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Recent Tournaments

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Land of the Sky XXIX

Land of the Sky XXIX
Result

2015 Southeastern FIDE Championship

2015 Southeastern FIDE Championship
Result

Magistral Restaurant Barreda

Magistral Restaurant Barreda
Games

Tobacco Road FIDE Open

Tobacco Road FIDE Open
Games



Kids, Education and Chess News

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Raleigh: Hunter Elementary students play chess with Nigerian school
 Chess is literally king at Hunter Elementary School so it made perfect sense for three students visiting relatives in Nigeria to take several chess boards with them.
MIT News: Teaching programming to preschoolers
 System that lets children program a robot using stickers embodies new theories about programming languages.
Dublin girl strong-arms Schwarzenegger into terminating chess match
 Celebrity doesn’t mean much to Emma Cheng. Same goes for photo ops. The 8-year-old girl with the purple flower in her hair was there to play chess, not cheese for a camera.
SAS: Chess champions, STEM champions
 Imagine this: hundreds of fun-loving K-12 students excitedly converge in a large ballroom for their weekend adventure. They are mostly elementary school students and there is no shortage of kindergartners. The day's fun?
Chess in schools: bringing the classic mind game to life
 The first time children called her "The Chess Lady" in a Seattle school 10 years ago, Wendi Fischer was caught off guard. As she walked in, they started buzzing, and when she asked the teacher what they were saying, it turned out she was a minor celebrity. The children were soon asking for autographs.
Albany students play chess to increase concentration
 A school in the Northeast Kingdom is turning kindergartners into state champions. It's a new program that has students using a popular game to succeed in the classroom.
Does Playing Chess Make You Smarter?
 Chess has evolved into a well-loved strategy game among people of all ages since it was first played in Afghanistan back in 600 AD. Since the very nature of the game calls for mental acuity and perceptiveness among many other skills, a person’s expertise in the game can easily convince someone else of his overall intellectual adeptness.
Grandmaster Ben Finegold to be CCCSA 1st GM in Residence!
 Grandmaster Benjamin Finegold will be the Charlotte Chess Center's first GM in residence. GM Finegold will be starting in January of 2015 and will stay until May. Finegold will give lectures, classes, and be a regular face at the Chess Center in club events. Check Finegold's Chess Resolutions.
Growing the IoT at the US Masters Chess Championship
 As with much of IoT, the typical way to get the games online is using a sensor approach. When you see a USB cord attached to a chess board, you are probably looking at a DGT board, like the one pictured here. DGT_croppedAmong a variety of sophisticated features, the DGT setup reads the moves and communicates them in Portable Game Notation (PGN) format, the standard format of chess notation.
Chess in the curriculum? The game that makes you smarter
 The plan is to create chess clubs at 15 to 20 schools in the Birmingham school system. The hopes reach beyond math, AL.com notes. "According to Birmingham City Schools officials, the benefit of chess instruction is not limited to math achievement," AL.com noted. "It is also known to increase analytical and problem solving skills, improve memory and has even been shown to increase IQ scores, they said."
Solving the scholastic chess facilitation puzzle
 Young digital natives are learning chess at an unprecedented rate. Three-year-olds learn chess from the tablet and quickly become more knowledgeable than their parents. But unlike most tablet games, chess is a gateway to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. We grown-ups must optimize the chess-to-STEM pipeline, but how?

Recent Games

(all recent games)
PETER BEREOLOS (2303) vs
ELSHAN MORADIABADI (2653) at
Land of the Sky XXIX
YOAV LEDERER (2461) vs
ALEXANDER IVANOV (2580) at
Land of the Sky XXIX
JONATHON M MCNEILL (2177) vs
NICK PETERSEN (1976) at
Land of the Sky XXIX
PETER MICHELMAN (1963) vs
JEFFREY MASON JONES (1947) at
Land of the Sky XXIX
ROCHAN BAKTHISARAN (1331) vs
JOHN WAYNE BROOKS (1600) at
Land of the Sky XXIX
CHRIS J MABE (2296) vs
WILLIAM COE (2171) at
2015 Southeastern FIDE Championship

Player Profiles

(all players in headline)
Name: TIANQI WANG Current Rating: 2312
Location: NC, USA
Headline: NC State Co-Champion.
Name: DANIEL JOSEF CREMISI Current Rating: 2258
Location: NC, USA
School: MYERS PARK HIGH SCHOOL Grade: 10
Headline: NC State Co-Champion.
Name: AARON S BALLEISEN Current Rating: 2317
Location: NC, USA
School: RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL Grade: 11
Headline: NC State Co-Champion.
Name: RUDOLPH D ABATE Current Rating: 1327
Location: NC, USA
Headline: U1400 NC State Co-Champion.
Name: BENJAMIN SNODGRASS Current Rating: 1996
Location: NC, USA
School: OAK HIGH SCHOOL Grade: 12
Headline: U2000 NC State Champion.
Name: PATRICK BOUNDS Current Rating: 1743
Location: NC, USA
Headline: U1700 NC State Champion.
Name: NICODEMUS NJUGUNA Current Rating: 1240
Location: NC, USA
Headline: U1400 NC State Co-Champion.
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