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June 16, 2016 150

COMMUNITY CELEBRATES CHESS INSPIRATION FROM POLICE DETECTIVE

By Genna Martin You can't walk 20 feet through the Rainier Beach neighborhood along side Detective Denise Bouldin without someone yelling, "Hey, Detective Cookie!" Kids, adults, the guy who works at 7-Eleven, everyone knows her. Bouldin, who is usually sporting her signature red lipstick and nail polish, works on special projects for the Seattle Police Department's community police team. Her days are long, mostly spent visiting local elementary schools, dropping off food donations to the Othello Village homeless encampment, helping people find jobs, organizing events, attending meetings with community members, and teaching anti-violence training and chess to South Seattle students. She… Read More...
Jun 07, 2016 159

VIKTOR KORCHNOI, SOVIET-BORN CHESS GRANDMASTER, DEAD AT 85

By Jamey Keaten and Naomi Koppel GENEVA — Chess grandmaster Victor Korchnoi, a former Soviet champion who defected to the West and was considered among the best players never to win a world championship, died Monday, his son said. He was 85. Korchnoi died near his home in Wohlen, northern Switzerland, where he had lived for decades, said Igor Korchnoi. He said his father had been ailing after a… Read More...
Jun 07, 2016 133

PRESIDENT LINKED TO FIRMS THAT CONTROL RIGHTS TO GAME

The president of world chess’s governing body is linked to a network of secret offshore companies that have obtained control of the lucrative commercial rights to the game since he took office, the Panama Papers cache of leaked documents reveal. An investigation by the Guardian and Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung found documents which raise fresh concerns about the administration of a sport which… Read More...
Jun 03, 2016 314

PRAGGNANANDHAA, WORLD'S YOUNGEST INTERNATIONAL MASTER

By Shadhid Judge Rameshbabu pictured his 10-year-old son bursting through the front door, running up to him, embracing him, and then sitting down to narrate the story about how he became the world’s youngest ever chess International Master (IM). But when R Praggnanandhaa did get home, he ran to his father, offered him a hurried hug and then plonked himself on his favourite spot on the couch to… Read More...
May 26, 2016 273

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… Read More...
May 07, 2016 178

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...