SANDS: Fourth time a charm as Troff captures U.S. junior chess title America's newest grandmaster is also its 2014 junior champion. In his fourth try at the title, GM-elect Kayden Troff broke through to win the under-21 U.S. Closed Junior crown, using a strong finishing kick to tally a 7-2 score, 1½½ points ahead of FM Michael Bodek and IM Samuel Sevian, ... 07/1/2014 - 9:31 am | View Link
World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand loses Game 9 to Magnus Carlsen Defending world champion Viswanathan Anand probably has one last chance in the ninth game today to defend his title against challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the ongoing World Chess Championship. With eight games gone, Anand is down but still not out. 11/21/2013 - 1:04 am | View Link
World chess championship: Viswanathan Anand loses 9th game, Magnus Carlsen half-a-point away from crown Chennai: Challenger Magnus Carlsen closed in on the crown after defeating defending champion Viswanathan Anand in the ninth game of the World Chess Championship match here on Thursday. On what turned out be a dramatic affair, Anand missed out on his ... 11/21/2013 - 12:51 am | View Link
World Chess Championship : Anand loses again, Carlsen a draw away from title Chennai: Challenger Magnus Carlsen closed in on the crown after defeating defending champion Viswanathan Anand in the ninth game of the World Chess Championship match on Thursday. On what turned out be a dramatic affair, Anand missed out on his chances in ... 11/21/2013 - 12:40 am | View Link
World Chess Championship: Anand loses again, Carlsen a draw away from world title CHENNAI: Challenger Magnus Carlsen closed in on the crown after defeating defending champion Viswanathan Anand in the ninth game of the World Chess Championship match on Thursday. Anand vs Carlsen: Moves in Game 9 On what turned out be a dramatic affair ... 11/21/2013 - 12:25 am | View Link
Rediff.com » Sports » World Chess Championship: Anand loses again; trails 2-4 World champion Viswanathan Anand struggled once again with his white pieces and suffered a painful defeat against challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the sixth game of the World Chess Championship in Chennai on Saturday. After a shocking loss from a ... 11/16/2013 - 2:33 am | View Link
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The chess games of Viswanathan Anand Viswanathan Anand Number of games in database: 2,779 Years covered: 1984 to 2014 Last FIDE rating: 2785 (2809 rapid, 2811 blitz) Highest rating achieved in database: 2817 08/28/2014 - 8:17 am | View Website
World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand Early Life and Career. Viswanathan Anand was born on December 11, 1969 in Mayiladuthurai, India. After his family moved to Chennai, Anand was taught chess at the age ... 08/28/2014 - 1:29 am | View Website
Viswanathan Anand Early life . Viswanathan Anand was born on 11 December 1969 at Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu in a Brahmin family. Shortly thereafter, his family moved to Chennai ... 08/27/2014 - 11:34 pm | View Website
Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid the conflict in Ukraine.
While Merkel's measured approach has helped the perception that she is steering the country deftly through chaotic times, she also benefits from the fact that Germany is not in as vulnerable a position as others, especially Eastern European countries.
If Russian President Vladimir Putin stopped gas flows from Russia completely — something Merkel has noted didn't even happen at the height of the Cold War — Germany could increase supplies from elsewhere, albeit at greater cost.
 while the second quarter 0.2 percent contraction is seen largely as a temporary slowdown due primarily to a mild winter and other one-off factors, Merkel did caution this week that the Ukraine crisis remains an "uncertainty" for the economy.
Germany's Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, a joint organization of leading business associations, already estimates that in the first half of the year, sanctions and political tensions contributed to a 15.5 percent decline in exports to Russia.
Early in the crisis, businesses had been largely against trade measures against Russia, but the powerful Federation of German Industry in July backed the possibility of more sanctions following the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 — saying that they may come at a painful cost, but should not be ruled out.
President Barack Obama is going on a fundraising sweep through New York and Rhode Island as he continues to help Democrats raise money for November's elections.
In Rhode Island, Obama is the headliner for a fundraiser benefiting the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which works to elect Democrats to the House.
Police spokesman Klaus Schubert said Friday an anonymous online message from the group claims it set fire to a power-cable shaft in the capital's Treptow neighborhood Thursday morning to call attention to the conditions of illegal refugees in Germany.
A federal appeals panel has upheld the eight-year sentence given a Mississippi woman for embezzlement by wire fraud from companies based in Tennessee and Oklahoma.
The panel said the sentence was proper because the federal court in Oxford found Burk had prior convictions for similar conduct, that Burk committed the new crime while on bond awaiting sentencing in an earlier fraud case and that her criminal conduct in this case continued over a prolonged period of time.