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Leonid Kubbel

Texas Tech Wins Final Four of Chess

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 06.04.2011 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

You don't see spectacular hoops and dunks and scoring is not done in twos or threes. No chest-pounding, no cheerleaders. And yet, the Final Four in college chess could be a dramatic experience.

Chess Puzzles: A Disappearing Act

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

During the late 1930s many people were executed just because they said something wrong, including talented chess composers. After Stalin's death, they were posthumously rehabilitated, but it was too late.

Chess Puzzles: French Aristocrat's Folly

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

As someone who treated the rules of Chess rather loosely, it is no wonder that Barthelemy de Basterot became the target of one of the most gifted chess composers.