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Latest Chess Items
There will be some bipartisanship at the board this week on Capitol Hill, as the newly hatched Congressional Chess Caucus on Wednesday, June 18 hosts the inaugural Congressional Chess Tournament, with former world champion Garry Kasparov on hand to enforce the touch-move rule.
Missouri lawmakers in Washington have formed a bipartisan group to promote the scholastic benefits of chess while further pushing for recognition of St. Louis as the nation's chess capital.
As a kid, Father Brian Connor gave up on chess after consistently losing to his brother and two cousins.
They try to promote peace and harmony around the globe, but for three days in New York, United Nations employees are battling each other in fierce competitions on soccer fields, swatting birdies in badminton and striving for check-mates on the chess table.
It is said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been playing chess while President Obama has been playing checkers, or even marbles.
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you just might get another shot at being the world champion.
It's a measure of how good the college game has become that the University of Maryland-Baltimore County's second-place finish in last month's Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Championship, hosted by Texas Tech in Lubbock, ranked as at least a mild upset.
What next for Magnus the Magnificent? The victory of the young, dynamic Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen in dethroning world champion Viswanathan Anand in their title match last week has sent an electric thrill through fans of the game worldwide.
Norway's Magnus Carlsen is the new world chess champion, dethroning Indian titleholder Viswanathan Anand with a draw in the 10th game of their scheduled 12-game match in Chennai, India, Friday.