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Anna Ushenina is the New Women’s World Chess Champion

Congratulations to my friend Anna Ushenina on becoming the World Women’s Chess Champion. Anna, who lives in the Ukraine played  forceful yet beautiful chess throughout the long event. In the end it was her uncompromising attitude at the board that allowed her to defeat the other players and become the fourteenth Women’s World Chess Champion. Below is my favorite game that Anna UsheninaContinue reading “Anna Ushenina is the New Women’s World Chess Champion”

India in the Chess Spotlight

   The sub-continent that invented the game of chess in the sixth century is now becoming the focus of chess in the twenty-first century. Viswanathan Anand, the current World Chess Champion, has ignited a nationalistic enthusiasm for the “Game of Kings” not seen since the Soviet era. Anand has received rock star status in hisContinue reading “India in the Chess Spotlight”