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Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen Successfully Defends His Title In Thrilling Finale

Zach Young | Posted 12.02.2016 | Sports
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Zach Young

When the dust had settled at the World Chess Championship in Manhattan on Wednesday night, the expected had happened. In his second defense match sinc...

The World Chess Champion Just Took A Massive Gamble

Zach Young | Posted 11.30.2016 | Sports
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Zach Young

The crowd assembled for game 12 of the 2016 World Chess Championship was small but excited. The match between Magnus Carlsen of Norway and his challen...

Tonight We Could Have A New Chess Champion

Zach Young | Posted 11.29.2016 | Arts
Zach Young

When Magnus Carlsen walked into the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan nearly three weeks ago for the red-carpet opening of the world chess championship, he was...

The World Chess Champion Is In Trouble

Zach Young | Posted 12.02.2016 | Sports
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Zach Young

Magnus Carlsen does not like to lose at chess. If he did, of course, he wouldn’t be the world champion. The best chess players are often the ones wi...

Championship Chess Has A Draw Problem

Zach Young | Posted 11.22.2016 | Sports
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Zach Young

“I think it’s at least 70% that Magnus will win the game,” said Judit Polgar. The world chess champion had just moved his rook to the b5 square,...

Even The World Chess Champion Can't Escape The Spectre Of Donald Trump

Zach Young | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
Zach Young

As he now does in all things, Donald Trump reared his head yesterday in the first round of the World Chess Championship in New York. Things started no...

Chess Championship Challengers Arrive In New York

Zach Young | Posted 11.22.2016 | Sports
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Zach Young

I first heard of Magnus Carlsen back in 2010, around the time he participated in an event called “Magnus Vs. the World”. Ensconced in a Manhattan ...

A New Generation Does Battle For The World Chess Title

Zach Young | Posted 11.22.2016 | Sports
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Zach Young

Embed from Getty ImagesMagnus Carlsen at the World Rapid and Blitz championship in Berlin, 2015 World chess champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway, at the ...

A Reminder That Donald Trump Once Thought It Was Funny To Give Poor Students A Fake $1 Million Bill

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump reportedly once duped poor kids at a New York City school with a fake $1 million bill and then offered to take a few students shopping fo...

Countdown to the World Chess Championship

A.J. Steigman | Posted 11.01.2016 | Business
A.J. Steigman

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen is in good spirits before the World Chess Championship that will be taking place in NYC. Photo Source: Agon Limite...

What Does It Feel Like to Play a Chess Grandmaster?

Quora | Posted 10.12.2016 | Entertainment

What does it feel like to play grandmaster level chess? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are an...

'The Queen of Katwe': The Ultimate Underdog Story

Off The Shelf | Posted 09.22.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Jessica Yu | Off the Shelf The Queen of Katwe will hit the silver screen in Disney's highly anticipated adaptation this week and stars Academy Awa...

Chess for Success: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

At the end of this month, Walt Disney Productions will release Queen of Katwe, a film that highlights the story of a young Ugandan girl whose world ra...

Lupita Nyong'o Talks About "Queen of Katwe"

Nell Minow | Posted 09.19.2016 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave") has worked in Uganda with director Mira Nair before. When Nair was editing "The Namesake," Nyong'o w...

Viktor Kochnoi: Fighting The Soviet System To Play Better Chess

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

His childhood was harsh; his career difficult. But he spent almost half of his life in the West, able to taste liberty even before the Soviet Union fell. Viktor Korchnoi is one more reminder of the manifold injustices of totalitarian communism.

This Giant Chessboard Is Made Of Refugees And Migrants' Life Jackets

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.14.2016 | Good News

Talk about being strategic. Students, staff and volunteers at University of the Aegean on the Greek island of Lesbos have taken the boats and life jac...

Bulgarian Beginnings: A Stroll in the Park

Rick Steves | Posted 05.26.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Hello Bulgaria. I have an affinity for Bulgaria -- so overlooked and underappreciated...and so charming in a Slavic way. In my student days I spent lo...

Chess: History's Best Game?

Creston Davis | Posted 05.23.2016 | Books
Creston Davis

Of all the games I've played none really compare to the beauty and rigor of chess. Chess combines logic with beauty, rigor with style and lets not forget my favorite part--psychology.

Detroit All-Girls Team Wins Top Prize At Prestigious Chess Tournament

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 05.02.2016 | Black Voices

A group of eighth-grade girls hailing from Detroit, Michigan, won a battle of the minds on Sunday when they took home the gold at a national chess tou...

How This Chess Grandmaster Uses The Game To Transform Young Lives

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.13.2016 | Black Voices

Maurice Ashley is a man who has expertly mastered the game of chess. He is a three-time national chess championship coach, a two-time author and an o...

America's #2 Chess Player Just Messed Up Big-Time

Zach Young | Posted 03.18.2016 | Sports
Zach Young

Nakamura reached out his hand and gripped his king. Suddenly, his hand trembled and he yanked it backwards. "He touched the king! He touched the king!" Gasped the official commentators, grandmasters Evgeny Miroshnichenko and Alexandra Kosteniuk. "He needs to move it!"

Quantum Chess: Where No Entrepreneur Has Gone Before

A.J. Steigman | Posted 02.26.2017 | Business
A.J. Steigman

So what does world renowned scientist Dr. Steven Hawking, Ant-Man actor Paul Rudd, Matrix actor Keanu Reeves, Hollywood actor, director, and screenwri...

Park Hustler Shows Off His Moves In Game Against Black Chess Grandmaster

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.19.2016 | Black Voices

Maurice Ashley, the first African-American to become an international grandmaster in chess, visited his old stomping grounds in New York City to take ...

Did You Know You Can Play Chess In Facebook Messenger?

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology

Facebook's nerdy secret is out: There's a hidden chess game in Facebook Messenger that you can play if you know the secret commands. Instead of just ...

What I Discovered When I Became Best Friends With My Ex

Lauren DePino | Posted 02.08.2017 | Women
Lauren DePino

I met Ross my freshman year in college. Eleven years my senior, he was my philosophy adjunct professor at Temple University in Philadelphia. He was cute, Jewish, and intensely attentive. Just my type.