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Happy Holidays Chess Players!
June 18th Father’s Day Blitz Tournaments At ICA Glen Rock!
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2017 - 28 Families Participated In DOCTOR DAVE OSTFELD MEMORIAL SUMMER
28 families participated in DOCTOR DAVE OSTFELD MEMORIAL SUMMER 2017 Championships
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West Point Military Academy Makes Presence Known At 2nd Largest ICA Saturday Qu
West Point Military Academy Makes Presence Known At 2nd Largest ICA Saturday Quads Ever!
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Plavnik Family, Jonathan, And Anthony Win Ostfeld Memorial Spring
Jonathan, and Anthony Plavnik combined to get six points total (Anthony had four in section 2, and Jonathan had two in section five) and win first place in the Family event of the Ostfeld Spring memorial.
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April 23Rd, 2017 Blitz Tournament
GM (“Go” )Fishbein Leaves Nothing To Chance Winning The ICA’s “Take A Chance” Blitz Tourney! Four wins in a row for the “King and Pawn” endings author.
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Early Bird Deadlines For Spring And Summer Camps At ICA Approaching!
Early Bird Deadlines for Spring and Summer Camps at ICA Approaching! March 26th, and March 31st Are The Last Chances To Secure Best Prices!
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We Are OPEN For Classes Today In Both Locations
We are OPEN for classes today in both locations: Teaneck and Glen Rock, but it is OK if you do not feel it is safe to drive: Week # 12 on Spring Schedule is set for MAKEUPs
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Due To Inclement Weather, Glen Rock Classes Are Canceled On Tuesday, March 14th
Due to inclement weather, Glen Rock classes are canceled on Tuesday, March 14th
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Due To The Winter Storm, Today February 9th ICA Will Be Closed.
Today Thursday, February 9th we are closed for classes in Glen Rock. Schedule a makeup or if you have not missed classes yet you can just wait and come for the final week of the semester (MAKEUP week)
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2017 Feb 10Th Blitz
Hello ICA Community! We're less than 2 weeks away from our Valentine's Day Blitz Tournament. Where: ICA Glen Rock, 354 Rock Road, Glen Rock NJ 07452
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2017 Valentine’s Day & St. Patrick’s Day Blitz Tournaments
Friday February 10th at 7 p.m. at our Glen Rock location (registration closes 30 min prior on that day) and will have a Valentine’s Day theme. In other words, prizes for best Valentine’s day themed costume, or gimmick. The time control is five minutes with no delay! Take kings, and clock move!
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Grandmaster Fishbein, Mozart, Kal Penn, A Pirate, And Jon Bon Jovi ...
Grandmaster Fishbein, Mozart, Kal Penn, a pirate, and Jon Bon Jovi Rock ICA New Year's Blitz tournament!
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The ICA's New Year's Blitz Tournament Is This Saturday In Glen Rock
December 31st! Please don't be late!
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"Weather Alert:" ICA Will Be Open Tomorrow December 17th."
Dear everyone, tomorrow promises to have some weather surprises in store but it does not seem so bad that we need to close. We plan to be open as usual BUT if you feel the weather is too bad in your area feel free to skip and schedule a make up for another day.
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New Year’s Blitz Tournament December 31st!
This year we will try to make use of our new location and try something different in holding a new year’s blitz tournament Saturday December 31st at our Glen Rock location.
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ICA Winter Chess Camp: December 26th-December 30th!
As the holidays, quickly and quietly approach us we would like everyone to know about our Winter chess camp which is coming up as it usually does at the end of December.
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Congratulations To ALL ICA Students Who Participated In NJ State Grade Champions
Congratulations to ALL ICA students who participated in NJ State Grade Championships on Sunday, November 20th! Twenty-Five ICA students participated in this competition.
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ICA Coach IM Mark Dvoretsky
(December 9, 1947-September 26, 2016) We were saddened to learn of the passing of our friend, and mentor and the earliest of the ICA’s international coach contingent, IM Mark Dvoretsky.
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Fall Semester 2016
Dear Students and Parents, We are starting Fall Semester on Tuesday, September 6th in Glen Rock. Please call 201-819-8280 if you have any questions about Fall semester or Saturday quads. Thanks ICA Staff
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Millionaire Dollar Chess Tournament Comes
Millionaire Dollar Chess Tournament Comes To The First Ostfeld Memorial Of The School Year On September 25th!
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Online Registration The Glen Rock
Online Registration Is Open For Teaneck and Our Brand New Location! The Glen Rock Location Grand Opening “Open House” Is September 3rd! “”” FREE””” SUPER SATURDAY QUAD TOURNAMENT September 10th!!!!!
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Dear Parents,
The time is drawing near, and in roughly one month our 20th anniversary summer chess camp Scholastic, Master, and Grandmaster programs will begin at both of our Teaneck
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JANUARY 24 TOURNAMENTS At BCA Are Moved To JANUARY 31
JANUARY 24 TOURNAMENTS at BCA are moved to JANUARY 31 BCA just announced: Due to anticipated inclement weather conditions ALL ACTIVITIES and ALL Practices are CANCELLED Saturday January 23 and Sunday January 24, 2016
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Yusupov Interactive Lecture Series Schedule
Yusupov Interactive Lecture Series Schedule; Artur Tackles Steinitz, Kasparov, Alekhine, and Petrosian! Blitz tournament to follow each lecture!
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Artur Yusupov Gives Second Lecture In World Champions Series
On Sunday December 20, former world number three GM Artur Yusupov gave the second lecture in a new series of monthly “interactive lectures” on some of the best players in history. This month he discussed Mikhail Botvinnik
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Artur Yusupov’s “Interactive” Lecture On Mikhail Tal And Blitz Tournament Result
Artur Yusupov’s “Interactive” Lecture on Mikhail Tal And Blitz Tournament results! Next Lecture on 3 Time World Champion M. Botvinnik December 20th! We were happy to welcome an eager audience to our ICA Fair Lawn location...
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Former World Rated #3 GM Artur Yusupov To Give “Interactive” Lecture
Former World rated #3 GM Artur Yusupov To Give “Interactive” Lecture on legendary World Champion Mikhail Tal November 22nd at ICA Fair Lawn location from 3-5 pm! Optional blitz tournament to follow!
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Stripunsky Family Wins First Ostfeld Memorial Family event of the Season
GM Alex Stripunsky and his daughter Jane won the first Dr. Ostfeld memorial Family competition of the season held this past week at Bergen Academies in Hackensack. GM Stripunsky as is usually the case dominated and finished atop the leaderboard in the Open section with three and a half points
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2015 Fall Ostfeld Memorial Scholastic Competition Results
Fall Ostfeld Memorial Scholastic Competition Results; ICA Campers Win three out of five sections.
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Mathew Lerman”ator” Wins 2015 U1600 Fall Ostfeld Memorial Competition
Mathew Lerman”ator” wins U1600 Fall Ostfeld Memorial Competition; Rhee, Rasol, 2nd, and 3rd respectively!
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Four Way Tie In 2015 Fall Ostfeld Memorial Open Competition
Four Way Tie in Fall Ostfeld Memorial Open Competition; GMs Benjamin, Stripunsky, and Burke, and Jacobson tie for first place!
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Summer Camp 2015 Comes To An End: Sign Ups For The Fall Semester Open!
After ten weeks our chess camps are coming to their customary conclusion. As usual we had ten weeks of scholastic camps in both of our Teaneck, and Fair Lawn locations. Unfortunately, attendance fell from last year’s peak even though those students that did attend definitely had a great time and many signed up for more weeks than originally intended.
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International Chess Academy Vs. Long Island Chessmates: Match #4
By WGM Tatiana Grabuzova Do you know the best recipe for dealing with jetlag associated with flying across an ocean?
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Aryeh Lieb Shlionsky Pan American Champion! Wins Title In Colombia!
Well isn’t that an impressive sounding article headline! Our very own ICA student Aryeh Lieb Shlionsky conquered the Americas for his age group winning the under 8 category...
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Registration Open For Scholastic, Master, And GM Camps ....
Registration Open For Scholastic, Master, and GM Camps, as well as Dr Ostfeld Memorial on March 29th!
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Results From New Jersey State Championships
We would like to report on the results of our students at these past state championships. Though Gilad Drillich was our only first place winner, this was our hardest and most symbolic result since it allowed him to become a three time consecutive state champion (Gilad won for the 10th,the 11th, and now the 12th grade).
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DOCTOR DAVE OSTFELD MEMORIAL SUMMER 2014 Championshi
Ostfeld Memorial Summer Family Competition Results: KO’s Win First, Brustein Trio Second, Katz Third!
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Boris Gulko Lecture May 22, 2014
(26) Gulko,B (2520) - Popovic,P (2540) E20; Clichy, 1986 Boris: After my immigration in 1986, my first three international tournaments I played in France and won all three (after this for some reason I didn’t play any international tournaments in France). This game was from the second of my French tournaments.
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Kasparov Conqueror Boris Gulko Lectured At ICA Teaneck May 8th!
Kasparov Conqueror Boris Gulko Lectured At ICA Teaneck May 8th! Bronstein vs Gulko Annotated by the Man Who had Kasparov’s Number Himself! Yeliseyev Wins Swiss.
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GM Fishbein Lectures On Chess Psychology
GM Fishbein Lectures on Chess Psychology; Tica, Flores, Cabasso, and Misko split Prize in Record Breaking Thursday Swiss! In what was our best Thursday Swiss turnout ever sixteen players competed for the one-hundred twenty-eight dollar total prize fund.
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03/27/2014 Fishbein, Alexander Lecture
This lesson will be about how to defend bad (or even losing) positions. We will also talk about how psychology can lead directly to mistakes.
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03/20/2014 GM Ilya Gurevich Lecture
The Schliemann Defense. The secrets of the Schliemann Defense (Jaenisch Gambit) Open Kings! Queen Sacs! Discovered Checks! Even a perpetual!
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Kudrin Lectures At 2nd ICA Thursday Swiss!
1. GM Sergey Kudrin gave a lecture on Opening Preparation. 2. The lecture was followed by Teaneck Thursday ‘Swiss’, which was converted into Thursday night quad due to the lack of people. David Rubenfled won 1st place and took home $50!
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Thursday Night Tournaments And Lectures:
Thursday Night Tournaments And Lectures: GM Joel Benjamin Kicks Off The ICA’s New Tournament Series On March 6th! It is becoming more and more difficult for chess players in the Northern New Jersey Area to claim there aren’t enough local tournament options available to them.
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March 6th Lecture: Black Knights Tango
ICA is proud to announce The New Every Thursday Night Chess Tournament Starting March 6th 2014 Teaneck 185 Court St, Teaneck NJ Registration starts at 6:00 PM
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Early Winter Dr Ostfeld Memorial Scholastic Championships...
Early Winter Dr Ostfeld Memorial Scholastic Championships: Record Breaking Turn Out! The results are in and thanks to all of you we had a record turnout as two hundred and twenty competitors showed up to play at our early winter competition.
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GM Gelashvili Survives Charge By Katz To Win Open Section Of Dr. Ostfeld Memori
GM Gelashvili Survives charge by Katz to win Open section of Dr. Ostfeld Memorial. It took GM Gelashvili approximately ten minutes to force ten seconds off the clock of his opponent Alex Katz who relentlessly fought on despite the time trouble and conceded with one second on the clock and one or two moves short in a losing position.
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Early Winter ICA Family Results: Xu, Riener, Shusterman...
Early Winter ICA Family Results: Xu, Riener, Shusterman, and Katz Families Top With Combined Scores! Ryan and Ethan Xu were the top winners with a combined score of seven points. Ethan Cleared the field in section four securing first place while Ryan finished with two wins and two draws for three points and a combined family total result of seven.
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Vittal Wins Inaugural Open U1600 Section!
In what will forever be the inaugural running of “section six” or the Under 1600 open section Sanjana Vittal took home one hundred dollars being the sole first place winner with three and a half points.
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GM Gelashvili Tops Open Section In 1st Dr. Ostfeld Memorial Tournament Of Year
In the traditional open section in our first Dr. Ostfeld tournament of the year GM Tamaz Gelashvili topped the other 38 competitors to capture the 300 dollar prize all by himself. Three other competitors
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September 21st 2013 Saturday Quads Results: Pasarkar, Xu Brothers, Pavlova Win!
With twenty people unevenly divided into four sections our second school year Saturday quad was quite successful if going by the numbers.
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Three Amigos Win Dr. Ostfeld Open Section Spring Edition; Bartell, Kudrin, Katz
With 34 people participating It was a trio of masters at the top of the leader board as Thomas Bartell and Sergey Kudrin drew their last round game to finish at the top. Alexander “future grandmaster” Katz won three of his games but drew his second round game against ICA coach Solomon Lerner to split the prize money with the other two first place winners.
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ICA Dr Ostfeld Memorial Spring Scholastic Championship Results
With Spring in the air and flowers causing all sorts of Claritin requiring allergies it was once again time for students, parents, and players of all sorts alike to get on over to Hackensack for another ICA Dr. Ostfeld memorial.
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ICA Dr. Ostfeld Memorial Winter Scholastic Championship!
There was a blizzard the day before but it did nothing to stop all the kids from enjoying another installment of our ICA Dr Ostfeld Memorial Championship. More than one hundred kids turned out to enjoy pizza, donuts, trophies and everything else they usually do at our tournaments.
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Triple Tie For First; Grandmasters, Stripunsky, Fishbein, And Kudrin Share First
Triple Tie For First; Grandmasters, Stripunsky, Fishbein, and Kudrin share First Place! You can say the Grandmasters who attend the Dr. Ostfeld memorial tournament play for free but the truth is they probably give a free lesson to their opponents.
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Ivan Ke, Josh Lerman
Ivan Ke, Josh Lerman: “Elementary” Domination Of Elementary Section At State Championships! Elementary Section (Kindergarten-Sixth) One hundred participants competed in the elementary section (Kindergarten through sixth grade) of the NJ State Scholastic championships.
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“Go Team” East Results; “Arrrrrr” “Geeee” Three Offensive Rookie Of The Year!
If your question to the above heading is, “What?” then that is exactly what Max, Evan, Hana, and Danny asked when the tournament organizers awarded them the prize for “best scholastic team.” The prize, awarded to the best team with members still in high school
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Pushkin Plays Chess! Highest Rated Chess Dog In America!
"Aleksander Sergeevich Pushkin Yelsky The First" is the highest rated chess dog in the United States.
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ICA Students Excel At 2012 NJ State Grade Championship
26 students participated in this competition and 19 finished with trophy! Congratulations to all ICA students who took part in this competition Results by grade:
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Hurricane Sandy Creates Make-Up Week During Winter Semester!
Due to the devastating consequences of Hurricane Sandy and the inability of parents to get children to and from our schools for lack of power this week we are extending all make up lessons to the first week of the Winter semester.
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ICA SCHOOL IN TEANECK & FAIR LAWN ARE OPEN
Dear Students and Parents, ICA in Teaneck IS OPEN starting SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4th
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The New School Year: The United States Chess League Is Coming To The ICA!
Along with the NBA, NFL, and all brands of major national sports, the United States chess league is the intellectual equivalent of basketball, and football on the national level. The first match took place September 4th at our Teaneck location, and anyone interested is more than welcome to come and watch.
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Summer-In-The-Winter Camp Results: Season’s Greetings From Chess Clause
As last year, only this time without the added inconvenience of snow which cancelled certain daily activities in 2010, we successfully ran a week of Summer Camp during the Winter holiday break. As last year many enthusiastic children were dropped off by their parents, baby-sitters, grandmas, or grandpas to attend the camp, and as last year no one left it disappointed.
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Grandpa Kudrin Rocking His Chair To Dr Ostfeld Memorial Open Win!
With yet another first place finish in the ICA’s Dr. Ostfeld Memorial Early Winter Championships, Sergey Kudrin has frustrated a whole host of Grandmasters competing in the USCF’s Grand Prix Competition. A yearly event that awards five thousand dollars to the top finisher based on best results in inclusive chess competitions
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Dr. Ostfeld Memorial Scholastic Early Winter Championships!
Once again, and to the delight of the many children who participated in it the International Chess Academy in association with Bergen Academies in Hackensack, and not in association with the cemetery across the street, organized another successful chess tournament to commemorate Dr David Ostfeld.
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Team East - It’s Just Two Months Away!
If you ask chess players living in the northeastern U.S. what one tournament they most look forward to each year, chances are the immediate answer will be “U.S. Amateur Team East.”
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Dr. Ostfeld
It is with a great degree of difficulty, and sadness that this is written. The obvious somberness of the subject matter is the reason it has taken so relatively long to write it, and we sincerely hope everyone understands why exactly this is not something one contemplates with any sort of enthusiasm.
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FALL 2010 ICA SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
Our first tournament of the brand new school year was a bit under manned this year despite a dramatic seeming increase in attendance of our school.
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STUNNER: ICA COACH LERNER SHOCKINGLY UPSETS INTERNATIONAL MASTER MIKHAIL ZLOTNIK
When we arrived to set up for the tournament that morning, ICA COACH Solomon “the wage earner” Lerner mentioned how he was “rusty” and felt he might “embarrass” himself with a poor showing.
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STARTING MAY 1st WE WILL BE MOVING TO A NEW LOCATION IN FAIR LAWN!
Starting on Saturday May 1st, the ICA will be moving to a new location in Fair Lawn. We will be moving from 14-25 Plaza Road North to 9-10 Saddle River Road. We will be holding classes at the old location until May 1st.
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PROFESSIONAL PLAY FROM ICA AT AMATEUR TEAM EAST COMPETITION!
With a five out of a six total, ICA ‘Team 1’, which we all also lovingly know as “Open File For Divorce; Tiger’s Discovered Mates” set the tone for a significant presence at the latest US Amateur Team East competition. Evan Rosenberg, Hana Itkis, Max Schwartz, and Solomon “the Wage Earner” Lerner teamed up to eat up almost everyone they faced save for a team with a few stubborn International Masters...
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Pasarkar, Ionita Families Win ICA Winter Scholastics Family Event!
This time around it was Amey, and Amol of the Pasarkar brood, and David, and Victor Ionita, soaring ahead with the best results among families competing at our Winter tournament. Both families scored a total six out of eight points, with Amey, and Amol both scoring three points each in their sections (four, and five, respectively), and Victor winning section three with a perfect score, with David adding two wins in section one.
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ICA WINTER 2010 SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS DOMINATED BY CAPITAL KRAZY KIDS!
Not in the sense that we should certifiably send them to an asylum or something, but rather in that new, hip, street slang sense that proclaims that “crazy indeed equals too cool for school.” Maybe even “cool” not in that hip, and stylish sense, but the one where nerves are frozen shut and don’t have any influence on the pressure filled situations that routinely arise at chess competitions.
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Army Man Arthur Feuerstein Co-Winner Of ICA OPEN!
In 1960 Arthur Feuerstein, a government issued warrior of the United States, won the inaugural US Armed Forces Championship. Having already finished ahead of future world champion Bobby Fischer in the 1956 US Blitz championship, and having already held Fischer to drawn games on two occasions
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ICA COACH ‘GM’ ARTUR JUSSUPOW (YUSUPOV) WINS FIDE AWARD FOR BEST CHESS BOOK!
Artur Jussupow, or Yusupov, as is easier for most of us to pronounce, has been announced the winner of the “Boleslavsky Medal” for best chess book of 2008. The medal, named for Ukrainian Grandmaster Isaac Boleslavsky, is FIDE’s
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Spring Schedules For Teaneck And Fair Lawn Are Available.
Register for Spring Semester before 2/21 and save $50!
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Winter Schedules For Teaneck And Fair Lawn Are Available
Register for Winter Semester before 11/22 and save $50! Winter Registration fee of $50 will be charged if the registration is postmarked later than 11/22/2008 or if registering on site after 11/22/2008
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Register For Fall Semester Before 8/28 And Save $50!
Register for Fall Semester before 8/28 and save $50! Fall Registration fee of $50 will be charged if the registration is postmarked later than 8/28/2008 or if registering on site after 9/1
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ICA Celebrates Approach Of Summer With Tournament In Spring!
Note to the readers: Any comments made regarding anybody discussed are in jest, and have absolutely no basis in reality.
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ICA Winter Championship OPEN SECTION
As a result of Record number of participants (27) – 90% of prize fund was awarded!!!
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ICA Winter Championship 2/3/2008
Record number of participants – 189!
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ICA Early Winter 2007
ICA Early Winter 2007. In spite of storm warnings the 2007 ICA Early Winter Chess Championship had attracted 144 chess players. Thanks a lot to everyone who was able to make it!
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NJ State Grade Championship 11/18/2007
Over Three Hundred kids participated in NJ State Grade championship this Sunday - 20 of them from ICA!
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ICA Spring Championship
ICA Spring Championship gathered 135 participants from NY, NJ and CT!
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2006 Women's World Chess Cup
2006 Women’s World Chess Cup July 7-8, 2006 Susan Polgar captured the Women’s World Chess Cup for the US
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Karpov on AI, search engines and chess
For the US launch of the Accoona search engine in March this year Garry Kasparov was the keynote speaker. The European launch saw former world champion Anatoly Karpov doing the honors. Karpov used the occasion to describe his (and Kasparov's) involvement in the Accoona project, but also about artificial intelligence and chess.
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V.BOLOGAN. SWING
One of the biggest Russian publishing houses, "AST", is going to publish the book of V.Bologan "Footsteps" (256 p., 52 games and fragments, autobiography, fragments from author's diary, photos and tournament tables).
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Spain Names School after Bulgaria's Topalov
Las Palmas, a Spanish city on the Canary Islands, will name a primary school after Vesselin Topalov.
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The real secrets of intuition in chess
When I turned 50 years, my stamina to play competitive chess started to go downhill. At one point in the chess club after a team match I rather loudly lamented that I could not play for five straight hours at full force anymore. After 3-4 hours of play, I would want a nap. Or drink enough coffee to keep me awake for a week. Or just go zombie and stare clueless at the same position for 20 minutes or more.
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Russia captures world chess championship title
BEERSHEBA, Israel (AP) — Russia captured the world chess team championship Thursday with a last-minute, come-from-behind victory over the surprising Chinese team.
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New chess champ has a novel way of winning
At 30, chess champ is a little older than the norm. Confidence and his unconventional middle-phase attack served him well. Vaselin Topalov, a Bulgarian chess grandmaster, is on top of the world.
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World Chess Championship had started in Argentina
World Chess Championship had started in Argentina
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Anand shocked by Kasimdzhanov in World Chess
New Delhi: Tournament favourite Viswanathan Anand of India suffered a shock defeat at the hands of defending champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov of Uzbekistan in the fourth round of the World Chess Championship at San Luis, Argentina.
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Sending the Rook to the Opposite Wing
In the chapter “On Open Files,” Aron Nimzovitch formulated the following idea: to advance in one file with the idea of giving up that file for another one… to use that file as a jumping-off place. Unfortunately, he hardly developed this idea any further. We will somewhat fill in this blank spot with the small selection of examples we now bring to your attention.
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Russian Championship Qualifier
The 58th Russian Championship Semi-Finals took place in Kazan 2nd-12th September 2005. 66 player swiss. The 58th Russian Championships final takes place December 2nd-16th 2005 with Kramnik Grischuk, Dreev, Svidler and Morozevich invited.
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Congratulations to Hana Itkis
Congratulations to Hana Itkis who qualified to play in 2005 US Championship in San Diego!
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THE 106th U.S. OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
(CROSSVILLE, TN)will be held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa between August 6-14, 2005. We expect 400+ chess competitors to compete in the main event as well as enjoy being at this world famous resort located on 39 acres and which also offers refreshing lush gardens, cool pools, relaxing sauna, beautiful golf course, tennis and much more.
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Live 8 and chess in Philadelphia
Live 8 and chess in Philadelphia 06.07.2005 The World Open is a Philadelphia fixture each year during the week that includes July 4, Independence Day in the USA. This year it shared the spotlight with Live 8, but that didn’t deter 1025 chess players, from US Champion Hikaru Nakamura all the way down to rank beginners, from turning up and having a grand chess time. Pictures and impressions.
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ICA Students and Teachers at HB Global Chess, Minneapolis May 18 - May 22
ICA Students and Teachers at HB Global Chess, Minneapolis May 18 - May 22
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Man versus Machine: the battle for supremacy
Hydra, a machine with the processing power of more than 200 standard PCs, is arguably the world’s most powerful chess computer. From June 21-27 the 64-way cluster computer, housed in Abu Dhabi, will play a $150,000 match against top British GM Michael Adams. Hydra has never been beaten by a human.
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The $20,000 free-for-all chess tournament
Like to play in a grandmaster tournament? Form your home and for a substantial prize fund? With a guarantee that you will not disgrace yourself? Then think about joining the first PAL/CSS Freestyle Chess Tournament, where anything goes. Where computer assistance is not forbidden, it is positively encouraged. Here are all the details.
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It's checkmate for chess world's boy wonder
Bobby Fischer might be living proof that genius is no defense against lunacy. Fischer hasn't been a household word since 1972. That was when, at the age of 29, he became the greatest chess player in the world by dethroning the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Bobby Fischer, anti-US chess legend, now hates Japan too
TOKYO : Bobby Fischer, the US chess legend turned vociferous critic of his country, is so fed up with detention in Japan that he has started to hate the Japanese nation and people, his Japanese fiancee said.
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CHESS PLAYS IN NASHVILLE - MUSIC CITY!
(New Windsor)More than 12,000 chess enthusiasts from all across the United States are expected at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, 2802 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN on April 8 to attend the SuperNationals III Chess Championship that concludes April 10, 2005. This event is the second time the event has been held in the state of Tennessee, the first was in Knoxville in 1997.
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Kasparov pulls out of world chess championship, blasts FIDE
Get INQ7 breaking news on your Smart mobile phone in the Philippines. Send INQ7 BREAKING to 386. MOSCOW, Russia -- Chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov has announced he is withdrawing from a world championship to be held this year in Turkey because of frustration with the World Chess Federation FIDE that had led to financial loss and psychological hardship.
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Chess whiz at the tender age of 9
When Daniel Naroditsky sits down at a chess board, it’s easy to underestimate him. At chess tournaments, the Foster City 9-year-old sits on a booster seat, gauging all possibilities while silently dispatching opponents three times his age. After a regional tournament win this fall in Reno, Nev. that net him $1,200, he is ranked first in his age group in Northern California, and number one among the nation’s third-graders.
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Chess Champions
Chess. Thirty-two black and white pieces lined up on alternating black and white squares, each with names like king, queen and pawn. Sixteen pieces for a player to conquer.
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ARMENIA TO HOST WORLD'S FIRST ONLINE CHESS COMPETITION
YEREVAN, December 18 (RIA Novosti's Gamlet Matevosyan) - Yerevan, Armenian capital, is hosting the world's first international online chess tournament. Dedicated to the 75th birth anniversary of Tigran Petrosyan, 9th world chess champion, the event opened today to last into Thursday, December 23.
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Chess legend granted residency in Iceland
REYKJAVIK -- Iceland offered yesterday to give a residence permit to chess legend Bobby Fischer, who is being held by Japanese immigration authorities while the United States seeks his extradition.
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7 year old Chess Champ
Crestwood second grader is ranked one of the best chess players in the nation for his age. Brian Lou only learned how to play chess in April of 2003, but he has already passed other kids in his age group and adults who have played for years.
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Vela, Hanna dominate national chess tourney
Dec. 15, 2004 — With a few well-planned moves of rooks and pawns, Brownsville chess players proved their worth last week at the National K-12 Championship in Florida.
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Borough fourth-graders study chess
NAUGATUCK -- Mark Vella relies on his knights. Tyler Lillo puts faith in his rooks. The Salem Elementary School fourth-graders have been developing chess strategies for two months in an after-school program. Now that they and 10 classmates have mastered the basics, they've started a tournament that ends with the winner taking on Principal Jennifer Kluge.
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2004 Best of Phoenix Scholastic Chess Championship
This year the event was held at the beautiful Carefree Resort, Villas and Spa in Carefree, Arizona, 22 miles north of Phoenix. Located in central Arizona, its 8.5 sq miles are bordered by the Tonto National forest in the North and East and by the Sonoran desert to the south.
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Harika wins gold in World Youth Chess
Heraklion (Greece): Dronavalli Harika’s virtuous performance in the Under 14 girls section of the World Youth Chess Championship won her the gold medal at Creta Maris Hotel in Heraklion.
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CHESS Lubomir Kavalek
The winning Ukrainian team in Calvia was not afraid to utilize young talents. The country's champion, Andrei Volokitin, 18, scored 8 1/2 points in 12 games. And the famous 14-year-old prodigy Sergei Kariakin scored an incredible 6 1/2 points in seven games. The team had a strong leader in Vassily Ivanchuk, 35, who amassed 9 1/2 points in 13 games on the top board. One of his victims was Teimur Radjabov, another 16-year-old talent, playing on Azerbaijan's top board.
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Saitek Mephisto Maestro Travel Chess Computer
Saitek Mephisto Maestro Travel Chess Computer. The Maestro sells for around $100 (Cdn.) and looks a lot like a Palm computer on steroids. It's got the same basic shape (albeit a bit wider), backlit touchscreen and clip-on stylus as a Palm handheld PDA, but it's closer to the thickness and weight of a small paperback book.
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Calvia Chess Olympiad 2004 - Round Two Results
After the second round of the 36th Chess Olympiad that is being staged in Calvia, Spain, two teams lead the men's standings with 8/8. These are seed number two Ukraine who has defeated Spain B clearly by 4-0, and the Czech Republic, who beat Bangladesh by the same result.
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Kramnik keeps chess classical world title
Defending world champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia retained his title on Monday by drawing with Hungary's Peter Leko in the Classical World Chess Championship.
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Chess Olympiad begins
Olympiad hostilities begin Saturday (Manila time) in Spain with defending men’s champion Russia and women’s champion China the top favorites. Even without its two strongest grandmasters (world No. 1 Garry Kasparov and No. 3 Vladimir Kramnik), Russia with No. 4 Alexander Morozevich on board one still leads with an average rating of Elo 2724 in the men’s division.
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EYES highlights the social benefits of chess
During the 36th Chess Olympiad taking place from 14 to 30 October in Calvi?, Spain, more than 1700 players from around 140 countries will compete for the treasured Olympic medals.
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Canada's chess king is just 16
Funny thing — now he is one. The youngest person in Canadian history to earn the exalted title of Grand Master, he's off to the Mediterranean island of Mallorca tomorrow as part of Canada's six-person national squad at the 36th annual Chess Olympiad. The 17-day championship pulls together many of the top players around the globe, with age not a factor.
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Barbados set to compete at Chess Olympiad
Barbados has named a strong six-member squad, managed by former national champion Peter Dawson for the October 14 31 tournament, which is expected to have representative teams from more than 140 countries around the world. It will be the ninth occasion Barbados will be sending a team to the Chess Olympiad since making its debut in 1986 in Dubai.
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Peter Leko, the Hungarian challenger, leads the titleholder Vladimir Kramnik 5 1/2 to 4 1/2 at the 14-game Classical World Championship in Brissago, Switzerland, after yesterday's game, the 10th. Leko won the eighth game on Thursday; two weekend games were drawn.
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Dr Andrew Borg new Malta champion
Dr Andrew Borg is the new champion of the Maltese Islands. He won the 69th championship finals that were held at the Girolomo Cassar Hall, Mediterranean Conference Centre, in Valletta.
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U.S. Women’s Team Aims for Medal At 36th World Chess Olympiad
The 2004 U.S. Women’s National Team is heading to the 36th World Chess Olympiad in Calvia, Spain next week hoping to capture its first ever women’s Olympiad medal. The team consists of three players and one reserve.
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Chess association to start year at Heritage
The School Chess Association (SCA) begins the 2004/2005 chess season with the Kickoff Open chess tournament at Heritage Middle School in West St. Paul Saturday, Oct.9. SCA tournaments are open to all children, 12th grade and younger, including home schooled and private school students. Children do not need to be affiliated with a school chess club to participate.
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Locals in SA chess friendly games
GABORONE - South Africa's Chess Academy has invited four Botswana chess players for practice matches so they can hone their skills in preparation for the 36th Chess Olympiad to be held in Calvia, Spain,on 0ctober 14-31.
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6-member Team For Chess Olympiad
EXPERIENCE will be a critical factor in Barbados’ chances at the 36th Chess Olympiad starting in Mallorca, Spain, next week. Barbados have named a strong six-member squad, managed by former national champion Peter Dawson for the October 14 to 31 tournament, which is expected to have representative teams from more than 130 countries around the world.
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Favorites lead 2004 Euro Club Cup
NAO Chess Club of France are on the road to defending their title as European club champions. Even with their top board Kramnik busy somewhere else, NAO is the favorite and have won all four of their matches. Kasparov lost his first game to Rublevsky and came back to beat Shirov. We have photos and some onsite insight from one of the players.
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Tiger promises no mercy for opponents
Swedish grandmaster Tiger Hillarp-Persson is after his third consecutive open victory in the MeesPierson Reads Chess Festival at the Peninsula Hotel. ‘It is not my intention to let anyone else win this year,’ he said when jokingly asked whether he may ease off and let someone else lay a hand on the trophy that has been his since he started coming here.
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Chess Queen Matches Wits with FIDE Champ
Chess World Champion Antoaneta Stefanova will match wits with the FIDE champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov in Sofia.
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Chess players meet their match - quietly
BOCA RATON · Chess players quietly hunched over the tables on Sunday, allowing only the occasional paper rustling and chair movements to interrupt the silence.
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Paragua rules GM tourney
GM-elect Mark Paragua added the third Alushta Grandmasters chess tournament to his growing list of victories overseas as the ace Filipino chesser beat former USSR champion GM Gennadi Kuzmin of Russia in the penultimate round in Ukraine.
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Brownsville student invited to international chess tourney
October 3, 2004 — At 10 years old, Ivana Santos’ chess skills have already taken her places. The Paredes Elementary School fifth-grader traveled to Portland, Ore., last year for a tournament and was invited this year by the U.S. Chess Federation to represent the country at the 2004 World Youth Championship in Greece.
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Students do battle in chess
Ravi Brar, 7, pushed his king forward on the chess board as he tried to fight off an attack by his opponent, 8-year-old Chase Champlin. Despite Ravi's efforts, it was all over a few moves later. "You can't go here. Can't go here. Can't go here. Yeah!" Chase squealed before the two shook hands after the checkmate.
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Kids test chess skills in tournament
Marco Downing, 10, and Jakub Gedeon, 15, sat talking over a regulation chess board, the black and white pieces laid out in uneven rows before them. Neither boy appeared ready to checkmate the other's king, and they were in no hurry to do so. They were simply practicing, getting ready for the real competition that was only minutes away.
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WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP SETS RECORD FOR U.S. PLAYERS!
(New Windsor, NY) A record number of players are signed up to play in the 2004 World Youth Championship to be held November 3-14, 2004 in Heraklio, Crete (an island off Greece). The Greek Chess Federation organizes the tournament, which is a member of the World Chess Federation. The U.S. Chess Trust helps to sponsor the American representatives.
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Genrikh Chepukaitis Died.
A tragic event took place in September 6 in Palanga (Lithuania), famous master of chess from Saint-Petersburg Genrikh Chepukaitis died suddenly at night.
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Monache chess team hosting tourney
The Monache High School chess team is hosting its annual tournament Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in the high school gym, 960 N. Newcomb St.
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APS Junior Chess Championship 2004
The MCAST Campus was the stage of this year's Junior Chess Championship held last week by the Malta Chess Federation and kindly sponsored by APS Bank. Three Swiss tournaments were run in parallel with seventy one players competing for the six official titles that were at stake.
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Chess tournament honors girl’s memory
Kids of all ages will honor the memory of a Minnetonka girl this weekend by playing the game she loved. The Priyanka Memorial Chess Tournament will be held Sept. 25 and 26 at Eisenhower Elementary School in Hopkins. Priyanka Bhakta was a member of the West Suburban Chess Club who died of leukemia in the summer of 2003, when she was 8 years old.
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How to prepare to the game (mentally) & Time management Placket-Sadler, 1998/99
I have to say that before this game, I became incredibly nervous: if there is one thing I should have learnt by now, it is that in order to win a game, particularly against someone you really feel you should beat, it is necessary not to think about winning. Thinking about the end robs you of the will to concentrate on the means: you don't want to calculate, you get impatient, the slightest flaw in your plan gets you angry and annoyed and liable to force the pace recklessly.
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The richest open tournament in chess history
Welcome to the HB Global Chess Challenge, to be held in Minneapolis from May 18–22, 2005. It is the brain-child of GM Maurice Ashley, who revealed yesterday that the prize fund would be an unprecedented US $500,000 ($50,000 in cash for the winner). You can register today. We bring you all the details...
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