Archive for March, 2008

China: The old and newPhoto by Daaim Shabazz. Ni Hao! (means “hello” in Chinese) I’m in Shanghai now. 😎 We’re 14 13 hours ahead of EST time. I am here as part of a university delegation, but I will certainly look out for chess. I’m going to Shanghai University and I believe either Bu Xianghzi […]

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Yes, I Play Chess!

GM Maurice Ashley will attend the “Yes I Play Chess!” event in conjunction with Women’s History Month festivities. The event will be held on March 29th and is designed to teach women and girls the game of chess. Ashley will provide chess instruction and then give a 30-board simultaneous exhibition. There is an admission fee […]

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Is Chess Dead?

The future of chess has been in question ever since Bobby Fischer abdicated his world championship crown in 1975. Fischer had broken the Soviet juggernaut single-handedly and was poised to bring chess the type of exposure that would draw sponsorships far and near. However, the title soon fell back into the Soviet hands and would […]

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