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    1. November 30, 2014

      Sporting View: Machine age raises bar for chess champions

      Just before his first world chess championship match against Magnus Carlsen last year, Viswanathan Anand complained about...

    2. November 6, 2014

      Magnus Carlsen has just one advantage in chess title rematch

      Chess rematches have their own characteristics, being psychologically difficult, in particular, for the previous winner. As...

    1. October 2, 2014

      Doing capitalism in the digital age

      For the past two centuries the capitalist engine has delivered growing incomes and higher standards of living for the many....

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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....

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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;...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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....

    31. 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....

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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