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Resolution Los Angeles City for Anand
Sunday, July 21, 2013 22:08
Los Angeles city councilman Paul Krekorian introduced a resolution on behalf of World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand during Anand's recent visit to Southern California in July 2013.  Vishy Anand was in Los Angeles by invitation from Metropolitan Chess, Inc. by founder Ankit Gupta for a camp that the organization had put together. The camp...
Vishy Anand teaching chess in L.A.
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 22:47
While the crème de la crème of the chess world has gathered in Istanbul, two top players are missing: Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand. After last week's pictorial report about Carlsen's visit to New York, we have now also received a small report about Anand visiting Los Angeles. Like Carlsen, the Indian was involved in teaching. Ankit Gupta,...
Loek van Wely
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 22:05
On Monday night at Newark Airport Loek van Wely was denied to enter the United States because he "lacked a work visa". When the Dutch grandmaster told the authorities that, among other things, he was going to teach chess to American kids, they considered this an illegal working activity. As a result of that, Van Wely's entry was refused, he got...
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Saturday, April 07, 2012 13:34
Metropolitan Chess, Inc. will be hosting IGM and World Champion Viswanathan Anand in August 2012. He will be leading as an instructor at the Metropolitan 2012 Invitational Camp. This will mark the first time in 17 years that Viswanathan Anand will come to the United States for a chess related purpose. PRESS RELEASE Metro Chess 2012 Invitational...