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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:25 PM
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UMaryland Balt. County still kicking collegiate ass at Chess!
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:59 PM
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1. Ummm...this is the SPORTS Forum...
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:01 PM
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2. We have regular chess updates here. Sports Illust. follows chess also. nt
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 02:02 PM by Captain Hilts
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:02 PM
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3. I'm Joking...but not kidding
Espn wants to tell me that Poker is a sport. I dont believe them.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:04 PM
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4. That's right
This is the right place for this thread.

I'll be posting my weekly report in a minute, but it doesn't include this event. So I thank the Captain for this information.

My big news is the start of the 72nd tournament in Wijk aan Zee yesterday. It runs through January 31.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:07 PM
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5. Interesting that we had Fischer/Spassky, etc. at the same time as Ali/Frazier, etc.
There are a lot of parallels between boxing and chess.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:21 PM
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6. There are
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 02:22 PM by Jack Rabbit
Max Euwe, in addition to being world champion (1935-37), was also the European amateur heavyweight champion in the twenties.

Lennox Lewis and the Kletchko bothers play chess.

Dr. Emanuel Lasker, world champion from 1895 to 1921, said that chess was less like an art or a science than it was a fight.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:45 PM
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7. This is also a class issue. UMBC is considered bottom-of-the-rung college. So, their
beating the crap out of Ivy League schools to win the last NCAA championship is awesome.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 03:05 AM
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9. Well, look at the team they've assembled
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I knew Sabina Foisor was attending UMBC. She's actually Romanian and comes from a well-known chess playing family. While she is studying in Baltimore, she will play chess as an American. She joined the US Chess Federation and competed in the US Women's Championship in St. Louis last year.

Other than Ms. Foisor, it looks like UMBC has assembled an impressive collection of grandmasters. Kritz and Ehrenburg are neither one Kasparov, but they're good enough to beat most US players except those at the very top. I'm not at all surprised that team of that caliber can win in US college competition.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 08:57 AM
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10. Yes, I was reading about them on their webpage. nt
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:49 PM
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8. Interesting. The top young autism self-advocate in the country also goes there.
recently appointed to the National Council on Disability.

Wouldn't be a bit surprised if he plays chess.

What's going on down in Catonsville??
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