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Falls Church-based Silver Knights Chess is recruiting part-time coaches and aides to run after-school elementary school chess programs in Maryland, the District and Northern Virginia. Coaches must have a “reliable” car and be able to work weekdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, check out the group’s website at or contact the Knights at

Ivanchuk-Csom, Yerevan, 1989

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 c5 5. d5 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Nh5 7. g3 f5 8. e4 f4 9. dxe6 fxg3 10. Qd5 g2 11. Qxh5+ g6 12. Qe5 Qh4+ 13. Ke2 gxh1=Q 14. Qxh8+ Ke7 15. Qg7+ Kxe6 16. Bh3+ Kd6 17. Qf8+ Kc7 18. Bf4+ Qxf4 19. Qxf4+ d6 20. Rd1 Nc6 21. Qxd6+ Kb6 22. Qg3 h5 23. Bxc8 Rxc8 24. Nh3 h4 25. Qf2 Black resigns.

Kurnosov-Loginov, Samara, Russia, July 2002

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Be3 c6 5. a4 Qa5 6. Qd2 Nbd7 7. h3 Bg7 8. g3 O-O 9. Bg2 e5 10. Nge2 Re8 11. O-O exd4 12. Bxd4 Nc5 13. Rfe1 Qc7 14. Rad1 Nfxe4 15. Nf4 Nxd2 16. Rxe8+ Bf8 17. Ncd5 cxd5 18. Nxd5 Ne6 19. Rxd2 h5 20. Nxc7 Nxc7 21. Re1 Ne6 22. Bc3 Bd7 23. Bxb7 Rb8 24. Bd5 Black resigns.

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David R. Sands

David R. Sands

Raised in Northern Virginia, David R. Sands received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He worked as a reporter for several Washington-area business publications before joining The Washington Times.

At The Times, Mr. Sands has covered numerous beats, including international trade, banking, politics ...

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