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May 23, 2015 122

A SLIGHTLY BETTER DAY 2 - TEXAS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

WCM Claudia Munoz Texas State Championship (Ft. Worth, Texas) Day two was slightly better than yesterday in the Texas Chess Championship and I am using the word ‘slightly’ liberal. As you can see I am keeping my sense of humor. Tonight I finished round three and for the first time I played white since the tournament started and I lost to NM Sam Capocyan, earlier in the 2nd round I got a draw against James Dylan 2122 – at least I got on the board today! Tough tournament but there are 4 rounds left. It is obvious that I am not having a good year compared to 2014 but this event far from over and I am seeking to get back in the chess shape needed for my summer schedule. I appreciate always the… Read More...
May 23, 2015 188

OUCH IN THE 1ST RD OF THE TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIP

WCM Claudia Munoz Texas State Championship (Ft. Worth, Texas) No one likes to lose the first round of any tournament much less yours truly but after a 3.5 hour bout I lost to David Wyde (2186) with black. I was outperformed and had no alternative but to go to my room at 11:30 pm to go lick my wounds. In the rating list of this tournament I am the 4th from the bottom as everyone else is rated… Read More...
May 20, 2015 111

GREATEST CHESS PLAYERS REVEAL FORMULA BEHIND FAME

UNITED STATES Fame is the state of being known by many people. So a simple measure is the number of hits that a name generates on Google. Indeed, various researchers have used this as a useful proxy for fame. That has allowed them to ask some interesting questions about the nature of fame. And one that constantly arises is how fame is related to an individual’s achievement—how much more fame does… Read More...
May 19, 2015 65

THE U.S. ABOUT TO BECOME A CHESS POWERHOUSE

UNITED STATES Chess in the United States is enjoying a resurgence. It's the most exciting time for the ancient game since Bobby Fischer came back from Iceland in 1972, carrying the title of World Chess Champion. But it just got a whole lot more exciting. The No. 3-ranked player in the world, Fabiano Caruana, has expressed his intention to change from playing for the Italian Chess Federation to… Read More...
May 18, 2015 113

FROM MONGOLIA TO MINNESOTA TO U.S. CHESS OPEN

UNITED STATES MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –Every year high students from all over the world call St. Paul Preparatory School home. On Monday, WCCO This Morning’s Ali Lucia met with one of them, Sia Ganbaatar. Ganbaatar is a Mongolian exchange student who, despite still finding her way in a new culture, shows how there’s nothing quiet about her moves on the chess board. Ganbaatar, a senior at St. Paul… Read More...
May 14, 2015 124

NEW MEXICO CHESS POSTS MY CHALLENGE IN EL PASO, TX

WCM Claudia Munoz www.claudiamunoz.com I thank the New Mexico Chess Organization ( http://www.nmchess.org / ) for posting the tournament information for my coming participation in the ‘CHESS CAMPEONA ON THE MOVE’ Chess Challenge in El Paso, Texas June 6 & 7. This event is a two day USCF rated event includes 5 SECTIONS: Open, Reserve U1400, Reserve U800, Girls U1400 and Girls U800. I will also be… Read More...