In this article, I would like to introduce some of the connections between mathematics and chess. In many cases, some familiar chess problems are really just math problems in disguise.
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Magnus Carlsen is the Unofficial Fischer Random World Champion!
The Charlotte Chess Center is perhaps becoming an American “norm factory,” having produced several norms and titles in 2016 and 2017.
Depending on who you ask, winter in Texas is not too bad, but it is even better with a great chess event on the calendar!
“It’s always fun to play Magnus!”
As US Chess wishes all of our members a Happy Holiday season, Grandmaster Pal Benko challenges you to a few festive problems. Get started with…
“I started out really well, but before today I really couldn’t have expected that I would win it. Everything had to go my way.”
I would describe it as something of a cross between my all-time favorite chess book, “The Immortal Game: A History of Chess,” by David Shenk, and, say, your favorite problem or puzzle book.
“Previous American Open winners read like a Who’s Who in American chess. To name only a few and not to slight any of the fine players who have won or tied for first over the years: Gata Kamsky, Yasser Seirawan, Pal Benko, Robert Byrne, all World Championship candidates at one time or another, and the irrepressible Walter Browne who has his name on the winner list seven times!”
Certainly, Smith had to be regarded as one of the contenders for a top prize, but given that he was over 200 points lower rated than the top few seeds, winning clear first has to be regarded as a bit of a surprise and a significant accomplishment.
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