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May 07, 2016 104

FREDERICK WOMAN WINS US CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Nazi Paikidze planned every day of her trip to Missouri for the U.S. Women's Chess Championship. "I love to plan ahead," she said. "That's what I do in chess. I don't make the move without planning ahead. Same in life." The Frederick resident went to St. Louis, known as the national chess capital, last month to play in the championship. She didn't plan to win it, but she did. "I knew that I could do well, maybe finish in (the) top three, but I didn't expect to be first," she said. Last year, her first time at the invitational, Nazi Paikidze (pronounced NAH-zee puh-KID-zee) placed second to seven-time winner Irina Krush. This year, Paikidze, 22, was among the 12 best… Read More...
Apr 23, 2016 145

HOW A GRANDMASTER IS USING THE GAME TO TEACH LIFE SKILLS

By Maquita Peters A few "short" years ago, during my sophomore year at The City College of New York, some fellow Caribbean classmates told me that the education department was offering a "free" course, called Thinking Chess, for three credits. As an international student from Barbados, paying almost four times more in tuition than locals, the idea of getting "free" credits in a system where we… Read More...
Apr 12, 2016 292

15-YEAR-OLD CHESS CHAMP FROM COPPELL SEEKS U.S. TITLE

By Michael E. Young COPPELL – Asked what he likes best about chess, 15-year-old grandmaster Jeffrey Xiong wastes not a second. “I really like the beauty of the game,” he said. “It’s kind of like war – it’s all about strategy, maneuvering your army to the right places and winning the battle.” Since his father, Wayne, taught him the game 10 years ago, Jeffrey has won plenty of battles over the… Read More...
Apr 10, 2016 144

BOOK RELEASE OF ANURADHA BENIWAL

By Praul “I am a happy person, who looks at the positive part of life,” said Anuradha Beniwal. The former national chess champion was in Chandigarh to launch her debut book in Hindi, Azadi Mera Brand, (Rajkamal Prakashan), at the Rumour Mill on Friday. Beniwal, who belongs to Meham near Rohtak, was introduced to chess by her father and excelled in the mind game and the book is an account of her… Read More...
Apr 02, 2016 195

THE YOUTH ERA HAS OFFICIALLY ARRIVED IN CHESS

By Binit Priyaranjan A new age is upon us in the chess world. The signs have been visible for a while, with the average age of participants in the Candidates tournament having fallen by almost 20 years over the past five or six decades. The 26-year old Sergey Karjakin’s triumph in the just-concluded Candidates tournament at Moscow is an affirmation of a truth that the 46-year old Viswanathan… Read More...
Mar 15, 2016 192

CLAUDIA MUNOZ ON QUEEN POWER AT TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPS

My latest article for USCHESS https://new.uschess.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/WCM-Priya-Nikita-WFM-Devina-Devagharan-and-WCM-Claudia-Munoz-1024x683.jpg Read More...