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May 25, 2015 150

STRONG FINISH IN THE TEXAS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

WCM Claudia Munoz Texas State Championship (Ft. Worth, Texas) I learned so much in this Texas Chess Championship and I am blessed by my result. Of course I am the most critical person of my performance but once in a while I need to give myself a break. Before I even start, I congratulate GM Julio Sadorra for winning the 2015 Texas Championship! 1. I entered in the 34th position of 40 meaning that almost everyone was higher rated than me, 7-rounds later I finished in 22nd place. 2. I played black 4 of the rounds, so talk about working on my black game! 3. Every opponent I faced was higher rated than me, some over 150 points, yet I only lost two games in the event. 4. I was the best placed… Read More...
May 23, 2015 149

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… Read More...
May 23, 2015 207

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 125

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 72

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 119

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...