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HAMMOND -- Three chess teams from Goshen finished in the top five in the state Saturday at the Scholastic chess of Indiana Team Finals at Hammond Morton High School. Placing second in Indiana in the Eighth Grade/Under division was the Goshen Middle School team of Logan Miller, Cole ...
Drop in to observe ranked Tampa Bay area chess players battle it out on the chess board throughout the day. Additional chess boards will be available for visitors to play spontaneous games as well. Members of the St. Petersburg chess Club, Acor chess Academy coaches and other area chess ...

He is able to do this because an anonymous wealthy benefactor signed him to a 10-year contract to teach chess in the rural setting where most of the kids had never seen a chess board before he arrived. Bulington, who has taught chess for more than 25 years, caught the benefactor's eye after ...
Thomas Heming, a Grade 1 student from Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Elementary School, plays some emotional chess during the 41st annual Hamilton Wentworth Catholic School Board's Elementary Chess Tournament. About 185 students from Grade 1 through Grade 8 took part. Thomas Heming, a Grade ...
For the first time since Bobby Fischer won the world chess championship in 1972, an American-born player has won the right to play for the world title. Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana won the Candidates tournament in Berlin Tuesday, which means he'll play a 12-game match against world ...
In what's being billed as a historic result for American chess, 25-year-old Fabiano Caruana has emerged after an 18-day competition in Berlin, Germany, as the next challenger for the World Championship title. He will face off against reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in November in ... Bobby Fischer

The story of "Chess" takes place during the Cold War era, and involves a politically-driven chess tournament between American grandmaster Freddie Trumper and Russian grandmaster Anatoly Sergievsky, as well as their fight over the heart of the same woman. The presence of Chess in this show ...
After 13 of the 14 rounds in the Candidates Chess Tournament, Fabiano Caruana of the United States is in first place. On his heels is Sergey Karjakin of Russia who defeated Caruana in the 12th round. This week's position is from that game. Karjakin is white; Caruana, black. The computers ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's surprise visit to China's President Xi Jinping has left many wondering how it will influence the next move on the global chess board of power. The meeting marks a warming of relations between Pyongyang and its sole economic supporter, and paves the way to proposed summits ...
His stunning performance so much impressed the chess fraternity that Chess Association of Malawi (Chessam) executive member, Susan Namangale, in partnership with CBR Tours and Travel decided to sponsor the maestro that he flies back instead of travelling by road as he did when he went there.
KICKOFF: NRL recruitment the ultimate game of chess ... In reality it's like a game of chess. Not all pieces on the board are a created equal but given the right position, make the right move, and a pawn can fell a king. A self-indulgent metaphor perhaps but, simply put, when it comes to recruitment and ...
Young, the executive director, highlights that women remain woefully underrepresented at most chess competitions. Internationally, just one of the world's 100 top ranked players is female. "We have 32 percent girls, which isn't enough, but it's unheard of in the world of chess," she said. Nearby, a gaggle of ...
It was all part of the fourteenth annual tournament organized by the Sacramento Valley Scholarstic Chess League and it attracted students from all over the north state, including 11-year-old Landon Parks. The clock begins to tick and fifth-grader Landon Parks is making his first move at the championship ...
The international, brain-challenging sport of chess is enjoying a resurgence in Tenterfield with the recent arrival of an expert in the game who is happy to share his knowledge. John Lavery is also mounting a chess competition through the school holidays to offer children an alternative to screen time.
I'm not a scientist or a business person, but I have followed artificial intelligence very closely since I was a professional chess player in my teens and early 20s. Chess has been very central to AI, and the gains have been incredible. When computer chess first started, it was hard to tell for a while if it was a ...
It's funny how some tournaments are full of exciting, entertaining games while others aren't. The B group at Tata Steel is one example, and so is this year's Aeroflot Open. Today's game is the third game of the week from the event. It features one of this column's favorites, the wonderfully indifferent Ukrainian, ...
Serbia is in the endgame and they are losing. It's a matter of time before either Serbia surrenders or is checkmated. I'm actually rated in the low 1600's in chess, find me at Chess.com if you would like to play. Serbian Snowflakes are welcome to play, however the heat that I bring will most likely melt you.

Former world champion chess player Garry Kasparov famously beat 32 computers at chess simultaneously before being defeated by the Deep Blue AI in 1997. Kasparov has since taken a firm stance in support of machine learning and claims that many critics do not understand the difference between an ...
Grandmaster SP Sethuraman defeated GM Victor Bologan with black pieces in the final round to finish second in the prestigious Aeroflot Open Chess tournament in Moscow on Wednesday. The 25-year-old, who started the tournament with a starting rank of 15, registered five victories and three draws in the ...
Another killer week of iOS game releases has arrived, featuring a new battle royale game (with blocky pixel fighters), a snowboarding adventure and a 3D chess game you can play with your friends. The mobile version of Tekken has arrived as well, if you want to hone your fighting skills on the go as well as ...
The time for strong round-robin tournaments at the Saint Louis Chess Club (STLCC) is about to restart! The U.S. Championship and U.S. Women's Championship are the traditional big tournaments in the spring, but players are looking for other strong tournaments to sharpen their skills, openings, tactics ...
White has busted open black's king-side. To do so, white made the exchange sacrifice of a rook for a knight on h5. This allowed the white queen to check from g5, as shown in this week's problem. Black mistakenly retreated its king to f8 rather h8. White now mates black in eight moves, albeit many of these ...
In 1987, Lakeside Elementary School in East Grand Rapids added Chess Club to its after-school activity list. Thirty-one years later, the club continues to be strong and draw more and more students every year. "When I took over as instructor, I knew it had to continue," said Shannon Mitchell, who is a ...
The tournament, put on by Bay Area Chess and hosted for the first time by the Taylor Farms Center for Learning, was a way for anyone who may have interest in playing in a sanctioned tournament, but may not have the experience, to gain some valuable knowledge about how those tournaments work, ...
College-age grandmasters, father-son bonding over knights and bishops, and an intense desire to keep kids off screens -- even if only for a few hours -- inspired scores of Bay Area families to head to Golden Gate Park on Saturday for an annual chess competition that has grown in numbers since ... young people
The annual Aeroflot Chess Festival in Moscow is one of Europe's biggest and strongest open Swisses. Though it essentially caters to Russian and Eastern European players, it still draws a very strong field. This is the tournament's 16 th year, and it has 60 grandmasters in the 92-player field. The sole ... young people
After a 20-year hiatus, Somerset County Freeholder Brian Levine is returning to the chess board to compete for the United States Team Championship title. Levine will be playing tournament chess on the team of International Master Dean Ippolito under the team name “Dean of Chess – Makatenas.”. young people
As the chess world awaits the start of the Candidates this March, a world championship match of sorts was held in Norway: the Fischer Random match between Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura (www.frchess.com). “Fischer Random” is the creation of Bobby Fischer, who introduced it in 1996. His idea ... young people
Since 2011, all children in Armenia from six to eight years old have had compulsory chess lessons. For one boy it's paying off, reports Emma Levine. I was trapped. Surrounded on all sides, and there was no escape. The king's capture was imminent - and my bishop was of no use this time. "Shakh yev mat," ... young people
It's been 30 years since the musical “Chess,” noted for its engaging score and inscrutable book, survived on Broadway for a scant two months. Could a high-profile revival finally be in the offing? That's the fervent hope percolating around a robust semi-staged concert rendition that has completed an SRO ... young people
Chess Records is an American institution. Founded in Chicago by Phil and Leonard Chess in the 1950s, it became the label that launched Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley. Now, Canadian singer Elise LeGrow is taking on the label's catalog on her debut album: Playing Chess features covers of ... young people
In the lunchtime bustle on Fayetteville Street, a crowd gathers to watch the High Sheriff of Chess hold court at a concrete table, a seat he guards by sliding bishops, smacking clocks and talking vigorous junk. At 81, Sherman Leathers has spent a decade as the game's ambassador downtown, and as the ... young people
8 -13 at the Saint Louis Chess Club. The tournament was divided into two separate round robins: The grandmaster norm group and the international master norm section. The GM norm section had four grandmasters participating: Top seed Pavlo Vorontsov of Ukraine, Mark Paragua from the Philippines, ... young people
Students from across the community competed in the Chess for Success Region 5 Tournament Saturday afternoon, Feb. 10, at Wood Elementary School. Parents and coaches were on hand to cheer for the children during the formal tournament. There were 45 boards set up, snacks for the players and ... young people
The Nashik-based Grand Master became the fourth Indian chess player to cross the 2,700 ELO rating points. The 22-year-old demonstrated his high quality talent by crossing the mark while representing Team Solvay in the Spanish Team Championship League in Linares. Became the fourth Indian - after ... young people
The world governing body of chess has had its financial dealings halted amid allegations its scandal-hit president facilitated the funding of Islamic State terrorists. Fide, the Lausanne-based federation which runs the game, disclosed on Tuesday that Swiss bank UBS closed its accounts after finally losing ... young people
The World Chess Federation (FIDE) says its Swiss bank accounts have been closed after its president was accused of facilitating transactions on behalf of the Syrian government. Russian millionaire Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was added to a US Treasury Department sanctions list in 2015 for his alleged dealings ... young people
We're excited to share our exclusive preview of the new release by Elise LeGrow, Playing Chess, due out on February 16. With Playing Chess LeGrow's instinctual interpretations of Chess Records classics take on fresh life. These 11 retro pop tracks benefit from LeGrow's gritty, heartfelt vocals, effortlessly ... young people
"I wanted to give the kids out here another after-school opportunity and chess was something I learned when I was a kid," he said. "My fourth-grade teacher, Robert Keller (Foster Elementary: Sweet Home), taught his students how to play chess. Chess has always had that nerdy reputation, but he made it ... young people
Hudson's program has reached 55,000 students and aims to reach at least 1 million, spreading life-lessons through the game of chess. Hudson teaches youth the game of chess utilizing an over-sized chess board while implementing his message of peace, positivity, and purpose. “By learning to give rather ... young people
A sophomore at Auburn High School went undefeated at this weekend's state high school chess tournament in Peoria, earning himself the title of Illinois High School Association State Chess Champion. Vincent Do played a perfect 7-0 on Board 1, the highest level of competition at the state tournament. young people
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two dozen students spread throughout a Perry Creek Elementary School room on Feb. 1, eyes down, focused on a board with 64 squares and a variety of pawns, rooks, bishops, the powerful queen and of course the coveted king. They took a break to listen to Chess Club founder ... young people
The VSU Chess Club is also led by Ken Stanley, professor emeritus of finance at VSU and former dean of the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration; Hanna Wilson-Moss, VSU chemistry student and National Science Foundation Noyce Scholar; and Arlene Manning, teacher at St. John ... young people
2/11/2018 – Chess 4 Math is a kindergarten book that aims to bring chess into the educational curriculum. With the tagline "Play chess, learn math and train your mind", the program aims to develop both cognitive and non-cognitive skills among children. Teachers or students do not necessarily need to have chess ... young people
The Region 23/24 chess tournament drew elementary schoolers from Heppner, and middle and high schoolers from Hermiston, all who are trying to qualify for the state tournament. The tournament is March 9 and 10. After a high-drama three-way tie for the top high school spot, all three students will move ... young people
The 2018 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival (www.GibChess.com) ended in an exciting seven-player tie for first, with Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian, Richard Rapport, Nikita Vitiugov, Michael Adams, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and Quang Liem Le all at 7.5/10. Given the tie-breaking rules the organizers ... young people
Keagan Ericson, right, gives Julian Richards some advice as Richards plays a chess match against Dante Jackson during the Adams Middle School Chess Club meeting on Wednesday. ... Denise Flanders, Adams Middle School math and algebra teacher, did not know a thing about chess two years ago. young people
The courtroom has been cleared, the lights are off in the spillover room on the 19th floor and the initial takes are in on the Uber vs. Waymo trial. Uber will give Alphabet, the parent company of both Waymo and the search giant Google, some $244 million worth of stock, and agree to ensure that no Waymo ... young people
"It's a tactical game, you have to be able to out-think your opponent a little bit," said Dean, who finds fault with one of curling's nicknames, "chess on ice." "The difference is, in chess it's pretty easy to move a chess piece. In curling... it takes a considerable amount of skill to get your rock where you want it.". young people
But for Urschel, the appeal of math and the appeal of chess are very similar. “As a mathematician, I really like to understand the structure of things,” he says. “[Chess] is very mathematical to me. You're playing a game, you're faced with some position, you're trying to figure out the way to proceed, and you ... young people


 

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