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May 26, 2016 10

AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHESS MASTERS MAKING MOVE TO NEXT LEVEL

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim Several years ago, Joshua Colas, Justus Williams and James Black Jr. all made history and headlines when they became the youngest African-American chess players to attain the rank of master—a feat they all achieved before the age of 13. “Masters of the Game and Leaders By Example,” proclaimed a 2011 article about the trio that appeared in The New York Times. Since then, all three have progressed in lockstep fashion to the top of the American chess scene. For instance, as of this month, Colas, Williams and Black—who all hail from the New York City area—were ranked as the 4th, 9th and 17th top chess players, respectively, in the age 17 category in the United States,… Read More...
May 07, 2016 111

FREDERICK WOMAN WINS US CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Nazi Paikidze planned every day of her trip to Missouri for the U.S. Women's Chess Championship. "I love to plan ahead," she said. "That's what I do in chess. I don't make the move without planning ahead. Same in life." The Frederick resident went to St. Louis, known as the national chess capital, last month to play in the championship. She didn't plan to win it, but she… Read More...
Apr 23, 2016 151

HOW A GRANDMASTER IS USING THE GAME TO TEACH LIFE SKILLS

By Maquita Peters A few "short" years ago, during my sophomore year at The City College of New York, some fellow Caribbean classmates told me that the education department was offering a "free" course, called Thinking Chess, for three credits. As an international student from Barbados, paying almost four times more in tuition than locals, the idea of getting "free" credits in a system where we… Read More...
Apr 12, 2016 297

15-YEAR-OLD CHESS CHAMP FROM COPPELL SEEKS U.S. TITLE

By Michael E. Young COPPELL – Asked what he likes best about chess, 15-year-old grandmaster Jeffrey Xiong wastes not a second. “I really like the beauty of the game,” he said. “It’s kind of like war – it’s all about strategy, maneuvering your army to the right places and winning the battle.” Since his father, Wayne, taught him the game 10 years ago, Jeffrey has won plenty of battles over the… Read More...
Apr 10, 2016 149

BOOK RELEASE OF ANURADHA BENIWAL

By Praul “I am a happy person, who looks at the positive part of life,” said Anuradha Beniwal. The former national chess champion was in Chandigarh to launch her debut book in Hindi, Azadi Mera Brand, (Rajkamal Prakashan), at the Rumour Mill on Friday. Beniwal, who belongs to Meham near Rohtak, was introduced to chess by her father and excelled in the mind game and the book is an account of her… Read More...
Apr 02, 2016 199

THE YOUTH ERA HAS OFFICIALLY ARRIVED IN CHESS

By Binit Priyaranjan A new age is upon us in the chess world. The signs have been visible for a while, with the average age of participants in the Candidates tournament having fallen by almost 20 years over the past five or six decades. The 26-year old Sergey Karjakin’s triumph in the just-concluded Candidates tournament at Moscow is an affirmation of a truth that the 46-year old Viswanathan… Read More...