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August 16, 2014 442

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 at the University of New Hampshire. CHESS LIFE ONLINE http://www.uschess.org/content/view/12736/770/ The reason I am posting this article is because for the first time in my website’s history, I am launching a “contribution campaign” in order to reach my destination in Pune, India. I have posted a… Read More...
Aug 15, 2014 106

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...
Aug 15, 2014 111

BROWN & GUADALUPE REPORT FROM FIDE CONGRESS

By Franc Guadalupe & Walter Brown August 13, 2014 (UNITED STATES CHESS FEDERATION) My trip to the FIDE Congress in Tromso, Norway from the US Open in Orlando, Florida was long, but went without a hitch. Representatives from the Olympiad Organizing Committee met me at the Tromso airport and took me to our hotel. The scenery from the hotel room is excellent. We are on the river and across the river… Read More...
Aug 14, 2014 330

'THE FUTURE OF CHESS, NOT FIDE' BY GARRY KASPAROV

Garry Kasparov 14 Aug 2014 Tromsø, Norway When I announced my campaign for FIDE president on October 8 in Tallinn, I stated that my goal was to elevate our game to the very high level in the public mind where I believe it belongs. On August 11 here in Tromsø, I lost the election for FIDE president, but my campaign did a tremendous amount of work around the world to elevate chess. In those 307… Read More...
Aug 13, 2014 493

JUDIT POLGAR EXPOSES THE SEXISM OF KINGS

NORWAY JUDIT Polgar has blood on her hands. The most successful woman in chess has beaten Garry Kasparov, Boris Spassky and even Magnus Carlsen, the present world champion and the game’s only bona fide celebrity. Now that juggernaut career is coming to a stop. At the age of 38, after almost 25 years as the women’s world No 1 player and long stints in the World Chess Federation’s top 10, Polgar… Read More...
Aug 12, 2014 665

RUSSIAN FEDERATION LOSES LAWSUIT VS. OLYMPIAD ORGANIZERS

NORWAY The RCF sued the organizers for USD 200,000 for legal expenses connected to the dispute about the eligibility of their women's team which came into the spotlight before the event. The case was tried in the Tromsø courthouse, beginning this morning at 9 a.m. Russian Chess Federation President Andrey Filatov has been ever present at the Olympiad, here together with Women's Team Captain… Read More...