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November 20, 2014 97

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 an exhibition. This certainly isn’t a match that is as long as, say, the World Championship match, but nevertheless, the main purpose of this Showdown is to get more match experience. It’s still very important -- nothing less than a very serious match for very serious prizes. So we shouldn’t… Read More...
Nov 19, 2014 135

'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 127

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 70

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...
Nov 15, 2014 153

ANAND LOSES DESPITE CARLSEN'S 'MONUMENTAL BLUNDER'

RUSSIA In the sixth game of the World Chess Championship Viswanathan Anand playing with black pieces lost to Magnus Carlsen. Move 26, which will go down in the history books, as one of the most shocking set of moves played in a top level game, saw Carlsen blunder and Vishy blunder back which changed the course of the game. Initially, game 6 saw a flurry of moves from both players. There were no… Read More...
Nov 14, 2014 252

TITLE MATCH REMAINS KNOTTED WITH DRAW IN GAME 5

RUSSIA Navigating a few tricky middle-game shoals, world chess champion Magnus Carlsen held challenger Viswanathan Anand to a 39-move draw Friday in Game 5 of their scheduled 12-round title match in Sochi, Russia. The result leaves the match score tied at 2 1/2-2 1/2, with the Norwegian champion having the advantage of the White pieces for Saturday’s Game 6. Carlsen, who lost badly the last time… Read More...