Category Archives: Articles

05 May
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Chess and Standard Test Scores

Chess and Standard Test Scores by James M. Liptrap Summary: Regular (non-honors) Elementary students who participated in a school chess club showed twice the improvement of non-chessplayers in Reading and Mathematics between third and fifth grades on the Texas Assessment ...

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02 May
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The Samford Fellowship Awards Featured in a NY Times Article

The New York Times featured an article about the Samford Fellowship Awards. The article titled “Award Helps Young Players to Compete, and Pay the Bills” was written By Dylan Loeb McClain and Published on April 27, 2008 “To make a living ...

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14 Apr
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What Is A School Chess Club?

A GUIDE TO SCHOLASTIC CHESS How to Tell if Your Child is Ready for Tournament Play (For Tips Click Here) This guide was created to help teachers and scholastic chess organizers who wish to begin, improve, or strengthen their school ...

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10 Apr
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Chess Goes to School

How, and Why, the Game Caught on Among Young Americans.By Ann Hulbert In January of 1958, three months after Sputnik triggered an educational panic in America much like today’s angst about the global talent race, a 14-year-old boy from Erasmus ...

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03 Jan
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Is Chess 99% Tactics?

(RR) IS CHESS 99% TACTICS? According to Richard Teichmann this is the case..What do you think? Lets take a look at the following position: White to move. White wins with a remarkable Rook sacrifice! Try to find it…

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30 Dec
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Can A Former World Champion Make An Illegal Move?

Can a Former World Champion Make an Illegal Move? White: Karpov, Anatoli / Black: Chernin, Alexander / Tilburg Rapid 1992 Karpov just promoted his Pawn into a Queen and has only 10 seconds on his clock. Chernin on the other ...

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29 Nov
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Inspirational Chess Quotes for the Day – Here’s to Seeking Realizable Plans & Organizing Creative Works!

Congratulations again to Daniel Naroditsky whose creative talent landed him the Gold! “It is not a move, even the best move that you must seek, but a realizable plan” (Eugene Znosko-Borovsky) “Chess, like any creative activity, can exist only through ...

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24 Nov
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U.S. Women’s Chess Championship: Now and Then

Frank K. Berry 2007 US Women’s Championship: IM Irina Krush became the 2007 US Women’s Champion. In the Spring of 1893, a few women met informally and organized the Women’s Chess Association of America. In January, 1894 they elected their ...

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19 Oct
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A Chess Princess: Olga Capablanca

A MEMORY REDISCOVERED: OLGA, A CHESS PRINCESS I used to write a chess column for two spanish newspapers in New York City back in 1990-91. One of the articles that I wanted to write, was about Jose Raul Capablanca, who was ...

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04 Oct
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The Chess Player As An Artist – Marcel Duchamp

“…I HAVE COME TO THE PERSONAL CONCLUSION THAT WHILE ALL ARTISTS ARE NOT CHESS PLAYERS, ALL CHESS PLAYERS ARE ARTISTS.” MARCEL DUCHAMP BIOGRAPHY OF MARCEL DUCHAMP 1887-1968: Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp was born July 28, 1887, near Blainville, France. In 1904, he ...

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