Beyond Chess

Chess and its references and implications beyond the board.

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Stefan Walter

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 →

Opening repertoire: work in progress

When I’m lying in bed and reach to the shelf next to me, where some (more or less) frequently used chess books are piled up, the probability of grabbing an opening book is quite high. There is a book on… Continue Reading →

Just…

The World Chess Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin excited the chess community (and beyond!) in November 2016. We, the Beyond Chess team took that opportunity as a starting point for our new blog. You, the readers, are… Continue Reading →

In the shadow of giants – Bundesliga in Hockenheim

“What a pretentious title!” you might think. Well, decide for yourself after taking a look at the team-lineup from OSG Baden-Baden last weekend in the 1.Bundesliga: Fabiano Caruana (2822, World’s N°2) Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2803, World’s N°4) Viswanathan Anand (2780, World’s… Continue Reading →

Game 12

Game 12 of the World Chess Championship encounter between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin ended in a draw. It was the final game with classical time control and took the players only 40 minutes and 30 moves to end the… Continue Reading →

Schachbundesliga in Trier: Part II

On Sunday, November 20th, the chess crowd in Trier saw the 4th round of the Schachbundesliga season 2016/17. Two matches were scheduled: SV Hockenheim – DJK Aachen and SV Griesheim – SG Trier. In both encounters the favourite came out on… Continue Reading →

Game 10

After the 10th game of the World Chess Championship the score is even once again! Defending champion Magnus Carlsen managed to bounce back after his painful loss in round 8 and a difficult draw in game 9. #CarlsenKarjakin #worldchess2016 Finally!… Continue Reading →

Schachbundesliga in Trier: Part I

On November 19th/20th rounds 3 and 4 of the Schachbundesliga took place for us in the ancient city of Trier, close to the border to Luxembourg. A nice aspect of playing in the highest German league is to see different… Continue Reading →

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