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UCLA football hopes chess will help to checkmate opponents – Los Angeles Times

UCLA football hopes chess will help to checkmate opponents – Los Angeles Times “Everyone is super physically gifted,” Makowsky told the news service, “but what begins to separate the elite top performers is how they process things, their mind-set, their mentality, how they can recognize patterns, how they can almost see five moves ahead.” Makowsky,Continue reading “UCLA football hopes chess will help to checkmate opponents – Los Angeles Times”

Oops She Did It Again!

  To most fans of college athletics, a coach fails unless he/she wins it all every time. To Susan Polgar, the head coach of Webster University’s Chess Team, success and failure are connected like cause and effect. Still, her unique philosophy on coaching chess has allowed her to set a record that even the harshestContinue reading “Oops She Did It Again!”

Susan Polgar Explains Her Coaching Philosophy

Susan Polgar is, in my humble opinion, the best chess coach in the United States. Her achievement of coaching two different division 1 colleges to National Chess Championships on several occasions speaks volumes as to her abilities. I believe Susan’s coaching philosophy should prove useful for coaches of any discipline. Obtained from http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2014/04/my-coaching-philo<a href="http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2014/04/my-coaching-philosophy.html?m=1 ManyContinue reading “Susan Polgar Explains Her Coaching Philosophy”

Who are playing in the 2014 College Chess Final Four?

Who are playing in the 2014 College Chess Final Four?. Susan Polgar has the answers. Webster University Ray Robson Georg Meier Wesley So Le Quang Liem Fidel Corrales Jimenez Anatoly Bykhovksy Head Coach: GM Susan Polgar UMBC Niclas Huschenbeth Akshayraj Kore Levan Bregadze Nazi Paikidze Sabina Foisor Head Coach: GM Sam Palatnik University of IllinoisContinue reading “Who are playing in the 2014 College Chess Final Four?”