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Greatest Chess Triumph of Wesley So

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 08.18.2016 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

"I am living a dream," exclaimed Wesley So after winning the 2016 Sinquefield Cup, the strongest chess tournament of his life and one of this year's b...

Can America Return to Chess Glory?

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 09.15.2016 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

The United States chess team may embark on a journey reminiscent of the golden past. Three extraordinary grandmasters -- Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So -- are rated in the World's Top.

40 Years of Spectacular Chess

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 03.08.2015 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

In 1975, the organizers of the traditional chess tournament in the Dutch coastal town of Wijk aan Zee inaugurated a prize for the most spectacular game. They expected breathtaking encounters, griping contests, and some glamour and charm.

The New York Times and Chess

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 01.03.2015 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Make no mistake about it: every time a newspaper cuts a chess column, chess loses.

Chess Champions in America

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

The center of professional chess in America is Saint Louis, Missouri. For the last six years the U.S. championship was held at the local Chess Club and Scholastic Center. With Nakamura absent this year, all eyes were on Gata Kamsky, the defending champion and the oldest participant. Could he still defend the title at the age of 39?

Chess: Remembering Robert Byrne (1928-2013)

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 06.15.2013 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Robert Byrne, a prolific chess writer and one of the strongest U.S. grandmasters, died Friday, April 12, 2013, a few days before his 85th birthday.

Chess History: From Bobby Fischer to Hikaru Nakamura

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 05.07.2012 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

The 2011 U.S. Chess Championship begins today at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, Mo., with 16 players, including the defending champion Gata Kamsky, the 1996 world championship challenger.

Over 50 And Still Haven't Achieved Your Goals? It's Not Too Late

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

Once we move into midlife, which I define as the years between 40 and 65, it's more important than ever to have and actively pursue meaningful goals.

Chess: Remembering Larry Evans

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Larry Melvyn Evans (1932-2010), one of the most prominent American grandmasters, prolific writer and commentator, died in Reno, Nevada, on November 15 at the age of 78.