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Interview with GM Nigel Short

Today, I have a special treat for you guys. I had the honor to interview living chess legend Nigel Short during the Bangkok Open in Thailand. As a former world championship contender and Top 100 player for longer than I… Continue Reading →

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 →

7 requirements to become a chess grandmaster

Many people work hard on their chess. But while some seem to easily climb up the Elo ladder others get frustrated as they get stuck way behind. Only about 1,500 players or 0.3 % of registered Fide players currently hold… 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 →

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