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2014-09-14 23:01:57

The board game Go made headlines back in June, when Google featured the Go master Honinbo Shusaku on its home page. Now it's going local, as Go aficionados in 20 different countries teach the game to thousands of people as part of 'Learn Go Week'. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 The world's most powerful computers still haven't cracked it, but thousands of people in 20 countries are learning to play the board game "Go," as part of Learn Go Week. From...

2014-08-21 12:26:13

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the highest-rated tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world's top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL). Last year, the inaugural super-tournament thrilled spectators as the strongest chess competition ever held on U.S. soil. For its 2014 encore, beginning August 27 to September 7, the tournament will be the strongest ever held on earth,...

2014-06-26 23:05:00

Echo-Sense CheckMates glasses help Dr. Michael Arbitman, of imUNEEK, to see greater independence. Florida Reading & Vision Technology, Inc. will feature CheckMates at upcoming National Federation of the Blind National Convention in Orlando, FL - July 2-5, 2014. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Echo-Sense, Inc. has recently introduced a fascinating product designed to allow family members, friends and colleagues of people who are blind and visually impaired to offer assistance...

2014-06-19 08:26:28

Members of the Congressional Chess Caucus Competed to Highlight the Educational Benefits of Chess WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the newly formed Congressional Chess Caucus competed in the first Congressional Chess Tournament to promote the game's educational benefits, and they had a little help from some of the nation's top junior chess players. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140618/119428 Students from the Young Stars - Team U.S.A. program helped...

2014-05-21 16:25:40

Grandmaster Gata Kamsky and Grandmaster Irina Krush win prestigious chess titles ST. LOUIS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After a grueling two-week marathon of chess play, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) crowned Grandmaster Gata Kamsky, 39, the 2014 U.S. Chess Champion and Grandmaster Irina Krush, 30, the 2014 U.S. Women's Chess Champion. Both players hail from Brooklyn, N.Y. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140521/90102 Kamsky and Krush are no...

2014-05-19 04:21:32

Safari animals take to the chessboard in this exciting strategy game. SAN JOSE, Calif., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Chess takes a walk on the wild side now that The Interactive Studio has made the Animal Chess application available for Intel® Atom(TM) tablets for Windows* 8.1. Players can watch their pieces transform into savage safari animals on their mobile devices. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140518/88687 This clever app has taken chess to an...

2014-05-06 23:15:50

Everybody was a winner at the Breast Cancer Research Chess Tournament in Fremont. Fremont, California (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 On Saturday May 3, 2014, scores of children attended the Annual Breast Cancer Research Tournament held by the Torres Chess and Music Academy. In addition to the standard trophies and medals that are ubiquitous at scholastic chess tournaments, all attendees were treated to fun activities by Steve and Kate's Camp who was the corporate sponsor for this event....

2014-05-05 12:25:19

New installments bring to life the role of chess in art, music and culture ST. LOUIS, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) today announced the upcoming debut of two new exhibitions that will explore how chess inspires art, culture and music. Opening May 8, Strategy by Design: Games by Michael Graves and Cage and Kaino: Pieces and Performances offer WCHOF visitors a rare glimpse into the important yet often unknown influence the 1500-year old game of chess has on...

2014-04-17 08:25:06

MOSCOW, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Khanty-Mansiysk, a city in northern central Russia has been successfully leveraging chess to raise the city's and the surrounding region's profile, reports Chess News Agency. A city in Russia's oil and gas patch, Khanty-Mansiysk has been quite a boom town, with population tripling in the past 25 years. Taking advantage of its sub-arctic location and strongly continental climate, with long cold winters, Khanty-Mansiysk has become a Mecca for...

2014-03-31 16:25:34

KHANTY-MANSIYSK, Russia, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand of India has won the Candidates tournament that ended on Sunday, March 30, 2014 in the northern Russian city of Khanty-Mansiysk. Anand overtook favorites Vladimir Kramnik of Russia, another former World Champion ranked by FIDE at No. 3, and Levon Aronian of Armenia, ranked at No. 2. Anand, the oldest competitor in the field at 44, played steadily and took advantage of opportunities...


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