Category Archives: Community

23 Jun

John Donaldson is the New Secretary of the Samford Fellowship Committee

By Allen Kaufman June 23, 2011 Contact: Allen Kaufman (718) 544-5036 On July 1, 2011 International Master John Donaldson will become the new secretary of the Samford Fellowship Committee, replacing Allen Kaufman who has held the position since 1987. ...

29 Apr

NASA Astronauts Challenge Earthlings to Chess Rematch

Photo credit: NASA/KSC PRESS RELEASE April 29, 2011 HOUSTON — NASA astronauts Greg Chamitoff and Greg H. Johnson, who will launch into space Friday, April 29, are challenging the people of Earth to a chess rematch. NASA and the U.S. ...

15 Apr

2011 Samford Fellowship Won by Alex Lenderman!

Congratulations Alex! Contact: Allen Kaufman (718) 544-5036 The FRANK P. SAMFORD, JR. CHESS FELLOWSHIP, marking its twenty-sixth annual award, has selected Grandmaster Aleksandr Lenderman of Brooklyn, New York, as its 2011 fellow. The Samford is the richest and most ...

23 Dec

ChEssays: My Life As the Chess Queen by Raven Niles

My Life As the Chess Queen by Raven Niles (Age 18, Ryan Academy High School, Norfolk, Virginia) Life is a constant battle. People come and people go. Things are give and are torn away from us. We have to work ...

31 Oct

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

It is scaaaarrrry to see how great Nimzowitsch was. Here is a beautiful and instructive game with notations by Aron Nimzowitsch. Enjoy! Play online chess

05 Oct

Question of the Month: Magnus Carlsen

According to FIDE, Magnus Carlsen is the highest rated player in the world with a rating of 2826. Does That Make Him the Best Chess Player? What do you think? Post your response on our website! You can also e-mail ...

10 Sep

U.S. Chess Trust CEO, Harold Winston as a Public Defender in Chicago

Alton Logan was innocent of murder, U.S. Chess Trust CEO, Harold Winston who is also a Chicago Public Defender, sought justice. Harold Winston was made President of the U.S. Chess Trust, a national chess charity, in 1999, and has served ...

06 Apr

"Magnus Carlsen’s Cousin in America"

Excerpt from Fantastic article on! Read the excerpt below then check it out on! “Two weeks ago we published an interview by the German magazine Der Spiegel with Magnus Carlsen, with a picture that one of our ...

24 Nov

Chess: Ancient Game, Modern Learning Tool

by Tim Hanke and Beatriz Marinello In The Morals of Chess, Benjamin Franklin wrote: The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to ...

26 Oct

"Developing Chess Talent – Chess and Autism"

GM Artur Yusupov training young talents in Apeldoorn (photo book cover by Fred Lucas) Chess and Autism Excerpt from ‘Developing Chess Talent’ by Karel and IM Merijn van Delft Chess is a suitable sport for many children and adults with ...

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