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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 Carson Porter | April 1, 2011
Click here to print out a coupon for 50% off one item in store at Barnes & Noble for non-members. I know, the coupon says it is good for anywhere from 10% - 50% off but this particular one will ring up as 50% off, just act surprised. This deal was posted on the Slickdeals.ne t forums by a user with over 7,000 posts and "grandmaster" status. Other people have already had success cashing this in, so I trust it. Also, watch the fine print for a full list of excluded products.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | March 25, 1995
In a chess match hyped as man vs. machine yesterday, technology won.But humanity's supporters cried foul and said the computer's temper tantrums may have swayed the outcome.International grandmaster Gennady Sagalchik -- ranked 35th in the country by the United States Chess Federation -- lost his 7 1/2 -hour game against a 512-processor Intel Paragon Supercomputer at the University of Maryland Baltimore County."Both sides made mistakes," said Dr. Alan T. Sherman, a UMBC computer science professor and an organizer of the match.
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December 17, 1992
"It's not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game," goes the threadbare cliche that virtually everyone learns as a child -- everyone, that is, except chess master Bobby Fischer.Mr. Fischer has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a single count of violating President Bush's executive order banning U.S. citizens from engaging in commercial relations with the former Yugoslavia. The reclusive American grandmaster flouted the order in September to play a $3 million exhibition match there against Russian grandmaster Boris Spassky, whom Mr. Fischer defeated in the 1972 world championships.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | April 11, 2004
James Louis Papatonious, a martial arts teacher and former restaurant manager, died of cancer Tuesday at his Parkville home. He was 53. The Baltimore native was raised in Highlandtown and in Broward County, Fla., where he attended high school. He enlisted in the Army in 1968 and was sent to Vietnam as part of a Special Forces unit of the 9th Cavalry Regiment. While in Southeast Asia, he continued to pursue an interest in martial arts that he developed as a teen-ager. After completing two tours in Vietnam, he lived in Florida for a decade and then relocated to Dundalk.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | April 8, 2002
In the chess equivalent of double overtime, the top-ranked University of Maryland, Baltimore County chess team was edged out for bragging rights as the "best college chess team in the nation" yesterday by its close rival from the University of Texas at Dallas. The narrow defeat came in the last match of the intercollegiate chess competition in Miami - known as the "Final Four" of chess. With UMBC and UTD tied at nine games each, the determination of which school would take home the national title and President's Cup trophy came down to a five-hour, 50-minute tie-breaker game in a wing of the World Chess Hall of Fame and Sidney Samole Chess Museum.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN STAFF | May 17, 1997
Even if Gregory Shahade weren't going up against the world's greatest chess player this afternoon (greatest human chess player, that is), the time has arrived for him to get serious about his game.At age 18, gone are the days when he could improve by leaps and bounds merely by playing his sister, his father, a few tournament opponents, or 25 friends simultaneously via the Internet, as he still does once a week.Nor will he likely pick up anything of value today when he and seven others take on the computer-bruised world champion, Garry Kasparov, at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,Sun reporter | October 3, 2007
Nearly every chess move made by 10-year-old Derrick Lifsey Jr. was nitpicked, dissected and frankly assessed by his opponent as being wrong. When the match was over and international grandmaster Maurice Ashley mercifully put Lifsey in checkmate, one of the world's leading chess players offered words of comfort like a father after a good spanking - which in essence is what he gave Derrick. "I was tough, I know," Ashley told the Glenmount Elementary/Middle School student. "But you're going to be better for it."
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By CHRISTINA LEE | April 5, 2007
In the 1970s, Joseph Saddler was not just a witness to the birth of hip-hop -- as Grandmaster Flash, he was one of its creators. He, with the Furious Five, became the first hip-hop act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, after his "cuttin'" technique created a pioneering standard for up-and-coming DJs. See this founding father in action tomorrow at the 9:30 Club. Doors open at 11 p.m. The venue is at 815 V St. N.W., Washington. Tickets are $20. Call 202-265-0930 or go to 930.com.
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By LORI SEARS | December 14, 2006
A ROUNDUP OF REGIONAL FREEBIES / / LORI SEARS KWANZAA AT THE BMA Celebrate the African-American secular holiday of Kwanzaa at the Baltimore Museum of Art Sunday. At Kwanzaa Family Day, watch dancing and drumming from the Wasafiri Dancers, make an African mbira (thumb piano), hear African-history stories and tour the new exhibit Meditations on African Art: Light, which opens Sunday and runs through April 1. Kwanzaa Family Day runs 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | April 7, 2005
It was a daunting task, but the more ambitious of the challengers could at least try to take some comfort in the odds: With 60 players arrayed against one former world chess champion, wasn't there the chance that someone among them could pull off an upset? Those kind of thoughts were quickly dispelled for most of the elementary and high school students who turned out last night to try their luck against Russian legend Anatoly Karpov in a "simultaneous" game at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | April 11, 2004
James Louis Papatonious, a martial arts teacher and former restaurant manager, died of cancer Tuesday at his Parkville home. He was 53. The Baltimore native was raised in Highlandtown and in Broward County, Fla., where he attended high school. He enlisted in the Army in 1968 and was sent to Vietnam as part of a Special Forces unit of the 9th Cavalry Regiment. While in Southeast Asia, he continued to pursue an interest in martial arts that he developed as a teen-ager. After completing two tours in Vietnam, he lived in Florida for a decade and then relocated to Dundalk.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | May 18, 2003
On the college chess circuit, there are certain maxims: Advance your pawns, protect your king -- and don't be surprised if your opponent has gray hair. College chess, once the domain of 20-year-old whiz kids, has a ringer problem, players and officials say. Increasingly, the elite college teams -- most notably, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County -- are prospering by offering large scholarships to recruit grandmasters as old as 40 to represent them at tournaments. "It's disillusioning," said Lubos Pastor, 29, a finance professor at the University of Chicago who played for its team as a graduate student.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | January 18, 2002
Eugene Perelshteyn's itinerary these days is one most college students would covet: the French Riviera, Bavaria, Seattle, Bermuda -- all of it on someone else's dime. The envy might fade, though, upon learning that most of Perelshteyn's time on his travels is spent within arm's length of a chessboard. Perelshteyn, a 21-year-old junior at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is this year's recipient of the Samford Fellowship, awarded annually by the American Chess Foundation to the top young chess player in the country.
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By CHRISTINA LEE | April 5, 2007
In the 1970s, Joseph Saddler was not just a witness to the birth of hip-hop -- as Grandmaster Flash, he was one of its creators. He, with the Furious Five, became the first hip-hop act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, after his "cuttin'" technique created a pioneering standard for up-and-coming DJs. See this founding father in action tomorrow at the 9:30 Club. Doors open at 11 p.m. The venue is at 815 V St. N.W., Washington. Tickets are $20. Call 202-265-0930 or go to 930.com.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | April 8, 2002
In the chess equivalent of double overtime, the top-ranked University of Maryland, Baltimore County chess team was edged out for bragging rights as the "best college chess team in the nation" yesterday by its close rival from the University of Texas at Dallas. The narrow defeat came in the last match of the intercollegiate chess competition in Miami - known as the "Final Four" of chess. With UMBC and UTD tied at nine games each, the determination of which school would take home the national title and President's Cup trophy came down to a five-hour, 50-minute tie-breaker game in a wing of the World Chess Hall of Fame and Sidney Samole Chess Museum.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | January 18, 2002
Eugene Perelshteyn's itinerary these days is one most college students would covet: the French Riviera, Bavaria, Seattle, Bermuda -- all of it on someone else's dime. The envy might fade, though, upon learning that most of Perelshteyn's time on his travels is spent within arm's length of a chessboard. Perelshteyn, a 21-year-old junior at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is this year's recipient of the Samford Fellowship, awarded annually by the American Chess Foundation to the top young chess player in the country.
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