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  • UCLA football playing a new chess game

    UCLA football playing a new chess game
    The world of college football has changed. Nothing shows that more that the way UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich plans to approach this season. His linebackers are chess pieces. Sure, Myles Jack and Eric Kendricks will rarely leave the field....
  • Putin ally who made 'aliens' claim keeps world chess role

    OSLO (Reuters) - A protegee of Vladimir Putin who claims to have been abducted by aliens was easily re-elected to head the World Chess Federation on Monday, defeating one of the Russian president's harshest critics. In a vote disputed even before the...
  • Ex-world chess champion Kasparov fails in bid for top FIDE post

    Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov failed Monday to unseat an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin as head of the World Chess Federation. The 110-61 defeat of Kasparov, now a human rights activist and opposition leader living in exile, was...
  • The Eight Things I Learned In Jail

    The Eight Things I Learned In Jail
    If you haven't been keeping up with the local news, I'm the "professor arrested and promoted while in prison." Over the last year, due to a concatenation of bad luck and even worse judgment, I spent portions of my summer and spring break in a "pre-trial...
  • Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer,' Kate Winslet's 'A Little Chaos'

    The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
  • Three sentenced to death in Tiananmen Square car attack

    Three sentenced to death in Tiananmen Square car attack
    A Chinese court has sentenced three people to death and five others to prison in connection with a deadly terrorist attack in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square last fall, authorities said Monday. Two pedestrians were killed and about 40 were injured in...
  • Darrian Robinson, competitive chess player

    Darrian Robinson, competitive chess player
    Like many of her fellow students at the University of Chicago, Darrian Robinson texts frequently, is in a sorority and likes to spend her free time binge-watching popular TV shows, like "Orange Is the New Black" and "New Girl." But among the...
  • Star chess player visits Glendale

    Star chess player visits Glendale
    The number two chess player in the world, Levon Aronian, shared his desire to increase chess' status in the United States, his road to success and his take on the 2014 FIFA World Cup at a Monday night event with fans in Glendale. The ‎meet-and-greet...
  • Main Street Chess Board Draws Complaints In Middletown

    Main Street Chess Board Draws Complaints In Middletown
    MIDDLETOWN — A chess board set up outside the North End Action Team office on Main Street has prompted complaints about garbage and loitering, officials said. Two chairs and a table with a chess board printed on its top have been set up for a...
  • La Canada elementary school student is youngest female chess master

    La Canada elementary school student is youngest female chess master
    There are no such things as baby steps when youngsters jump feet-first into the world of competitive chess. Annie Wang was 5 when she first saw the 32 classic chess fixtures: knights, bishops, rooks, pawns and the king and queen. “I thought they...
  • Promoting chess is a strategic move

    Bravo to the editorial board for putting a spotlight on chess and Chicago’s future role in world competition (Editorial, May 28). Around the world, chess players are recognized as celebrities, much as we recognize our own athletes or movie stars....