Welcome!

News Feed Item

Stanley Tomchin Masters the Game of Chess

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/14 -- Last week four Republican and Democrat congressmen sat down at a table on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., ready to fight. An unusual approach to resolve political disagreements? Not exactly -- they were battling over a game of chess. The idea behind the Congressional Chess Tournament was to raise awareness of the great educational benefits chess has for young people. The lawmakers were supported by a group of teenage chess champions who patiently coached the politicians and explained potential moves and strategies to them. The game was opened by Russian chess Grandmaster, Garry Kasparov, and founder and president of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center, Rex Sinquefield, who made the first six moves before turning the game over to the two teams.

Chess likely has its origins in Eastern India and was first played around 280 CE in the Gupta Empire, which makes it one of the oldest games in the world. And over all those centuries, it has lost nothing of its popularity: When Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen competed against each other in the final of last year's Chess World Championship, up to 80 million viewers were watching them in front of their TVs. And the recent chess event in Washington showed that teenagers can be better at this game than adults: When the Republican team won, the team was quick to admit that it was really due to their young chess advisers, a fact that did not surprise Stanley Tomchin at all.

Stanley Tomchin was once known as the world's most successful games player. But only few people know that Stanley started out as chess player at a very young age and has won numerous recognitions, championships, and prizes within a matter of years. In 1964, he was New York State Chess Champion, followed by his success as the U.S. Junior Co-champion. Even throughout his academic career, chess was an integral part of Stanley's life, making him the Long Island High School Champion and the Cornell University Champion -- a title he held for no less than full four years. Stan remembers his chess playing days well: "I played chess seriously beginning at eight or nine years old [and]... was master when I was thirteen."

What followed was an outstanding career in the gaming industry that led Stanley Tomchin from chess to bridge, on to backgammon and poker. This is old history though. What happened to the brilliant chess wiz after he left the gaming industry? He went on to become a philanthropist, a role that defines Stanley's life today and that he finds hugely satisfying. Causes that Stanley has been supporting over the last twenty years range from Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd projects to local shelters and educational funds. When asked whether he misses playing, Stanley answers without any hesitation: "I teach some tennis, I teach some chess. I like dealing with kids." A few years ago, Stanley was heavily involved in the Big Brother, Little Brother program. He had a ten-year-old boy whom he would meet with once a week and take him on an occasional trip. Presently mentoring two young boys in Santa Barbara, Stanley still focuses on helping young people deal with their problems and the world. "Now I think that making the world a better place is [most] rewarding."

Stanley Tomchin Blog: http://www.StanleyTomchin.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stanley-Tomchin/592476647495756

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/StanleyTomchin

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2630622

Contact Information
PR Agency Contact:
ICMediaDirect.com
TEL: 1.800.595.0821
www.ICMediaDirect.com

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Conference Guru has been named “Media Sponsor” of the 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. A valuable conference experience generates new contacts, sales leads, potential strategic partners and potential investors; helps gather competitive intelligence and even provides inspiration for new products and services. Conference Guru works with conference organizers to pass great deals to gre...
DevOps is under attack because developers don’t want to mess with infrastructure. They will happily own their code into production, but want to use platforms instead of raw automation. That’s changing the landscape that we understand as DevOps with both architecture concepts (CloudNative) and process redefinition (SRE). Rob Hirschfeld’s recent work in Kubernetes operations has led to the conclusion that containers and related platforms have changed the way we should be thinking about DevOps and...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develop...
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous ar...
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
"ZeroStack is a startup in Silicon Valley. We're solving a very interesting problem around bringing public cloud convenience with private cloud control for enterprises and mid-size companies," explained Kamesh Pemmaraju, VP of Product Management at ZeroStack, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. Thi...
"Infoblox does DNS, DHCP and IP address management for not only enterprise networks but cloud networks as well. Customers are looking for a single platform that can extend not only in their private enterprise environment but private cloud, public cloud, tracking all the IP space and everything that is going on in that environment," explained Steve Salo, Principal Systems Engineer at Infoblox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventio...