Percy Yip began teaching his daughter Carissa to play chess in 2010. After just one year, she could beat him. Two years later, the Massachusetts schoolgirl has just become the youngest female on record to reach the US Chess Federation’s (USCF) “expert” level. Carissa is nine years old.
To celebrate the launch of the Monopoly Cat token, a larger than life Monopoly Cat has arrived in London
In-house tabloid offers tips on board games, haikus and a letter from the Yamaguchi-gumi outfit’s godfather
He forced both Fischer and Spassky down by the shoulders and told them, 'Play chess now!'
... but do the young Norwegian's performances match the pyrotechnics of the pop star's sell-out gigs? Tom Peck tiptoed into the arena to watch
Rosy-cheeked Devonian Josh Widdicombe is a young man in the pink. The 29-year-old is currently enjoying exposure on Channel 4 in The Last Leg with Adam Hills and his stand up continues to go from strength to strength.
Politician kicked out of game after odd winning streak is linked to scam involving dark glasses
A researcher has introduced new guidelines for point scoring
There's an awful lot of sour grapes on Fox today. First Karl Rove berated his colleagues for calling Ohio for Obama too soon (they hadn't), then TV personality Bill O'Reilly blamed Romney's defeat on ethnic minorities expecting benefits from the government. Sourest of all though is this piece which, in a snotty final salvo, accuses the "mainstream" media of "almost certainly [making] the difference between victory and defeat" for Obama.
Svetozar Gligoric was among the world's top 10 chess players during the 1950s and 1960s, and was considered one of the world's best players never to win the world championship, although he did go close.
A Scrabble player has been thrown out of the US national championship tournament after being caught hiding blank letter tiles.
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At just 19, Magnus Carlsen is the highest-ranking chess player in the world. As he arrives in the UK for a historic tournament, Simon Usborne meets him
From family fun with old favourites to devilishly difficult number-crunching quizzes, Kate Watson-Smyth selects the table-top pastimes to while away those rainy days
How do you find the perfect board? Go on a winter break where the chalet owners let you try as many of them as you like, says Matt Carroll
New board game has anti-drugs campaigners up in arms