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Lubomir Kavalek, Czech Who Became U.S. Chess Champion, Dies at 77

Lubomir Kavalek, Czech Who Became U.S. Chess Champion, Dies at 77

Lubomir Kavalek, Czech Who Became U.S. Chess Champion, Dies at 77 Lubomir Kavalek, Czech Who Became U.S. Chess Champion, Dies at 77 Lubomir Kavalek, a chess grandmaster who fled Czechoslovakia after the 1968 Soviet invasion and, after moving to the United States, became a three-time national champion, died on Monday at his home in Reston, Va. He was 77. His …

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She’s a Chess Champion Who Can Barely See the Board

She’s a Chess Champion Who Can Barely See the Board

She’s a Chess Champion Who Can Barely See the Board She’s a Chess Champion Who Can Barely See the Board Have you heard this story before? Girl has rough start in life, discovers chess. She becomes a United States champion. She studies Russian. And now she needs to find a way to get to Russia to play chess, because she …

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How ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Is Inspiring Women to Take Up Chess

How ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Is Inspiring Women to Take Up Chess

How ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Is Inspiring Women to Take Up Chess How ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Is Inspiring Women to Take Up Chess The actress Beth Behrs has a new obsession — chess — and the Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit” is to blame. Her obsession even got her into trouble on the set of the CBS show “The Neighborhood,” where …

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How to Make a Chess Set

How to Make a Chess Set

How to Make a Chess Set How to Make a Chess Set Thanks to the success of the Netflix show “The Queen’s Gambit,” chess sets are flying off the shelves. If you can’t find one, or just want another pandemic crafting project, why not make your own at home? You don’t need a lot of equipment to get started. And …

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How ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Started a New Debate About Sexism in Chess

How ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Started a New Debate About Sexism in Chess

How ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Started a New Debate About Sexism in Chess How ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Started a New Debate About Sexism in Chess Judit Polgar might be the one woman in the world who knows how Beth, the heroine of the hit Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit,” really feels. Like Beth, Polgar, who is from Hungary, stood out during …

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Chess Thrives Online Despite Pandemic

Chess Thrives Online Despite Pandemic

Chess Thrives Online Despite Pandemic Chess Thrives Online Despite Pandemic It was 8 a.m. Tuesday in St. Louis when the American chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana, ranked second best in the world, moved his pawn to E4. It was 6:30 p.m., and over 8,000 miles away in Nashik, India, when his opponent, Vidit Gujrathi, responded from his home, just seconds after …

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World Chess Moves Online. But Check, Don’t Cheat, Mate.

World Chess Moves Online. But Check, Don’t Cheat, Mate.

World Chess Moves Online. But Check, Don’t Cheat, Mate. World Chess Moves Online. But Check, Don’t Cheat, Mate. After the world chess championship qualifying match was halted because of the pandemic, the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, gathered top players for a virtual event beginning last Saturday. It was simple. Grandmasters compete from the safety of their own homes, and chess …

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Arianne Caoili, Chess Master, Is Dead at 33

Arianne Caoili, Chess Master, Is Dead at 33

Arianne Caoili, a chess master and a prominent figure both in the chess world and in Armenia, where she lived, died on Monday in Yerevan, the country’s capital. She was 33. Her husband, Levon Aronian, a grandmaster ranked No. 7 in the world, announced her death on Twitter. Ms. Caoili died two weeks after being seriously injured in a car …

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