Chess in the Blackbird garden – Napa Valley Register

Believing that the skills developed in playing chess are a path to critical thinking, Erik Lundquist, Mark Galindo and Nancy Putney-Abernathy put their heads together and organized the first of their intended series of chess lessons. The informal classes will be given in the garden behind Blackbird at 1347 Lincoln Ave. […]

Loaded U.S. chess teams in hunt for Olympiad gold – Washington Times

The American squad starts play Thursday in the 42nd Chess Olympiad in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku laboring under an unusual burden — sky-high expectations. The U.S. has not reached the podium in the biennial event since 2008, and the country’s last gold medal came in 1976 in Israel, when the Soviet Union and other […]

PhosAgro Announces Sponsorship of the 2016 FIDE World Chess Championship – PR Newswire (press release)

MOSCOW, August 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — On the eve of the World Chess Championship match scheduled for 11-30 November in New York City, PhosAgro (Moscow Exchange, LSE: PHOR), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers, announces that it has signed a strategic partnership with World Chess by Agon Limited, which holds […]