Spring chess Festival at Italian Embassy Beijing

Chess Beijing traveled to the Italian Embassy this Saturday in order to participate in the first ever Spring Chess Festival. Over 40 players showed up to the event, which was organized by Davide Giglio, Deputy Head of Mission at the…

Bartender plays chess

This section features pictures of our Saturday chess games in Beijing. The latest chess pictures were taken in April 2014. The photographer is Victor Vitkov.

Vishy strikes back!

Vishy Anand won the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2014 and will be the challenger against Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship later this year. He finished with a score of 8 1/2 ahead of Sergey Karjakin 7 1/2 and Vladimir…

The Power of Chess

Chess is a truly fascinating game and once it has attracted you, it is so much more than just a board game. Chess involves a wide spectrum of skill sets which can be quite essential in school or in business:…

wonderful scenery

The Chinese New Year holidays are always a good opportunity to leave China and to travel abroad. With snow fall and degrees below zero, many people escape to South Asia. This year, I had the chance to go to Thailand…

Chess Beijing

As the year 2013 is coming to an end, let me give you a quick preview about our next¬†Beijing activity early next year. We’ll organize a rapid chess tournament at Cafe de la Poste after the Chinese New Year (it…

Found this: Chess in Shanghai

Last week, I went to Shanghai and went to “Oscar’s Pub”. On the menu I discovered that there are regular chess games every Sunday afternoon. I will try to go the chess games next time I’m in Shanghai. Anyone else…

Magnus Carlsen is the new World Champion

Magnus Carlsen, 22 years old, emerged as the new World Champion after having won against Vishy Anand in round 10 with a score of 2:0.  

In game five, Magnus Carlsen finally draw some first blood as he won against Vishy Anand after a c4 Reti-opening.

Chess article in The Economist : A sporting chance

Professional chess has a chequered history. Fans hope to revive it. Read the full article here.