Chess Master Larry Kaufman Turns DC Into Titletown was originally published on City Desk on Apr. 10, 2009, at 10:15 am
Kaufman, a 60-year-old District native reared in Silver Spring and now residing in Potomac, is currently holding two major world chess titles.
He’s also an author of Rybka, a computer program that is the two-time defending champ of the World Computer Chess Championships. No human can last long on the board against Kaufman’s digital pawn pusher.
Kaufman will soon step into a steel cage with reigning UFC Heavyweight Champ Brock Lesnar in hopes his chessboard dominance will translate to the octagon and allow him to bring home yet another world title.
OK, OK. Not really. Kaufman’s gonna stick to chess.
But shouldn’t two title belts be enough to get the guy some attention in his hometown?