Archive for July, 2008

Magnus Carlsen (Norway) vs. Lenier Dominguez (Cuba) Photo © https://www.bielchessfestival.ch/ Cuban GM Lenier Dominguez recently eclipsed the 2700-barrier and is now on the verge of winning the Biel GM tournament. His 9th round game with Magnus Carlsen was a contribution to theory as the two gladiators faced off in a “Fire on Board” game. The […]

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The up-and-coming Brianna Conley is appearing once again as the Ohio representative at the Susan Polgar Invitational. The Polgar tournament is the counterpart to the Denker Invitational featuring all the state champions from around the country… including Alaska and Hawaii. This year the tournament is taking place at Texas Tech, the university where GM Polgar […]

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Grand Prix in Buffalo!

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In chess, an ambition may be to learn a particular opening, to beat a friend in five-minute chess, to win a club title, or another lofty goal. These goals may change over time depending on the progress of preceding goals. In chess, a handful of players decide on the ultimate aim of becoming a Grandmaster […]

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GM-elect Amon Simutowe is playing in the Dutch Open which has only five GMs including top-seeds Vyacheslav Ikonnikov of Russia and Sandipan Chanda of India. Simutowe has returned to the country of his final GM norm and hopes to put in a solid performance. More details coming. Main Page: https://www.schaakbond.nl/nieuws/dieren2008/

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There is a very nice photo-report of the Asian Youth Championships held in Tehran, Iran. FM Arash Akbarinia is a frequent contributor to ChessBase and has filed a brief report with some very nice pictures. Focusing heavily on European events, these reports are always a welcome sight. It is the only way the universality of […]

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Chicago native and Morehouse-bound Kayin Barclay is currently competing in the 13th North American Chess Association FIDE Invitational. This is his first closed norm tournament and he is looking to make a good showing. Barclay, a two-time Denker representative, is also attempting to get the requisite score to reach the 2200 USCF rating. The tournament […]

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Battle in St. Nicholas Park. IM Alex Lenderman (center) giving “Clayton” blitz odds. Photo by Michael Williams. Chess Drum contributor Michael Williams sent this report about a trip to the famous St. Nicholas Park in Harlem New York. For those of you who don’t know, this park is famous in Black circles for being the […]

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NM Glenn Bady analyzing Adu-Kaufman with IM Oladapo Adu. FM Norman ‘Pete’ Rogers chats with Adu. Photo by Michael Williams. The Chess Drum presents another gamecast lecture with Nigeria’s IM Oladapo Adu giving commentary on his game with FM Raymond Kaufman. Some of you know that Ray is the son of IM Larry Kaufman, America’s […]

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