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  1. July 25, 2014

    Chess in cyber space: a smart move?

    A few months ago, on a glorious summer’s day in New York, I travelled to a stuffy school hall and spent many hours watching...

  2. March 14, 2014

    Russia blocks websites in crackdown on free speech

    Liberal intellectuals in Russia are warning of a full scale crackdown on free speech and the right to protest, as Moscow...

  1. November 22, 2013

    Norwegian chess genius, 22, takes world title

    Magnus Carlsen, the 22-year-old Norwegian chess genius, has taken the world championship title, becoming the first western...

  2. November 8, 2013

    Of chess and men

    The world chess championship begins this weekend in the Indian city of Chennai, pitting veteran title-holder Viswanathan...

  3. July 5, 2013

    Classic geek drama

    There are moments in history when we sense that something has shifted: the moon landings, say, or the first IVF baby. For...

  4. beyondbrics

    June 13, 2013

    Russia: Guriev and the price of exile

    It was in 1974 that Yuri Mamleev, a Moscow dissident author, finally decided he had had enough of being banned from...

  5. June 6, 2013

    Garry Kasparov not returning to Russia out of fear of prosecution

    Garry Kasparov, the chess champion turned political activist, has left Russia for the immediate future out of fear of...

  6. March 7, 2013

    Davos Man’s faith in globalisation is shaken

    A decade ago, I sometimes joked that “Davos Man” (as the global elite is sometimes dubbed) believed in a holy trinity of...

  7. Economists' Forum

    December 12, 2012

    Synthesising views on west's poor growth

    By Heleen Mees There is a fierce debate over the origins of the disappointing economic growth seen in advanced economies....

  8. December 7, 2012

    Lunch with the FT: Magnus Carlsen

    It had not occurred to me that diet could be an important part of success at chess before I had lunch with the world’s...

  9. November 23, 2012

    Onwards and upwards

    What do you need to make democracy work in the modern world? That is something many Americans might be asking as they digest...

  10. September 21, 2012

    London sees launch of chess championship

    A dozen chess grandmasters have begun two weeks of competition at central London’s austere Simpson’s-in-the-Strand...

  11. March 10, 2012

    Support wanes for anti-Putin demonstrations

    Moscow’s protest movement struggled to take its fight against Vladimir Putin’s regime to a new stage on Saturday as waning...

  12. December 16, 2011

    Who’s king of the castle?

    At first, playing chess against Garry Kasparov is much like playing chess against anyone else. Take the pieces. They look...

  13. April 29, 2011

    The chess app that’s my new best mate

    I have spent a significant amount of spare time this week besting the computer chess game on my iPad. That’s right baby;...

  14. February 18, 2011

    Jeopardy is just the start for Watson

    Americans must be either very excited about the artificial intelligence that IBM has built into a new computer called...

  15. February 16, 2011

    Information technology: Mind games

    Publicity stunts can sometimes serve serious ends. That was the case this week, as IBM submitted a highly advanced computing...

  16. MBA blog

    December 8, 2010

    The importance of asking "why?"

    In statistics class, we’re told to not ask why in the classroom because there are complex formulas behind some of the...

  17. September 29, 2010

    Case study: IBM’s reputation for innovation

    The business is defined by innovation and cuting-edge technology The story: In the 1990s, IBM was struggling. The rise of...

  18. September 25, 2009

    Man in the News: Garry Kasparov

    Hunched over a chess table, chin wedged into his knuckles, eyes fixed in concentration, a familiar figure returned to...

  19. August 15, 2009

    Advantage Federer: his twins could improve his game

    When Roger Federer heard that his wife was pregnant, he wondered what fatherhood would do to his tennis. Then he went out...

  20. August 14, 2009

    Advantage Federer: his twins could improve his game

    When Roger Federer heard that his wife was pregnant, he wondered what fatherhood would do to his tennis. Then he went out...

  21. February 10, 2009

    Humanity 2.0: downsides of the upgrade

    In the late 1980s, Ray Kurzweil predicted that a computer would defeat the world's best chess players a decade later. Garry...

  22. February 9, 2009

    Humanity 2.0: downsides of the upgrade

    In the late 1980s, Ray Kurzweil predicted that a computer would defeat the world’s best chess players a decade later. Garry...

  23. December 15, 2008

    Anti-Kremlin protesters held

    About 150 anti-Kremlin protesters were detained yesterday in confrontations with police in Russia's two main cities. It was...

  24. July 31, 2008

    Harare tycoon rides political upheaval

    John Bredenkamp, the Zimbabwean tycoon linked to £20m of payments made by BAE Systems, has ridden political upheaval to...

  25. July 16, 2008

    For all its depth, chess is not always a valid metaphor for statecraft

    From Mr Andrei Kotov. Sir, Garry Kasparov makes three interesting albeit overly emotional remarks in his article “Western...

  26. July 10, 2008

    Western flattery ignores reality of Russia

    Recently we have witnessed a flurry of high-profile and contradictory statements on the Russian state. In a role reversal,...

  27. January 19, 2008

    The long game

    Viswanathan Anand, the supreme exponent of blitz chess, has made his first move by the time I join him at our table....

  28. January 18, 2008

    Lunch with the FT: Viswanathan Anand

    Viswanathan Anand, the supreme exponent of blitz chess, has made his first move by the time I join him at our table....

  29. January 14, 2008

    Russia puts Beslan activists on trial

    Campaigners who lost their relatives in the Beslan school siege are due to be put on trial in Russia today after...

  30. January 14, 2008

    Russia puts Beslan activists on trial

    Campaigners who lost their relatives in the Beslan school siege are due to be put on trial in Russia today after...

  31. December 20, 2007

    Observer: Middlegame

    Chess clubs in Stuttgart must be doing a roaring trade. Jürgen Schrempp, the former head of DaimlerChrysler, showed he was...

  32. December 1, 2007

    Kremlin raises the stakes

    Russians vote in parliamentary polls tomorrow amid heavy official pressure to ensure a big turnout and majority for the...

  33. November 27, 2007

    Putin blames US for OSCE poll boycott

    Vladimir Putin accused the US on Monday of attempting to damage the credibility of Russia's parliamentary elections by...

  34. November 27, 2007

    Putin alleges US interference

    Vladimir Putin, yesterday accused the US of attempting to damage the credibility of Russia's parliamentary elections by...

  35. November 27, 2007

    Putin blames US for election watchdog's poll boycott

    Vladimir Putin yesterday accused the US of attempting to damage the credibility of Russia's parliamentary elections by...

  36. November 27, 2007

    Putin accuses US of swaying poll watchdog

    Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, yesterday accused the US of attempting to damage the credibility of his country's...

  37. November 26, 2007

    A Russian travesty

    There is no doubt about who is going to win the elections for the Russian state Duma next weekend. The party known as United...

  38. November 26, 2007

    Moscow curbs protests ahead of elections

    Riot police in Russia detained two potential presidential candidates and more than 200 other opposition protesters at the...

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