Archive for January, 2003

GM Maurice Ashley and IM-elect Stephen Muhammad conversing after completion of the 2003 U.S. Championship. Photo by Daaim Shabazz GM Maurice Ashley and FM Stephen MuhammadPhotos by Jerry Bibuld GM Maurice Ashley vs. IM John Watson (Round 7)Photo by Daaim Shabazz IM Varuzhan Akobian vs. FM Stephen Muhammad (Round 7)Photo by Daaim Shabazz

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Since its inception, chess has taken on a mystical persona and those who have excelled are often held in a higher intellectual regard. Thus, chess is often used as a symbol of intellectualism. Ironically, a recent study has shown that chess does not require an extensive use of intellectual faculties, so perhaps the common notion […]

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