Ju Wenjun, the reigning Women’s World Chess Champion, will defend her title against Aleksandra Goryachkina, of Russia this month. Photo from an earlier encounter in September 2019.
As the Women’s World Chess Championship takes place in China and Russia this month, Alexey Root, an expert on chess in education, weighs in on the benefits of having a separate championship for women.
American grandmaster Fabiano Caruana, shown here at the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Masters tournament, could become the first American-born world chess champion since Bobby Fischer.
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Daaim Shabazz, an international business professor and chess journalist, explains what’s at stake as American grandmaster Fabiano Caruana fights for the World Chess Championship in London this month.
Reigning Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen, left, from Norway, and American challenger Fabiano Caruana will face off in the World Chess Championship, which begins Nov. 9 in London.
With the World Chess Championship set to begin Nov. 9 in London, Alexey Root, who teaches online courses about chess in education, tackles some myths and unknowns about the royal game.
U.S. chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana is set to vie for the world title.
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For Fabiano Caruana, the path to the world chess championship veered away from formal schooling. FAMU professor and chess writer Daaim Shabazz retraces the young grandmaster’s educational journey.
Computers have changed the face of chess, and put Carlsen in a winning position.
For his precocity, newly crowned World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen was named “The Mozart of chess”. For his tenacity and comfort with long games he was dubbed “The Nadal of chess”. More prosaically…
If the World Chess Championship ends in a draw, the players go to rounds of fast chess. How does this differ to traditional chess?
After six games, the 12-game World Chess Championship Match is now led, 4 games to 2, by 22-year-old Magnus Carlsen. This is a very important advantage, but reigning champion Viswanathan Anand is no stranger…
Chess can be applied to maths education – you just have to think outside the box.
In the spirit of the current world championship bout between Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen and Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, we should seriously consider the role of chess in how young students…
Who will prevail: 43-year-old Anand or 22-year-old Carlsen?
In a previous article in The Conversation, I presented the Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen. He obtained the [grandmaster](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandmaster_(chess%29) title at the age of…