Kaja Snare – Agon’s ace world championship reporter

Norwegian sports reporter Kaja Snare has been headhunted to become the international TV reporter for organizer Agon’s live coverage of the Carlsen-Karjakin title match in New York.

Raising the curtain

We’re in the middle of the summer, which means things are starting to heat up in the chess world. Matt & Patt’s columnist takes a look at recent events.

Fast and furious

Matt & Patt contributor GM Jonathan Tisdall updates on some recent chess events.

From start to finish

Grandmaster Jonathan Tisdall looks at European Championship and updates on the preparations for the title match.

Title treasure hunt

Who will be working for who in the next World Championship Match? GM Jonathan Tisdall takes a look at what is going on behind the scenes.

Visually handicapped Norwegian gets two year ban for chess cheating

Visually handicapped Stein Bjørnsen (50) has received a two-year ban on domestic competition from the Central Board of the Norwegian Chess Federation (NSF). The verdict fell at a board meeting in Stavanger last weekend.

Norway wins neighborhood rivalry

There was no reversal of roles for Sweden in the second day of their international match against Norway. The duel was part of the festivities alongside the Altibox Norway Chess super-tournament.