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April 19, 2014 1

YOUNG PLAYERS COMPETE IN HONOR OF DEFEATING BREAST CANCER

The Torres Chess and Music Academy will be hosting a chess tournament in Fremont, California in order to raise funds in the fight against breast cancer. Nearly every family has been touched by the disease known broadly as cancer. Every May, we set aside a date to honor our Mothers but this year, rather than just honoring Mothers, we can come together to help defend them against Breast Cancer at a chess tournament in Fremont, California. Chris Torres, the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy feels that, "Chess is about making good choices. If you value your child's chess education and hate cancer, the choice is easy. Come to our tournament in Fremont on May third." The Torres… Read More...
Apr 16, 2014 143

CHESS 'SHOULD BE COMPULSORY' IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

UNITED KINGDOM Pupils as young as seven should be given compulsory lessons in chess amid claims it boosts concentration levels, numeracy and reading comprehension, according to a teachers’ leader. Primary schools should give all pupils at least one term’s worth of chess in an attempt to get them interested in the game at a young age, it was claimed. Hank Roberts, former president of the… Read More...
Apr 15, 2014 126

CHEPSTOW PUPILS CHALLENGE GM MARIAN PETROV

UNITED KINGDOM PUPILS at St Mary’s R.C Primary in Chepstow spent yesterday battling a grand chess master in aid of the Imogen appeal. Twenty four pupils from Year 2 to Year 6 took part in the fundraiser which involved Marian Petrov, a Grandmaster chess player playing against them simultaneously. The sponsored chess tournament has so far raised £950 to go towards the £40,000 needed for… Read More...
Apr 12, 2014 106

ARCHITECT GIVE CLASSICAL CHESS RADICAL MAKEOVER

UNITED STATES Famed artist and noted chess lover Marcel Duchamp once said, "While all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists." That may be true, but many fine artists, from Duchamp and his contemporaries to modern talents like Rachel Whiteread and Damien Hirst, still find themselves drawn to the game, inspired to create their own idiosyncratic chess sets. It's easy to… Read More...
Apr 11, 2014 222

13 YEAR OLD TO VIE FOR U.S. WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

MISSOURI Apparently, the U.S. “Women’s” Chess Championship is a description that gets more liberal by the year. Where last season’s national title fight featured Dallas’ Sarah Chiang - 15 at the time - this year’s will feature Ashritha Eswaran, a 13-year-old National Master out of San Jose, Calif. Over the weekend, Eswaran accepted the invitation as the wildcard to the 2014 event, rounding out… Read More...