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  • 'Pawn Sacrifice' film captures chess drama of Fischer-Spassky face-off

    By Mary Milliken TORONTO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - There might have been something more nerve-wracking than being an opponent to world chess champion Bobby Fischer, and that was being the mercurial man's minder. "Pawn Sacrifice," a film premiering at the...
  • Chess whiz, 22, dominates world-class field, cements St. Louis as 'capital'

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. It was touted as the strongest chess tournament ever, featuring six of the world's top 10 players and a purse of $315,000. And to say that Fabiano Caruana, 22, won the second-annual Sinquefield Cup would be an understatement. Caruana...
  • Toronto: Smaller Deals Show Tough Market for Indie Film Business

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - For a few hours over the weekend, the Toronto Film Festival looked like its old self -- a wild game of "Let's Make a Deal." After Chris Rock's "Top Five" premiered on Saturday night to ecstatic reviews, at least three studios...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Pawn Sacrifice'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The moves are none too surprising but the psychological back-and-forth still compels attention in "Pawn Sacrifice," director Edward Zwick's conventionally well-crafted dramatization of the life of Bobby Fischer. Revisiting that...
  • Richard Sherman still central to Seahawks' swagger

    SEATTLE Energy exudes throughout the Seattle Seahawks' practice facility. A glass case holding the team's 2013 Super Bowl rings greets you in the lobby. Loud rap music later blares in the locker room. General manager John Schneider unlike his former boss,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Battling biographies head to Toronto to win awards season hearts

    By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES, Sept 2 (Reuters) - As a first-time film director, television comedian Jon Stewart pleads ignorance about the workings of the movie industry. But as he heads to the Toronto International Film Festival this week, he shares...
  • How to put Vladimir Putin in his place

    When Russia began to interfere militarily in Ukraine earlier this year, President Obama said he didn't view that country as a part of a Cold War chess game. Unfortunately, Vladimir Putin didn't agree. The crisis began when Putin wrongly perceived...
  • Florida schools make play for scholastic chess curriculum

    FORT LAUDERDALE Fla. (Reuters) - Leaning over chess boards in the middle of classes, seven- and eight-year-olds in one of Florida's largest school districts furrow their brows as they plot moves toward a checkmate. It isn't just play. The chess games...