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January 26, 2015 61

KASPAROV, NYC BLIZZARD, STORES LINES & COMMUNIST RUSSIA

UNITED STATES New Yorkers are standing on breadlines as a potentially historic blizzard bears down on the city. Chess champion Garry Kasparov, who grew up in the U.S.S.R., compared the weather, long lines and bare shelves to his upbringing in the impoverished Communist country. "The weather here in New York reminds me of Moscow. The lines in the food stores remind me of the USSR!" Kasparov wrote on Twitter early Monday afternoon. The mad dash to area supermarkets came as a storm expected to dump anywhere from 18-36 inches on the region began moving in. Pictures on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram showed waits hundreds of people deep at the Whole Foods market in Union Square. Though usually… Read More...
Jan 25, 2015 50

CHESS PLAYERS' 7-YEAR LEGAL BATTLE

UNITED STATES 12:45PM GMT 23 Jan 2015 A seven-year legal battle between two warring chess players has ended in stalemate after a judge ruled their row wasn't black and white. Judge Gordon Beech told the former friends he could not "force them to be nice to each other" after they appeared in court to settle a dispute over a £160 loan. Kent County Court had heard Geoffrey Bishop lent Russell… Read More...
Jan 24, 2015 57

DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA, POLITICAL CHESS GAME

UNITED STATES This is the third article in a series on doing business in China. In Part I we touched on how many Westerners are unfamiliar with the sheer size and scope of China’s ongoing development; in Part II we shared some ‘on-the-ground’ experiences of this rapid development from both Western and Chinese business perspectives. Now let’s look at the psychology behind the political chess game… Read More...
Jan 22, 2015 80

OKLAHOMA CITY CHESS CLUB JAN.31 TOURNEY IN MOORE, OK

UNITED STATES (Moore, Oklahoma) The Oklahoma City Challengers Chess Club will host a tournament Jan. 31 at Regency Park Baptist Church, 2001 N Janeway Ave. in Moore. Club member Tommy W. Hay said several high-ranking players will compete, including Claudia Munoz, of Wichita Falls, Texas. Munoz, 17, currently holds the titles of American U20 Girls Chess Champion and Woman Candidate Master. The… Read More...
Jan 22, 2015 55

CHESS IN SCHOOLS BRINGING THE GAME TO LIFE

UNITED STATES (SEATTLE) The first time children called her "The Chess Lady" in a Seattle school 10 years ago, Wendi Fischer was caught off guard. As she walked in, they started buzzing, and when she asked the teacher what they were saying, it turned out she was a minor celebrity. The children were soon asking for autographs. Fischer gained her notoriety as the public face and executive director… Read More...
Jan 21, 2015 114

CHESS-LIKE GAME SHOW KIDS DANGERS OF GANG LIFE

UNITED STATES BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - It looks like chess, except without the traditional pieces. In their place are the "little homie," the "big homie," a "hustler," a "baller," a "kingpin," and a "queenpin." It’s called "Caught Up, The Intervention Game." The game is played exactly like chess, except that it also teaches the players about the dangers of gang violence. "What we want to… Read More...