Chess game – Ajedrez En Mexico http://ajedrezenmexico.org/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 09:52:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/icon-69.png Chess game – Ajedrez En Mexico http://ajedrezenmexico.org/ 32 32 Auto Chess Games Market Size and Share https://ajedrezenmexico.org/auto-chess-games-market-size-and-share/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 09:52:53 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/auto-chess-games-market-size-and-share/ Scope and Overview of the Auto Chess Game Market Report The Automatic Chess Game Market research report provides a high-level overview of the market and its lucrative potential. The market research report outlines the competitive environment of key industry rivals, as well as the market shares of major companies. Market projections and forecasts in the […]]]>

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Moment Ronaldo and Messi took part in a game of chess https://ajedrezenmexico.org/moment-ronaldo-and-messi-took-part-in-a-game-of-chess/ Sun, 20 Nov 2022 01:27:04 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/moment-ronaldo-and-messi-took-part-in-a-game-of-chess/ PHOTO: Ronaldo moment, Messi took part in a game of chess Football’s fiercest rivals, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi both posted the same photo of the duo on their Instagram pages playing a game of chess on Saturday. The photo shows Ronaldo and Messi playing chess on a branded suitcase. It is part of an […]]]>
PHOTO: Ronaldo moment, Messi took part in a game of chess

Football’s fiercest rivals, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi both posted the same photo of the duo on their Instagram pages playing a game of chess on Saturday.

The photo shows Ronaldo and Messi playing chess on a branded suitcase. It is part of an advertising campaign for the Louis Vuitton brand.

The two superstars are collaborating with Louis Vuitton on a marketing campaign ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Messi and Ronaldo made the post in what appears to be a paid advertising campaign by the French brand.

Their two legends said: “Victory is a state of mind. A long tradition of craft trunks”.

The duo are known to be fierce rivals in football, especially when they played in Spain for Barcelona and Real Madrid.

While Ronaldo is going through a turbulent time at Manchester United, Messi is plying his trade with PSG.

The photo posted by Ronaldo on his Instagram page has already attracted 20.6 million views within five hours of posting and 296,000 comments.

The photo also attracted 17.1 million views on Messi’s Instagram page and 219,000 comments.

Both superstars play for Portugal and Argentina at the World Cup in Qatar.

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Coverage of the November 8, 2022 US Elections https://ajedrezenmexico.org/coverage-of-the-november-8-2022-us-elections/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 10:55:00 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/coverage-of-the-november-8-2022-us-elections/ The battle for control of Congress – both the House and the Senate – comes down to a dwindling number of key races, with Democrats dashing Republican hopes of a red wave and both parties clinging to hopes of winning narrow majorities . Republicans started the night with a rout in Florida, where Gov. Ron […]]]>

The battle for control of Congress – both the House and the Senate – comes down to a dwindling number of key races, with Democrats dashing Republican hopes of a red wave and both parties clinging to hopes of winning narrow majorities .

Republicans started the night with a rout in Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis overwhelmingly won Latino, historically Democratic regions, en route to a landslide victory that could serve as the launch pad for a 2024 presidential election.

But in the hours that followed, Democrats fought back. In Pennsylvania, Democratic Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman defeated Republican Mehmet Oz for the seat of incumbent Republican Senator Pat Toomey.

Meanwhile, the battle for the House majority — the one that favored Republicans, who expected to benefit from high inflation, historic trends and friendly new district lines after the 2021 redistricting — remains volatile. .

Here is some takeaways as votes continue to be counted in key races:

Democrats are doing a lot to protect their Senate majority: Republicans weren’t shy about the importance of the Pennsylvania Senate race: “It’s a race to be won. We believe that if we win Pennsylvania, we win a majority,” said Steven Law, chairman of the preeminent Republican Senate super PAC. Early Wednesday morning, CNN predicted that Fetterman would be Pennsylvania’s next senator, beating Oz in the country’s most expensive and riskiest senatorial campaign. Fetterman’s victory was a thunderclap for Democrats.

The Democrats and the Suburbs: Suburban areas across the country have been instrumental in helping Democrats avoid a major red wave. Republicans can still win the House, but if the 2022 election were to be a red wave, it was likely to result in suburban victories that have yet to materialize. The Republicans won a few victories in the suburbs — CNN projected Brandon Ogles winning in a district around Nashville, Tom Kean Jr. winning in a suburban New Jersey district, and Rich McCormick winning in a district including the northern suburbs of Atlanta — but it’s their defeats that speaks volumes about the size of the GOP wave.

Virginia’s split decision offers early signals: Three Democratic-controlled home races in Virginia were widely seen as an early warning signal of the night’s results. Democrats held seats in two Virginia districts that Biden won in 2020. CNN predicted Democrat Jennifer Wexton won her re-election bid in Virginia’s 10th district. In an even more competitive race, CNN projected Rep. Abigail Spanberger was also re-elected in Virginia’s 7th District. But the Democrats lost in southeast Virginia, with CNN predicting Republican Senator Jen Kiggans defeated Democratic Representative Elaine Luria.

Another member of the January 6 committee loses: Luria, a member of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, lost his seat in Virginia Beach, CNN reported. She had beaten former GOP Rep. Scott Taylor in 2018 and 2020. But the district had become slightly more favorable ground for Republicans in the redistricting: Biden carried the previous version by 5 points, and would have lost the new district of 2 points.

DeSantis and 2024: Governor Ron DeSantis led a dominant Republican ticket in Florida – delivering historic margins in Democratic territory when he defeated Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist on a night that provides him with a powerful argument if he seeks the presidential nomination of the GOP in 2024. Easy wins for DeSantis, who led by nearly 20 percentage points with 92% of the estimated votes counted, and Sen. Marco Rubio, who was up 17 points, were enough to cast doubt on the Florida’s status as a national flag.

GOP makes gains with Latinos in Florida: Republicans were hoping to build on Trump’s inroads among Latino voters in 2020, a trend that could reshape political landscapes in several swing states if it continues. The strongest early signal that the GOP had continued to make gains came from Miami-Dade County, home to a large Cuban population. But it will take some time to fully assess whether these GOP gains are taking place outside of Florida.

Win for the right to abortion: In Michigan, Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer – who has staked her re-election campaign on her successful efforts to block enforcement of the state’s 1931 law banning abortion in almost all cases – defeated the Republican challenger Tudor Dixon, who had waged a campaign focused on cultural battles. Michigan voters also approved a Whitmer-backed amendment to the state constitution that will remove that 1931 law and guarantee the right to abortion. Voters in California and Vermont also approved constitutional amendments enshrining the right to abortion.

A night of firsts: Up and down the ballot, in red and blue states, candidates from both parties celebrate groundbreaking victories. Read about some of them here.

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Here’s where Senate scrutiny stands with the key states that still matter https://ajedrezenmexico.org/heres-where-senate-scrutiny-stands-with-the-key-states-that-still-matter/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 10:43:00 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/heres-where-senate-scrutiny-stands-with-the-key-states-that-still-matter/ JD Vance arrives at a polling place in Cincinnati earlier Tuesday. (Jeff Dean/AP) Republican JD Vance will win the Ohio Senate race, CNN projects, surviving a stronger-than-expected challenge from Democrat Tim Ryan and keeping the seat under GOP control. Vance’s victory is a boon for Republicans and a victory for former President Donald Trump, whose […]]]>
JD Vance arrives at a polling place in Cincinnati earlier Tuesday. (Jeff Dean/AP)

Republican JD Vance will win the Ohio Senate race, CNN projects, surviving a stronger-than-expected challenge from Democrat Tim Ryan and keeping the seat under GOP control.

Vance’s victory is a boon for Republicans and a victory for former President Donald Trump, whose endorsement in the Republican primary helped Vance out of the contentious struggle within the party.

Vance continues a long line of Republican victories in a state that has tilted toward the party in recent years. Other than Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, no Democrat has won a statewide nonjudicial mandate since 2008 and former President Barack Obama was the last Democratic presidential candidate to win the state in 2012.

The race between Vance and Ryan was a contentious and, at times, personal affair, with both candidates having a clear animosity towards each other.

Ryan’s challenge to Vance worried Republicans in Ohio and Washington, D.C. It contributed to the acrimony, a sentiment that surfaced during the campaign trail and during their two debates, both of which resulted in personal exchanges between Vance and Ryan.

“These DC execs are going to devour you like a chew toy,” Ryan said of Vance’s support for Trump, even after the former president publicly accused him of “kissing my ass” so that he campaigns for him. “I’m just telling you, like, I’ve been in this business, it’s a tough business. If you think you’re going to help Ohio, you’re not. If you can’t even defend yourself, how are you going to defend the people of this state?”

And Vance has repeatedly questioned Ryan’s character. “Tim Ryan put on a suit where he pretends to be reasonably moderate,” the Republican said during their first debate.

Money loomed large in the race, with Ryan consistently enjoying a significant fundraising advantage over Vance.

In Q3 2022, Ryan raised $17.2 million, compared to Vance’s $6.9 million. In the second quarter, the gap was even more dramatic: Ryan raised $9.1 million to Vance’s roughly $1 million.

Yet, due to Democratic skepticism about their chances in Ohio, Ryan had to go it alone in the state, pouring all the money he raised into a TV ad slate. Vance, on the other hand, has received considerable outside help — including from the Senate Leadership Fund aligned with Mitch McConnell, who announced in August that he planned to spend at least $28 million in the state.

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[NSFW] Why is there a sexual chess game? https://ajedrezenmexico.org/nsfw-why-is-there-a-sexual-chess-game/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 15:16:00 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/nsfw-why-is-there-a-sexual-chess-game/ NSFW Warning: The following article contains sexually explicit images. There are plenty of games that could do a sexy trick. Poker? Yes. Ladies? Sure. Magic: The Gathering? Obviously, Magic fans want it too. But each of them pales in comparison to the most exciting game of all time: chess. look no further the game is […]]]>

NSFW Warning: The following article contains sexually explicit images.

There are plenty of games that could do a sexy trick. Poker? Yes. Ladies? Sure. Magic: The Gathering? Obviously, Magic fans want it too. But each of them pales in comparison to the most exciting game of all time: chess. look no further the game is new competitive anal beads controversy.

Sexy chess games are unfortunately not very common. But aptly named developer Evil Boobs Cult is changing that. After releasing his immensely popular Sex with the devil, we now have the team’s view on fucking chess. Presentation : Sexual failures.

“Hell is about to be invaded and the sinners trapped inside are about to be set free. But the ignorant liberators had no idea of ​​the devil’s ruse. This time the war between light and dark won’t take place on the battlefield, but on a chessboard,” reads the game’s Steam Store page. important of the Devil, and crush the leader of the Forces of Light in a six-round duel on the chessboard.”

Things get a little confusing from there, as the game’s promotional video states that the player actually needs to win seven rounds to beat the game, not six. But who cares. This is Sexual failures baby! The rules are out the window.

The Sex Chess board, with naked male and female bodies.
Picture via Evil Breast Worship

To Evil Boobs Cult’s credit, Sexual failures isn’t just a 2D chess experience with the occasional nipple involved. The game features an entire chessboard filled with sexy demonic dominatrixes who go head-to-head with their celestial counterparts, with 3D death scenes similar to the iconic Battle chess computer games from the late 80s. It’s not exactly clear when the violence ends and the sex begins, but the developers do promise that your matches will eventually “turn into spooky, jaw-dropping arthouse nights.” This includes plenty of lively sex scenes that correlate with the game pieces, from cunnilingus to rough doggystyle, so expect plenty of naughty encounters between well-endowed angel men and topless demon girls.

There’s even online multiplayer planned, so if you want to fuck your friends at chess, you can do that too. I don’t know how many people will play Sexual failures competitive, but casual Sexual failuresOf course, there are worse one-handed Friday night events you could participate in. Admittedly, I don’t expect to hear of many couples meeting while playing Sexual failures.

A demon stands ready, topless, in Sex Chess.
Picture via Evil Breast Worship

Originally scheduled for yesterday, Sexual failures was delayed hours before launch because “the technical specialist of the game lives in a war zone”, according to the developers. Continuous bombing and loss of power prevented the team from receiving the release copy of the game, and the game is now set to go live on November 10. Evil Boobs Cult gave away 100 Sexual failures Steam codes as an apology for the delay, but all have already been redeemed.

Hopefully things get better for the week ahead, because Sexual failures looks like one of the Steam games you can play this winter.

(The featured image: Evil Breast Worship, Twitter. Remix by Ana Valens)

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Howard students host a nightly chess game to raise funds for the competition https://ajedrezenmexico.org/howard-students-host-a-nightly-chess-game-to-raise-funds-for-the-competition/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/howard-students-host-a-nightly-chess-game-to-raise-funds-for-the-competition/ Comment this story Comment As the evening sky darkened in the courtyard of Howard University, members of the school’s chess club deployed a parachute-sized board on the historic lawn. Players carefully placed large plastic pieces that glowed red and blue in the night before standing on opposite sides of the large chessboard to strategize how […]]]>

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As the evening sky darkened in the courtyard of Howard University, members of the school’s chess club deployed a parachute-sized board on the historic lawn.

Players carefully placed large plastic pieces that glowed red and blue in the night before standing on opposite sides of the large chessboard to strategize how to capture the opposing king. The neon blue represented the white pieces, the red the black ones.

Small robots delivering food crisscrossed the sidewalks. Students carrying rucksacks strode through the center of campus, while a small group sang African lyrics to Ghanaian and Nigerian songs to ancient beats pounded on an apentemma drum and a Dawuro bell, which resembles a church bell. cow.

At the start of the contest, Howard Chess Club President Malik Castro-DeVarona swung a bishop to take the queenside knight from his opponent Lloyd Davis.

“First Blood!” Castro-DeVarona said. Davis quickly retaliated with a move from his queen to take on the intruding bishop. The handful of club members who watched shouted “Woo!” as Davis knocked the piece off the board.

“So that’s how it is, huh?” It’s like that, huh? Castro-DeVarona responded.

Wednesday night’s game was a friendly game, but played in public for a specific purpose: to bring attention to the school’s small chess club, both to increase membership and to launch a funding to help the group compete in an intercollegiate competition in January.

Being able to compete and win games is most important, but their entry also means a lot, club officials say.

“One thing we’re really proud to be is the only HBCU chess club that has competed in the last few years,” said Castro-DeVarona, a 20-year-old political science student from Los Angeles. “Last time we were there, we were the only all-black team in the tournament.”

“We try to go out there and really show ourselves,” he said. “It’s the largest competitive collegiate chess congregation we have. We definitely feel like we’re representing a lot of people when we’re there.

Club officials want to send an A team and a B team to compete in the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship in early January, Castro-DeVarona said. The team launched an online fundraiser to reach a goal of $9,000 to pay eight players to travel to Seattle.

The decades-old competition is expected to attract more than 100 schools for the three-day event, which includes a tournament, career fair and workshops designed to help students after graduation, Brad said. Tenenholtz, owner of the Corporate Esports Association, the host of the tournament. .

“We try to offer students something beyond chess,” Tenenholtz said.

Beyond fundraising, the Wednesday night public games were designed to attract new members. The Howard Chess Club has existed on and off throughout the school’s history, Castro-DeVarona said, but has only about a dozen members who meet on Monday and Wednesday nights each week.

Pandemic boredom and a Netflix show, “The Queen’s Gambit,” have reignited a love of the game for Davis, a senior political science major who played Castro-DeVarona in the opener. The Rochester, NY native learned the game from his parents as a child, but now finds the weekly sessions important for fueling his competitive side.

“I was able to meet people and spend time with friends; I slowly but surely improved. I have to play faster times,” Davis said.

Wednesday The outdoor night game set was donated by Jamaal Abdul-Alim, a longtime chess writer and journalist who served as an informal advisor to club members to help bring attention to their existence and their Fund raising.

“Sometimes people don’t even know there’s a chess club here. It is important to invest in chess players,” said Abdul-Alim, who has been covering chess since 2005. “They have a solid game. I’ve been in quite a few games where I thought I was winning, and they showed me otherwise.

Abdul-Alim, said he covered a “last four” of collegiate failures. The January competition would help Howard qualify. The club won their section the last time they competed

“It’s to chess what March Madness is to basketball,” Abdul-Alim said. “It’s important. It’s probably the only historically black college and university represented at this tournament.

“We wish it were otherwise.”

Abdul-Alim said he was impressed with the dedication shown by the club and how the members have grown as players and as a team by inviting a chess master to speak to the club and help them. to learn.

“It’s a serious club,” Abdul-Alim said. “They are looking to prove themselves in the chess world and play at the highest possible level.”

Wednesday night’s match ended when Castro-DeVarona moved his queen to C7 and cornered his opponent’s king. Davis conceded defeat.

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Nigeria’s First Indigenous Chess Variation — Guardian Life — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News https://ajedrezenmexico.org/nigerias-first-indigenous-chess-variation-guardian-life-the-guardian-nigeria-news-nigeria-and-world-news/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/nigerias-first-indigenous-chess-variation-guardian-life-the-guardian-nigeria-news-nigeria-and-world-news/ By guardian life October 30, 2022 | 2:00 p.m. The Agidingbi chess set of 1851 is the first native variation of chess in Nigeria. Inspired by the historical narrative around Lagos that most Nigerians are unaware of, Oludamola Adebowale, historian, art curator and founder of ASIRI Magazine speaks to Guardian Life about the importance of […]]]>

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October 30, 2022 | 2:00 p.m.

The Agidingbi chess set of 1851 is the first native variation of chess in Nigeria. Inspired by the historical narrative around Lagos that most Nigerians are unaware of, Oludamola Adebowale, historian, art curator and founder of ASIRI Magazine speaks to Guardian Life about the importance of historical preservation through chess. Of all the events that…

The Agidingbi chess set of 1851 is the first native variation of chess in Nigeria. Inspired by the historical narrative around Lagos that most Nigerians are unaware of, Oludamola Adebowale, historian, art curator and founder of ASIRI Magazine speaks to Guardian Life about the importance of historical preservation through chess.

Of all the events that happened in Lagos, why the bombardment of Lagos in 1851?
The history of Lagos is very rich with many untold stories, but one incident that stands out is the bombardment of Lagos in 1851 by British naval forces. The incident led to the annexation of Lagos in 1861 and this formed the very foundation of colonial administration in Lagos, and what later became Nigeria. It is on the basis of this historical account that I created the “1851 Agidingbi Chess Game“.

More so, as a history curator and researcher, I believe it is more important than ever to digitize history and use technology as a tool to preserve and expand the boundaries of storytelling.

The characters on the board have unique names: Erelu- Kuti of Lagos (queen mother), Oba of Lagos (king), Adamu Eyo (rook), Omo Ogun Eko (pawn), Eletu- Odibo (bishop) and Abagbon (knight) . What influenced the names?

We needed to infuse traditional Lagos royalty into the characters to create a foundation for the engagement of this game. The aim is to give Nigerians playing this game a local feel while playing the game. So next time as you play the game of chess, you will play “our” version of the game of chess.

What is the most interesting thing about this board and what impression does 1851 Agidingbi hope to leave in the minds of players?

The board game’s 3D design was unveiled last week. It’s more than just a game of chess; it is a collectible piece of art. It is the first of its kind and a must for all lovers of Lagos history, chess and arts. The impression we plan to create with the 1851 Agidingbi Chess Set is to export the history of Lagos through chess.

What are the plans for 1851 Agindingbi in the Diaspora?

We have plans for VR, immersive XR experiences and exhibits. Additionally, we plan to create a cultural exchange tour on the history of the UK and Nigeria with the game. Knowing how thirsty the world is for authentic African stories. We plan to export the story of Lagos and Nigeria to the rest of the world. The memorial board coins will be unveiled in December to mark the historic 171 anniversary of the bombing of Lagos.

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Haiti crisis deepens as world engages in political chess game https://ajedrezenmexico.org/haiti-crisis-deepens-as-world-engages-in-political-chess-game/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 08:15:48 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/haiti-crisis-deepens-as-world-engages-in-political-chess-game/ A woman cries near the body of another woman shot dead by police during a protest demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the Delmas neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Oct. 10. The the plight of the country has become so severe that our fear now extends beyond the safety of the people […]]]>

A woman cries near the body of another woman shot dead by police during a protest demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the Delmas neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Oct. 10.

The the plight of the country has become so severe that our fear now extends beyond the safety of the people to the survival of the state itself.

As things stand, armed gangsters have captured sections of the capital, Port-au-Prince, and the bloodshed continues. They also blocked the entrance to the Varreux oil terminal, preventing the distribution of millions of gallons of gasoline and kerosene at a time when rising prices have put food and fuel out of reach for many Haitians.

To add to the dilemma of the Haitian people, drinking water is scarce and the country is trying to cope with an upsurge in cholera. Unrest is growing as protesters took to the streets to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry.

On Monday, Haitian Foreign Minister Jean Victor Geneus told the United Nations Security Council that he had the “delicate mission” to bring before the council “the cry of distress of an entire suffering people, and to say loud and clear that Haitians don’t live – they survive”.

This call should be enough to sow consternation at what UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has described as “an absolutely nightmarish situation”.

The Security Council, we are told, was divided on Monday on the dispatch of an international force to Haiti, and one can understand the reservations expressed by certain member countries. After all, some Haitians have in recent weeks resisted foreign intervention after the government signaled its need for assistance. In addition, memories of the 2010 cholera outbreak, blamed on UN peacekeepers and which claimed an estimated 10,000 lives, are still fresh in many people’s minds.

Mr. Guterres, in pleading for an “armed” intervention, explained that his proposal was an action “independent of the political dimensions of the problem which must be solved by the Haitians themselves”.

He is indeed right to say that the Haitian people must be the ones who decide their future. However, the current crisis in the country cannot be ignored by the international community.

Unfortunately, the problem we now see emerging is placing Haiti at the center of international politics.

On Monday, Mr. Geng Shuang, China’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, expressed his caution about supporting a new force for Haiti, asking whether such a force would receive the parties’ understanding, support and cooperation. in Haiti, or would face resistance, or even trigger a violent confrontation from the population at that time.

It was in response to a resolution by Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US Ambassador to the UN, which would authorize “a limited, carefully delineated, non-UN mission” led by “a partner country” experienced in assistance. to improve security and allow humanitarian aid to flow into Haiti.

However, China has expressed support for a second draft resolution to apply sanctions to gangs and their leaders.

This, however, was rejected by Russia, which said it would be “unacceptable” to support “external interference in political processes in Haiti” that would subsume Haiti’s interests “with the interests of reputable regional actors. world who see the American continent as their backyard”.

The sad reality is that while this game of political chess is being played, Haiti is on the brink.

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Bengals’ Chidobe Awuzie has a serious game of chess — Andscape https://ajedrezenmexico.org/bengals-chidobe-awuzie-has-a-serious-game-of-chess-andscape/ Fri, 07 Oct 2022 12:22:46 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/bengals-chidobe-awuzie-has-a-serious-game-of-chess-andscape/ CINCINNATI — Chidobe Awuzie and two of his University of Colorado football teammates often couldn’t contain their excitement during economics class, which drew stares from their classmates. “Our laptops were open like we were working, but we were all playing chess online,” said Awuzie, now a starting cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals. “And every once […]]]>

CINCINNATI — Chidobe Awuzie and two of his University of Colorado football teammates often couldn’t contain their excitement during economics class, which drew stares from their classmates.

“Our laptops were open like we were working, but we were all playing chess online,” said Awuzie, now a starting cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals. “And every once in a while, we would make noises like, ‘Yes!’ or “Wow!” when someone took a big step, and everyone started looking around. Fortunately, our teachers never caught us. Those were good times. That’s when I really started to like chess.

Awuzie’s passion for chess propelled him this summer as the first BlitzChamps Chess Champion sponsored by Chess.com. The online tournament was made up of current and former NFL players who all competed for a cash prize for their favorite charity. Awuzie won $25,000 for his charity, the Awuzie Kickstep Foundation.

“The tournament was fun,” Awuzie said. “Chess.com did a great job running the tournament with good chess players.”

The tournament also included former NFL players Larry Fitzgerald and Will Davis, as well as current players Arik Armstead (San Francisco 49ers), rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux (New York Giants) and Amari Cooper (Cleveland Browns).


Chess.com was founded by Erik Allebest and Jay Severson in 2007. The website and classic board game has enjoyed a recent boom in popularity. According to Chess.com, the website had 1.5 million new subscribers in April 2020, up from 670,000 in January 2020, likely boosted by the isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the popular chess-inspired Netflix series. The Queen’s Bet.

Chess became increasingly popular in the United States 50 years ago when Bobby Fischer became the first American-born player to win the World Chess Championship. Rensch said the current rise in popularity of chess has brought many celebrities to Chess.com, such as pop star Justin Bieber, actor Rainn Wilson (Office) and rapper Logic.

Rensch, who joined Chess.com in 2008, also credits the website’s popularity to a tournament hosted by Chess.com earlier that year. It was a tournament for Fortnite and Call of Duty players.

“It has become the most-watched online chess tournament of all time,” Rensch said. “People loved watching other people play chess, even if they weren’t necessarily good at it. People love wrestling because it’s relatable. Tournament [in 2020] led to many new chess players.

This early success led Rensch to create a chess tournament for NFL players. Months before launching BlitzChamps, Rensch had several conversations with Cooper to gauge his interest. Cooper frequents the website. He even completed the 150 lessons offered by Chess.com.

“Amari loved the idea and he was so into it,” Rensch said. “He helped make this happen [by encouraging other players to join the tournament].”

Cooper and Awuzie were two of the first players to sign up. They know each other well. When the Oakland Raiders traded Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys in 2018, Cooper’s locker neighbor was Awuzie. After some time on the practice ground, their conversation led to chess, followed by competition on the chessboard.

“Chido played chess, but he kind of strayed from it,” Cooper said. “You can play online, but it’s more competitive when you play against someone in person. When he found out I was playing, he started again. I was a bit further than him at the time, so I was really [beating] chido.

Routine losses did not deter Awuzie. He learned quickly.

“Through the losses, I started to recognize some of the positions I was in, which led me to make better moves the next time we played,” Awuzie said. “Over time, I started making the games more competitive. He would give me a few treats here and there because he wanted our games to be more competitive.

Luckily for Awuzie, Cooper was merciful in one-sided matches. Each defeat was followed by instructions and advice.

After weeks of constant losses, the tide has started to change.

“Chido is a quick learner and he’s improved very quickly,” said Cooper, who was traded from the Cowboys to the Browns in March. “When we started he beat me once every 20 games, then he sneaked one every 15, then one every 10. Now we’re more even.”

Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Chidobe Awuzie has loved chess since college at the University of Colorado.

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Awuzie’s development was on the line during the BlitzChamps tournament. The players were split into two groups – Cooper, Awuzie and Thibodeaux in Group A, and Fitzgerald, Davis and Armstead in Group B. Cooper and Awuzie advanced to the semi-finals. One of Cooper’s first-round wins came against Awuzie.

“I beat him two out of three times in the first round and he was crazy,” Cooper said with a smile. “There was a lot of talk between us. But I knew from the way he played that it would be hard to beat him if we met again.

Awuzie defeated Fitzgerald in his semi-final to set up his rematch and championship against his mentor and friend Cooper. The previous loss brought back memories.

“[Cooper] kicked me for a long time,” Awuzie said. “But then the last year or two I overtook him. I started beating him pretty well. So in the championship we started talking trash and then we locked ourselves in. He I have my days and I have my days when we face each other. I knew this was going to be my day.

And it was.

Awuzie avenged his previous loss to become the BlitzChamps champion and win an award for his foundation. Cooper won $22,500 for his charity, The Barnyard, a community center in Miami where he grew up that offers after-school and summer programs.

“He beat me 2-0 in the championship,” Cooper said. “It was humbling. I knew competing against him would be tough because Chido has improved.

Depending on the organization, there are different chess ratings, from novice to expert. Rensch is an international master, which can only be achieved by participating in international tournaments and beating other professional players.

Rensch ranks Awuzie just below an A-level player.

“Class A is a top player who is entering the realm of becoming a master,” Rensch said. “He definitely became head and shoulders above the rest of the players by the end of the event. But my scientific assessment is that Chido is a damn good chess player.

Awuzie and Cooper owe much of their success in chess to hours spent on Chess.com and further study of the game. Cooper is so involved that he has a chess coach. And many of the same chess principles are used in football, such as strategy and countermoves.

For Cooper, the valuable lesson of chess is patience.

“If you want to win at chess, why are you rushing when there are so many different variables,” he said. “Like in football or in life, it’s hard to succeed if you’re impatient.”

Similarly, Awuzie visualizes his soccer opponents as chess pieces.

“Which player is going to give me the most problems? Who receives the ball on certain routes? It’s like the knight on the chessboard: he can only move a certain way and you have to counter his moves,” he said.

The Bengals and Browns play each other twice this season, with the first meeting scheduled for Halloween night in Cleveland. At some point during the match, Cooper will line up opposite Awuzie. Each player will visualize his next move while anticipating a counter move. The soccer field will become a chessboard.

“It will definitely be mind games,” Awuzie said. “There are going to be a lot of good plays made on both sides. Amari and I know what it is. It’s gonna be fun, because competition is what our friendship was built on.

Branson Wright is a freelance multimedia sports filmmaker and journalist.

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Inside the ancient medieval walls that surround the bustling Italian town of Marostica, the sun begins to set on a stage that takes place in September once every two years.

This month’s event is extra special as the Covid-19 pandemic means it’s been four long years since these proud citizens have been able to stage their legendary La Partita di Scacchi.

A chess game like no other, La Partita is played by real people, who play all 32 pieces.

The game is the centerpiece of a production that lasts almost three hours and involves a cast of 600 locals who forget their normal lives for a few days to become jugglers, jesters and fire-eaters, trumpeters and drummers, a harlequin and a court jester, troops of archers, horsemen and soldiers armed with pikes, dancers and throwers of flamboyant twirling flags, nobility, peasants and priests.

Although only 14,000 people live here today, this once important outpost of the serene Republic of Venice is marked by three imposing castles.

Overlooking everything atop a high ridge is the ruined Castello Superiore, while in the town centre, facing Piazza degli Scacchi, is the elegant Palazzo del Doglione, with its slender red clock tower distinctive, and a huge 14th century fortress, the Lower Castle.

The middle piazza is unlike any other in Italy as the pitch is laid out like a distinctive chessboard, surrounded during the three days of the Partita by stands, for 3,500 spectators each evening.

As night falls, the time goes back to 1454 and a legendary duel between two nobles for the hand of Lionora, daughter of the lord of Marostica. But this was no ordinary duel: instead of sword fights or jousting, the lord insisted that the suitors play a noble game of chess.

At each reconstitution, a huge spectacle takes place until the chessboard is filled with human pieces. Both players then take their places on a raised platform and perform their moves.

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“Apart from a few actors for the speaking roles, the entire vast cast are volunteers, but I wouldn’t call them amateurs because they’re so committed, so passionate,” says full-time art director Maurizio Panici, who oversees more than 12 months of rehearsals and a budget of €500,000 (S$704,000).

“I’ve worked with professional actors all my career, but it’s interacting with a whole community, all year round. A unique and much more satisfying experience.”

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The town’s special relationship with the game of chess can be discerned in conversations with some of the attendees as they walk around, in costume, after the show has ended.

“I started in the Partita at just seven years old as a page boy holding the white queen’s robe, then as a teenager I was an archer, followed by a noble lord, finally becoming a monk! ” says architect Simone Bucco, president of the organizing committee.

“The chess match is something we grow up with here, and we all want to take part in it to give something back to our wonderful city.”

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Wladimiro Guerra, who is part of the family that runs the local restaurant Osteria Madonetta, explains with sadness that he no longer participates because work in the restaurant now takes precedence.

“But I certainly enjoyed doing four or five editions when I was younger,” he says. “I was a commander of the archers, a group of school children, and it was great fun teaching them how to be medieval soldiers.

“If you’re from here, well, the Partita is in your heart.”

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Once a professional actor, Vincenzo Moretti, who plays Il Giullare di Corte, a delightfully malevolent court jester who resembles the Joker from a Batman movie, ended up staying in Marostica when he retired, volunteering while earning a living as a dog-sitter.

Although chess grandmaster Anatoly Karpov has been there before, Marostica’s game is more like the rapid chess played by Beth Harmon in the TV miniseries The Queen’s Gambit.

The game lasts about 30 minutes; the outcome is decided in advance as careful choreography is required when moving real horses as knights and wooden castles on wheels that look like the Daleks from Doctor Who.

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The remainder of the three hours each night is devoted to music, dancing and theatrical pageantry, with the scenario unfolding on the chessboard and explained in narration by several of the characters.

The winner of the game can get the girl for his bride, but the loser is allowed to marry the king’s other daughter, ensuring a happy ending for all. Then the sky explodes into a kaleidoscope of fireworks and a cascade of brilliant white illuminations cascades down the castle ramparts.

As crowds emerge from Piazza degli Scacchi for a glass of wine or local grappa at one of Marostica’s many bars and cafes, thoughts turn to the next edition of the Partita, in 2024.

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Hotels start being booked the day after La Partita closes, and the ticket office opens a full year in advance.

The town has only two hotels, so a visit to La Partita can be a great opportunity to stay in the surrounding countryside and discover some of the secrets of the Veneto region.

These include the Poli grappa distillery and museum, and the Maculan winery in Breganze, which has transformed local production from a bulk purchase into high-quality wine, with Maculan’s sweet white Torcolato now being sold worldwide.

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Bassano del Grappa is a town divided by the Brenta River, which descends from the imposing Monte Grappa, one of the most important First World War battle sites in Italy.

Crossing the river is the red wooden Ponte Vecchio bridge, which has a popular taverna at either end: the Taverna al Ponte and the Grapperia Nardini.

In the hilltop town of Asolo are the tastefully decorated 15th-century Villa Cipriani hotel with fantastic views, and Villa di Maser, a masterpiece by the Italian architect of the Renaissance Andrea Palladio. The current owner, Vittorio Dalle Ore, even makes his own Prosecco.

This article was first published in the South China Morning Post.

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