Stories tagged: chess
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 12:25 a.m.
Chess enthusiasts trying to build a following in area schools
Chess is played everywhere. From city parks to royal courts, people of every age, gender and skill level can be found pondering their next move. According to a 2012 YouGov …
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 1:46 p.m.
Saudi Arabia hosts world chess games, testing reform limits
Saudi Arabia is hosting a world chess tournament for the first time on Tuesday nearly two years after the country’s top cleric issued a religious edict against playing the board …
Sat., July 15, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Chess legend Kasparov picks St. Louis competition for return
The man who dominated chess for two decades has been retired from competitive play since 2005. But Kasparov will compete against many of the world’s best players at the inaugural …
Sun., April 30, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Youth chess coach says student kicked out of tournament for ‘seductive’ dress
A 12-year-old chess champion in Malaysia was forced to withdraw from a youth tournament in the country after tournament organizers deemed her knee-length dress too “seductive,” the girl’s coach said.
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016
Story of Ugandan chess player inspires Alicia Keys song
NEW YORK – Alicia Keys has always been a supporter of female empowerment, so when the singer watched the new film “Queen of Katwe” and saw its female lead, Phiona …
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016
Review: ‘Queen of Katwe’ a story of chess, dreams and Uganda
While Hollywood has long celebrated chess as a great equalizer across race and class – an ideal element for an underdog tale – it rarely turns its lens on modern …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
Spokane chess whiz Alex Herron moves to put the ‘cool’ in his favorite game
Last January, Herron won the Greater Spokane League Chess Championship as a freshman at Gonzaga Prep. So I’m proud to say that it took the champ about a dozen moves …
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016
Charles Krauthammer: Olympics a warmup for chess
So why am I so excited about the upcoming match in New York? Who goes to a chess game anyway?
Thu., March 3, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Giant board games likely coming to downtown Spokane thanks to one man’s energy
In the past couple of weeks, a proposal to bring oversized outdoor games downtown has sped from inspiration to likelihood, thanks to Ryan Oelrich.
Tue., July 14, 2015
The American way: If you can’t beat ’em, buy ’em
I did not pay $99 for Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao and wouldn’t pay 99 cents for Mayweather-Pacquiao II. I would, however, pay good money – well, I don’t know …
Tue., Dec. 24, 2013
Norwegian chess champ no chess nerd
With most of us knee-deep in end-of-the-year family traditions – the holidays, NFL football, divorce, buying guns and what not – many of you probably missed the fact that Norwegian …
Thu., April 25, 2013
Education Notebook: ‘Dining Room’ opens tonight at LC
Lewis and Clark Tiger Drama will stage “The Dining Room,” beginning tonight. The show continues Friday and Saturday. All shows are at 7 p.m. in the LC auditorium, 521 W. …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2013
APPLE, Montessori orientation set
Parents interested in enrolling their children in Spokane Public Schools’ Montessori or APPLE (Alternative Parent Participation Learning Experience) programs will have an opportunity to attend an orientation meeting beginning Tuesday. …
Thu., May 31, 2012
Education Notes: Northwest Christian wins national K-8 chess title
The Northwest Christian Schools chess team channeled its inner Bobby Fisher and won the K-8 Under-1,000 trophy at the National Chess Championship in San Diego in April. The chess team …
Tue., May 8, 2012
New dress code a coverup in chess
As many of you surely know by now, the European Chess Union has established dress-code rules for chess players. (Okay, some of you don’t know – you don’t follow chess …
Sun., Jan. 17, 2010
LCHS students earn spots in state business competition
Students from Lake City High School are eligible for the state Business Professionals of America competition after placing in the regional competition held recently at North Idaho College. The state …
Sat., April 25, 2009, 9:09 p.m.
Young masters of the board
With a Kool-Aid mustache and an “I love chess” T-shirt, 5-year-old Garrett Casey propped himself on his knees in a chair to play his last round of the Washington Elementary …
Sun., March 5, 1995
An Unusual Chess Gambit Player Quits Job, Moves Into Shelter So He Can Develop Skills
If only he had more time to practice, Jorge Aramuni thought, he could become a chess master. So the Brazilian native - already a fine player - quit his job …