Archive for November, 2015

After a banner season of strong event including the FIDE Grand Prix, FIDE World Cup and open events such as Millionaire Chess and Qatar Masters, the last leg of the Grand Chess Tour will reach its climax with the London Chess Classic in an expanded format. Unlike last year’s six-player format, this year will be […]

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GM Zhu Chen The African Chess Confederation through the support of the World Chess Federation Women’s Commission has the honour of hosting the former World Woman Chess Champion Grand Master Zhu Chen from China. Grandmaster Zhu Chen is the former World Woman Chess Champion, she has reached the highest level of play by attaining a […]

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New in Chess (2015/7)

The year is almost over. There were some bright moments and the conclusion of the first Grand Chess Tour was one of them. Billed as a an effort to spur interest in chess and to “help solidify the partnership between the organizers.” After the Norway Chess (won by Veselin Topalov) and Sinquefield Cup (won by […]

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Orrin Hudson, First Chess Life Cover Contest Winner “I have a debt to pay and I’m doing it with my chessboard.” By US Chess Federation November 20, 2015 Crossville, TN – Orrin Hudson, a chess instructor and motivational speaker in Stone Mountain, Georgia, has been named the first Chess Life cover contest winner. Hudson appears […]

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Author: Carl Jacobs Published: Thursday, November 5, 2015 Congratulations to 24-year-old CM Kevin Cupid for winning this year’s National Chess Championship, topping a list of 12 finalists including several of the country’s most distinguished players. The former Holy Cross College student finished the 11 round contest on nine points, losing only to David Christopher and […]

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Hip-Hop Nonprofit Teaches the #ScienceofDope and it’s Not What You Think CONTACT: Marcus Moody, Senior Brand Manager of Words Beats & Life, Inc. 1525 Newton St., NW Washington DC 20010 (202) 667-1192 Wblinc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Saturday, November 14th, D.C. Hip-Hop nonprofit, Words Beats & Life Inc., will host the 10th Anniversary of Bum […]

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Hikaru Nakamura has had a banner year and will close out with the last leg of the Grand Chess Tour. If there is a “Chess Oscar” awarded this year, no one seems to be more deserving. However as a warmup, he will face off in a $100,000 exhibition match against team mate and recent repatriate […]

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JAMAICA DEBUTS AT WORLD SENIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS! Six-time Jamaica Chess Champion Robert Wheeler and Jamaica Chess Federation (“JCF”) President Ian Wilkinson, QC left the island yesterday to participate in the 25th World Senior Chess Championships being held in Acqui Terme, Italy November 9 – 22, 2015. This much-anticipated event is being staged by the Italian […]

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Clement Chomu Miheso Clement Miheso relaxing during the 2015 Millionaire Chess qualifier held in April 2015 at the KICC in Nairobi, Kenya. Kim Bhari recounts valuable history of Kenyan chess while profiling Clement Chomu Miheso and his participation in the World Chess Championships for the Disabled. Miheso was a former Chairman of the Kenyan Chess […]

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DEBORAH RICHARDS-PORTER MAKES MORE SPORTS HISTORY FOR JAMAICA Jamaica’s ten-time National Women’s Chess Champion, Woman International Master (“WIM”) Deborah Richards-Porter has become the first Jamaican female player to participate in the Zonals competition, a qualification event for the Women’s World Chess Championships. WIM Deborah Richards-Porterat 2014 Chess Olympiad in Istanbul.Photo courtesy of Jamaican Chess Federation. […]

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For Immediate Release Contact: Meek Gaborski 888-588-4418 RZA Donates to Hip-Hop Chess Federation to Benefit Youth of St. Louis HHCF Board Member RZA Helps Launch Chess Initiativefor Juvenile Hall Students in St. Louis Nov. 1st 2015, St. Louis, MO- The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce it has begun training St. Louis juvenile […]

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