Bruins-Blues Stanley Cup chess match just getting started

Sports 05/27/19, 22:17

Bruce Cassidy didn't mince words or hide behind the secrecy of playoff hockey.The Boston Bruins coach telegraphed the most important matchup of the Stanley Cup Final on the morning of Game 1. As long as he had the last change and the ability to dictate matchups, his top line of ...

Rookie coaches enjoying chess match that comes in playoffs

Sports 04/19/19, 15:40

Rod Brind'Amour does not think what he is doing is anything special. Brind'Amour not only has the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs in his first season as coach but has made the necessary adjustments to tie their series against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals at two games apiece. Along ...

Chess victory is ticket out of shelter for 8-year-old boy

U.S. 03/19/19, 13:29

An 8-year-old boy's victory as New York state chess champion will be his family's ticket out of a homeless shelter.The New York Times reported that Tani Adewumi (TAH'-nee ah-deh-WOO'-mee) won the state chess title for his age group this month even though he learned to play only about a year ...

Norway’s Carlsen beats Caruana to defend chess world title

Sports 11/28/18, 13:41

Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has defended his chess world championship title by beating American challenger Fabiano Caruana 3-0 in rapid tiebreaker games.After their three-week match ended in 12 draws, Carlsen wrapped up the victory quickly Wednesday with three straight wins to build an unassailable lead in the best-of-four rapid format. ...

Chess world title match comes to down rapid tiebreakers

Europe 11/27/18, 14:24

After more than 50 hours of play over nearly three weeks, the chess world championship title will be decided by speedy tiebreaker games.Italian-American challenger Fabiano Caruana plays reigning chess world champion Magnus Carlsen, left, from Norway, in the first few minutes of round 12 of their World Chess Championship Match ...

5 things to know about Fabiano Caruana and his quest to become world chess champion

Sports 11/13/18, 21:12

What characteristics enabled Fabiano Caruana to become a contender for the world chess championship? When Bobby Fischer became the first American-born world chess champion in 1972, it spurred a dramatic increase in interest in chess. For instance, after Fischer’s world championship victory against the Soviet Union’s Boris Spassky, membership in the ...

Russian ex-deputy premier elected chess federation chief

Europe 10/03/18, 12:41

The World Chess Federation says it has elected a former Russian government official as its new president.FIDE said that Arkady Dvorkovich was elected to the job Wednesday at its general assembly in Georgia.The 46-year-old Dvorkovich served more than six years as Russia's deputy prime minister overseeing energy industries. An avid ...

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