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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?
Want your bilingual kids to get ahead? Teach them a third language: computer code
 Whether or not they dazzle in final exams, students are expected to be numerate and literate, preferably at least in two languages (English and Chinese for most youngsters here). They may soon have to add a third language if they are to get ahead in the 21st century: code.
Neurologist: Chess A Brain-Builder For All Ages
 (CBS) – No matter what your age, a Chicago area neurologist says chess offers a way to improve your brain. WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports researchers long have said the cognitive skills developed by playing chess help older people stave off the effects of dementia, and perhaps even Alzheimer’s disease.
Vanapalli Wins 3rd Annual ChessKid Invitational!
 We are very proud to announce that CCCSA junior player, Vishnu Vanapalli, won his group in the 3rd Annual ChessKid invitational National Championship!
WCCB News: Wilson Gets a Lesson in the Finer Points of Playing Chess
 After many years of game nights and successful tournaments, the organizers wanted a physical location where chess players of all ages and all skills could come together to enjoy playing chess and improving their skills.
Bill Gates secret lessons to school kids and offenders
 Making chess available to school kids and prison offenders will be the cheapest way to save their lives and ours. It took 23 year old Magnus Carlsen 80 seconds and only 9 chess moves to dispel chess´ image problem and prove the power of the gameboard to his opponent, the worlds second richest man, Bill Gates when they faced each other in a televised "blitz" chess game.
CCCSA: Wilson's In SouthEnd At The Design Center of the Carolinas For The Highest Design Contest
 CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Wilson was in SouthEnd this morning at the Design Center of the Carolinas for their water tower art contest. They are celebrating the 5th year of the Highest Design Contest. The center wants you to create the next design for the icon of the Charlotte design community.

Recent Games

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ILKER NADI BOZKURT (2442) vs
AARON S BALLEISEN (2143) at
MASTER TREK LXXXIII
Archit Tamboli (496) vs
Sumedh Kotrannavar (462) at
HUNTER QUEST II
Very nice discovered check attacking Black's queen. This is the key threat from the "E-file Accident" common opening trap.
MICHAEL FELT (453) vs
ARCHIT S TAMBOLI (496) at
HUNTER QUEST II
13. Qg4 Kh8 14. Qg7# would have taken advantage of Black's weakened pawn structure to win the game
KEVIN MO (2337) vs
JAMES CHRISTOPHER DILL (1752) at
2ND DA ACTION
JAMES CHRISTOPHER DILL (1744) vs
ILKER NADI BOZKURT (2291) at
MASTER TREK LXXXII
Rook is locked in the corner, white has only 1 move to save the game and that is hard to find, Nb6 give white 0.25 and other moves are -3.xx for black.
KEVIN MO (2334) vs
CLAUDE ERNEST HAITH (1754) at
MASTER TREK LXXXII
ILKER NADI BOZKURT (2134) vs
KEITH CARSON (1948) at
REACT 6
Sicilian Hungarian variation, Qxd4 variation.
SHAMSUL AREFIN SHAIKH (1430) vs
PRIYAV CHANDNA (1789) at
CHESS ACHIEVES JUNE 22 2014
brilliant move! This is the winning move.