Beyond Chess

Chess and its references and implications beyond the board.

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Irene Sukandar

My Life-Changing Experiences at Webster University

It was like a dream came true when I was selected for the SPICE (Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence) scholarship to study at the Webster University. Having a western education experience while working on my chess in a top-level… Continue Reading →

Women’s World Championships 2017 – Pairings Round 1

FIDE announces the first round pairings for the forthcoming Women’s World Championship to be held in Tehran, Iran. As you can see, yours truly will be paired against the former Women’s world champion from 2001 to 2004, GM Zhu Chen…. Continue Reading →

Interview with Le Quang Liem

After finishing my graduate school a month ago, I could really relate how hard it was to keep competing professionally while maintaining my school’s grade. But for Le Quang Liem, it is as if ain’t no mountain high enough. Since… Continue Reading →

Game 7

  Why oh why….. Another draw occurred in the first game of the second half of the match. Surely everyone, including the players themselves, is eager to see some sparks in the 7th round. If this continued, I believe there… Continue Reading →

Game 3

With yesterday being the first rest day for the players, everyone came with a high expectation of today’s game, especially when Carlsen would be having his second white. In spite of a sleepy start in a Berlin Defence, finally some… Continue Reading →

Game 1

The long-awaited match of the year has begun in New York City. The world is currently witnessing the “youngest” world match ever happened in history, featuring a 25-year-old defending champion from Norway, Magnus Carlsen and a 26-year-old challenger from Russia,… Continue Reading →

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