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Monday 11 November 2013
One has spent months working out in order to get in shape but is now feeding his brain with chocolate and cashew nuts. The other has brought his own chef, bodyguard and doctor, and has been preparing in the Gulf to get ready for the warmth of southern India.
Monday 29 July 2013
Percy Yip began teaching his daughter Carissa to play chess in 2010. After just one year, she could beat him. Two years later, the Massachusetts schoolgirl has just become the youngest female on record to reach the US Chess Federation’s (USCF) “expert” level. Carissa is nine years old.
Sunday 28 July 2013
To celebrate the launch of the Monopoly Cat token, a larger than life Monopoly Cat has arrived in London
Wednesday 10 July 2013
In-house tabloid offers tips on board games, haikus and a letter from the Yamaguchi-gumi outfit’s godfather
Wednesday 26 June 2013
There's been plenty of movement in the last 80 years between Old Kent Road and Mayfair
Sunday 09 June 2013
He forced both Fischer and Spassky down by the shoulders and told them, 'Play chess now!'
Monday 25 March 2013
Contestants who did caused a scandal in the 1950s and cheating has just been uncovered at Harvard. But perhaps we shouldn’t be so quick to judge
Monday 25 March 2013
A clever, if necessarily limited, mix of gameplay styles
Thursday 21 March 2013
Once famously described in the press as one of this country's hidden chess assets, Adrian Hollis spent a long and distinguished academic career as a Classics Tutor and Fellow of Keble College, Oxford. There, amid research focussed largely on Hellenistic and Roman poetry, he bestrode the often narrow confines of his art with consummate ease.
Tuesday 19 March 2013
... but do the young Norwegian's performances match the pyrotechnics of the pop star's sell-out gigs? Tom Peck tiptoed into the arena to watch
Thursday 14 February 2013
Rosy-cheeked Devonian Josh Widdicombe is a young man in the pink. The 29-year-old is currently enjoying exposure on Channel 4 in The Last Leg with Adam Hills and his stand up continues to go from strength to strength.
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
David Cameron takes his biggest gamble yet as he gets tough on Europe over immigration
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Top PR exec Justine Sacco under fire for sending racist tweet before flying to Africa
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
- 1 Top PR exec Justine Sacco under fire for sending racist tweet before flying to Africa
- 2 French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 The publisher who played with fire: the battle for control of Larsson's £30m legacy
- 5 Police seize possessions of rough sleepers in crackdown on homelessness