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August 28, 2014 29

SINQUEFIELD CUP 2014 - ROUND 1

Aug 26, 2014 118

WHAT CHESS CAN TEACH BUSINESSES

UNITED KINGDOM Stay on the lookout for “strong squares”, and be ready to sacrifice. There's a rich history of corporate strategists turning to board and card games to hone their skills. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are keen bridge players, and Business Insider drew up a list of 28 US executives who are strong chess players. But what can be transferred from the chessboard to real life? In Three… Read More...
Aug 24, 2014 298

FIRST WEEK FINANCIAL REPORT FOR SPONSORS OF WORLD JUNIOR

WCM Claudia Munoz First Contribution Report www.claudiamunoz.com On Sunday August 17th I kicked off my online fundraising campaign on my website for my upcoming trip to the World Junior U-20 Chess Championship in Pune, India in October 5-20. I first sent 40-Facebook messages to a select group of followers that continually interact with me on almost a daily basis. My website was already set up to… Read More...
Aug 16, 2014 1143

REPRESENTING THE U.S. IN WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP INDIA

WCM Claudia Munoz www.claudiamunoz.com I am proud to inform you that I will be the Official Representative of the United States in the World Junior Championship to be held in October 5-20, 2014 in Pune, India. How was I selected by the United States Chess Federation to participate in this event? As many of you might remember I won the 2014 U.S. Girls Junior Closed Chess Championship held in July… Read More...
Aug 15, 2014 130

HOFFMAN & ROHDE ON IMPRESSIONS FROM THE OLYMPIAD

By Jean Hoffman & Sophia Rohde August 14, 2014 Chess for the Disabled Project by USCF Executive Director Jean Hoffman Reflecting on my first trip to the FIDE Congress and Chess Olympiad, I am struck by the different ways that countries around the world are promoting chess. In Norway, the stores are filled with chess-themed merchandise, while chess games are broadcast on Norwegian television. In… Read More...
Aug 15, 2014 130

BROWN & GUADALUPE REPORT FROM FIDE CONGRESS

By Franc Guadalupe & Walter Brown August 13, 2014 (UNITED STATES CHESS FEDERATION) My trip to the FIDE Congress in Tromso, Norway from the US Open in Orlando, Florida was long, but went without a hitch. Representatives from the Olympiad Organizing Committee met me at the Tromso airport and took me to our hotel. The scenery from the hotel room is excellent. We are on the river and across the river… Read More...