Archive for April, 2016

IM Oladapo Adu The Ghana Chess Association, under the auspices of the African Chess Confederation and the World Chess Federation held 2016 Zone 4.4 Individual Chess Championships in Accra from 28th March to the 6th April 2016 at Tenko Plaza Hotel. Thirty-two players from the following seven federations were represented: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, […]

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Purity Maina Kenya’s Purity Maina receive her credentials as an International Arbiter (IA) during the FIDE Presidential Board meeting held in Moscow, Russia! Maina would be familiar to some on the African continent and she has appeared on these pages before, but it is quite an outstanding achievement. She would become only the second woman […]

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JAMAICA CHESS FEDERATION TRIBUTE TO DR. HOPE ARTHURINE ANDERSON 2 June 1950 – 24 March 2016 It is an indisputable fact that Jamaica is one of the greatest countries in the world with accomplishments in various spheres of endeavour ranging from, inter alia, the arts, music, the sciences and sports. One who made a sterling […]

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Maurice Ashley has been a fixture in American chess for three decades. Born in 1966 in St. Andrew, Jamaica, Ashley’s story is well known to the chess public. However, he has become a household name in how he has represented chess in these years. What makes Ashley unique is his excellence in several aspects of […]

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Lupita Nyong’o speaks at a Disney promotion for the movie.Back in 2014, an announcement was made that Lupita Nyong’o, would be playing Phiona Mutesi in an adaptation of the book, “Queen of Katwe.” Nyong’o won an Academy Award for her stunning portrayal of Patsey in “12 Years as a Slave.” This film has a tremendous […]

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Chess has been rife with cheating episodes due to the accessibility of powerful chess engines on palm-sized cell phones. One of the highest profile cheating accusations took place during the 2006 World Championship Chess Match between Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov. It was thought by the Topalov camp that Kramnik’s frequent trips to the bathroom […]

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Last year, Anish Giri wrote a book titled, “After Magnus: Who can detrone the World Chess Champion?” In this slender book, he gave profiles of 10 players whom he thought could possibly unseat Magnus Carlsen. There was one omission… not himself of course, but Sergey Karjakin! Perhaps many overlooked the Ukrainian transplant and had Fabiano […]

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The time is here! Millionaire Chess has opened registration and mere hours after opening, there were 13 signings. Millionaire Chess VIP Jones Murphy was was the very first registrant followed closely by Robert Beatty. The first Grandmasters to sign up were Ioan Cristian Chirila (Romania) and Niclas Huschenbeth (Germany). Last year, MC#2 reached 50-50 status […]

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