Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Political Chess - Garry Kasparov Interview on Real Time with Bill Maher (20th October 2007)

Garry Kasparov on Real Time with Bill Maher:

This video is now a bit dated (20th October 2007) but it is definitely a classic. In my opinion it was this interview, more than any other, which let the non-chess playing world know what ex-world chess champion Garry Kasparov was all about.

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Abstract Chess Art - Speed Chess

Speed Chess [by bogschess on flickr]

Speed chess is played at less than conventional tournament chess time controls.

Commonly recognised variants of speed chess include:
  • Bullet Chess - 1 or 2 minutes per player.
  • Blitz Chess - less than 15 minutes per player, commonly 5 minutes each.
  • Rapid Chess - 15 to 60 minutes per player.
  • Armageddon Chess - black has draw odds (ie a draw is counted as a win for black), and white has slightly more time on the clock, guarantees a result of either 1:0 or 0:1.