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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
Picking the winner in the knockout-format FIDE World Cup is like trying to handicap a demolition derby — the traffic patterns are so chaotic and the collisions so random that almost anyone can emerge with the last functioning engine. In the format featuring two games at classical time controls and a rapid and blitz playoff, even the best players can be tripped up. Published August 27, 2013
- SANDS: Alone this time, Quesada Perez tops Washington International
Published August 20, 2013
- SANDS: Sparkling new chess game collection offers a trip to 'Planet Chukky'
Published August 13, 2013
- SANDS: Friedel beats Molner in chess playoff to win U.S. Open in Wisconsin
Published August 10, 2013
- SANDS: At Cadets, one short chess game leads to one big payout for New Yorker
Published July 30, 2013
- SANDS: Cadets kick off busy summer of competitive chess
Published July 23, 2013
- SANDS: Big struggle takes place in the middle game at chess World Open in Virginia
Published July 16, 2013
- A relieved George Zimmerman not guilty; verdict stirs emotion across the country
Published July 13, 2013
- SANDS: Negi and Gang of 10 capture big local chess events
Published July 9, 2013
- SANDS: Naroditsky confirms promise with junior chess title
Published July 2, 2013