GM Luke McShane on the boom in chess

Chess continues to be in the news and English Grandmaster Luke McShane has written an article in The Spectator on the game’s current surge in popularity …
‘In recent decades, I’ve seen a few schisms, reunifications and ‘new dawns’ in chess, but the current chess boom looks like a lasting change brought about by the mysterious conjunction of a pandemic, the internet and an alcoholic teenage heroine on TV.’
Read the whole of the fascinating article here