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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.

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

Chess: Carlsen and Caruana set for $430,000 Isle of Man showdown | Magnus Carlsen | The Guardian

October 19, 2019

Chess: Carlsen and Caruana set for $430,000 Isle of Man showdown | Magnus Carlsen | The Guardian

“After Friday’s eighth round Carlsen’s unbeaten streak reached 98 games, surpassing Mikhail Tal’s 95 in 1973-74 and closing in on Ding Liren’s record of 100 against high-level opponents. The record could fall in the 11th and final Isle of Man round on Monday if he continues to avoid defeat.

— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/sport/2019/oct/18/chess-magnus-carlsen-among-nine-closely-bunched-leaders-at-isle-of-man

14-year-old R Praggnanandhaa crowned under-18 chess champion

October 14, 2019

“Praggnanandhaa scored an impressive and unbeaten 9/11 and he ended with a performance rating over 2700.

(Photo: Twitter/Chess.com India)

— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/www.deccanchronicle.com/amp/sports/in-other-news/131019/14-year-old-r-praggnanandhaa-crowned-under-18-chess-champion.html

#Chess Position Worth Sharing 110

September 18, 2019

A remarkable position occurred after white played 47. Qxg3 in the game Samuel Sevian vs. Sergey Karjakin, FIDE World Cup 2019. Karjakin has only three legal responses as black and each would directly result in a different outcome (a win, a loss or a draw.)

Black to move and win, lose or draw! (Samuel Sevian – Sergey Karjakin, World Cup, Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, 2019.09.10.)


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