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September 19, 2014 87

CHESS LIFE EDITOR TO RUN A MARATHON FOR THE USCF

UNITED STATES Donate now and help Daniel Lucas raise $3,750 for the USCF! Go to crowdrise.com/uschessfederation. Daniel Lucas, the Director of Publications for the USCF as well as the editor of Chess Life magazine, is running the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon this November 2. He is using the race, which typically raises tens of millions each year for various charities and non-profits, to try and raise $3,750 for U.S. Chess Federation scholastic programs. Why $3,750? Lucas says, "Because in September I turn 50 years old. This same month the USCF celebrates its 75th birthday. 50 x 75 = $3,750. The USCF has been very important to me throughout my life so using these 'magic numbers' as a way… Read More...
Sep 17, 2014 458

NEW FIDE ANTI-CHEATING RULES

FIDE FIDE has just modified section 11.3 of its Laws of Chess, reacting to a request of its Anti Cheating Committee. In future players will not be permitted to have any device capable of suggesting chess moves on their person in the playing venue, only in a bag and completely switched off, with the permission of the arbiter. In addition: spot searches may be conducted. During the 2014 Tromso FIDE… Read More...
Sep 14, 2014 730

MOVIE 'PAWN SACRIFICE' CAPTURES FISCHER-SPASSKY DRAMA

CANADA (Reuters) - There might have been something more nerve-wracking than being an opponent to world chess champion Bobby Fischer, and that was being the mercurial man's minder. "Pawn Sacrifice," a film premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, chronicles not only the rise of the young American grandmaster but how hard it was to get him to his crowning moment, the… Read More...
Sep 14, 2014 101

USCF NAMES BROWNSVILLE 'CHESS CITY' OF THE YEAR

UNITED STATES The United States Chess Federation has named Brownsville the 2014 Chess City of the Year. This is the first time Brownsville has received this title, which began in 1983 when the first recipient was Pasadena, California. University of Texas at Brownsville Chess Director Russell Harwood said it is combination of both UTB and the Brownsville Independent School District chess accolades… Read More...
Sep 12, 2014 615

EIGHT SUPER GRANDMASTERS TURN INTO COACHES

UNITED STATES It is a question commonly posed to Grandmasters -- business-suit wearing giants with perennially furrowed brows, constantly wrinkled above troubled looks of genuine stress -- can you still have fun? There were several surprisingly light moments between the kings of chess this past Monday afternoon, as part of a bonus event that came on the heels of the2014 Sinquefield Cup. The… Read More...