Bobby Fischer

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 Stuart Lancaster and Andy Farrell: Their presence ensures Ireland currently have the services of the three best coaches in this part of the world. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Clarity is Joe Schmidt’s greatest gift to Irish rugby. From the very beginning at Leinster, the summer of 2010, there was clarity for each and every (...)

 Soviet Georgian chess player Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian playing American Bobby Fischer in in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1971. Photograph:  Keystone/Getty Images

For the most seismic showdown in chess history, the Soviet authorities assembled an extensive support network of 35 grandmasters to travel to Iceland.(...)

Judit Polgár: “It’s very important where you put your goals. If my goal hadn’t been to be in the absolute best category, I would not have been able to be for 26 years the number one in the ladies’ category.” Photograph: Stefan64

“Without work, talent is lost,” said the “queen of chess”. It has been a long, hard journey for Judit Polgár. Speaking at an event held this week by (...)

 Garry Kasparov: widely considered to have been the best chess player of modern times

It’s 20 years today since a computer called Deep Blue beat the then world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, in a best-of-six series, an event that heral(...)

Sir Nick Faldo, director Pedro Almodóvar, Jackie Chan and Simon Cowell are among the celebrities whose names have been linked with the Panama Papers.

There is nothing illegal about moving money offshore. To begin with, during the 1970s it was a way of moving cash around at a time of widespread curre(...)

President of St Louis Chess Club Rex Sinquefield (left) and Republican congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer at a special event held at United States Capitol Building in 2013 in Washington, DC. Photograph: Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images

Rex Sinquefield was once a passenger on the same international flight as the notoriously irascible grandmaster Bobby Fischer. For a chess nut, this pr(...)

Love, Marilyn
Love, Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe suffered, in her lifetime, enough abuse from the misogynists who ran Hollywood – and from those who hung around that place – for us to (...)