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Old March 13th 05, 11:19 AM
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Default Truong Phd in what?

What exactly is this alleged Phd in?
If he is such a successful businnessman where does he find the time for
his multi personalities and spamming on this group. Hmmm me thinks the
gentleman doth protest too much. Maybe his career focuses on pirate
fighting,shark killing and frightening away the women.

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Old March 13th 05, 12:31 PM
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P.O. Box 21303, Eagan, MN 55121
3750 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55122
(651) 452-9800 (651) 452-3504 fax
For further information, contact:
Roy Wallace, The Wallace Group, 651-452-9800
Brian Molohon, HB Foundation, 651-209-3067 HB Global Chess Challenge
Hold for release 9/17, 3:30 p.m.


More than 4,000 players from around the world expected to participate
in the
HB Global Chess Challenge, with its $500,000 prize fund

A new international chess tournament has been announced for May 2005 in
Minneapolis that will attract more players and have larger cash prizes
than any open chess competition ever held. Called the HB Global Chess
Challenge, the event is expected to set new standards for the world of
chess in player satisfaction and being "fan friendly," while the
winners will receive cash prizes that more than double any previously
awarded in open competitions.

Endorsed by the U.S. Chess Federation and the Association of Chess
Professionals, the HB Global Chess Challenge is sponsored by the
nonprofit HB Foundation, which focuses on bringing the benefits of
chess to children in the schools and through community programs.
Organizing the major event is Maurice Ashley, the first and only
African American Grandmaster and the head of Generation Chess.

"An event like the HB Global Chess Challenge has been the dream of
players for years, a tournament that will offer very substantial cash
prizes and be 'fan friendly' for both the professional and amateur,"
said Ashley.

The executive director of the Minnesota-based HB Foundation, Brian
Molohon, said the $500,000 prize fund for the tournament has already
been guaranteed and is not dependent on revenues from registrations.

"We are proud to be making chess history and most pleased that we will
be helping to build awareness of how children benefit from chess," said
Molohon, as plans were disclosed in a news conference at the Mall of
America. "We believe our role in staging this historic event will help
provide a platform for promoting the cognitive and academic benefits
that children and youth gain from learning and playing chess."

Joining in the announcement was Randy Bauer, a member of the U.S. Chess
Federation (USCF) executive board and budget director for the State of
Iowa. "The federation is really excited about this event. It certainly
will attract new interest in the game," he said. Welcoming the
foundation's interest in carrying the message to youth, Bauer said he
"certainly can attest to how these opportunities are helpful to kids in
school and something they can be involved in all their lives."

Beatriz Marinello, president of the USCF, has said, "This tournament is
a fantastic idea. This is a very, very positive and encouraging
initiative that could do a lot for chess in the U.S."

The tournament, to be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, is
expected to draw thousands of competitors from around the world,
shattering all previous records for participation in a chess
tournament. Grandmaster Ashley calls the HB tourney "a massive step
forward for chess," explaining that more than 300 players will receive
cash prizes for their winning performances.

The HB Global Chess Challenge will have multiple side events, including
a children's chess competition on the Saturday of tournament week. In
addition, this historic chess event will include lectures, simultaneous
exhibitions, autograph signings by leading grandmasters, live game
analysis of the top boards, musical entertainment, silent and live
auctions, drawings, and gift memberships in the U.S. Chess Federation.
In addition, there will be a chess competition for children on the
Saturday of tournament week.

"The whole world of chess needs to get behind this effort," says
Ashley, who will be providing some ESPN-style commentary at the event.
"The HB tournament gives us all a chance to come together and play the
game we love in a way that respects all chess players, and it will help
kids. How can you beat that?"

The entire Twin Cities area is prepared to welcome the visiting chess
competitors, and the array of restaurants, sporting events, theaters,
music venues and shops are sure to please, said Molohon, adding that
visits to the Mall of America, the nation's largest shopping center,
are also planned.

"The entire area will be ready to welcome our visiting chess players,
throwing the doors wide open to welcome the participants and their
families." said Molohon.

In urging wide participation in the HB Global Chess Challenge, Ashley
says "there will never again be another first. This is the tournament
that you will be telling your grandkids about."
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"BarbaraVilliers" wrote in message

What exactly is this alleged Phd in?

A matriculation of his B.S. degree.

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Old March 13th 05, 01:52 PM
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Garry's new move foxes chess mate

Hope he reconsiders retirement decision: Anand

Posted online: Sunday, March 13, 2005 at 0042 hours IST

When Garry Kasparov signed off from competitive chess on Friday, he
left many of his close rivals surprised. Among them was Indian
Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand. He still finds it amusing that the
competition between them has come to a tame end. In a rivalry spanning
more than a decade, Kasparov remained Anand's bete noire. The Indian,
who makes no bones about his resentment for the Russian, was still
looking for an opportunity to settle the scores until the announcement

Speaking from Spain in an exclusive interview, Anand told K SHRINIWAS
RAO that he did not rule out the possibility of Kasparov returning to
active chess once again. Excerpts:

Q: Was he the greatest?

Anand: For most who followed the game, he was No. 1. But I thought it
was after 1999 that Kasparov ruled. Prior to that, it was Bobby Fischer
-although you cannot compare both. Fischer's environment was not
very conducive to the then existing scenario while Kasparov had an
amazing record as far as statistics went and equally reassuring

Q: Do you think he will come out of retirement? Why?

Anand: I think so, but this is just an opinion. He is still the No. 1.
Right now, maybe he wants to take a break to get over with other
projects on hand (politics and writing books) or else it could be a
simple case of ''no desire left at the moment'' - I can't
actually say.

Q: Does his announcement surprise you?

Anand: When I first heard that announcement, I was a little surprised.
After the final day at the Linares tournament, I met him before going
back to my hotel. Till then, there wasn't any clue that he would do
so. I thought something had been misinterpreted. Secondly, he's been
a vital part of the chess world. So it will take some time to believe
that he will not be there any more. I hope he reconsiders his decision.

Q: Any one complaint you will always have against him

Anand: (Laughs)...I think now's the time to only remember the

Q: What were his major strengths as a player?

Anand: His capacity to keep working...thinking. He was very aggressive
and had an interesting knack of working his way through. That showed in
his game - getting out of tough situations, forcing the opponent to
give away under pressure.

Q: On your rivalry with him

Anand: We had come pretty close and recently the gap had narrowed down
even further. Our meetings were very special and the competition was
worth looking forward. He was one of the most dangerous yet eagerly
awaited opponent.

Q: Your vivid memories of the Russian

Anand: He was a controversial figure. But when faced with adversity,
his was a classic case of ''when the going gets tough...the tough
gets going.'' Garry always managed to motivate himself. He read and
had a lot of interests in American politics, passionately involved
himself in the affairs at the Kremlin, continued to criticise
(Vladimir) Putin and at the same time ruled the world of chess. He
always motivated himself with the fact that he was a Russian chess
player and despite the number of victories he achieved...he was never

Q: Any off the board meeting that would always remain in your memory?

Anand: Usually he never socialised. So there's isn't anything in
particular. But I remember a group photo of ours (he, myself and other
players) atop the World Trade Centre (WTC) building in 1995. It was
like ''we're on top of the world.''

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