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There is an old story about a lively debate that supposedly took place at the Marshall Chess Club in New York City in the early 1960s.  One of the debaters vociferously argued that chess players we

Until very recently, American chess was largely centered in New York, with some secondary centers in California and possibly Chicago.

Magnus Carlsen, the strongest player in chess history, rated approximately 75 points higher than the second-highest rated player, Levon Aronian, decisively defeated World Champion Vishy Anand by a

Martha Samadashvili sees beauty in chess, a game she has mastered in two years. Next month, she will represent the Capital District at the World Youth Championships in the United Arab Emirates.

At 9, Martha Samadashvili dreams of becoming a world chess champion.

She is working hard to reach her goal.

There is an episode of the old TV sitcom, Leave it to Beaver, where the sleazy Eddie Haskell tries to cheat Wally Cleaver in chess by removing a Bishop when Wally is not looking.

Peter Henner's column about contrasts — East versus West, young versus old — was named a winner by the Chess Journalists of America.

The great Samuel Reshevsky, who represented the United States in the six-man World Championship tournament in 1948 and whose chess career spanned seven decades, was a genuine chess prodigy.

The country relies entirely on hydroelectric and geothermal energy, has clean air and water, and I was amazed at drivers who actually obey speed limits. Unfortunately, my memories of the country are bittersweet because of my performance in the chess tournament.

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