It's that time of year again -- October -- when we crown another deserving World Champion. I'm speaking, of course, about the just-concluded World DJ Championship, which was contested among turntable wizards from 25 nations and won -- I hardly need to tell you -- by the French spinner LigOne at club KOKO in London.
As I write this, I'm drinking from a World Cup-themed can of Coke that features a white soccer ball festooned with black pentagons, the kind of ball that hasn't been used in the World Cup since 1974 but is still depicted on every youth-league bumper magnet, in every episode of Bob the Builder and on the sleeve-patch logos of the Champions League, Major League Soccer, Spain's La Liga and Italy's Serie A.
A DNA test on the remains of chess legend Bobby Fischer has determined that he is not the father of a Filipino girl, the girl's lawyer told CNN on Wednesday.
In July, Bobby Fischer's body was exhumed to determine if he fathered a Filipino girl.
The body of chess legend Bobby Fischer was exhumed Monday in Iceland, law enforcement officials have told CNN. His body was reburied shortly after DNA samples were taken, the officials said.
Bobby Fischer was a master chess player, a man who once seemed the epitome of control. But Fischer's personal life was often chaotic and marked by mystery.
Legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri talks about the epic Wimbledon match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut.
A Moscow court on Monday convicted 12 teenage boys and a man of committing a series of vicious ethnic attacks, including the murder of a chess champion who was a member of Russia's Yakut ethnic group
For over a decade, chess and bridge enthusiasts have lobbied the IOC to allow them to compete in the Games. Will they ever succeed?
The curious combination of mental and physical battles is growing in popularity, both as a teaching tool in the U.S. and a bloody pro sport in Europe
No stranger to the New York Washington Square Park chess world, Heath Ledger found joy by screaming the occasional 'checkmate!' But an observer who watched the actor's matches said Ledger played for the enjoyment, even though he lost some of his chessboard battles.
New York's Washington Square Park is sometimes a haven for the stray homeless to get some shut-eye, curled up on a bench somewhere. For Heath Ledger, it was a place to roam while sleep evaded him.
CNN's Emily Chang looks back at the man some consider the best chess player of the twentieth century.
Chess master Bobby Fischer, one of the greatest chess players in history, has died, a spokesman for the World Chess Federation confirmed to CNN Friday. He was 64.
On Friday, January 18, 2008, chess master Bobby Fischer died at age 64, the same number, CNN.com reader Susan Polgar points out, as the number of squares on a chessboard.
About six years ago, sportscaster Dick Schaap was visiting Wilt Chamberlain in Wilt's celebrated California mansion when Schaap got the idea of trying to get in touch with his old friend Bobby Fischer. Schaap had known him since the 1950s, when Fischer was a rising chess star in New York and Schaap was a young magazine reporter assigned to cover him.
Chess champion Bobby Fischer has died in Iceland, the BBC is reporting. According to his rep, Gardar Sverrisson, Chicago-born Fischer, 64, died on Jan. 16 from an undisclosed cause.
Bobby Fischer, the reclusive chess master who became a Cold War icon when he dethroned the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky as world champion in 1972, has died. He was 64
Being a child prodigy is no guarantee that you'll grow up to be rich, famous or happy. You might have a breakdown and fade into obscurity (like that guy in the movie "Shine"), quit the scene altogether (like chess maestro Bobby Fischer), or turn to a life of petty crime (insert the name of your favorite child actor here).
Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared his party's controversial parliamentary victory a mandate to cement power.
Russians gather in St. Petersburg to protest the results of parliamentary elections.
A pro-Kremlin youth movement said it will distribute fliers Monday accusing the United States of planning to incite "thieves and traitors" to rebel across Russia
President Vladimir Putin's party claimed a sweeping mandate in Russia's parliamentary elections Sunday, winning nearly two-thirds of the vote in a contest that could let Putin wield power beyond the upcoming end of his presidential term.
Garry Kasparov challenges Putin's power. CNN's Christiane Amanpour reports.
Garry Kasparov has defeated the world's greatest chess players and battled a supercomputer for supremacy. Now, he's facing his toughest opponent, but trying to check the power of Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn't been easy.
Former chess champion Garry Kasparov says the charges against him are based on lies. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports
A Russian judge sentenced opposition leader Garry Kasparov to five days in jail Sunday, a day after the chess champion-turned-politician and other protesters were arrested at a pro-democracy demonstration in Moscow.
A door opens, and a blond man appears in a white jacket with large buttons. "Good morning," he says. "Peter's in back. Make yourself comfortable in the dining room. I'll be serving breakfast shortly."
The Russian presidential election will take place on March 2, the upper chamber of Russia's parliament, the Federation Council, announced Monday, as opposition leader Garry Kasparov continued his five-day jail term.
(The Bag is back for its second decade -- god, we're feeling old -- and you know what to do. Send in your probing questions, quirky comments and any other subversive suggestions, crackpot theories or parlor games dealing with the world of college basketball. For the love of Alan Ogg and Aminu Timberlake, we're even back to taking Where Are They Now nominations. So get to it!)
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on the Russian serial killer to be sentenced on Monday.
A Russian serial murderer dubbed the "Chessboard Killer" was given the maximum sentence of life in prison Monday and ordered to undergo psychiatric therapy for a string of at least 48 murders that terrorized Moscow for years.
A Russian serial murderer dubbed the "Chessboard Killer" was expected to be sentenced to life in prison Monday after being convicted of 48 murders in six years.
The country has long lagged behind in Olympic sports. And that's why grandmaster Viswanathan Anand is a national hero
I got a call the other day from a club official who's been around a long, long time. He's the kind of person I would call every now and then to get my head straight, when the crush of NFL affairs became almost too overpowering. He saw things through a wry and caustic eye, especially the hypocrisy not only in the football world, but in big-time sports in general -- even though he was a part of that world. He used to get a special kick out of the way different clubs chose to handle, if that's really the right word, their disciplinary problems.
As Alexander Pichuzkin goes on trial, observers are waiting to find out if the self-confessed multiple killer achieved his goal: becoming the grandmaster of murder
The director, dead at 89, was once hailed as the world's greatest filmmaker. Richard Corliss reflects on why he still is
Just because you're good at something doesn't mean that something isn't really, really random.
Finals are over, families have arrived, and May flowers are blooming on campuses across the country (and by blooming I mean schools are planting fully bloomed flowers the day before parents arrive). That's right, it's graduation time again. It's a time for students to reflect on the end of a long journey, a time for parents to revel in the accomplishments of their children, and above all, it's a time for colleges to show off the spoils from their hunt to find the most prestigious graduation speaker. Some schools had more success than others, and I'm here to let you know which schools made the five best and five worst speaker selections this spring.
A group of Russian political activists bound for an anti-Kremlin demonstration on the sidelines of a major Russia-European Union summit were prevented from traveling by Moscow airport officials, one of them told CNN.
Hundreds of anti-Kremlin protesters crowded the streets of St. Petersburg, Russia's second largest city, Sunday and clashed with riot police a day after similar demonstrations in Moscow.
Russian riot police beat and detained protesters as thousands defied an official ban and attempted to stage a rally Saturday against President Vladimir Putin's government, which opponents accuse of rolling back freedoms.
Jeff Hawkins was just another junior engineer at Intel in 1979 when he stumbled across an issue of Scientific American magazine that would illuminate a path to what would become his life's work.
The story about Esther Reed, an alleged con artist, really is a strange one. It's strange, not just because so many of the details are bizarre, but also because her motives are so mysterious.
Vitali Klitschko wants to make history. More precisely, he wants to make history again. "I have a vision," said Klitschko in a telephone interview from the Ukraine. "It's one I have had for a long time. I want my brother and I to be heavyweight champions at the same time."
Chess is a challenging game at the best of times. But try playing it in Trafalgar Square, with huge pieces carved from ice -- on a relatively balmy British day that threatened to turn pawns to puddles.
The chess match between Garry Kasparov and IBM's Deep Blue in 1997 was the showdown of man vs. machine: the world's greatest chess player versus the world's greatest chess-playing computer.
What makes Tiger Woods great? What made Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett the world's premier investor? We think we know: Each was a natural who came into the world with a gift for doing e...
This month on Quest, we take a journey into the human mind, the complex gray matter that distinguishes us from the rest of life on Earth.
Since Deep Blue's victory over chess champion Gary Kasparov, humans have had to grow used to the idea of being eclipsed by computers in the most intellectual of mind games.
A promising young woman British chess player taking part in a chess tournament in the Czech Republic has died after a mystery fall from her hotel room.
Mention Artificial Intelligence and most people are immediately transported into a distant future inspired by popular science fiction.
Mark Lanier, the only lawyer so far to defeat Merck in a Vioxx-related lawsuit, will face off with the drug maker again, but this time Merck has the home field in New Jersey and Lanier will be representing a heart attack survivor, not a widow.
Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion who quit to focus on political activities, on Monday accused Russian officials of interfering in his four-day trip to the troubled Caucasus region.
How do you turn a 75-acre Ohio farm field into a trendy downtown shopping district? "It's all in the details," says Paul Deutsch of Bialosky & Partners Architects. Deutsch recently added some Main ...
A Japanese court has dismissed a request to halt deportation proceedings against fugitive chess legend Bobby Fischer, his lawyers say.
The Japanese woman who plans to marry former world chess champion Bobby Fischer says their feelings are genuine.
Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer has said he plans to marry a leading Japanese chess official in the latest twist of a long-running saga to avoid deportation to the United States.
Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer has told U.S. authorities he wants to renounce his American citizenship.
Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer has been detained by immigration authorities in Japan.
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If ever there were a field in which machine intelligence seemed destined to replace human brainpower, the stock market would have to be it. Investing is the ultimate numbers game, after all, and when it comes to crunching numbers, silicon beats gray matter every time.
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Consider the following four dead-end kids.
If there's a recurring theme in Troy Williams' life, it's a lack of patience. Four days after graduating from Harvard Law School, he drove from his Mystic, Conn., hometown to Houston and launched Q...
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On the centennial of the birth of Vladimir Nabokov, lepidopterist, chess enthusiast, and possibly the greatest Russian and American novelist of the 20th century, here are a few tools to help you dr...
Let's start with a quick quiz: When is your mother's birthday? How about Thomas Jefferson's? When was Mickey Mouse born? When was the right triangle born?
No doubt you're waiting until the supercharged 32/64-bit systems like Atari's Jaguar or the Panasonic 3DO release enough games to justify the $700 price tags. Meantime, if you're hooked up to any o...
Like baseball, football, and snooker players before them, chess pros are learning the value of entrepreneurship. Led by Russian world champion Gary Kasparov, they have formed a breakaway associatio...
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Meet Robosaver. He's Cuban-born Humberto Cruz, 45, a tournament chess player and day city editor of the Fort Lauderdale News & Sun-Sentinel. He sets aside nearly $3,000 a month from his family's hi...
In June 1981, Fidelity Investments reopened a little-known, $104 million growth fund called Magellan and gave the public their first chance to invest with a 37-year-old manager named Peter Lynch. A...
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