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The Grandmaster Activist

  ‘Another twenty years of Ilyumzhinov’ – Mikhail Golubev talks to Sarah Hurst   Mikhail Golubev became a grandmaster in 1996, the year he won the Ukrainian Championship.  He has won or shared first prize in 17 international tournaments and has assisted former world champions Anatoly…

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Short and Brutal

Chess Superminiatures Nick Pelling Compelling Press, Kindle Edition Ebook £1.90 / $3.00 First it’s ‘Test Yourself!’ then ‘Beware: Blunder!’ How shrewd of Alex Baburin to juxtapose these features on the front page of Chess Today, that fine super-miniature of chess magazines. You’re asked to solve a…

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Grandmaster Protests in Song

  Chess Today’s Mikhail Golubev lends his voice to Odessa’s campaign against the Ukrainian president. The maestro does his turn at 2.56.   (Translation by Sarah Hurst)   We don’t want to stand here any more! It won’t be like it was before! This is…

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