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November 26, 2014 46

'CHESS IS LIKE LEADING AN ARMY'

UNITED KINGDOM A TEN-YEAR-OLD schoolgirl is proving she has all the right moves after representing England in her first international chess tournament. Thivyaa Rahulan managed to beat top young players from Russia and Greece, and also drew several other matches at the European Youth Chess Championships. She travelled to Georgia for the 10-day event and, despite missing out on a medal, hopes to use the experience as a springboard to future success. The feat is all the more remarkable as Thivyaa, from the Westlands, only took up chess at the age of six and does much of her training at home with her family. She said: “It all started when my dad bought me a secondhand chess and checkers set at… Read More...
Nov 25, 2014 81

ONCE A LOST BOY OF SUDAN, NOW A U.S. CHESS MASTER

NEW YORK A couple of years ago, Majur Juac took time from his job as a security guard in suburban Washington to come to New York for a visit. The soft-spoken Sudan native dropped by a chess tournament in Forest Hills, Queens, that a friend was competing in. He was encouraged to play as well. “He won it,” said Michael Propper, the co-director of New York City Chess Inc., the organization that… Read More...
Nov 24, 2014 131

YOUNGEST AMERICAN GRANDMASTER CROWNED IN ST.LOUIS

MISSOURI ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- It’s a new low for chess’ highest achievement. On Saturday at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, 13-year-old Sam Sevian completed the final requirement to earn the title of Grandmaster, the highest title a chess player can attain. He is now the youngest American Grandmaster in history. Sevian is 13 years, 10 months and 27 days. The previous record… Read More...
Nov 20, 2014 117

ON CHESS: SEVEN QUESTIONS WITH HIKARU NAKAMURA

MISSOURI You’re back in town for the Showdown in St. Louis, a five-round match for $100,000 against the World No. 4 player, Levon Aronian. The Showdown is not a world-circuit event in which you normally play -- is an event like this still important to you, even though it’s just an exhibition? Hikaru Nakamura: To start with, if you ask me or Levon, I don’t think either of us will say this is just… Read More...
Nov 19, 2014 150

'SLEEPING' MAGNUS DENIES ANAND A WIN IN 8TH

RUSSIA Magnus Carlsen drew Game 8 of the World Chess Championship with Viswantahan Anand to retain his one-point lead. However, he created a buzz on Twitter after a picture of him dozing off appeared on the social media. (Game 8 Report | Highlights) After the exhaustive and enthralling draw on Monday in the seventh game, which lasted for more than six and half hours (122 moves), Tuesday's game… Read More...
Nov 18, 2014 137

5 REASONS YOU'RE NOT GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP

To Your Health November, 2014 (Vol. 08, Issue 11) “If you don't think quality sleep and health are connected, think again. A growing body of research links poor sleep to much more than increased stress, fatigue, irritability and difficulty concentrating; think depression, weight gain, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, among other life-threatening consequences. Here are some of the ways this… Read More...