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August 29, 2015 149

5TH PLACE IN THE IOWA QUICK CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

WCM Claudia Muñoz 61st Iowa Quick Chess Championship (Coralville, Iowa) Iowa is definitely different from Texas, why? Corn and weather! I had never been to Iowa before but already in my 2nd day my impression of this state and the warmth of the people are simply outstanding. I was invited to participate in this weekend’s Iowa Open Championship by Eric Vigil, President of the Iowa Chess Championship, back in January. He personally came to the airport to welcome my mother and me, he left a great impression on me as president of the Iowa Chess Association. After resting in our hotel Eric came by to pick us up so we could have dinner with his family and other guests that wanted to meet us. We… Read More...
Aug 26, 2015 109

HOW CHESS COMPUTERS BECAME LOGISTIC MASTERMINDS

UNITED STATES When Victor Allis helped found the software firm Quintiq in 1997, not many people shared his belief that artificial intelligence could plan a company’s production and distribution better than humans. Twenty years later, Quintiq is a global company with nearly 1,000 employees—and it’s just one part of the $10 billion, fast-growing supply-chain optimization sector. That’s because the… Read More...
Aug 25, 2015 104

CHAMPION SHARES TIPS FOR BOOSTING CONFIDENCE DURING STRESS

UNITED STATES Garry Kasparov and his long-time rival Anatoly Karpov — two of the greatest chess players of all-time — took their respective seats around the chess board. The 1990 World Chess Championship was about to begin. The two men would play 24 games to decide the champion with the highest scoring player being declared the World Chess Champion. In total, the match would stretch for three… Read More...
Aug 24, 2015 207

MOST IMPORTANT CHESS TOURNEY IN U.S. HISTORY IN ST.LOUIS

UNITED STATES America is not exactly a chess-mad country, but it's about to host a chess tournament that could redefine the landscape of competitive chess for a generation. The Sinquefield Cup will kick off on Sunday and run for a full two weeks. It's second installment and the centerpiece of the new Grand Chess Tour, a three-tournament series that started with Norway Chess in June and will… Read More...
Aug 18, 2015 392

4-REASONS I AM GOING TO THE 61ST IOWA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

WCM Claudia Munoz www.claudiamunoz.com Last week I announced in both my Facebook Fan Page and Twitter that I will be attending the 61st Iowa Open Championship (Aug 29, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015), which will be held in Coralville, Iowa (links to the individual sections provided below). Question – Why is a Texas girl like me going all the way to Iowa to play in this event? Let me give you 4-Awesome… Read More...