Top 10 Chess Players

May 012012
 

When the Oxford Press put together a series of “Top 10 Chess Players” from a series of different professions, they came to an extraordinary conclusion. Scientists aren’t very good at chess, in fact they couldn’t find 10 great chess playing scientists at all. One particularly notable omission from the (shortened) list was Einstein. Despite his […]

Jun 162011
 

For top chess players, the FIDE rating is the most important aspect of the game. Fide stands for Federation Internationale des Echecs, or World Chess Federation in English. It has been in existence since 1924 and, in 1999, it was recognized by the International Sports Federation and the International Olympic Committee. One may hear an […]