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October 24, 2014 5

BLURRING THE BOUNDRIES BETWEEN CHESS AND POKER

UNITED STATES Jennifer Shahade criss-crosses the globe changing hats as a professional poker player and master chess player. Sometimes she dons both, like at the recent UKIPT event on the Isle of Man where PokerStars hosted an international chess tournament and Shahade participated in an exhibition playing six chess/poker matches simultaneously – where she won five of the six matches. Shahade is the Mind Sports Ambassador of PokerStars, which sees her speaking at events highlighting the connections between chess and poker. She also plays poker online and at live events as a PokerStars representative. BLUFF: The recent chess/poker event at the UKIPT – you had six heads-up matches of speed… Read More...
Oct 23, 2014 70

MIRIAM SCHOOL USES CHESS AS BEHAVIORAL THERAPY TOOL

MISSOURI Not long after kindergarten began, Jason Mainard began noticing problems in his son’s mood. Socially, the boy wasn’t adhering to the way other kids played. Emotionally, he wasn’t responding the way most kids do in their first year of school. Traditional characteristics that describe a first classroom experience were few, replaced instead by signs of depression, signs of frustration.… Read More...
Oct 23, 2014 58

HOW CHESS PLAYERS CAN WIN AT PERSONAL FINANCE

UNITED STATES One well known, but seldom practiced, strategy in chess is to think a few moves ahead. Chess players are able to increase their odds of success by simply planning for a variety of possible outcomes in the near future. The ability to anticipate future problems and opportunities, a skill that chess players often develop, can also help your personal finances tremendously if you apply… Read More...
Oct 19, 2014 202

MY FINAL REPORT FROM WORLD JUNIOR CHESS IN INDIA

WCM Claudia Munoz 2014 World Junior Chess Championship Pune, India (FINAL – Pune, India) The World Junior Chess Championship is now over for me as I played my 13th and final round vs. WIM Klara Varga of Hungary. It was a really interesting game where I blundered in the middle game but it does not take away the fact that I had a good tournament as this is my first ever World Junior U20 Chess… Read More...
Oct 18, 2014 206

REPORTING ON MY R12 FROM WORLD JUNIOR CHESS IN INDIA

WCM Claudia Munoz 2014 World Junior Chess Championship Pune, India (Round 12 – Pune, India) Ever since our day off I decided that I would leave my worries on God and simply focus on playing the best chess possible regardless of the poor results from round four to seven. It has been an awesome climb since then! In the last five rounds I have scored 4 of 5 points but I do not credit myself for that… Read More...
Oct 17, 2014 190

REPORTING ON MY R11 FROM WORLD JUNIOR CHESS IN INDIA

WCM Claudia Munoz 2014 World Junior Chess Championship Pune, India (Round 11 – Pune, India) I can honestly say that my 11th round game against Karina Azimova of Russia was an enjoyable experience, I say this because I faced the King’s Indian Attack again and after learning from my 7th round thumping by Angelina Fransson of Sweden with this open – this time I was better prepared. The 7th round… Read More...