😉 Battle of the brains, sine alcohole for future champions, Garry Kasparov vs. Tibor Károlyi  at the World Junior Chess Championships in Dortmund 1980 (no hidden product placement, but yes, Sinalco is the latin abbreviation for "without alcohol"). Marvelous photo by Gerhard Hund

😉 Gender battle, Chantal Chaudé de Silans versus Henry Grob (Jelmoli store, Zurich 1951)

😉 Clash of generations, 102 year-old Philip Gelman of Wood Green Chess Club and five year-old Jonathan Pein, son of well-respected chess tournament organizer and IM Malcolm Pein, himself also a member of Wood Green Club. Picture by Philippa Pein

😎 Low aim is crime, not failure! (Chess Simul for Kids, Geneva 2013)

🤪 ... and training is everything (Carlsen, coached by Kasparov)

💋 With the right inspiration, everything is possible! Polgar sisters Sofia, Judit, Susan at a public chess event in Central Park, New York City, New York in 1988R. Photo Cottrell — Wikipedia

🤩 Max Euwe (1901 -1981), the only Amateur World Champion who became Professional World Chess Champion, Grandmaster, Teacher of Mathemtics, Professor in Informatics and Cybernetics, and after his retirement FIDE president from 1970 -1978. Photo via

🤨 Scoresheet of the famous game Reti vs. Capablanca 1-0 (New York 1924)

🤭 Chess puzzle: Diagram Caruana vs. Korchnoi (Gibraltar 2011) 29. ... black to move for the win!

🤩 Playing Hall, Chess Olympiad 1982 at Lucerne, Switzerland. Photo from Gerhard Hund, german chess player and chess historian, mathematician, computer pioneer and scientist

😠 Don't disturb! We are thinking (Fischer vs. Petrosian, 1971, Bobby won 6.5 to 2.5 with four consecutive wins at the end)

🤔 Man vs. Machine: Robot Challenges, Russia 2010 - Gradually Grischuk's face reflected the difficulty of his position

🙃 Simultaneous engineering: Mark Taimanov giving a Simul Exhibition in St. Petersburg

🙃 Samuel Reshevsky playing a Chess Simul in France in 1920 at the age of nine  

😀 Viktor Korchnoi is Swiss Champion 2011 at the age of eighty
Alexandra Kosteniuk, then Female Swiss Champion, won the Male Swiss Championship in 2013 

😘 Emanuel Lasker (gouache on paper) by Nette Robinson (

😘 Mikhail Botvinnik (gouache on paper) by Nette Robinson (

😘 'Royal Game' Stefan Zweig woodcut by Elke Rehder (

😘 Knight takes Rook woodcut by Elke Rehder (

😘 Cartoon Henrique Mecking by Oliver Schopf (

😘 Cartoon Wolfgang Unzicker by Oliver Schopf

😲 TIME Magazine December 7, 1925 Cover: José Raoul Capablanca

😲 DER SPIEGEL 22.10.1958 Nr. 43 Cover: David Bronstein, Rote Zugmaschinen

😙 Cooly, the ice hockey world championship mascot in Berne City