On Chess: World Champion Carlsen returns to St. Louis for unique exhibition matches – St. Louis Public Radio

The Champions Showdown has become a staple in each year’s chess calendar. The best players in the world return to the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis  — but with a twist! The two world-renowned, rock-star events that St. Louis hosts are the Sinquefield Cup and the new Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz, […]

Ready Player Two: Women Gamers and Designed Identity, by Shira Chess – Times Higher Education (THE)

Videogaming is the most popular form of media entertainment worldwide. Sales of games regularly outstrip launches of new films at the box office and vast swathes of users engage with games daily. We often typify these players as spotty male teenagers angrily playing Call of Duty . However, the reality of gaming is more complex. […]

Chess Corner: Trick or treat? – Muskogee Daily Phoenix

In this week’s position, it is black’s turn to move. The black queen eyes white’s pawn on b2. Is this pawn a trick or a treat? It is a trick. After black’s queen grabs the pawn, white’s knight hops to b5. The knight threatens to fork the black king and rook […]

Catalan Chess Game Gives Rajoy Mastery With Endgame Unclear – Bloomberg

In the final days of Spain’s complex political chess match with Catalan separatism, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy made the best tactical moves. The longer game of keeping the country’s economic powerhouse in Spain may prove harder to win. Rajoy lined up backing from the opposition Socialists for his plan to sweep out the Catalan government while […]

Catalan Chess Game Gives Rajoy Upper Hand With Endgame Unclear – Bloomberg

In the final days of Spain’s complex political chess match with Catalan separatism, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy made the best tactical moves. The longer game of keeping the country’s economic powerhouse in Spain may prove harder to win. Rajoy lined up backing from the opposition Socialists for his plan to sweep out the Catalan government while […]

National Chess Day, unique scholastic chess tournament – AL.com

In conjunction with National Chess Day, held on October 14, Alabama’s annual National Chess Day Scholastic Tournament has become a tradition on the state’s scholastic chess circuit. National Chess Day is an opportunity for chess organizers and volunteers to showcase the fascinating mind sport of chess to a broader public. Throughout the nation, hundreds of chess […]

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