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Recent Tournaments

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TACC 23

TACC 23
Games

14th Annual MLK Tournament

14th Annual MLK Tournament
Games

Triangle K-12 Championship

Triangle K-12 Championship
Games

Triangle Chess January 2015

Triangle Chess January 2015
Games



Kids, Education and Chess News

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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?
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.

Recent Games

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OLIVER L FERNANDO (2244) vs
LEV A ZILBERTER (2024) at
TACC 23
KAPISH POTULA (1952) vs
CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL TAVERNIER (1714) at
LAND OF THE SKY XXVIII
SHANMUKHA RK MERUGA (1965) vs
SUMIT SOHANI (1843) at
14th Annual MLK Tournament
PRANIT MISHRA (1260) vs
JACKSON SCOTT DOUGLAS (935) at
14th Annual MLK Tournament
PHAT TIEN TRAN (1922) vs
SASHA CREIGHTON (1523) at
14th Annual MLK Tournament
NICOLE RAFFERTY (1219) vs
LIAM CARNEY HORTON (718) at
2015 K-12 TRIANGLE CHAMPIONSHIP

Player Profiles

Name: BENJAMIN P FINEGOLD Current Rating: 2593
Location: MO, USA
Headline: Grandmaster Ben Finegold to be CCCSA 1st GM in Residence.
Name: FRANK JOHNSON Current Rating: 2053
Location: GA, USA
Headline: Coach at Chess-Coach.net
Name: FUN FONG Current Rating: 1411
Location: GA, USA
Headline: President of Georgia Chess Association
Name: CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL TAVERNIER Current Rating: 1757
Location: NC, USA
School: HENDERSONVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL Grade: 8
Headline:
Name: SHANMUKHA RK MERUGA Current Rating: 1955
Location: GA, USA
Headline: Won clear #1 K-12 MLK,JR
Name: AARON S BALLEISEN Current Rating: 2219
Location: NC, USA
School: RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL Grade: 10
Headline: New National Master after he won Atlanta Open
Name: EMMANUEL CARTER Current Rating: 2208
Location: NC, USA
School: UNION COUNTY EARLY COLLEGE Grade: 9
Headline: New National Master. Won U2200 Land Of The Sky.