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Irina Krush and Camilla Baginskaite reached a draw by triple repetition today at the US Women's Championship. The draw came quickly, on move 12 of their 5th-round game.
I was surprised Irina would go for an early draw co... | Mehr lesen
Two teenagers rumbled on the mean squares of St. Louis today in the first round of the US Women's Championship: Marshall and Melekhina, so young and yet so fierce.
Marshall, showing no fear in her first Women's, fired up the King's Gambit, one ... | Mehr lesen
[This is a reposting of an old report that I had to pull because the video had disappeared. But I got the video back again by pulling it from the Web cache.]
Habu Yoshiharu has successfully defended his Kisei shogi title 3 games to 0 against ... | Mehr lesen
The US Women's Chess Championship begins today with this evening's opening ceremony at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis.
The board battles, however, start tomorrow, and the tournament room will be home to two long-time antagonists: Zatonsk... | Mehr lesen
In an interview a few days ago with Jennifer Shahade after the Philadelphia International, IM Sam Shankland indicated that he may be either quitting tournament chess or cutting back on it drastically.
You can see a video of this interview at the... | Mehr lesen
FIDE has just released its July ratings for women's chess.
If there is a Carlsen on the distaff side of the board, I suppose it would have to be China's Hou Yifan, who is only 16 years old but ranked 3rd among the world's women players.
Hou Yif... | Mehr lesen
The field for the 2010 U.S. Women's Championship is now set. (To the right of each woman's name is the reason she included among the participants.):
IM Anna Zatonskih: Defending ChampionIM Irina Krush: RatingWGM Camilla Baginskaite: RatingWGM S... | Mehr lesen
Here's a new video that teaches Arimaa. It features World Arimaa Champion Fritz Juhnke.
Arimaa is a two-player abstract strategy game that can be played with a standard chess set. It has a growing community of players and a dedicated group ... | Mehr lesen
My brother sent me this video game, Empire: Total War, which is produced by some British developer, whose name escapes me for the moment.
It's actually very chess-like, so that attracted me. In fact, it is somewhat like chess with no turns and ... | Mehr lesen
Alan Turing, one of the fathers of the modern computer and one of the great geniuses of the 20th Century, was also a long-distance runner of some repute. He was also a mediocre chess player. But he combined running and chess in a creation usu... | Mehr lesen