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Alabama lawmaker’s words offend Jefferson County commissioner who demands …

Published: Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 1:00 PM     Updated: Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 2:12 PM By Barnett Wright -- The Birmingham News Follow Share Jefferson County Commissioner George Bowman's chess match challenge to Alabama state Sen. Scott Beason: "This challenge, Sen. Beason, is anytime, anyplace, anywhere." (Special/Stock.xchng)A Jefferson County Commissioner today challenged an Alabama state [...]

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Bobby Fischer documentary worth a check

By James Greenberg Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:30pm EST PARK CITY, Utah (Hollywood Reporter) - In his heyday in 1972, when he beat Russian Boris Spassky for the World Championship, chess prodigy Bobby Fischer was like a rock star, as famous and revered as Muhammad Ali. His rise from a shabby Brooklyn apartment to the [...]

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Anand crushes Shirov to remain in joint lead

By Our Chess Correspondent Anand''s victory came about the same time when AmericanHikaru Nakamura triumphed over Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and thetwo maintained their co-leader status moving to an identicalseven points out of a possible 10. In another major surprise of the tournament world numberone Magnus Carlsen suffered his second defeat with whitepieces in the tournament bowing [...]

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Cal forward Harper Kamp's chess skills come in handy on court

If it sometimes appears Cal forward Harper Kamp can see a play or two ahead on the basketball court, consider that as a young, nationally ranked chess player he often would play out 15 moves in his head before maneuvering one of his pieces on the board.Could the two be related?"Absolutely," said Kamp, who leads [...]

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Anand continues march

Viswanathan Anand crushed Spaniard Alexei Shirov in Round 10 of the Tata Steel chess tournament on Thursday to share the lead with American Hikaru Nakamuru.With three rounds to go, Anand and Nakamuru are the favourites to win the title. If Anand claims the title, his sixth here, he will reclaim the No 1 ranking from [...]

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