Category Archives: News

14 Oct
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Relationship Between Chess and Academic Achievement by Dr. Robert Ferguson (Part III)

CHESS IN EDUCATION – SERIES II – PART III Relationship between Chess and Academic Achievement by Dr. Robert Ferguson Since 1971, the school district of Philadelphia has enjoyed state and national prominence because of the achievements of its chess teams ...

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13 Oct
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A Special Thanks To U.S. Armed Forces Open Championship Supporters And U.S Chess Trust Donors!

WHEN SUPPORT MAKES A DIFFERENCE Thanks to all who have given an astounding amount of support to the U.S. Armed Forces Open Championship and helped make this event happen, and, to our U.S. Chess Trust Donors , your donation makes it possible for us to offer ...

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13 Oct
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Relationship Between Chess and Reading by Dr. Robert Ferguson (Part II)

CHESS IN EDUCATION SERIES II (PART II) RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHESS AND READING The former American Chess Foundation (now known as Chess-in-the-Schools) helped organize a program and research in the USA. Faneuil Adams, Jr. and Bruce Pandolfini founded the New York City ...

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12 Oct
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Solving Academic Problems by Dr. Robert Ferguson (Part I)

CHESS IN EDUCATION – SERIES II I started a series on Chess in Education in August 2007. Series I started with an article written by Dr. Robert Ferguson, and can be found in our blog archives for August of 2007. I am proud to ...

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11 Oct
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The Emergence of Two Powerful Queens – Queen Isabella of Spain And The Chess Queen

THE BIRTH OF THE CHESS QUEEN, INSPIRED BY QUEEN ISABELLA OF SPAIN In 1475, just 17 years prior to the discovery of America, the newest piece in the game, the Chess Queen, was introduced. As we approach the anniversary of Christopher ...

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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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03 Oct
2

“Chess Playing Helps Reveal How Brain Works”

CHESS AND THE BRAIN: As our knowledge of the brain improves, so does our understanding of what chess can do for its development. Below, is an article that may be extremely beneficial, as it provides insights from a neurological standpoint about ...

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02 Oct
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A Beautiful Mind, Game Theory and Chess

   GAME THEORY AND THE NOBEL PRIZE Blog by WIM – Beatriz Marinello On October 12th 1994 – When the newspapers announced that the Nobel Prize in Economics was shared by John Nash, J.C. Harsanyi and R. Selten in 1994 for ...

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01 Oct
1

The World Chess Championship – A Brief History

IN LIGHT OF THE WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP, ITS HISTORY COMES TO MIND. GM Anand, with his recent victory as World Chess Champion has opened a new chapter in Chess History. This championship brings a significant accomplishment for the International Chess Federation “FIDE”, ...

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25 Sep
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Harold B Dondis -Chess Modesty to Be Admired

Chairman Emeritus, Trustee & Co-Founder of the U.S. Chess Trust, Harold Dondis Our Officers and Trustees, not only promote and contribute generously to the U.S. Chess Trust Mission, but, their lives are inspiring and quite a vision in the chess world. In 1972, thirty-five ...

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