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By Liz Bowie | liz.bowie@baltsun.com | April 11, 2010
The University of Maryland Baltimore County became national college chess champions today after beating three teams in what is known as the final four of chess. Alan Sherman, director of the college's chess club and associate professor of computer science, said the final teams were some of the strongest UMBC has faced recently. UMBC has won the tournament six of the past 10 years. The weekend-long tournament was held at the University of Texas at Brownsville, and included that college as well as the University of Texas at Dallas, UMBC and Texas Tech University.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
CHICAGO - The first half of the Orioles' six-game, weeklong trip to Chicago was a success in more ways than one. They beat up on the floundering Chicago White Sox, sweeping the three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field. Fate shined down on the Orioles, but that seems to happen when you're playing as well as this team's playing. On Tuesday, while the Chicago Cubs waited through a four-hour rain delay at Wrigley Field, not a drop fell on the city's South Side, even though the ballparks are less than 10 miles apart.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2011
Put aside the competition between Democrats and Republicans. After hours in Annapolis, the rivalry is between senators and delegates. Scarcely had they arrived for the 2011 session last month when lawmakers launched this year's edition of a young legislative tradition: the bipartisan, inter-cameral chess tournament. Matches over the next six weeks will determine champions from each chamber, who will face off in the final. It's a competition that reminds some of their day jobs during the 90-day session.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2013
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County's chess team placed second this week in an international chess competition and will next compete in a championship to determine the top college chess team in the U.S. The Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship, also known as the World Series of College Chess, was held over four days in Lubbock, Texas. UMBC's team beat out about 40 other universities and was bested only by a team from Webster University in Missouri. The World Series of College Chess pits college teams from the Americas and the Caribbean, though most teams are from the U.S. UMBC's teams have won the competition nine times since the mid-1990s.
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Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2010
Even some of the most devoted fans of musical theater may have trouble sorting out the history of "Chess," a work that brought together the talents of notable lyricist Tim Rice and the 'Bs' of the iconic pop group ABBA, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. The project picked up admirers and detractors as it moved from the initial concept album in 1984 to the London stage premiere two years later and the Broadway flop of '88. Assorted touring productions and concert versions around the world since then have added to the musical's mystique, while also confusing the little issue of plot - each new manifestation seems to come with another revision to the show's story line and song progression.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2011
The UMBC chess team, one of the winningest college chess teams in the last two decades, placed second in the U.S. Chess Federation's annual championship Friday. The four-member team - who are all attending University of Maryland, Baltimore County on chess scholarships - were within striking distance of the top spot until the final match of the four-day tournament, according to the club. Leonid Kritz, Giorgi Margvelashvili, Sasha Kaplan and Sabina Foisor lost the Pan-Am Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship by one point to University of Texas at Dallas.
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December 31, 1998
SURE, College Park crows about its basketball team, and Johns Hopkins is the elite of college lacrosse. But the University of Maryland, Baltimore County has won the right to claim its own niche: Two-time collegiate chess champ.Chess is big at UMBC. It gives out chess scholarships (required SAT score: 1,400). Grand masters are recruited from the world over, especially from the former Soviet Union. The school even hired a coach with international expertise.UMBC may not have a football team, but most kids go to a college to master games of the brain, not to cheer a sports team.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | August 1, 2001
LONDON - It's not enough that Vladimir Kramnik was recognized as a genius at 4, was thumping chess grandmasters at 10 and won a world chess championship last year by destroying his mentor, Garry Kasparov. Now, only 26, he's defending humanity. Kramnik is preparing for the ultimate confrontation across a chess board, taking on a computer named Deep Fritz in an eight-game series in Bahrain beginning Oct. 12. "The Brains in Bahrain" is the latest installment of man vs. machine in chess, a battle of genius and computer chips, inspiration and software.
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By New York Times News Service | February 4, 1992
NEW YORK -- In the rarified competition of world-class chess, where ego is king and the stress of international tournament and championship play is often crushing, the dominant players have always been men, usually men of some maturity. Of the world's approximately 350 top-ranked grandmasters, only a few are women.Moreover, it has long seemed unlikely that anyone would ever surpass the achievement of the great American chess prodigy, Bobby Fischer, who joined the ranks of the grandmasters in 1958 at the age of 15.But these notions have been shattered by a teen-age Hungarian girl -- some call her modest and soft-spoken, but many opponents know her as a ferocious tiger over the board -- who after years of steady progress began breathing down the necks of the top men and now has broken the barrier of one of the world's most exclusive clubs: she has earned the rank of grandmaster at 15 years, 5 months, one month younger than Mr. Fischer when he did it 34 years ago.The record was swept aside at a tournament in Budapest in December by Judit Polgar, the youngest of three fabulous chess-playing sisters.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | March 28, 2004
It's one thing to lose money to a chess hustler in full view in a public park. It's another thing when the hustler is 8 years old and is blithely polishing off a bowl of ice cream (with sprinkles) while he beats you. This painful truth is being discovered by a succession of chess players who have tried to rise to the challenge of Annapolis third-grader Christopher Kanamine. On sunny afternoons this spring, Christopher has, under the supervision of his mother, set up a card table and chess board at the Annapolis City Dock with a sign inviting passers-by to play him. There is, technically speaking, no money riding on the games (the authorities might disapprove)
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By David Horsey | September 14, 2013
I'd love to be an invisible presence in the room the next time Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin sit down for a chat. The high stakes drama of the Cold War is gone, but the Russian president is the American president's nemesis on everything from sarin gas attacks in Syria to gay rights in Russia. To see them spar would be enlightening entertainment. After intelligence specialist Edward Snowden leaked information about U.S. cyberspying earlier this year, he went on the lam and found refuge in Moscow.
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May 29, 2013
Thirty students and nine teams received trophies as the top competitors in the systemwide Baltimore County Public Schools Chess Championship held at Cockeysville Middle School on April 27. This year's competition saw a larger number of students than ever compete - more than 170 students from 38 schools took part in the championship. The countywide competition has grown from 110 chess competitors in 2011 to 130 last year to 174 in 2013. On the high school level, the squad from Dulaney High School took first place.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2012
Ray Rice is showing off his chess skills in a new online ad campaign. The increasingly marketable Ravens running back has been unveiled this week as not only the newest pitchman for Xenith football helmets, but the face of the company's player safety campaign. As part of the arrangement, Rice stars in the Massachusetts-based company's online ad to introduce the "enlightened warrior. " The minute-long online commercial for the safety campaign has a chess theme. It opens with Rice explaining how he's been playing the board game since he was 9 years old. He says: "Chess helps me stay focused.
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By Ryanne Milani, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2012
At the age of 4, Sabina Foisor was in France, competing in her first chess tournament. By the age of 15, she was a Romanian and European junior champion, and three years later, in 2007, she finished in the top 20 in the European Chess Championship. Such was childhood for the daughter of professional chess players Ovidiu and Cristina Foisor. "They decided it would be a good idea to teach me how to play chess. … It's a nice way to be together," said Foisor, 22, now a senior at UMBC.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2012
The competitive chess team at the University of Maryland Baltimore County fell less than a point short of regaining its national title at the 2012 President's Cup, which culminated Sunday in Herndon, Va. The renowned team has won six national titles since 2001 in what is informally known as the "Final Four" of college chess but came in second this year, tying with one of its longtime competitors, the University of Texas-Dallas, with 71/2 points....
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2011
The UMBC chess team, one of the winningest college chess teams in the last two decades, placed second in the U.S. Chess Federation's annual championship Friday. The four-member team - who are all attending University of Maryland, Baltimore County on chess scholarships - were within striking distance of the top spot until the final match of the four-day tournament, according to the club. Leonid Kritz, Giorgi Margvelashvili, Sasha Kaplan and Sabina Foisor lost the Pan-Am Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship by one point to University of Texas at Dallas.
NEWS
January 3, 2010
Chess The Elkridge branch of the Howard County Library, 6540 Washington Blvd., sponsors a chess club for ages 13 and older from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Players of all abilities are welcome. Call 410-313-7723.
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September 23, 2011
Theater The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" Oct. 7 through 30 at Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3691 Sarah's Lane. Shows at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15-$36. Information: 410-313-8661 or go to chesapeakeshakespeare.com. Post office renovation A construction project to renovate and restore the historic Ellicott City Post Office at 8267 Main St. is under way and will include new office space and a visitors' center.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2011
Ray Rice was in elementary school the first time he sat down in front of a chess set. He was 9-years-old. His fifth grade teacher, Calvin Heyward, believed this small boy from New Rochelle, N.Y., was capable of great things, but Rice - whose motor never stopped running - needed structure. He needed guidance. He had a wonderful mother at home, Janet, and she worked tirelessly to provide for her family all by herself after Rice's father was killed in a drive-by shooting when Rice was just a year old. But even a woman as strong as Janet Rice could not make her son sit still for long stretches.
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