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U.S. Chess Team Wins Olympic Gold in Baku

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 09.18.2016 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

The golden U.S. team from right: Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Ray Robson, Samuel Shankland, Captain John Donaldson, Hikaru Nakamura, coach Alex Lenderm...

Every Chess Game Tells a Story

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 05.24.2015 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Most people who don't play chess believe that the checkmate ends the game. They may not know they can also lose by overstepping the time limit or by resigning - something unheard of in other sports such as football, basketball or hockey.

Chess: Heavy Lifting

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 10.24.2012 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Plagiarism was in the news lately and chess has its own champions. They use other people's material without attribution and present it as their own. To put it less elegantly, the offenders blatantly, unscrupulously and dishonestly steal work from other authors.