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Tired Chess Brains in China

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 09.18.2013 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Saved from collapse by the rich Russian sponsors, the FIDE Grand Prix moved to China this month for its fifth leg. Some of the world class chess players came to Beijing tired from the previous hectic schedule.

Karjakin Wins Norway Chess 2013, Edges Carlsen and Nakamura

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 07.21.2013 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Magnus Carlsen, the world's top-rated chess player, is expected to win every tournament he enters. The Norway Chess 2013 Super Tournament was tailored for him as a tribute to his previous successes.

Armenia Wins Chess Olympic Gold in Turkey

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 11.12.2012 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

On Sunday, Armenia won the gold medal at the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul. It is their third Olympic gold overall. They also finished first at the World Team Championship last year in Ningbo, China.

Chess Winners Win Slowly

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 10.10.2012 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Chess players don't move like the Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. They advance to the finish line with a steady, deliberate pace. Chess events take days, weeks and sometimes months to finish. What the best chess players have in common with Bolt is the enormous will to win.

Zhang Jike Beat Wang Hao in the Finals of the World Table Tennis Championships

Roberto Alamos | Posted 07.15.2011 | Sports
Roberto Alamos

Throughout the final match, Zhang Jike showed his best form and obviously had an edge in terms of performance and effectiveness.

Table Tennis World Champion Wang Hao suffered to overcome Ryu Seung Min

Roberto Alamos | Posted 07.12.2011 | Sports
Roberto Alamos

Wang Hao earned the first point. However, Ryu Seung Min showed a really good playing condition and despite being coachless, still managed to exchange powerful attacks with Wang Hao.

Hikaru Nakamura's Great Chess Triumph

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

On the day the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open in Melbourne, the American chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, 23, achieved the best success of his life.