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Norway's Magnus Carlsen smiles at a news conference after clinching the FIDE World Chess Championship Friday in Chennai, India, on Friday.
November 22, 2013 The 22-year-old prodigy defeated India's Viswanathan Anand over 10 games in Chennai, India. Carlsen becomes the highest-rated player of all time.
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Rubber duck gets his due: a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame.
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November 7, 2013 This year's other honoree at the Rochester, N.Y., hall: the game of chess. Now, if Rubber Ducky's in there can Ernie (and Bert, of course) be far behind?
Webster University chess coach Susan Polgar, second from left, won two national titles at Texas Tech. When Webster hired Polgar last year, the entire Tech team followed her to St. Louis.
April 8, 2013 In its chess team's first year, Webster University has won a national championship. When the school hired coach Susan Polgar from defending champions Texas Tech last year, her players came along with her. Webster officials say the chess title raises the school's profile.
June 1, 2012 We are not controlled by a neural zombie within. We are controlled from the outside. But this control actually explains our freedom and is not a threat to it.
When it comes to chess, St. Louis is in the game.
April 6, 2012 Already home to the World Chess Hall of Fame and the national chess championships, the city has now attracted an entire collegiate championship team.
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