, this time with my roommate during the Bangkok Chess Club Open, Grandmaster Falko Bindrich! Falko holds the record for becoming the youngest GM in Germany and is one of the founders… Continue Reading →

Interview with GM Sebastian Bogner

During my travels through Thailand and playing the Bangkok Chess Club Open, I had the pleasure to interview a number of strong grandmasters, with an emphasis on how one can improve their chess skills. The first one in this interview series… Continue Reading →

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