Zambia

We were contacted by an intern from the U.N. about youth programs in Zambia.  They had programs for football, what we call soccer, but nothing else.  They asked whether we could help them start a youth program for chess. Of course, we said yes.  We managed to send them enough

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Nicaragua

Nicaragua We were contacted by a representative in the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua about helping to start a program for kids. They had a teacher, but no equipment. We sent the equipment to the Embassy and they got it to the teacher. We are still in contact with the teacher.

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Uganda

We were approached through Facebook by a man from the Divine Chess Academe in Uganda. I had not heard of him or this program before, so I contacted Robert Katende to check him out. Robert was well known, one of his student’s was the basis for the movie “Queen of

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George Mirijanian. How do we get chess on TV?

George Mirijanian joins us on Episode 40 of “The Chess Files: The Answers are Out There” to tell us how he got his own chess show on Fitchburg Access TV. Related posts: Does Chess Have Problems? Interview with Carsten Hansen, chess author and chess problem creator. Jim Speaks with Al

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Was the Queen’s Gambit based on an actual person?

Episode 39 of “The Chess Files: The Answers are Out There” features our guest Diana Lanni, who helps us answer the question: “Was the character Beth Harmon in “The Queen’s Gambit” based on an actual person? Related posts: Jim interviews Bruce Pandolfini about his role as chess consultant on hit

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How has Chess changed in the last 50 years? Our guest today is Paul Whitehead

FM Paul Whitehead and I both played our first tournament chess game in 1972! We take a trip down memory lane together and compare what it was like then to what it is like now. Episode 38 of “The Chess Files: The Answers are OUT There” Related posts: Interview with

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