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April 23, 2016 83

HOW A GRANDMASTER IS USING THE GAME TO TEACH LIFE SKILLS

By Maquita Peters A few "short" years ago, during my sophomore year at The City College of New York, some fellow Caribbean classmates told me that the education department was offering a "free" course, called Thinking Chess, for three credits. As an international student from Barbados, paying almost four times more in tuition than locals, the idea of getting "free" credits in a system where we had to pay for everything was nothing short of a miracle. I jumped at the idea of taking the class because, after all, who doesn't want to save a few dollars living in a foreign country away from one's family? More than that, I'd always wanted to learn chess. And, as if I weren't psyched enough about… Read More...
Apr 12, 2016 229

15-YEAR-OLD CHESS CHAMP FROM COPPELL SEEKS U.S. TITLE

By Michael E. Young COPPELL – Asked what he likes best about chess, 15-year-old grandmaster Jeffrey Xiong wastes not a second. “I really like the beauty of the game,” he said. “It’s kind of like war – it’s all about strategy, maneuvering your army to the right places and winning the battle.” Since his father, Wayne, taught him the game 10 years ago, Jeffrey has won plenty of battles over the… Read More...
Apr 10, 2016 91

BOOK RELEASE OF ANURADHA BENIWAL

By Praul “I am a happy person, who looks at the positive part of life,” said Anuradha Beniwal. The former national chess champion was in Chandigarh to launch her debut book in Hindi, Azadi Mera Brand, (Rajkamal Prakashan), at the Rumour Mill on Friday. Beniwal, who belongs to Meham near Rohtak, was introduced to chess by her father and excelled in the mind game and the book is an account of her… Read More...
Apr 02, 2016 148

THE YOUTH ERA HAS OFFICIALLY ARRIVED IN CHESS

By Binit Priyaranjan A new age is upon us in the chess world. The signs have been visible for a while, with the average age of participants in the Candidates tournament having fallen by almost 20 years over the past five or six decades. The 26-year old Sergey Karjakin’s triumph in the just-concluded Candidates tournament at Moscow is an affirmation of a truth that the 46-year old Viswanathan… Read More...
Mar 15, 2016 145

CLAUDIA MUNOZ ON QUEEN POWER AT TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPS

My latest article for USCHESS https://new.uschess.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/WCM-Priya-Nikita-WFM-Devina-Devagharan-and-WCM-Claudia-Munoz-1024x683.jpg Read More...
Mar 14, 2016 329

'AN OPEN LETTER TO AGON' BY CHRIS WAINSCOTT

An Open Letter to Agon Well, it’s finally here. After what seems like an interminable wait, the Candidates Tournament has begun. So far it’s been fairly exciting. Vishy getting off to an early lead in the first round again. Decisive results. Missed tactics. You name it. And yet the lead story from this even so far is you. You’ve decided to try to force exclusivity of the broadcast rights… Read More...