Category Archives: chess

Monday Myriad, March 31: Figure this

We’re in that lull with winter sports wrapping up and not many summer sports in full swing yet. Good news for those of us who want to follow our teams in college basketball … oh … hey, cricket’s on! Best … Continue read...

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At Ozy.com: Magnus Carlsen, hoops freshmen, curling

If you haven’t checked out Ozy.com yet, please do. It’s a terrific site capturing the next wave of what’s important, what’s interesting and what’s cool. And I’m not just saying that because they’ve given me t...

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Diskerud vs. Carlsen: Analysis

Give Mix Diskerud credit for challenging the best chess player of this or possibly any age, Magnus Carlsen. Here’s the video and a quick analysis: Diskerud is given 7 minutes to play. Carlsen has 1. Even for a grandmaster, that’s …...

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No Monday Myriad this week

Check the Twitter feed to get up to speed on world championships in speedskating and women’s curling. Maybe X Games Tignes as well. Then here are a couple of things you should be / could be following this week: - Soccer: U.S. … Continu...

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Monday Myriad, March 18: Judges, skating, thin ice, etc.

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What is a sport? Chess? Figure skating? Modern dance?

Via Susan Polgar’s blog and featuring her Webster University chess team: Based on a dictionary definition, the filmmakers boil it down to three aspects: 1. Athleticism 2. Skill 3. Competition Chess fits the last two with ease. The “athlet...

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Monday Myriad: Old Norway, overcome with joy

From the chessboard to the cross-country ski trails, Norway had a very good weekend. Tora Berger was a mild surprise. She’s one of the world’s best biathletes, with a handful of Olympic and World Championship gold medals to prove it. But...

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Monday Myriad: Keep watching the skis

It was Thanksgiving weekend in the USA, which explains why most MMA circuits were quiet. But internationally, it’s prime skiing, skating and sliding time. The top stories of the weekend: 1. Lindsey Vonn had a decent weekend considering her rece...

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