Exploring stereotype threat | ChessBase

Exploring stereotype threat | ChessBase

Did it hurt Yu’s U.S. Junior performance? In my first article about the 2019 U.S. Junior Championship, I speculated that “stereotype threat,” combined with being the “wildcard invite,” may have negatively affected Jennifer Yu’s performance. Among those who responded was New York University Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology Wei Ji Ma who has also written about women in […]

UCLA football hopes chess will help to checkmate opponents

Joshua Kelley anticipated his move as he studied the game footage. The linebackers plugged the openings created by the offensive line, producing a conundrum for the running back. Should he cut outside? Crash into the middle of the line? Charge toward a hole that hadn’t materialized? Kelley, UCLA’s star tailback, felt as if he knew […]

Late Blunder Gives Anand Early Lead At Sinquefield Cup

Late Blunder Gives Anand Early Lead At Sinquefield Cup

In several recent tweets, Viswanathan Anand explained that his son has taken quite a liking to the instructional videos on ChessKid.com. Well, Akhil, turns out your dad can teach you about winning tactics, too. “I’ll show him the position and see what he says!” Anand joked to Chess.com about whether or not Akhil knows about […]

Brothers in arms | ChessBase

Brothers in arms | ChessBase

Meeting the Grand-Mastrovasilis frères Playing on the top board in the final round of the recently concluded Francophone International in Paris, GM Athanasios Mastrovasilis could have drawn his game against IM Gabriel Flom a few moves earlier. The position was equal, and he knew that a draw was the only outcome. Yet, he delayed the inevitable […]

Vladimir Kramnik training six Indian super-talents

Vladimir Kramnik training six Indian super-talents

The Kramnik-Microsense India Chess Program On January 29th 2019, after the final round of Wijk Aan Zee, the 14th World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik decided to retire from competitive chess. It was the end of an era. The end of a career of a genius who was able to dethrone Garry Kasparov. Kramnik was the world champion […]

Balinas Jr. Memorial Chess tourney

(Left–Right) Ms. China Aurelio, International Master Ricardo “Ricky” De Guzman and 13-times Philippine Open Champion Grandmaster Rogelio “Joey” Antonio Jr. INTERNATIONAL Master Ricardo “Ricky” De Guzman will be the man to beat in the qualifying round of the Grandmaster Rosendo Balinas Jr. Memorial Chess Tournament on August 17 at the Activity Hall of Alphaland Makati […]

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