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Games-Understated drama as Koreans clash in ancient chess game

South Korea's Lee Min-jin stared at the chess board to plot her next move against North Korean rival Hwang Kyong-ju at the Asian Games a day after the North fired artillery shells on an island close to Seoul. In a hushed room presided over by judges in sky-blue blazers on Wednesday, they played a round [...]

By |November 24th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Games-Understated drama as Koreans clash in ancient chess game

Asiad: Trackster Torres, chess team deliver for PHL

GUANGZHOU—Save for the afternoon appearance of long jump queen Marestella Torres and the rock-steady chess squad, the Philippines would not be expecting possible good news Tuesday in the 16th Asian Games. Running 16th in the medal race that China has already won this early, the Philippine team will turn its eyes on Torres, who is [...]

By |November 23rd, 2010|news|Comments Off on Asiad: Trackster Torres, chess team deliver for PHL