Archive for January, 2014

GM Parimarjan Negi has signed up.Photo by http://topnews.in/ (Keval Sharma). Back in early December of last year, GM Maurice Ashley announced an epic event… a “Millionaire Chess” open tournament with an unprecedented prize fund of $1,000,000. It has generated a ripple throughout the chess world and ignited a discussion about tournament conditions and the commercialization […]

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GM Levon AronianPhoto by Frans Peeters. Levon Aronian was on a blistering pace and clinched the 2014 Tata Steel tournament with one round remaining. Not even a last round loss could spoil his otherwise sterling result. In the last round, he fell prey to a nice tactical shot from Loek Van Wely. Nevertheless, Aronian edged […]

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Dear all, Please find below update on Garry Kasparov and the KCF’S visit to Nigeria. The team will arrive Abuja on the evening of Tursday, 30 January, 2014. They’re expected to meet the board of the NCF on the evening of Thursday 30 January at the Hilton Hotel Abuja. On Friday, 31 January, the combined […]

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On the boat “Bhaya” in Halong Bay, Vietnam. When one travels abroad, there is always the apprehension that comes with being in an unfamiliar place. What is even more challenging is understanding the intricate history of the host nation and how that history has made it what it has become. Vietnam is a nation of […]

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Eugene Brown WARNING: Review may contain spoilers! 🙂 When watching “Life of a King” one anticipates another “rags-to-riches” story that is typical of this genre of films. The only issue was… this wasn’t one of those films. Eugene Brown was not a rags-to-riches story as the community stalwart has never been motivated by riches. However, […]

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Bernadette Hickman, rising scholastic star in the Chicago area in the early 80s, has passed away. Along with brother Harold Jr. both the young Reddicks were sensational talents and Bernadette once represented the U.S. in the 1984 under-14 championships. Under the tutelage of father Harold Reddick, Sr., both got exposure at both Tuley Park and […]

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For Immediate Release PR Contact: Meek Gaborski 1-888-588-4418 memg@hiphopchessfederation.org Wu-Tang Clan Leader RZA Defends HHCF Title at Chess Kings Invitational in Los Angeles Hip-Hop Chess Federation Hosts Celebrity Chess Tournament to Help South Central LA Los Angeles, CA 11/13/14- The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce that it will host its upcoming Chess […]

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This year’s Tata Steel Chess Tournament features a scales down edition from previous years with only two sections and 12 players. Previous tournaments have had three sections of 14 players each. In addition, neither Magnus Carlsen, nor Viswanathan Anand will be present. Both have long-running histories of the tournament, but are not participating. Who is […]

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The Chess Drum is beating in Vietnam as the nation of 90 million is experiencing a growth in the sport. Daaim Shabazz will be in Hanoi, Vietnam to visit with the chess community at the chess center on Nguyen Luong Bang street, Dong Da district, Hanoi. The Chess Drum’s Daaim Shabazz in Ho Chi Minh […]

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Contact: Pamela Marcil 313-833-7899 pmarcil@dia.org www.dia.org GM Irina Krush to conduct 50-board simul against Detroit City Chess Club! January 3, 2014 (Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) will host chess international grandmaster Irina Krush in a simultaneous (simul) competition with 50 members of the Detroit City Chess Club (DCCC) on Friday, Jan. 10 from 5:30 […]

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We close the year 2013 on a high note. We have new World Champions… Magnus Carlsen and Hou Yifan. Thus, we have a new era is upon us and anticipation is brewing. What does this mean exactly? Will it translate to more exposure for chess? Will it mean more sponsors? Will it mean another “boom” […]

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