State chess championship teaches lessons far beyond winning and losing – Chicago Tribune

The little girl played with the frayed end of her braid while her mom, indignant, presented her case on her daughter’s behalf. “The boy she was playing against was touching the board,” the mom told the scorekeeper as the girl stared straight ahead, unsure of whether to cry or hide behind a library bookcase. The […]

Chess club shows game is making a comeback – Norwich Bulletin

Mary Biekert mbiekert@norwichbulletin.com mbiekertNB NORWICH – Chess players from around the region used wits and strategy Saturday as they competed in the Otis Library Chess Club’s first tournament. Although they enjoyed the challenge, most of the players said they were there to support their local club and to play one-on-one with […]

The Raspberry Turk is a DIY chess robot with instructions to build your own – The Verge

Chess is famous as perhaps the most respected board game ever played, and we often uses chess as a way to metaphorically teach lessons about the world. But as it turns out, chess is also pretty good at teaching programming lessons, too. And the Raspberry Turk — a chess-playing robot from developer Joey Meyer — […]

Chess: David Howell fights back to take surprise win at St Louis Winter Classic – The Guardian

England’s David Howell stole the show this week at the St Louis Winter Classic, a 10-grandmaster invitation staged in America’s major chess city. The 26-year-old from Seaford, Sussex, was seeded only fifth but played through unbeaten with three wins and six draws to take the $5,000 first prize. Bare statistics do not tell the tale […]

Chess takes 14-year-old Emily Nguyen from Austin around the world – MyStatesman.com

Emily Nguyen was 4 when she found a chess set at the Round Rock Public Library. “She wanted to move the chess pieces, she wanted to play,” her mother, Uyen Tran, says. Soon, her father, Nam Nguyen, was teaching her as he had her older brother, Anthony. A year later, Emily was competing in […]

Chess program creates state-championship team in rural Mississippi – CBS News

In rural Franklin County, Mississippi,  just seven of the 93 high school graduates last year went on to a four-year college.  But that number may rise dramatically over the next few years, thanks to a chess program that has broadened the outlooks of hundreds of school children, while lifting the hopes of their parents and […]

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