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August 30, 2014 207

CHESS IN THE TIME OF WAR

THE UNITED STATES "Wake up," my wife shouted. "We are at war!" A few moments earlier, she met Vladimir Simagin pacing back and forth in the lobby of the Polish hotel in Polanica Zdroj, repeating:"Stupid people, stupid people, stupid people...." The Moscow grandmaster explained to her that Soviet tanks crossed into Czechoslovakia overnight. It was August 21, 1968. "The night would not be short," predicted the Czech poet Karel Kryl in one of his songs. On Vaclav Touzimsky's iconic picture, a Soviet tank crashes into a building in the town of Liberec. The tank has one white stripe, not the the usual red star. The Soviets used more than 6,000 tanks during the August 1968 invasion. They came to… Read More...
Aug 26, 2014 131

WHAT CHESS CAN TEACH BUSINESSES

UNITED KINGDOM Stay on the lookout for “strong squares”, and be ready to sacrifice. There's a rich history of corporate strategists turning to board and card games to hone their skills. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are keen bridge players, and Business Insider drew up a list of 28 US executives who are strong chess players. But what can be transferred from the chessboard to real life? In Three… Read More...
Aug 24, 2014 314

FIRST WEEK FINANCIAL REPORT FOR SPONSORS OF WORLD JUNIOR

WCM Claudia Munoz First Contribution Report www.claudiamunoz.com On Sunday August 17th I kicked off my online fundraising campaign on my website for my upcoming trip to the World Junior U-20 Chess Championship in Pune, India in October 5-20. I first sent 40-Facebook messages to a select group of followers that continually interact with me on almost a daily basis. My website was already set up to… Read More...
Aug 16, 2014 1206

REPRESENTING THE U.S. IN WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP INDIA

WCM Claudia Munoz www.claudiamunoz.com I am proud to inform you that I will be the Official Representative of the United States in the World Junior Championship to be held in October 5-20, 2014 in Pune, India. How was I selected by the United States Chess Federation to participate in this event? As many of you might remember I won the 2014 U.S. Girls Junior Closed Chess Championship held in July… Read More...
Aug 15, 2014 136

HOFFMAN & ROHDE ON IMPRESSIONS FROM THE OLYMPIAD

By Jean Hoffman & Sophia Rohde August 14, 2014 Chess for the Disabled Project by USCF Executive Director Jean Hoffman Reflecting on my first trip to the FIDE Congress and Chess Olympiad, I am struck by the different ways that countries around the world are promoting chess. In Norway, the stores are filled with chess-themed merchandise, while chess games are broadcast on Norwegian television. In… Read More...