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February 19, 2015 110

A MESSAGE TO MY LOYAL FOLLOWERS

WCM Claudia Muñoz www.claudiamunoz.com I have always believed that if I am going to do something in life, I will focus on becoming the very best. In this 2015 I seemed to have hit a chess wall for some not so good results in four straight tournaments. It is for this reason that I have decided to rearrange my schedule and allocate more time in my chess training. You will see less of me here in my website as well as social media. As of this moment my website www.claudiamunoz.com has more than 2.3 million hits since I opened it in 2010. In my FB Fan Page, I have over 6,500 followers and in Twitter more than 2,500 followers, all of that took time and effort, however I believe that chess results… Read More...
Feb 13, 2015 83

ANAND COMPETES IN ZURICH CHESS CHALLENGE

SWITZERLAND Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will have to put behind the dismal show in the just-concluded Grenke Classic tournament and quickly get his act together when he takes on another elite field in the Zurich Chess Challenge here. Losing as many as three games out of a possible seven, Anand finished the Grenke Classic tournament as one of his worst performance ever. The Indian… Read More...
Feb 11, 2015 127

AMERICAN MADE SPOTLIGHT - YAMIE CHESS

UNITED STATES To the creators of Yamie Chess, owning a small business means having the freedom to inspire children to succeed in school and beyond. With the prevalence of “math phobia” in their communities, a group of graduate math teachers teamed up with chess champion Jennifer Shahade to create a math-learning tool for kids based on the classic game. Shahade represented Yamie Chess at the… Read More...
Feb 08, 2015 161

A BETTER RESULT THIS WEEKEND IN FIDE EVENT IN DALLAS

By WCM Claudia Munoz 2015 DCC FIDE OPEN II My fourth tournament of the year ended today and I feel like all my chess gears are starting to work in the right direction. In this FIDE rated event I faced two very strong players in both GM Conrad Holt and FM Ruifeng Li. The other games were against players rated lower than myself and although I won those games by no means where they easy. I, like… Read More...
Feb 07, 2015 152

CHESS FOR SUCCESS

UNITED KINGDOM ONTARIO—Ontario Middle School sixth grader Blake Trees says chess is one of his favorite games because it is like a giant math problem. “It tests the brain and uses strategy,” said Trees’ opponent, sixth grader Christopher Grenicko. The pair are part of Ontario School District’s chess club, which meets twice a week after school at May Roberts Elementary School. There are two… Read More...
Feb 05, 2015 164

IS KASPAROV BEHIND £1M 'GOLDEN CHESS LEAGUE'?

UNITED KINGDOM Garry Kasparov is believed to be behind a new £1 million "Golden League-style" chess tournament featuring 10 of the world's top players . The No Logo Norway Chess tournament in Stavanger, the Sinquefield Cup in St Louis, and the London Chess Classic will stage three legs of the inaugural Grand Prix event next year. A fourth stage, possibly in Jakata, is planned for the following… Read More...