Newsmakers in US Chess

US CHESS VISION

Our vision is to enrich the lives of all persons and communities through increasing the play, study, and appreciation of the game of chess.

Climbing the chess ladder in USA chess after exiting European tournaments successfully, the new US Women’s Chess Champion, Nazi Paikidze, hopes to promote chess for girls in America.

Chess Life magazine gives the American chess public a picture of this talented and charmingly beautiful lady in the cover story: Chess, Gym, Eat, Sleep, Repeat which title refers to her work ethic that combines training with diet, exercise and health.

Rising Star in Princeton, New Jersey

I want to be very good at chess before middle school is over.

Young Winston Ni tied for first place at the National Amateur Championship.  The sixth- grader gained 60 rating points to move into the USCF expert class and jumped on the US Chess Top 11 Age Group list. He attends the chess camps run by coach Jon Edwards, now vying for the World Correspondence  Candidates  Championship held by the International World Chess Federation (ICCF).  I  think playing chess is fun and cool.  Chess has taught me that I need to work hard to be good.  Winning the under 12  section of the Manhattan Open when I was six, I was given a check.  I was disappointed and asked, where is my trophy? I learned a little about taxes that day!

Kindred speaks to readers of Kindred’s Kaleidoscope

The game of chess is seen by many educators across America but also the world as a good training tool for child developmental learning.  It was recognized as early as the 1500s when Jewish mothers taught their children to play chess.  It was enriched by Europeans and given birth in the 13 colonies of North America, Canada in the 1700s and even earlier in South America. It reached total recognition with the development of the rating system, with the rise of Bobby Fischer versus Boris Spassky World title match, spread of in-state clubs, and expansion of organized tournaments at every skill and age level. This, in turn, led to growth by immigration of or visitations of foreign talents.  See my articles that appear on these early chapters on chess history.

Chess can be likened to military service where the individual through guidance and training can reach maturity with principles and personal goals where study habits and family support can be recognized as contributing to success.  This may be why Dr. Tarrasch many years ago was quoted as saying that chess, like love and music has the power to make people happy.

 

 

 

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