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Cheating during an over-the-board game of chess is difficult and rare.

Checkmate: Did a rook beat a king?

By Derek Bos, Opinion Columnist | September 22, 2022

There’s been an obscene amount of drama mushrooming within the chess community since Sept. 4 due to the tantrum of the sport’s all-time highest rated player and current world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen.  19-year-old Grandmaster Hans Niemann,...

Chess pieces on a chess board stand ready to be played. Students have created a chess club to connect with like-minded players around the community.

Check mate: NIU outlasts Baylor to win chess championship

By Paul Marruffo, News Reporter | January 26, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU Chess Club edged the top-seeded Baylor University Bears Chess Club to take first place in division seven of the Collegiate Chess League tournament. The nail-biting championship match took place on Nov. 21, after 160 teams from around...

Young Ugandan who featured in a Disney chess film dies at 15

By RODNEY MUHUMUZA | February 16, 2020

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan student who played a memorable role in a 2016 Disney film about a local chess prodigy has died at the age of 15.Nikita Pearl Waligwa died on Saturday at a hospital near the Ugandan capital, Kampala. The cause was a brain...

Chess should be a core subject in schools

By Anthony Parlogean | October 6, 2019

“Chess is engaging, challenging and it stimulates [the] brain,” associate professor of counseling Scott Wickman said. “In addition to that, chess is a parallel to life.”Chess is more than a game – it is a valuable tool that can be used in life,...

Clifford Adams, Sycamore, knocks over his king in defeat against his opponent at a chess match at the Congregational Chruch of DeKalb, 615 N. 1st Street.

DeKalb Chess Club offers fun for all skill levels

By Ludwig Gerdes | October 9, 2012

The DeKalb Chess Club has historically been a place where chess enthusiasts young and old can come to participate for fun and prizes. The club is an affiliate of both the Illinois Chess Association and the US Chess Federation, and meetings are held 3...

The Fair of Nations: Check it out

The Fair of Nations: Check it out

By Gavin Weaver | November 7, 2011

Will Pietrzak (left), sixth year psychology major, and Daniel Toon (right), sophomore mechanical engineering major, play a heated match of chess at the Fair of Nations at Grant South Monday night. The Fair of Nations celebrated diversity and offered activities...

Clifford Adams, Sycamore, knocks over his king in defeat against
his opponent at a chess match at the Congregational Chruch of
DeKalb, 615 N. 1st Street on Monday afternoon.

Local chess club offers ‘informal’ atmosphere

By Ryan Felgenhauer | October 17, 2011

The DeKalb Chess Club held a casual open play chess event Monday night. The club holds open play events twice weekly, 3 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday in the basement of First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. "It's...