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2012-07-16 06:28:52

ST. LOUIS, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the closing ceremony last night, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) crowned International Master Marc Arnold, 19, of New York City, the 2012 U.S. Junior Chess Champion. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120716/CG40732) The Junior Closed Championship is an invitation-only tournament that features the top chess players in the nation under the age of 21. Alongside the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S....

2012-02-28 11:28:00

SAINT LOUIS, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Chess Hall of Fame will open its doors on two new exhibits starting March 9, 2012. Bobby Fischer: Icon Among Icons, Photographs by Harry Benson, CBE and Marcel Dzama: The End Game explore the game of chess and its role in society from dramatically different angles. The shows will run through August 12, 2012. Harry Benson's Bobby Fischer: Icon Among Icons Photojournalist Harry Benson's work ranges from photographs of world leaders to pop...

2011-01-20 08:30:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To support the premiere of Liz Garbus' highly-anticipated HBO Documentary Film, Bobby Fischer Against the World, debuting at the Sundance Film Festival this week, the World Chess Hall of Fame and Museum will bring chess to the Park City spotlight and celebrate the game's rich historical and cultural impact on society. Following the film's debut, the World Chess Museum will host a special gallery event showcasing an array of 25 original,...

2009-02-27 21:00:06

U.S. producer-director Damian Chapa is set to begin shooting his new Bobby Fischer bio-picture next month, Amadeus Pictures announced. Bobby Fischer Live, a movie featuring Chapa as the U.S. chess champion, is to be filmed in Los Angeles, New York, Russia and Iceland. Bobby Fischer is considered to be the greatest chess player of all time, the production company said in a news release Thursday. The company said Fischer's victory over Soviet champion Boris Spassky in 1972 was historical in...

2009-02-26 18:04:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Controversial Producer Director Damian Chapa, who recently released Polanski Unauthorized, will begin filming the life story of Bobby Fischer entitled Bobby Fischer Live, this March. Bobby Fischer is considered to be the greatest chess player of all time. He beat the Russians during the Cold War. The chess match was historical in bringing relations between the USA and Russia to a more calm and cordial state as well as elevating chess to a much more...

2005-07-15 07:10:29

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Overweight and facing widespread ridicule for his swollen girth, German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer is taking on the flab and his critics at the same time with a crash diet and punishing exercise regimen. Vowing to return to his "fighting weight" in time for an election campaign now heating up, the man whose wild waist line gyrations have fascinated a generation of Germans has lost 22 pounds in a month and plans to shed another 22 soon. Whipping...