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Fabiano Caruana Wins His Second U.S. Championship, Hans Niemann Sues Carlsen, Chess.com, Hikaru

We didn’t even have time to bask in the glow of the celebratory C Squared Podcast. Fabiano Caruana, the man who is, at present, America’s greatest living chess player, won his second United States Chess Championship in six years Wednesday, scoring 8.5 out of a possible 13 points and going unbeaten in the process, posting four wins and nine draws. Rising...

And Now There is Cheating in Fishing – Lake Erie Walleye Tour Anglers Stuff Fish with Weights

As if the chess cheating scandal wasn’t enough, now a pair of competitive tour fisherman were busted over the weekend trying to walk away with a tournament and season title after stuffing their walleye catch with lead weights and fish remnants. The remnants were used to prevent the weights from jingling when weighed or carried. Jake Runyon and Chase Cominsky...

Chess World Rocked by Cheating Insinuations at Highest Level, World Champion Magnus Carlsen Shades American Hans Niemann

The highest levels of professional chess have been rocked by insinuations of cheating, both over the board and on line. At the center of the swirling maelstrom stands five-time reigning FIDE world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway, who has hinted in both words and actions that he may believe that fellow professional player Hans Niemann of the U.S. may have had an...

Thanks for all the birthday wishes, Love Jay

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”; title=”YouTube video player” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe> While I finish the last of this summer’s assignments, we’ll take a...

Pacific Group Resorts Submits Winning Bid for Vermont’s Jay Peak

That roar you hear isn’t thunder; it’s the ovation from skiers and boarders across the country, but especially in the northeast celebrating Pacific Group Resorts’ winning bid to operate Vermont’s Jay Peak, jewel of the Northeast Kingdom and a bucket list destination for any serious skier or boarder who truly wants to test his or her mettle...

Super Eight and Counting – Maine’s Sunday River is an American Classic

Super Eight and Counting – Maine’s Sunday River is an American Classic —by Jay Flemma special to JF.com and NASJA— NEWRY, ME – You can’t help but love plucky, authentic Sunday River, the winter resort that just keeps getting bigger and better with every passing decade. A little bit rustic, a little bit opulent, Maine’s Sunday River is part expert skier...

Top 10 captions for this Picture of Eddy and Betty the Yeti of Sunday River

We’ll have a long article on how fantastic JF.com’s weekend at Sunday River was this winter coming imminently. (And yes, we’ll be covering all the LIV developments in golf as well, just as soon as we get the lowdown on Tiger Woods’s confab with the rest of the PGA Tour players.) But for right now, let’s have a little fun with Eddy the...

Locked and Loaded for a Fight at Gunstock Mountain?

Bad news out of New Hampshire. “There’s war in them thar hills” as they said back in the old wild west days. Gunstock Mountain, a staple of the New Hampshire repertoire may transfer from public to private hands, and locals, employees, and officials are not happy with the proposal. First, crediting the Laconia Daily Sun for the scoop, the team over...