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May 20, 2015 101

GREATEST CHESS PLAYERS REVEAL FORMULA BEHIND FAME

UNITED STATES Fame is the state of being known by many people. So a simple measure is the number of hits that a name generates on Google. Indeed, various researchers have used this as a useful proxy for fame. That has allowed them to ask some interesting questions about the nature of fame. And one that constantly arises is how fame is related to an individual’s achievement—how much more fame does greater achievement bring? But there’s a problem. While it’s easy to measure fame by the number of Google hits, it’s much harder to measure achievement. So comparisons are hard to make. Today, Mikhail Simkin and Vwani Roychowdhury at the University of California, Los Angeles, have found a way to… Read More...
May 19, 2015 63

THE U.S. ABOUT TO BECOME A CHESS POWERHOUSE

UNITED STATES Chess in the United States is enjoying a resurgence. It's the most exciting time for the ancient game since Bobby Fischer came back from Iceland in 1972, carrying the title of World Chess Champion. But it just got a whole lot more exciting. The No. 3-ranked player in the world, Fabiano Caruana, has expressed his intention to change from playing for the Italian Chess Federation to… Read More...
May 18, 2015 106

FROM MONGOLIA TO MINNESOTA TO U.S. CHESS OPEN

UNITED STATES MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –Every year high students from all over the world call St. Paul Preparatory School home. On Monday, WCCO This Morning’s Ali Lucia met with one of them, Sia Ganbaatar. Ganbaatar is a Mongolian exchange student who, despite still finding her way in a new culture, shows how there’s nothing quiet about her moves on the chess board. Ganbaatar, a senior at St. Paul… Read More...
May 14, 2015 122

NEW MEXICO CHESS POSTS MY CHALLENGE IN EL PASO, TX

WCM Claudia Munoz www.claudiamunoz.com I thank the New Mexico Chess Organization ( http://www.nmchess.org / ) for posting the tournament information for my coming participation in the ‘CHESS CAMPEONA ON THE MOVE’ Chess Challenge in El Paso, Texas June 6 & 7. This event is a two day USCF rated event includes 5 SECTIONS: Open, Reserve U1400, Reserve U800, Girls U1400 and Girls U800. I will also be… Read More...
May 13, 2015 72

HOW CHESS IS CHANGING STUDENTS

UNITED STATES MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A group of students at Douglass High spend a lot of time together playing chess and challenging each other to get better at the game. “You have a lot of teammates and they’re like brothers and sisters to you,” said Christy Thomas. It’s a game most of them didn’t know anything about until a couple of years ago. “I never knew how to play chess, never knew what it was,… Read More...
May 12, 2015 98

FIVE SECTIONS IN TOURNAMENT IN EL PASO, TX JUNE 6/7

WCM Claudia Muñoz www.claudiamunoz.com As you already know I will be in El Paso, Texas June 6 & 7 for the ‘CHESS CAMPEONA ON THE MOVE’ Chess Challenge! I posted the tournament information here on my site May 7th http://claudiamunoz.com/index.php/en/claudia-chess-trips/5462-simul-lecture-chess-tournament-in-el-paso-june-6-7 But besides the chess lecture that I will give to the general public and… Read More...