Vishy Anand is the brand ambassador of the Poker Sports League. He visits the venue and interacts with the poker players.

Vishy Anand is the brand ambassador of the Poker Sports League. He visits the venue and interacts with the poker players.   On Mother’s Day, Vishy Anand tells me that he would have never started playing chess if it wasn’t for his mother. https://hunonchess.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/On-Mother’s-Day.mp4 Poker Sports League holds season 2 finale at Deltin Royale When one thinks of Poker, casinos come to mind. The Mandovi river has around 5 of these already with rumors of more to come in. At least two of the casinos anchored in the river are owned by the Deltin Group....

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Chess Boxing Offers a Way Out of Poverty for Young Women in India

Chess Boxing Offers a Way Out of Poverty for Young Women in India A new sport that combines the physical prowess of boxing with the mental agility of chess is taking off in India, and providing new opportunities for girls who would usually be facing early marriage and domestic labor. KOLKATA, INDIA – On a misty winter morning at a gym in Kolkata, Pushpa Jha, 15, hits a punching bag with all her might, sweat trickling down her cheeks and temples, while her mother looks on. Jha had severe malnutrition when she was younger, which affected her respiratory system badly, stunting her...

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Magnus Carlsen, current World Chess Champion, today played 15 simultaneous chess matches against opponents United Nations.

Világbajnoki szimultán az ENSZ-ben | hunonchess Magnus Carlsen, current World Chess Champion, today played 15 simultaneous chess matches against opponents United Nations. Szimultánt játszott a sakk-világbajnok, Magnus Carlsen a New York-i ENSZ székházban. A norvég világbajnok 15 ellenfele között volt a cseh és a bahreini ENSZ-nagykövet, Jiri Ellinger és Hayfa Matar, illetve Oslo polgármestere, Marianne Borgen is. Utolsóként egy 9 éves amerikai sakkozó, Jed David Sloan adta fel mérkőzését. Az eseményt Norvégia szponzorálta. [huge_it_video_player...

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21 years ago, On May 11, 1997, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov resigns after 19 moves in a game against Deep Blue

On May 11, 1997, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov resigns after 19 moves in a game against Deep Blue, a chess-playing computer developed by scientists at IBM. This was the sixth and final game of their match, which Kasparov lost two games to one, with three draws. IBM’s supercomputer Deep Blue makes chess history by defeating Garry Kasparov, the chess champion widely regarded as the greatest who has ever lived. The Russian master conceded defeat after 19 moves in the sixth game of the tournament, losing the match 2.5 to 3.5. It was the first defeat of a reigning world champion by a...

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Bronze Horseman Wins Russian Team Championship Premier League::Yugra comes first in women’s event.

Bronze Horseman Wins Russian Team Championship Premier League Yugra comes first in women’s event. On May 10, the final 9th round of the Russian Team Championships in classical chess among men, women, seniors, youth (boys and girls under 15), boys (under 11), and girls (under 11) was played in Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina, Sochi. Premier League:  Sima-Land – Bronze Horseman 2-4, ShSM Legacy Square Capital – Zhiguli 5.5-0.5, Molodezhka – Ladya 4.5-1.5, Moscow Oblast – SShOR 2.5-3.5, Siberia – Southern Ural 4-2. Final standings: 1. Bronze Horseman –...

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