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September 25, 2016
In the the week that Gogglebox is back on the telly, we're all going to try our hands at some brilliant puzzles. The following four gems were all devised by Bill from Gogglebox: he's the one that sits next to his pal Josef in a house in Cambridge. Bill is William Hartston, a former British chess champion, a writerÃâÃÂ ...
July 26, 2016
7/26/2016 – Currently, Grandmaster Nigel Davies, author of 40 DVDs and 17 books, does not play in tournaments. But he attends them, as parental support for his 14-year-old son Sam. In this interview, Nigel discusses chess improvement, the concept of being fully engaged, martial arts and fighting, chess parenting, andÃâÃÂ ...
October 8, 2015
The Planet Hollywood casino in Las Vegas is an unlikely venue for chess – a game associated with smoky Victorian gentlemen's clubs, Viennese cafes and the sticky-floored upstairs rooms of pubs – but from today it hosts what is being billed as the richest tournament in chess history. The Millionaire ChessÃâÃÂ ...
January 3, 2014
Indeed, one international master, Bill Hartston, once said of chess that it doesn't turn sane people mad, it keeps mad people sane. But in Sharansky's case it kept a sane person sane. During his lengthy incarceration, "the KGB hoped that I would feel weaker and weaker mentally. Actually I felt stronger andÃâÃÂ ...
May 21, 2013
In his brilliant book from 1977, How to Cheat at Chess, Bill Hartston wrote something like: “If God did not want us to analyse on our pocket set in the toilet, he would not have given us paper on which to make notes.” 40 years ago cheating was a joke. In the electronic age it is anything but. Something has toÃâÃÂ ...
December 26, 2011
The Master Game was a BBC production of televised chess tournaments that ran for seven series on BBC2 from 1976 to 1982. Presented by Jeremy James, with expert analysis from Leonard Barden and, later, Bill Hartston, The Master Game was highly regarded for its innovative style, in which a displayÃâÃÂ ...
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