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July 02, 2015 213

TOP 10 HEALTH TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR CHESS GAME

UNITED STATES Breathing exercises – When playing chess it’s important to stay calm and focused. Breathing exercises can lower your blood pressure and relax your mind. By calming yourself using various breathing techniques you can ensure you are well prepared and have the proper concentration to defeat your opponent. Foods to help your focus – There are several foods that you can eat that will help you focus on your game. These foods will keep your mind clear and focused on the task ahead of you. A few examples of these brain foods are whole grains, blueberries, tomatoes, broccoli, and nuts. Try to incorporate these foods into your meal time prior to a chess game. Get a good night’s sleep… Read More...
Jul 01, 2015 82

'IT'S DEFINITELY A SPORT' SAYS DIVING CHESS INVENTOR

UNITED KINGDOM LONDON — Chess, says Etan Ilfeld, runs in his blood. But even knowing that doesn’t account for the success of the 38-year-old chess master’s bizarre invention, Diving Chess. Yes, Diving Chess really is a thing, and even more weirdly, it was inspired by Chess Boxing. Ilfeld, who divides his time between London and Israel, devised Diving Chess after seeing the boxing version in… Read More...
Jun 30, 2015 218

ONLY 11 COUNTRIES HAVE PRODUCED WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONS

UNITED STATES Becoming a world chess champion may be, decidedly, the most extraordinary feat one can perform as it is captured in a halo of glory; a colossal achievement. You can say with serious conviction, that, barring one rare exception, such a feat would not occur twice in a chess player’s lifetime. To convert the fusion of one’s thought into decisive action so as to seize the remotest of… Read More...
Jun 29, 2015 165

IT ALL CAME DOWN TO THE LAST ROUND IN SAN ANTONIO

WCM Claudia Munoz San Antonio, Texas (Final Standings) 111 chess players participated in the San Antonio Chess Championship and although I had a great tournament, this was my second consecutive tournament where I failed to win the last round that would have given me a share of first place. But in all truth and honesty, I am so happy that I am back on track on my chess. As soon as school ended for… Read More...
Jun 28, 2015 251

A GOOD START IN SAN ANTONIO CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER 3

WCM Claudia Munoz San Antonio, Texas (After the 3rd Round) In all truth and honesty I knew I would have a decent day because no chess player ever goes to a tournament thinking they are going to do badly, but I am very blessed with my results after three rounds as I have 2.5 of 3 points. This San Antonio City Championship has over 110 players, I am playing in the open section. In the first round I… Read More...
Jun 26, 2015 204

CARLSEN IN CRISIS AFTER FOURTH LOSS IN NORWAY CHESS

NORWAY After losing his final match on Thursday, Carlsen pushed away a microphone shoved in his face by a reporter for Norway’s state broadcaster NRK. “You can imagine,” the 24-year-old former prodigy answered curtly when the reporter asked him how he was feeling. “It is not very good.” The final loss, to fellow Norwegian Jon Ludvig Hammer, historically a weaker player, ends a disastrous… Read More...