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Yoo, Liang and Sevian are 2019 Samford Recipients CHESS FELLOWSHIP, marking its thirty third annual award, has selected Grandmasters Awonder Liang of Madison, Wisconsin, and Samuel Sevian of Holden, Massachusetts and International Master Christopher Yoo of Dublin, California, as its 2019 Fellows.

Just the Rules: What Rule Would You Change? In this month's, "Just The Rules" column, I asked organizers, TDs and fans of this column which rule they would change if they could. Please add your own in the comments!

University of Missouri to start competitive chess team - Tri-City Herald The University of Missouri is starting a competitive chess team and has hired a Romanian grandmaster to coach it. The school said in a news release that Cristian Chirila has started recruiting a team of highly ranked players from around the world. They'll receive scholarships and live and practice together in dedicated space in a residence hall.

Chilling at Nkandla: Zuma shares photo of himself playing 'chess with balls' Former president Jacob Zuma gave South Africans a glimpse into his weekend activities, which included a game of snooker. The photograph left Mzansi divided and some fired shots at the former head of state.

"Trophée Napoléon": Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins match against Jorden van Foreest Find the right combination! ChessBase 15 program + new Mega Database 2019 with 7.6 million games and more than 70,000 master analyses. Plus ChessBase Magazine and CB Premium membership for 1 year!

Chess: Ajith triumphs - Star of Mysore Darshan, tied with 6.5 points from seven rounds, but the former's better tie-break score of 32.75 to the latter's 29.25, enabled Ajith to clinch the title in the Open category in the MDCA Open Chess Tournament conducted by MDCA at the University Gymnasium Hall here yesterday.

Dota Auto Chess now has 4 million players That said, it's clearly not putting people off - with a peak player count of more than 300,000, roughly a third of the people playing Dota 2 at any given point are potentially enjoying Auto Chess rather than the game itself. The mode has likely been helped along by the wider community.

Weekly Round Up Safe to say that there will always be throw curve-balls - but cling to God, because life almost never goes the way we expect it to. If we have HIM, we have enough, because nothing else is really guaranteed. Anyway, I have been so hooked on watching the Commission into the State Capture Inquiry.

Chess boom in Norway: Mikroputt and Liliputt In 2018, 91 tournaments with about 3,000 particpants were played, and about half of the participants started in the youngest age group. Which might be due to the fact that some children soon stop to play chess whereas the better players soon start to compete in tournaments for adults.

Dota Auto Chess: Skills and abilities list Our Dota Auto Chess skills and abilities page contains a list of every heroes' skills. A vital part of the strategy in Dota Auto Chess comes from building a strong team composition and adapting it to counter your opponents'.

Dota Auto Chess: How to win with advanced tips Our Dota Auto Chess: How to win with advanced tips page contains tips, tricks and strategy advice to help you win more games in Dota Auto Chess. If you're new to Dota Auto Chess then you're probably experiencing the steep learning curve.

Resident Evil 2 Chess Puzzle Solution - All Sewer Plug Locations, How to Find all the Chess Pieces in Resident Evil 2 Here's our complete Resident Evil 2 walkthrough, taking you through the campaign as either Leon Kennedy or Claire Redfield.

Teach Me How To Play Chess, Sexy AV Chess Game Heads To Nintendo Switch Feb 21st Silverstar Japan announced that Teach Me How To Play Chess will be released on the Nintendo Switch starting February 21st, 2019 on the Nintendo eShop. The game will be available for 800 yen, along with four DLC packs ranging from 500 yen to 1000 yen.

Black or White - Daily Inkling Jump-start your creative process by taking on today’s Daily Inkling!

U.S. Amateur Team West Underway in Santa Clara Amateur Team West Championship is underway in Santa Clara, California, directly across the street from Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers.

Speelman's Agony #93 Send one success story and one loss. Tell why you chose them, where or when they were played. Please do include your email address, so Jon can reply, and preferably a photo of yourself for our article.

Chess prodigies: Who next? When Magnus Carlsen was asked - about a year ago - who would be the world chess champion in 2050, the reigning king of the mind sport said, "By that time India will have had many already." For those following Indian chess, and its prodigies, that comment from the Norwegian genius wouldn't have come as much of a surprise.

Here's proof how chess champion Tania Sachdev's fashion experiments have never failed over time Home > Chess > Fashion > Here's proof how chess champion Tania Sachdev's fashion experiments have never failed over time Having started off at a young age, chess champion Tania Sachdev has won many titles so far. The Arjuna award recipient also happens to be one of the most well-turned out Indian chess players across the world.

International chess tournament heads to Isle of Man Grand Swiss Tournament from 7-20 October. An international chess tournament involving more than 200 players, is to be held in the Isle of Man. The World Chess Federational has announced the inaugural Grand Swiss Tournament is to head here in October. The prize fund is $400,000, with an additional $32,500 allocated as special women's prizes.

Can you make a living playing chess? A very interesting report has been released by World Chess, the marketing arm of FIDE. If one can get past the board that is set up wrong, there are some very serious admissions in the report. However, one may wonder why FIDE is revealing such a sordid picture for the world of professional chess?

Chess tourney attracts young crowd The Kauai Community Chess Tournament attracted about 30 players on Saturday in the Lihue Public Library conference room. Youth and adults faced off in the four-round Swiss system, non-elimination tournament. Chess board and clocks were provided. Medals went to the top three players in each age division.

'Chess on ice:' Curling attracts those looking for a bit of competition and camaraderie That's a long drive for anyone closer to central Maine, but plenty of people made the trip anyway because - do we really need to remind you of this already? - there's just something about curling. Ballon used to make the 210-mile trip to Belfast two Saturdays out of each month to get her curling fix.

Isle of Man To Host FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament The recently announced FIDE Grand Swiss tournament, where the winner will qualify for the 2020 Candidates', will be played October 9-20, 2019 in Isle of Man and organized in cooperation with Chess.com. This became official today.

Aeroflot Open to kick off with Wei Yi as favourite The Cosmos Hotel, located in north-central Moscow, will host the 17th edition of the Aeroflot Open. Group A currently counts 39 registered players rated 2600 or above, with 19-year-old Wei Yi as the top seed. The event is a great chance for players that are vying to get a place in the elite to prove themselves against formidable opposition.

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