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‘Three steps ahead’: How Cowboys’ Amari Cooper leverages chess, Rubik’s Cube to outwit defenders

November 19, 2019

‘Three steps ahead’: How Cowboys’ Amari Cooper leverages chess, Rubik’s Cube to outwit defenders

Cooper began preying on defensive backs in the Dallas locker room last season. Sometimes, he’ll ask one he’s just beaten on a route in practice, “You ready?” before they re-engage in a chess battle. Teammates say Cooper is the most skilled of the five Cowboys players who now joke they have a chess club. Awuzie says he isn’t losing as much as he did in the fall. Still, he has only bested Cooper 13 times in 60 attempts. 

— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/1376492001

Mikael Máni’s chess-world inspirations | Jazz Journal

November 15, 2019

Chess might not on the surface seem a natural bedfellow for jazz but Icelandic guitarist Mikael Máni found inspiration for Bobby, the new album by his trio, in the biography of grand chess master Bobby Fischer.
— Read on jazzjournal.co.uk/2019/11/15/mikael-manis-chess-world-inspirations/

Carlsen checks out of Norway’s chess federation

November 9, 2019

Magnus Carlsen PHOTO: FRChess/Nick Barton

Norway’s reigning world champion in chess, Magnus Carlsen, has cancelled his membership in the Norwegian chess federation (Norges Sjakkforbund). His withdrawal follows a lengthy conflict over strategy and sponsorships.
— Read on www.newsinenglish.no/2019/11/08/carlsen-checks-out-of-norways-chess-federation/

Gata Kamsky: “I wonder if my life is repeating itself.” – Perlen vom Bodensee – das Schachmagazin

November 8, 2019

As a twelve-year-old he defeated the former World Championship Candidate Mark Taimanov. That was in 1986, the onslaught of the prodigy from southwestern Siberia on the chess throne had begun. Ten years later he faced Anatoly Karpov in a match over 20 games. At stake was nothing less than the world title. Kamsky lost – and retired from chess.
— Read on perlenvombodensee.de/2019/11/08/gata-kamsky-i-wonder-if-my-life-is-repeating-itself/

How the Cardinals’ Kyler Murray uses chess to stay (at least) one step ahead

November 6, 2019

How the Cardinals’ Kyler Murray uses chess to stay (at least) one step ahead
— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27958462/how-cardinals-kyler-murray-uses-chess-stay-least-one-step-ahead?platform=amp

Kyler Murray at the chessboard (photo: espn.com).

Years before Murray was a Texas high school football and baseball legend, before he was a Heisman winner at Oklahoma, before he was a first-round pick of the Oakland A’s and the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL draft, before he was the face of the Arizona Cardinals — who on Thursday face the unbeaten San Francisco 49ers (8:20 p.m. ET, Fox/NFL Network) — Staten recruited him to the chess club at Degan Elementary School in Lewisville, Texas.

Chess teaches inmates a different way of thinking

November 5, 2019

Chess teaches inmates a different way of thinking
— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/www.inquirer.com/life/jail-inmates-chess-tournament-upside-20191103.html?outputType=amp

“They always compare chess to the game of life,” he said. “If you make good decisions, it’s ultimately going to lead to a good outcome. You make bad decisions, it’s going to lead to bad position, and you’re going to lose the game.”

Trever Noah set to produce movie about formerly homeless, 8 year-old immigrant chess prodigy – theGrio

November 4, 2019

Trever Noah set to produce movie about formerly homeless, 8 year-old immigrant chess prodigy – theGrio
— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/thegrio.com/2019/11/03/trever-noah-set-to-produce-movie-about-formerly-homeless-8-year-old-immigrant-chess-prodigy/amp/

“The brilliant Nigerian child won the NY State Chess Championship while living in a homeless shelter with his family as they sought religious asylum!”

Wesley So is the first Fischer Random World Champion

November 3, 2019

Photo by Maria Emelianova.

America’s third-ranked player wins the first official world championship for this variant over classical world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway.
— Read on www.fide.com/

Wesley So inflicts 3rd loss in a row on Carlsen | chess24.com

November 3, 2019

Magnus Carlsen shaking hands with Wesley So (photo: Lennart Ootes)

Magnus losing two games in a row to the same opponent has happened as recently as the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis (in the tiebreaks against Ding Liren), but losing three in a row may be unique. It wasn’t just the losses but the way it happened, with Wesley completely dominant.
— Read on chess24.com/en/read/news/wesley-so-inflicts-3rd-loss-in-a-row-on-magnus-carlsen

Do chess playing children perform better in school? | ChessBase

October 24, 2019

The main finding was, “chess training reduces the treatment group’s level of risk aversion almost a year after the intervention ended.” Being more willing to take risks is generally a good thing in the world of academia, business, and social life.
— Read on en.chessbase.com/post/do-chess-playing-children-perform-better-in-school


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