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Category Archives: World Chess

The Cuban Chess Scene

Chess and Cuba have a long history, one that began with the Spanish colonisation of the island from the late 15th century – at a time when chess took on the general form we know today – and has remained constant in Cuban life.

Queen of Katwe – The Ugandan Chess Prodigy

In Katwe, Uganda, two children sit restlessly on a bench, watching their peers play a game of football. Their coach, Robert Katende, spots their reticence, and offers them an alternative. "There is another game you can play." he suggests. He refers to a board-game – chess. At first, the boys scoff at the suggestion – they’re not interested. That is until Katende describes an anecdote in which he defeated his more privileged peers at university.

Carlsen falls asleep while more fans wake up to Chess

Spare a thought for chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen, who was embarrassed on a pretty global scale recently at the ongoing World Chess Championship in Sochi, despite eventually retaining his world title. The Norwegian chess grandmaster was seemingly so engaged in his recent match against Vishy Anand that he actually fell asleep in front of the […]

The Regency Chess Open at London Excel ( Enter Now )

Not long left now until the Regency Chess Open starts at the London Excel next Week. The winners of our competition, The Weekend Congress at 3pm on Friday 21 November, will win a Luxury Chess Set Here is the Sign up Link with Mind Sports International Good Luck !!

The Chess World Championship

The second battle between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand for the World Championship of Chess is all set to begin again!! Our World Championsip Chess Sets have been flying out the door in the last months, as chess lovers grab hold of a chess set worthy of these two great champions. With Christmas coming up […]

Chess in Norway Explodes in Popularity Following Magnus Carlsen World Champion Crowning

Norway is a country that has long been known for their prowess in winter sports, but the European nation has experienced little success in the world of competitive chess; until recently that is.  With the famous win in the World Chess Championship by Magnus Carlsen last month, the game has blossomed in popularity throughout the […]

Magnus Carlsen Dominates Sinquefield Cup

22-year old chess sensation from Norway, Magnus Carlsen, made it look easy at the first ever Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, Missouri last weekend.  Looking to achieve a confidence boost ahead of his World Championship matchup versus India’s undisputed world champion, Viswanathan Anand in November, Carlsen achieved his goal.  Additionally, he collected a stunning $70,000 […]

US Open Chess Takes Center Stage Beginning this Weekend

Each year a new chess champion is crowned at the US Open, and 2013 will be no different.  In the 113th edition of the US Open chess tournament, the matches will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, where chess has been growing in popularity and standing amongst the locals.  One player in particular has drawn immense […]

World Chess London 2013 Candidates Tournament Closing Ceremony

The finale of the 2013 world chess candidates tournament was a prestigious event held at number eleven Downing street, the home of current Chancellor George Osbourne MP. The purpose of the event was to crown the winner of the tournament and seal off the end of what has proved to be an amazing event in […]

Opening Ceremony for the World Chess London 2013 Candidates Tournament

The Regency Chess Company was delighted to receive an invitation to the opening ceremony for the 2013 world chess London candidates tournament. The event took place last week on Thursday March 14th. Regency Chess Company founder Julian Deverell attended as did Darren Whiteman, the freelance web designer responsible for our Industry leading website.