Chess Corner, New in Ceasefire - Thursday, January 5, 2012 13:26 - 1 Comment
In the second of his series on the game's legendary maverick, Paul Lam chronicles Bobby Fischer's dramatic, and drama-filled, ascent towards becoming the only credible challenger to the Soviet dominance of the game.
Chess Corner, New in Ceasefire - Sunday, November 13, 2011 13:18 - 2 CommentsBobby Fischer, one of the greatest chess players of all time, was a complex, controversial and tragic figure. In the first of a series of essays on the enigmatic legend, Ceasefire's chess columnist Paul Lam explores Fischer's beginnings and meteoric ascent to chess stardom.
Chess Corner, Columns, New in Ceasefire - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 1:01 - 2 CommentsIn this week's Chess Corner, Paul Lam explores the intricacies of opening theory, and looks at the role of intuition in chess.
Arts & Culture, Chess Corner, New in Ceasefire - Thursday, November 4, 2010 12:00 - 3 CommentsIn this week's Chess Corner, Paul Lam pays homage to Tony Miles, one of the greatest players of his generation. Miles was a flawed, irreverent, gentle genius, whose tragic early death robbed the chess world of one of its true, irreplaceable originals.
Chess Corner, New in Ceasefire - Thursday, October 21, 2010 20:27 - 2 CommentsIn this week's Chess Corner, Paul Lam interviews Natalia Pogonina, one of the chess world's female superstars and a three-times European Champion. The interview touches upon her beginnings, her ambitions and the female presence in a game long dominated by men.
Chess Corner, New in Ceasefire - Thursday, October 7, 2010 12:00 - 5 CommentsKirsan Ilyumzhinov is the ruling dictator of a former Soviet republic, a multimillionaire businessman, and a self-declared alien-abductee. He is also the chess world's biggest patron. This week, after a fraught and bitterly contested campaign, he was re-elected as president of the World Chess Federation. Paul Lam examines the dark, surreal saga of Kirsan's rule.
Chess Corner, Features - Thursday, September 23, 2010 23:00 - 2 CommentsIn a new regular column, Chess Corner, Paul Lam, Ceasefire‘s very own chess guru, explores the enduring mystique of a quasi-magical realm. Lam brings us the latest news on the various intrigues, rivalries, political machinations and, of course, epic duels. In his first column, Lam looks at what makes chess such a powerful obsession for so many.
- Comment | Beyond Prevent: How to Really Defeat Violent Extremism
- Analysis | Borders are a weapon of racism and austerity, not a solution to either
- Comment | To Leave or Not to Leave the EU: A British Muslim Perspective
- Analysis | Billionaire Republicans and Professional Islamophobes: The Pro-Israel lobby in Brussels
- Analysis | Their Violence, Our Values: A History of European Responses to Political Dissent
More In Politics
- Comment | Anti-Imperialism: A Short Guide in 7 Steps
- Comment | Growing international recognition of Western Sahara offers new hope for Africa’s Last Colony
- Politics | “We are the lions, Mr. Manager”: Revisiting the Great Grunwick Strike
- Comment | The Government’s Extremism Bill will do little to prevent extremism and much to undermine democracy and civil liberties
- Comment | This victory shows we can, and must, shut down the DSEI arms fair for good
More In Features
- Special Report | “The world has a responsibility to get this blockade on Gaza lifted”: Women’s Boat to Gaza illegally detained by Israel
- Special Report | Does the Prevent strategy have any credibility left?
- Special Report | “Solidarity is being criminalised”: Anger as Greek police raids refugee housing squats and camps
- Special Report | Miracles and Mirages: Greed and corruption have created a doping epidemic in Sport
- Special Report | From Women Refugees to International Students: The State’s War on Migrants
More In Profiles
More In Arts & Culture
- Books | Review | Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics
- Film | Review | The Journey from Syria: “I wish we could have this life in our country”
- Film | Review | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Nihilism and Mansplaining
- Books | Review | ‘Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War’
- Film | Review | The Big Short: Laughter in the Dark