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Albany girl competes in international chess championship

Albany Times Union - Oct 24, 2016
The United States Chess Federation nationally ranks Samadashvili as No. 1 for girls under age 13, with a 1890 FIDE rating. Samadashvili is competing with other girls aged 12 and under at the Championships, which will continue for one more week.

All the right moves on National Chess Day, Alabama chess calendar

AL.com - Oct 24, 2016
A'Zavier Foster makes the right move versus Jeffrey Green at the recent National Chess Day Scholastic Tournament held at Brookwood Village. The annual Chess Day tournament donates all proceeds to Children's of Alabama and promotes one of the ...

Life Well Lived: Phil Chess, who helped bring blues music to America, dies at 95

Today.com - Oct 23, 2016
Phil Chess, who helped capture the sounds of a generation and worked with legendary artists like Muddy Waters, Etta James, and Chuck Berry, passed away last Tuesday at his home in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 95. He helped bring the incredible ...

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Chess books

The Queen of Katwe: One Girl's Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion

by: Tim Crothers
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyongo and David Oyelowo, directed by Mira Nair.

The “astonishing” (The New York Times Book Review) and “inspirational” (Shelf Awareness) true story of Phiona Mutesi—a teenage chess prodigy from the slums of Uganda.

One day in 2005 while searching for food, nine-year-old Ugandan Phiona Mutesi followed her brother to a dusty veranda where she met Robert Katende.
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Chess for Children: How to Play the World's Most Popular Board Game

by: Murray Chandler, Helen Milligan
With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess - the most popular and challenging strategy game of all. All the rules of chess are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess.

Chess is recognized in many countries as a useful tool for developing creative thinking in children. Although chess can be regarded as a rather complex and mysterious game, the rules themselves are straightforward.
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The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance

by: Josh Waitzkin
In his riveting new book, The Art of Learning, Waitzkin tells his remarkable story of personal achievement and shares the principles of learning and performance that have propelled him to the top—twice.

Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of nine, Waitzkin was catapulted into a media whirlwind as a teenager when his father’s book Searching for Bobby Fischer was made into a major motion picture.
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Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition

by: Irving Chernev
Having learnt the basic moves, how exactly should a player improve? In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move.
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Chess videos

Anand vs Carlsen - 2013 Tal Memorial Blitz Chess

This video shows the match between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen in round 3 of the 2013 Tal Memorial blitz chess tournament.

The Fastest Chess Game ever played Impressive!

Partie d'échecs très rapide : Magnus Carlsen vs. Espen Agdestein __ Channels: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_y7IITOdVaC-_zl1Twwlmw?

10-year-old Chess Prodigy beats Grandmaster

Grandmaster jan Gustafsson introduces us to 10-year old IM-elect Praggnanandhaa by looking at his game against Grandmaster Krejci. Prodigy alert!

Famous Chess Game: Kasparov vs Topalov 1999 (Kasparov's Immortal)

In what is arguably the greatest chess match ever played, Kasparov shows why he is considered to be the best chess player of all time in his \

Carlsen's amazing exchange sacrifice !!! (World Rapid Chess Championship 2015)

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