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December 18, 2014 103

AMERICAN TEEN MAKES MOVES TO BECOME GRANDMASTER

UNITED STATES Look at Joshua Colas. He's a rake-thin black kid, bespectacled, neatly dressed and self-possessed. There's nothing flashy about him. You might think he's just a regular 16-year-old high school junior — and in many respects he is. But then drive to a certain building on South Lexington Avenue in downtown White Plains, take the elevator to the sixth floor and knock on the door to the modest apartment at the end of the hall where Joshua lives with his mother, father, brother and sister. Walk inside and be amazed. The family living room is filled with trophies — scores of gleaming trophies of various shapes and sizes, all belonging to Joshua. It hardly seems possible that there… Read More...
Dec 17, 2014 92

BANK'S ELEMENTARY CHESS CLUB HAS A WAITING LIST

UNITED STATES (OREGON) As Jacob munches on Goldfish crackers, his brown eyes trace the checkerboard battlefield. The Banks Elementary School third-grader had never played chess before October, when first-grade teacher Bobby Tabb launched an after-school chess club that drew more than 40 kids to its first meeting. Chess Club at Banks Elementary SchoolWhen Banks Elementary School first-grade… Read More...
Dec 13, 2014 90

YOUNG GRANDMASTERS TRY TO MAKE CHESS COOL

UNITED STATES Fabiano Caruana is a chess champion all but made for the age of social media. In August, on the eve of the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, the most competitive chess tournament ever played on American soil, he took the Ice Bucket Challenge. Sitting at a chess table, playing white, he moved out his pawn and was promptly doused from above, the icy water drenching his… Read More...
Dec 12, 2014 102

SAM SHANKLAND SAYS HELLO TO THE FUN OF CHESS

UNITED STATES If you haven’t before, today is a great day to say hello to Sam Shankland – especially when you know just how close he almost came to saying goodbye. In 2010, despite being only 18 years old and one of America’s most-promising up-and-comers, Shankland threw his figurative hands in the air and announced that he was retiring from the King’s game. A young International Master at the… Read More...
Dec 10, 2014 122

BARNET TEEN RELISHED FACING ANAND AT LONDON CLASSIC

UNITED KINGDOM A Barnet school pupil was left pinching himself in amazement after taking on a chess grandmaster at his own game at an iconic London venue. Queen Elizabeth's School pupil Rishul Karia joined the great and the good of the chess world in descending on Olympia on Saturday as the sixth London Chess Classic got underway. First up was the Super Rapidplay Open which gave members of the… Read More...
Dec 08, 2014 114

CHESS MOVES TO TRANSFORM WORLD POLITICS

UNITED STATES Political analysts often use chess as a metaphor to describe world affairs. States and peoples move around the board struggling to make incremental gains. Every now and then, a grandmaster arrives and transforms the game with a new and unexpected gambit – something like Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger ’s “opening to China” in 1972. At the moment, international politics looks badly… Read More...