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Kasparov Warns Low Oil Prices Making Putin’s Russia More Aggressive

Posted on · Garry Kasparov is one of the greatest chess players in history. But for more than a decade, he’s been playing a much different, and potentially deadlier, game: Russian politics. He’s now in self-imposed exile after years as one of Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics. Kasparov is now chairman of the nonprofit Human Rights Foundation, based […]

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Chess: The Competition is Fierce But You Wouldn’t Know It From the Sound

Posted on · The game of chess is played everywhere, of course. In public parks, in schools — you might even come across a couple of folks hunched over a chess board at your favorite coffee shop. Last month, we sent Houston Matters’ Conner Clifton to the Houston Scholastic Open – a chess tournament for kids in elementary […]

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Weird Houston, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and Houston’s Chess Scene: Houston Matters for Friday, March 21, 2014

Posted on · Every city has its quirks. Some have more than others. We’ve long heard that Austin has – and flaunts – a reputation for being the quirky capital of Texas. But Houston brings its own bits of weirdness too. On this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome your examples of Houston’s quirkiness. From the big air bubble […]