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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 and Capitol Hill, and spent eight years on the foreign desk as senior diplomatic correspondent. He is currently the deputy editor for politics. In addition, he has reviewed books and written feature stories for the newspaper and authored The Times' weekly chess column since 1993. He is also senior writer for Washington GolfStyles, a monthly publication covering the Mid-Atlantic golf scene.

 

Articles by David R. Sands

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Benefit corporations raise legal, regulatory questions

The sharp rise in the number of benefit corporations has also led to some sharp questions about whether the socially-conscious but for-profit companies are delivering on their promises. Published December 7, 2014

Norway's Magnus Carlsen, currently the top ranked chess player in the world, right, shakes hands with India's former World Champion Vishwanathan Anand at the FIDE World Chess Championship Match in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Artur Lebedev)

Pressure grows on challenger Anand after draw in chess title match

Time may be running out for Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand after he and defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway agreed to a draw after just 20 moves in Game 9 of their scheduled 12-game title match in Sochi, Russia Thursday. Published November 20, 2014

An image of an apparently sleeping world chess champion Magnus Carlsen during Wednesday's Game 8 of his title match with India's Viswanathan Anand in Sochi, Russia, from the Twitter account @Rick_Chess.

Did champ fall asleep during chess title match game?

It may have been the oddest time for a quick power nap ever. Social media in the chess world is still buzzing over pictures that appear to show world chess champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway actually falling asleep at the board during this week's Game 8 of his world championship match with Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand of India in Sochi, Russia. Published November 20, 2014

Carlsen-Anand, Game 5, after 25...Rdg8.

DAVID R. SANDS: Magnus Carlsen clings to lead in world title chess match after epic draw

It took 122 moves of grinding defense, but Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand may have claimed a little momentum Monday in drawing Game 7 with world champion Magnus Carlsen in their scheduled 12-game title match in Sochi, Russia. With the draw, Carlsen now enjoys a 4-3 edge, with two wins, four draws and a loss in the match's first seven games. Published November 19, 2014

Norway's Magnus Carlsen, currently the top ranked chess player in the world, right, shakes hands with India's former World Champion Vishwanathan Anand at the FIDE World Chess Championship Match in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Artur Lebedev)

Carlsen keeps chess title match lead with quiet draw in Game 8

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen came up with a much better defense to his opponent's Queen's Gambit opening and secured an easy 41-move draw in Game 8 of his title match with Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in Sochi, Russia Tuesday. Published November 18, 2014

India's former World Champion Vishwanathan Anand makes notes as he plays against Norway's Magnus Carlsen, currently the top ranked chess player in the world, at the FIDE World Chess Championship Match in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Artur Lebedev)

Anand holds Carlsen to draw in epic 122-move game

It took 122 moves of grinding defense, but Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand may have claimed a little momentum Monday in drawing Game 7 with world champion Magnus Carlsen in their scheduled 12-game title match in Sochi, Russia. Published November 17, 2014

Norway's Magnus Carlsen, currently the top ranked chess player in the world, right,  makes a move as he plays against India's former World Champion Vishwanathan Anand at the FIDE World Chess Championship Match in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Artur Lebedev)

Carlsen wins error-filled game to seize chess title match lead

The grandmasters proved they were human as world chess champion Magnus Carlsen defeated Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in a blunder-filled Game 6 of their championship match in 38 moves Saturday in Sochi, Russia. Published November 15, 2014

Norway's Magnus Carlsen, currently the top ranked chess player in the world, plays against India's former World Champion Vishwanathan Anand at the FIDE World Chess Championship Match in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Artur Lebedev)

Chess match still tied as Anand, Carlsen draw Game 4

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen pressed but was unable to break challenger Viswanathan Anand's defenses, as Game 4 of their scheduled 12-game title match ended in a 47-move draw. The result leaves the match knotted at 2-2, and represented a moral victory of sorts for the Indian challenger, who was playing the Black pieces and faced a champion eager for revenge after a bad loss in the previous game. Published November 12, 2014

Norway's Magnus Carlsen, currently the top ranked chess player in the world, right,  makes a move as he plays against India's former World Champion Vishwanathan Anand at the FIDE World Chess Championship Match in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Artur Lebedev)

Champ Carlsen draws first blood in chess title fight

Using the same blueprint which won him the title a year ago, Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen pressured challenger Viswanathan Anand of India into a critical mistake to win the second game of their scheduled 12-round match in Sochi, Russia Sunday. Published November 9, 2014

Leenhouts-Godart after 21...Qd7.

SANDS: Ahead of 2014 chess title match, 2016 hopefuls battle it out

With world champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Viswanathan Anand prepping furiously for their title match in Sochi, Russia, starting a week from Friday, some of their top peers are already battling for a chance to play in the next title match two years from now. Published October 28, 2014