Archive for July, 2001

Welcome to the Wilbert Paige Memorial tournament! (14-23rd of July 2001, Harlem NY, Hotel Theresa) Brief Chess Biography NM Wilbert PaigePhoto by Jerry Bibuld NM Wilbert Paige, a Philadelphia native, first gained a serious interest in chess while attending West Philadelphia High School and played from 1975-77 on the chess team with his close friend, […]

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Maurice Ashley – William MorrisonBlack Bear Challenge The Black Bear Chess School is a chess club having produced some of the strongest Black chess Masters in its history. In the famous Black Bear tradition, players jockeyed for position in the club. In order to move up, one player had to challenge the player immediately above […]

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Looking at the expanse of the Black chess world, there apparently exists the desire to sharpen one’s game on those friends who are considered to be worthy opponents. Steel sharpens steel, the saying goes. Chicago Chess Clashes In the early to mid 80s, Chicago had a raging debate on whether the brothers on the south […]

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