Archive for November, 2012

A new World Championship will be declared in a few days and it will come down to two players. Former champion Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria faces the Ukraine’s Anna Ushenina for the crown to culminate two weeks of bruising chess battles. The winner will have to face Hou Yifan in a match next year. Stefanova […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2012 Zachary Ramsay, The Jamaica Chess Federation Elliott Claims Jamaica Chess Open The Jamaica Chess Open took place recently at the Negril Escape Resort and Spa. The event, which is the flagship open tournament of the Jamaica Chess Federation, was staged outside of Kingston for the first time in over […]

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2012 Women World Chess ChampionshipSemi-Finals # Player ELO Nation Flag Player ELO Nation Flag 1 Stefanova 2548 BUL Harika 2512 IND 2 Ushenina 2452 UKR Ju 2501 CHN Drum Coverage | Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | | Semifinals | Finals | Official Site Results, Games (TWIC), Photos

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2012 Women World Chess ChampionshipRound #4 Pairings # Player ELO Nation Flag Player ELO Nation Flag 1 Sebag 2521 FRA Stefanova 2548 BUL 2 Ju 2501 CHN Huang 2465 CHN 3 Ushenina 2452 UKR Kosintseva,N 2539 RUS 4 Zhao 2474 CHN Harika 2512 IND Drum Coverage | Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 […]

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2012 Women World Chess ChampionshipRound #3 Pairings # Player ELO Nation Flag Player ELO Nation Flag 1 Socko 2480 POL Stefanova 2548 BUL 2 Ju 2501 CHN Zhukova 2451 UKR 3 Ushenina 2452 UKR Pogonina 2480 RUS 4 Muzychuk, M 2476 UKR Zhao 2474 CHN 5 Javakhishvili 2480 GEO Harika 2512 IND 6 Kosintseva,T 2515 […]

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2012 Women World Chess ChampionshipRound #2 Pairings # Player ELO Nation Flag Player ELO Nation Flag 1 Socko 2480 POL Hou 2606 CHN 2 Koneru 2600 IND Zhukova 2451 UKR 3 Ushenina 2452 UKR Muzychuk 2586 SLO 4 Zhao 2474 CHN Khurtsidze 2428 GEO 5 Javakhishvili 2480 GEO Lahno 2522 UKR 6 Mkrtchian 2457 ARM […]

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Big Chair Chess Club at the Cosmos Club. Eugene Brown (bottom left) is the founder. GM Lubomir Kavalek on the right. Recently The Big Chair Chess Club was featured in the Huffington Post after having made a voyage to the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC. The Cosmos Club is a vintage cultural center founded in […]

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2012 Women World Chess ChampionshipRound #1 Pairings # Player ELO Nation Flag Player ELO Nation Flag 1 Hou 2606 CHN Ranasinghe 1821 SRI 2 Koneru 2600 IND Frick 1871 RSA 3 Muzychuk 2586 SLO Mezioud 2055 ALG 4 Zhao 2474 CHN Khoudgarian 2138 CAN 5 Lahno 2522 UKR Khaled 2155 EGY 6 Kosintseva,N 2539 RUS […]

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The Women’s World Chess Championship starts today in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia (Siberia) with 64 of the strongest women players in the world. World Champion Hou Yifan headlines the field of players from around the world. India’s Humpy Koneru got invitation as the 2010 runner-up along with the two semi finalists Ruan Lufei and Zhao Xue, both […]

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The Jamaican Chess Federation is promoting a chess extravaganza in the famous tourist haven of Negril! The event will take place at the Negril Escape Resort and Spa. This six-round Swiss will be held on November 17-18, 2012 in three sections… Open, Intermediate and Amateur. It will also be FIDE-rated and serve as a qualifier […]

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Yan LyanskyPhoto courtesy of Andre White. The Continental Chess Association went international with its road act to the Bahamas. Not even a turbulent stormy hurricane season could stop this tournament from being a success. The Bahamas International & Amateur came together as a joint initiative between the CCA and the Bahamas Chess Federation. Yan Lyansky […]

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Perhaps the cover of Phiona Mutesi gives a compelling picture of how chess serves as a universal agent for social change. Jamaal Abdul-Alim recounts Mutesi’s story from Tim Crother’s stirring book titled, “The Queen of Katwe”. It describes the hardships of a slum in Uganda and her chess journey. The book has been reviewed on […]

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When you think of Seattle, what comes to mind? Maybe Starbucks, Microsoft and the space needle, right? Well… it is a nice city with a lot of great places such as the Fisherman’s Wharf and the birthplace of famous icons such as the legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix. However, there have been many other arts that […]

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