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Master Rowe making his rounds in the London simul.

Master Rowe making his rounds in the London simul.

Bertram Scott, "Jamaica Champion NM Rowe scores 12/14 in London simul," Jamaican Ambassadors Chess Academy,  27 February 2007 (Kingston, Jamaica).

Jamaica national chess champion, National Master (NM)
Duane Rowe, scored 12 wins from 14 games in an impressive simultaneous exhibition against Cambridge University Chess Club (CUCC) members on Saturday, January 27. Rowe lost to Jeremy Shaples and Rich Lee.

NM Rowe, a graduate of the
University of the West Indies (UWI), and also a past student of the famous Kingston College (KC), is currently "reading for the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Engineering for Sustainable Development. The programs finishes at the end of September 2007."

Duane Rowe will also be representing CUCC in the 125th Varsity Match against Oxford University on March 10 at the Royal Automobile Club in London. Rowe is slated to play on Board 2 against Woman International Master (WIM)
Olena Boytsun. WIM Boytsun was the manager of former world chess champion, GM Ruslan Ponomariov. GM Luke McShane, the number 4 ranked player in England with a FIDE rating of 2615, will play board 1 for Oxford University.

The Varsity chess match between Cambridge University and Oxford University dates back to 1873, and was originally suggested by
Howard Staunton in 1853. (http://users.ox.ac.uk/~chess/varsity_history.html).

Posted by The Chess Drum:  4 March 2007