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November 25, 2014 60

ONCE A LOST BOY OF SUDAN, NOW A U.S. CHESS MASTER

NEW YORK A couple of years ago, Majur Juac took time from his job as a security guard in suburban Washington to come to New York for a visit. The soft-spoken Sudan native dropped by a chess tournament in Forest Hills, Queens, that a friend was competing in. He was encouraged to play as well. “He won it,” said Michael Propper, the co-director of New York City Chess Inc., the organization that sponsored the tournament. New York City Chess teaches the game to 6,000 students every year in private and public schools, chess camps and other events. “I asked him if he ever taught chess. I gave him my card,” Mr. Propper recalled. “The next day he came in with his certificate to show us he’s a… Read More...
Nov 24, 2014 119

YOUNGEST AMERICAN GRANDMASTER CROWNED IN ST.LOUIS

MISSOURI ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- It’s a new low for chess’ highest achievement. On Saturday at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, 13-year-old Sam Sevian completed the final requirement to earn the title of Grandmaster, the highest title a chess player can attain. He is now the youngest American Grandmaster in history. Sevian is 13 years, 10 months and 27 days. The previous record… Read More...
Nov 20, 2014 108

ON CHESS: SEVEN QUESTIONS WITH HIKARU NAKAMURA

MISSOURI You’re back in town for the Showdown in St. Louis, a five-round match for $100,000 against the World No. 4 player, Levon Aronian. The Showdown is not a world-circuit event in which you normally play -- is an event like this still important to you, even though it’s just an exhibition? Hikaru Nakamura: To start with, if you ask me or Levon, I don’t think either of us will say this is just… Read More...
Nov 19, 2014 145

'SLEEPING' MAGNUS DENIES ANAND A WIN IN 8TH

RUSSIA Magnus Carlsen drew Game 8 of the World Chess Championship with Viswantahan Anand to retain his one-point lead. However, he created a buzz on Twitter after a picture of him dozing off appeared on the social media. (Game 8 Report | Highlights) After the exhaustive and enthralling draw on Monday in the seventh game, which lasted for more than six and half hours (122 moves), Tuesday's game… Read More...
Nov 18, 2014 135

5 REASONS YOU'RE NOT GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP

To Your Health November, 2014 (Vol. 08, Issue 11) “If you don't think quality sleep and health are connected, think again. A growing body of research links poor sleep to much more than increased stress, fatigue, irritability and difficulty concentrating; think depression, weight gain, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, among other life-threatening consequences. Here are some of the ways this… Read More...
Nov 17, 2014 77

CHESS GRANDMASTER, POLITICAL ACTIVIST DELIVERS LECTURE

WYOMING University of Wyoming freshman Austin Morgan grew up in Cheyenne watching Garry Kasparov manipulate and defeat his opponents on the chess board. When Kasparov abandoned his professional chess career in 2005, Morgan began to follow Kasparov’s political exploits. The first-year communications student probably never imagined seeing the grandmaster in Wyoming, but on Friday, Morgan received… Read More...