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January 30, 2015 61

IREDELL CHESS STUDENTS BECOMING GREAT THINKERS

UNITED STATES (North Carolina) A group of students huddled around a cafeteria table on Thursday, leaning in to get a better look at the next move being made. But it wasn’t necessarily what you might expect from elementary and middle schoolers. This was no video game they cared about. It was a chess match. “It has so many dimensions,” said Lakeshore Elementary teacher Charlotte Hickam, who helped organized Thursday’s chess tournament. “It makes great thinkers.” Lakeshore Elementary’s cafeteria was transformed on Thursday after-school into a series of one-on-one chess battles, as eight elementary and middle schools brought their chess club students in to see exactly who is master of the… Read More...
Jan 28, 2015 121

COMPUTER CHESS CREATED IN 487 BYTES, BREAKS RECORD

UNITED STATES It doesn’t matter how far you go back in the relatively short history of video games, storage space and memory limits have always been an issue. Today’s games are concerned with texture sizes and making sure an entire game is capable of fitting on to a 50GB Blu-ray disc. However, early hardware limited games to just a few kilobytes of memory. But this week a very old record has been… Read More...
Jan 26, 2015 110

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… Read More...
Jan 25, 2015 89

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 87

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 101

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...