GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Griffin McConnell hunches over the laptop in his bedroom, surrounded by posters and artifacts of a teen’s favored cultural distractions, and peers at his singular obsession. A chess board fills the touchscreen, along with a Zoom image of a young student on the other end of the internet connection, soaking in strategic lessons from his mentor.
CHICAGO (AP) — As we make our way up the narrow, windowless, wooden stairway, we hear the jangly opening beats of The Rolling Stones’ “2120 South Michigan Avenue” playing from a portable speaker behind us.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway defended his title and won the FIDE World Championship on Friday in Dubai.
He beat Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia, securing the one point he needed to cross the seven point threshold to win the global tournament held at Dubai's Expo 2020 this month in the United Arab Emirates.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady’s legacy is forever steeped in each of the six Super Bowl championship banners he had a part in hanging above New England’s Gillette Stadium.
Yet, he might as well be playing in front of a mirror when he returns to face the Patriots.
BUCHAREST (AP) — Russian chess legend Garry Kasparov strongly criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday, calling him a “dictator” who heads a “false political system.”
The former multiple world champion — arguably one of the all-time greats of the game — is a vocal critic of the Russian president and has been arrested in the past following activism against him.
Chessboards and pieces covered the tables of the Ludington High School cafeteria, as 45 students from around West Michigan competed in the 64th annual Ludington Optimist Youth Chess Tournament Saturday.
FITCHBURG -- Round 1 of the Gail S. Lingner Memorial Chess Tournament will be played Wednesday, March 13, starting at 7:15 p.m., at Wachusett Chess Club, Room C159 of the McKay Complex, Fitchburg State University, 69 Rindge Road.
With a six-time U.S. women's champ, a four-time U.S. women's champ, a former women's world champion, and top female stars from Russia, Georgia, India and France gracing the field, the 1st Cairns Cup tournament that just hit the midpoint at the St.
One can always hope, but don't look for nail-biting, scintillating chess when world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and American challenger Fabiano Caruana sit down Nov. 9 for the first game of their 12-game match in London.
It's one of the more civilized traditions of the game the memorial chess tournament that allows us to recall some of the greats we have lost and gives us an excuse to replay some of their greatest hits.
LONDON (AP) — A 9-year-old India-born chess prodigy whose fight to stay in Britain drew international attention can remain in the country, the U...
HOMER, Alaska (AP) — Picture this: two people playing chess. Did your mind automatically conjure an image of two elderly men, possibly in tweed or cardigans, hunched over a chessboard in a local park...
If you're looking for a favorite when the World Cup opens next week in Russia, it's Brazil. Spain will be the losing finalist...
Chess is a game of the ages, originating in northern India in the 6th century AD. From there, it spread to Persia where the Muslims became enamored with it. As the Muslims invaded southern Spain they took their boards and pawns with them.
MT. PLEASANT — “I just want to do it for fun. ‘Chess is just a game.’ That’s what my teacher always used to say.” It would be an understatement to say that chess is a meaningful piece of Wasatch Academy student Le Nguyen’s life.
Dennis Mays, who helps coach the Lourdes and Mayo High School chess teams, said this year’s Minnesota High School State Championship was unprecedented for several reasons.
The high school championship, held March 24-25 at St.
Starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, the Kankakee Public Library will sponsor a U.S. Chess Federation Rated Chess Tournament.
Space is limited, and only the first 30 contenders will be given access to play.
Logos unveiled for the 2018 World Chess Championship are drawing plenty of reaction online, but little to do with the chess.
The logos feature two intertwined figures, with arms and legs in various positions, kind of like a game of Twister gone wild, or worse.
A group of children under the age of 10 from Atascocita's Lil Mindbuilder's Learning Center headed to the DoubleTree by the Houston Hobby Airport at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 22, prepared to compete in their first chess tournament.
The Aulden Van Winkle Chess Tournament will be held at the Lee County Fair, in the Learning Center,on Saturday, July 8. This is a free non-rated tournament and is open to the public, to all ages, and to all levels of play.
JEFFERSON — Forty-three Jefferson High School students received $793,200 in scholarships and another two students garnered non-monetary recognitions during the school’s annual senior awards presentation this morning.
SAN BENITO — They just lay there on the kitchen table, battle-scarred warriors on the front line of brilliance.
The shiny black and white chess pieces might well have been merely scattered across the battlefield in loose array.
My chess history. A sad timeline.
1979: As a 10-year-old, I beat my dad during a game of chess in a way that makes both of us realize he never may beat me again. I distinctly recall feeling guilty, at first, as I take those pieces.
Some key dates in the life of Chuck Berry:
—Oct. 18, 1926: Born Charles Edward Anderson Berry in St...
HARLINGEN — Michael Casas had his poker face on. And he was clearly following the golden rules of chess.
The 11-year-old’s every move was calculated. Some involved safety first, then attacking his opponent — and always making the best possible move.
The DeKalb St. Mary School Chess team recently placed fourth in its first-ever IESA State Chess Tournament. Pictured at the tournament on Feb. 25 is Coach Scott Morrow with Tom Keller, Christian Stewart, Grayson Stewart, Matthew Stewart, Josh Walter (bronze medalist), and Alexus Morrow (silver medalist).
The Lourdes High School chess team edged out Century for first place in the 2017 Rochester Area Scholastic Chess League City Cup Championship.
Lourdes went into the tournament seeded first, with Century seeded second — each team had defeated the other during the regular season.
LOS FRESNOS — Izabel Vasquez wore a quiet smile as she waited for the next round of chess.
Yet behind those calm and confident eyes burned a single but powerful flame of defiance and victory. The Sam Houston Elementary fifth grader had won the first round in the 2017 TCA Region VIII Chess Championships.
WASHINGTON - With the tying run on base in the bottom of the 10th inning with two outs Tuesday night, the one person Mets manager Terry Collins didn’t want to see walking to home plate was Daniel Murphy.