National age-group event from June 10 – The Hindu

Within 15 days of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) announcing the holding of World cadet and youth chess championship in August, the All India Chess Federation will commence its National age-group online chess championship from June 10 to July 3. In these days of pandemic, when over-the-board competition is not advisable, these championships will be played online.

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A turning point in chess history – TheArticle

During the 1840s and 1850s three chess masters dominated the global chessboard. These championsavant la lettre, before the world title had been generally recognised, were the Englishman Howard Staunton, the German Adolph Anderssen and the American Paul Morphy. In this column so far, I have concentrated on games playedmano-a-manobetween single opponents.

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The Queens Gambit: Finding the Balance Between Chess and Anya Taylor-Joys Character Arc – IndieWire

The enormous popularity of Netflixs The Queens Gambit limited series took editor Michelle Tesoro by surprise. She thinks the pandemic played some part in keeping people confined to their homes, and once viewers got a glimpse of Anya Taylor-Joy as determined orphan chess prodigy Beth Harmon, they were hooked. And then, of course, the 60s glam appeal of sex, drugs, alcohol, and rock music kicked in, along with the fascination of chess as a metaphor for power and control in a male-dominated sport

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