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Vicissitudes of perpetual checks

Vicissitudes of perpetual checks

The second games of the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Chess Championship brought two decisive outcomes, although objectively there should have been three of them, and send three pares out of four to determine the winner on the tie-break.  ...
If you are late for the bus

If you are late for the bus

It got warmer in Khanty-Mansiysk. Just some -3! The snow is all around, but the frost is not biting you – ideal weather to be late for the last bus from “Olympiyskaya” hotel to the playing venue and take a...
Family Showdown

Family Showdown

Every chess player knows how difficult it is to play against your friends. Even harder – against relatives.
Round three. China strikes back

Round three. China strikes back

Grandmaster Sergey Shipov reviews the third round of the World Women’s Championship.
Hot on the board

Hot on the board

The weather in Khanty-Mansiysk got colder, the temperature went down to -17, but the heat on the boards only rises.
The level of the average move

The level of the average move

Pressure and tiredness start to obviously influence the play of the participants of the 1/8 final of the World Women’s chess championship. Five out of eight starting games of the third lap were decisive, and most of them because of...

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