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Chess Solutions: Weird Promotions

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

French aristocrat Barthelemy de Basterot was a strong player, but treated the essential rules rather loosely. On pawn promotion he wrote that any pawn reaching the last rank can be changed to any piece a player chooses.

Chess Puzzles: Even the Champions Get It Wrong

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

In chess, nobody is immune to blunders, not even the champions. This is a common theme in English Grandmaster John Nunn's excellent new book Nunn's Chess Endings, Volume 1.

Sam Stein

Public Option Chess Match: Reid Working For Best Bargaining Position | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There was a slew of good news on Thursday for supporters of a public option for health insurance coverage. Two Democratic Senators who have nominally ...

Chess Master Bobby Fischer Dead at 64

AP | GUDJON HELGASON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — "Chess," Bobby Fischer once said, "is life." It was the chess master's tragedy that the messy, tawdry details of his life o...