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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?

U.S. Chess Champ Hikaru Nakamura: I'll Have Another

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 07.21.2012 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

A comparison between the Preakness Stakes horse race held in Baltimore, Maryland, and the 2012 U.S. Chess Championship in Saint Louis, Missouri, may seem out of place, but both races had a lot of things in common.

Pitching a Perfect Chess Game

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 10.21.2011 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

"There is no perfect game in chess," Bobby Fischer said. After all, we are human and we make mistakes. But according to Tibor Karolyi, Anatoly Karpov came close to playing a mistake-free game at the 1974 chess olympiad in Nice, France.