Archive for October, 2013

In a week’s time, the “Match of the Century” will take place between defending World Champion Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen. This match could represent the battle of generations, but many are not so sure that it will result in the passing of the torch. Anand has an excellent chance to retain the title and […]

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday October 29, 2013 WHAT: 8th Annual Bum Rush the Boards Chess Tournament WHERE/WHEN: Saturday November 2nd, 10am-4pm at the Columbia Heights Recreation Center (1480 Girard Street, NW) ADMISSION: $10/player CONTACT: Mike Santini, 202.667.1192, mvp@wblinc.org, Kymone Freeman, 202.413.6160, freeman@weactradio.com BUM RUSH THE BOARDS ASKS THE QUESTION, “WHY AREN’T THERE CHESS […]

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INTERNATIONAL Master Gillian Bwalya was on Sunday crowned winner of the second edition of the Airtel Chess Challenge. Bwalya, who amassed 4.5 points in a four-way tie in first position, was higher on tie-break. IM Gillian Bwalya In second place was Kelvin Chumfwa also with 4.5 points with 21.5 tie-break while Andew Kayonde of Green […]

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Get ready! This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Adisa Banjoko’s Hip Hop Chess Federation has released a teaser song on the upcoming “HHCF Street Games” mixtape for the organization. The compilation will showcase a variety of hip-hop artists on a chess-themed CD designed to popularize chess and the themes of life strategies and […]

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Approximately one year ago, The Chess Drum was introduced to the South Africa-based African Chess Lounge (ACL). At that time, they were holding qualifiers for a long-awaited television broadcast featuring blitz matches, news and interviews. That time has come as Reuben Salimu sent out a press release. National Master Jerald Times is commentating along with […]

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Egypt’s IM Abdelrahman Hesham won the 1st LAGOS STATE CHESS CLASSICS International Open Chess Tournament topping four others with 6/7 on tiebreaks. According to Abiola Akinseye’s Facebook report, The final day of the Lagos state chess classic ended in some kind of anticlimax as the tournament leaders GM Dejan Antic of Serbia and IM Elijah […]

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Ian Wilkinson in Tallinn, Estonia. Ian G. Wilkinson, QC, the president of the Jamaica Chess Federation visited the Estonian Parliament on Thursday, October 10, 2013 as a guest of Member of Parliament Andrei Korobeinik who is also the president of the Estonia Chess Union. The men discussed various matters of mutual interest for over two […]

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Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Incorporated is the first collegiate fraternity founded by seven Black men at Cornell University on December 4, 1906. The idea was to build an organization in which these students (and those like them) could maintain more intimate contacts in order to pursue scholarly endeavors. The foundations of the fraternity is based […]

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Most of the attention since yesterday has been on Garry Kasparov’s announcement of his candidacy for FIDE President. What has been lost on most chess websites is Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s bid for re-election. Ilyumzhinov has been the head of FIDE for the past 18 years and is seeking another four years. There was an awkward moment […]

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A few months ago during Garry Kasparov’s tour of Africa, speculation was bubbling that the former world champion would vie for the FIDE Presidency. His tour had all the makings of a campaign as he was received by the chess brass of seven nations. Garry Kasparov, FIDE Presidential CandidatePhoto by chess-news.ru. Former world champion and […]

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Last week, Peter Doggers of Chessvibes.com released a statement that his company was being purchased by chess.com. It was an announcement that had caught many by surprise, but had been in the works for the better part of a month. As negotiations flowed, the main details were determined and Doggers will be on full-time with […]

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Rochelle Ballantyne Rochelle Ballantyne has grown up before our eyes in the past six years. From her legend at IS-318 (featured in movie, “Brooklyn Castle“) to winning scholarships at different schools and ultimately enrolling at Stanford University, Rochelle has used chess as a platform to academic excellence. Typically, college students have little time to dedicate […]

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