Archive for May, 2012

Le Championnat de Martinique 2012 Toutes Catégories – Open Fide ! Yonhel Medeuf, defending champion of Martinique Durée: du jeudi 17 mai au lundi 21 mai 2012 Lieu: Hôtel La Batelière à Shoelcher Organisateur: La ligue d’Echecs de la Martinique Contact: gilles@echecs-martinique.com Inscription: jeunes: 25€ / adultes: 50€ (prix majorés à partir du 5 mai: […]

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Following on the heels of their January and March tournaments, Tanzania Chess Association is organising their next event – the “May Chess Arena” – to be held over the weekend of 26th and 27th May in Dar es Salaam. Led by Nurdin Hassuji, the federation is keeping its promise of reviving competitive chess in the […]

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May 2012 FIDE Ratings

Levon Aronian (2825, +5) edged closer to ratings leader Magnus Carlsen (2835, +0) in the last FIDE list. Aronian gained five points in the Bundesliga while most of the top ten were inactive. Viswanathan Anand (2791, -8) actually lost points playing in the same Bundesliga league. While both Aronian and Kramnik played a thrilling six-game […]

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National chess champion FM Ryan Harper, assisted by ex-champion Marcus Joseph, has again made chess history, but this time not over the chessboard. Instead, the two stalwarts have jointly launched the country’s first chess magazine, Ace Chess, intended primarily to serve the Caribbean chess community. In his foreword, publisher Harper gives the raison d’etre for […]

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10th ANNUAL BE SOMEONE DAYSATURDAY MAY 5, 2012 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Free Food, Free Entertainment, Free Admission. Be Someone Inc. Creative Director Orrin ”Checkmate” Hudson has announced the 10th Annual “Be Someone Day” May 5 will be dedicated to teenager Trayvon Martin who was killed earlier this year by a self-proclaimed community watch volunteer […]

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New in Chess (2012/3)

The latest New in Chess has an intriguing story on Jose Raul Capablanca often dubbed “The Mozart of Chess”. The story recounts some of his competitions during his time in the U.S. and Europe. His 1919 Hasting and 1924 New York tournaments were mentioned. While it is a lengthy prose, it is an enchanting story! […]

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In what is an unprecedented even, IS-318 of Brooklyn, New York has won the National Jr. Chess Championship. This not their first national championship as they won the honor a couple of years back. However, they have made history by capturing both the National Jr. High and National High School titles in the same academic […]

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The Detroit Institute of Arts hostsNational Master David Allen Contact: Pamela Marcil 313-833-7899 pmarcil@dia.org www.dia.org April 27, 2012 (Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) will host national Chess Master David Allen in a simultaneous (simul) competition with 40–50 members of the Detroit City Chess Club (DCCC) on Friday, May 4, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.The […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2012 Zachary Ramsay, The Jamaica Chess Federation Davy and Mellace Share First At Chess Champs Damion Davy shared 1st with Andrew Mellace besting Jamaica’s veteran elite. Photo by Jamaican Chess Federation. National Masters Damion Davy and Andrew Mellace shared first place in the 2012 National Chess Championships, which concluded this […]

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This is it. This is the moment that chess fans in the U.S. have been anticipating. Who would win the inaugural Xtreme Chess Championships? Would it be Justus Williams, 13-year old star of the famed IS-318 or 22-year old Elliott Liu of Stanford University?? Williams has been getting a lot of publicity lately because his […]

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