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Interview with Dorsa Derakhshani

Attending the Beautiful Minds Krulich Cup in Munich I felt it was a nice opportunity to spontaneously do a first interview for beyond-chess.com. My attention was drawn to the youngest participant, Dorsa Derakhshani from Iran. Read about her ambitious goals… 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 →

Zugzwang Munich facing tough tasks in Mülheim

Only two weeks after the last rounds Schachbundesliga saw the rounds 5+6 to end year 2016. MSA Zugzwang Munich – underdog in the Schachbundesliga It has come as no surprise that my team MSA Zugzwang Munich went into the weekend… 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 →

“Where is Suriname?” – How Chess Teaches Me Geography

I felt quite ignorant. When my friend asked me “Would you like to play a tournament in Suriname?”, I immediately replied “What is Suriname?”. Of course, tech-savvy as I am, I used an online search engine named Google to find… Continue Reading →

Tiebreak – livestream

Below, I will provide some sort of liveticker to keep you updated. Game 1 of the four game rapid tiebreak ended peacefully after Sergey once again did not achieve anything against Magnus’ Berlin Defence. After some unusual setup in the… 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 →

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