Chess leader meets Mphoko – The Herald

Chess leader meets Mphoko – The Herald

SMART PARTNERSHIPS . . . Acting President Phelekezela Mphoko is presented with a gold pin by World Chess Federation president Kirsan Illyum after the Russian paid a courtesy call yesterday ahead of the African Schools Individual Chess Championships which begin here tomorrow Grace Chingoma Senior Sports ReporterACTING President Phelekezela Mphoko has pledged Government support towards chess […]

Garry Kasparov Returns, Briefly, to Chess – The New Yorker

Garry Kasparov was back. There was the familiar sight: elbows on the table, hands on his head, pieces humming. It wasn’t the first time he had been spotted at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis: since retiring, in 2005, Kasparov has been an ambassador for the game and a consistent presence in […]

Checkers vs. chess: Donald Trump’s fateful insistence on instant gratification – USA TODAY

President Trump with Stephen Bannon, former chief strategist.(Photo: Mandel Ngan, AFP/Getty Images) Chess vs. checkers is standard shorthand for suggesting a president is either smart, or not. President Trump’s forte is the latter; it’s a simple game that doesn’t call for much strategic forethought. Who could have guessed that would be the wrong game for […]

[App Fridays] Half Chess, a T-20 version of chess, wants to hook millennials with new pieces and fast gameplay – YourStory.com

[App Fridays] Half Chess, a T-20 version of chess, wants to hook millennials with new pieces and fast gameplay – YourStory.com

Can a T-20 version of chess, designed for the smartphone generation, take off and get millennials more interested in the game? “In order to improve your game, you must study the end game before anything else…..”-José Raúl Capablanca, Chess Grandmaster With a shorter hour runtime and explosive last over finishes, Twenty20 has made cricket popular […]

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