Category Archives: Chessplayer Highlights

Claudia Munoz,  Jessica Regam,  Jennifer Yu
26 Aug
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A Winner’s Reflection on the 2014 National Girls Invitational

By WCM Claudia Muñoz There is simply no possible way to describe what I lived during this 2014 National Girls Invitational because of the three Co-Champions, I was the least worthy of the three to share in this national title ...

Daniel Naroditsky
11 Mar
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2014 Samford Fellow: GM Daniel Naroditsky

By IM John Donaldson March 11, 2014 The FRANK P. SAMFORD, JR. CHESS FELLOWSHIP, marking its twenty-eighth annual award, has selected Grandmaster Daniel Naroditsky of Foster City, California, as its 2014 Fellow. The Samford is the richest and most important ...

Nona Gaprindashvili 1975 by Peters Hans / Anefo
02 May
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Players Honored by Induction into the U.S. Chess and World Chess Halls of Fame

“This is a huge honor and the culmination of my professional chess life,” Kaidanov said. U.S. Chess Hall of Fame Inductions “The U.S. Chess Federation Hall of Fame Committee considers and sends candidates for the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame ...

Alex Yermolinsky
17 Oct
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Yermolinksy Inducted into US Chess Hall of Fame

Media Contact: Mike Wilmering Communications Specialist Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis mwilmering@saintlouischessclub.org 314.361.CHESS (2437) For Immediate Release Yermolinksy Inducted into US Chess Hall of Fame October 17, 2012 (St. Louis, MO) – The World Chess Hall of ...

Yang Dai, 2012 Scholar-Chessplayer Award recipient
25 Apr
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Yang Dai, 2012 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipient

2012 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipient “Can you talk?” Yes, maybe, not really. I responded with a nod. My elementary school classmates knew me as “that girl who doesn’t talk,” while teachers labeled me as “the kid with selective mutism.” Class presentations ...

Joshua Mu, 2012 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipient
25 Apr
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Joshua Mu, 2012 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipient

2012 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipient As Benjamin Franklin once stated, “Life is a kind of chess, with struggle, competition, good and ill times.” Franklin, one of many prominent historical figures with an interest in chess, understood that chess has value beyond ...

Andrew Ng, 2012 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipient
25 Apr
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Andrew Ng, 2012 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipient

2012 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipient Chess has certainly been an integral part of my life; however, the game itself is only a small portion of the overall experience. Garry Kasparov once said that “I find it hard to imagine my life ...

Jesse Orlowski, 2012 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipient
25 Apr
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Jesse Orlowski, 2012 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipient

2012 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipient I can say without hesitation that chess has made a positive impact on my life in two ways. The first is something I am sure that many players can relate to, but I firmly believe that ...

Alexandra Wiener, 2012 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipient
25 Apr
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Alexandra Wiener, 2012 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipient

2012 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipient The Secret Life of a Teenage Chess Player by Alexandra Wiener Flipping through the pages of my seventh grade yearbook, I come across the picture of a girl who resembles me, but not quite exactly. Although ...

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