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6-27-2004-2-25-16-PM-5765130

Nakamura Eliminated in World Chess Championship

Posted June 28, 2004 by E. "Doc" Smith

7th ranked U.S. chess player Hikaru Nakamura was eliminated by one of England’s best Grandmasters, Michael Adams, in the knockout formula of the 2004 World Chess Championship, being held in Libya. Nakamura amazingly made it to the “sweet sixteen”, an
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6-21-2004-11-34-04-AM-3239495

The 2004 World Chess Championship Opens in Libya

Posted June 21, 2004 by E. "Doc" Smith

With Libya’s Qaddafi at the opening ceremonies, the controversy and excitement flowed from the sands of the Maghreb, as 128 participants from around the globe have assembled in Tripoli, Libya for Africa’s first World Chess Championship tournament. Many of the
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6-3-2004-9-06-09-PM-9976555

Babes in Chess Land

Posted June 7, 2004 by E. "Doc" Smith

As my final chess classes came to a close, I was reminded of the joy my students had brought me this year. My best student, two time tournament champion Michael Lin of St. Anne, with his remarkable memory and determination,
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5-16-2004-11-54-24-PM-6145074

Racism, NBA Style

Posted May 17, 2004 by The Sports Insider

During the 1980’s, the Boston Celtics won three NBA championships with a nucleus of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish and Dennis Johnson. Cedric “Cornbread” Maxwell also played an important role. Bird and McHale are now Presidents of the Indiana
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4-25-2004-9-55-52-PM-4156854

What Is Chess Teaching Our Kids?

Posted April 26, 2004 by E. "Doc" Smith

The world of chess has seen it’s ups and downs, but I can’t ever recall a time like this one. The great American grandmaster Bobby Fischer had been in a self-imposed exile since his world chess championship victory in 1972
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4-19-2004-12-52-16-AM-4386346

Giants in Trouble

Posted April 18, 2004 by The Sports Insider

It is risky to jump to conclusions following the Dodgers sweep of the Giants at SBC Park. But this column is all about risks, so here goes.The Giants are in greater trouble than we think. The team’s offense does not
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