iOS app Android app

Entries by Lubomir Kavalek from 03/2014

The Adventures of Soviet Chess Patriarch Mikhail Botvinnik

| Posted 03.14.2014 | Sports

Chess players around him had disappeared, having been executed or sent to gulags, but he lived. Mikhail Botvinnik (1911-1995) survived because he made himself indispensable.

Anand to Face Carlsen for the World Chess Title Again

| Posted 03.28.2014 | Sports

At 44, Vishy Anand continues to raise eyebrows. After he lost the world championship match to Magnus Carlsen last year, his critics were merciless: his play was too timid, he made too many draws, he was too old, he was done, he didn't have a chance, he shouldn't have even tried to play in the Candidates tournament. Anand proved them wrong.