Archive for September, 2007

  Tom Murphy in his office at the famous Dupont Circle. Photo washingtonpost.com Vaughn Bennett just sent me a link to an article from the Washington Post on Tom Murphy, a DC-based legendary chess hustler. Those who have been to Dupont Circle in Washington, DC have no doubt heard his name uttered. Those who have been […]

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    Inside Bay Area https://www.insidebayarea.com/localnews/ci_6986670 The Chess Drum https://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbriefs/2007/NB_HipHopChess8.html   [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUj5cFAACBs[/youtube]

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Ever since Garry Kasparov retired (and even prior to), there has been a slow changing of the guard in chess. The powerful Soviet School of Chess still reigned after the fall of the Soviet Union. However, the advent of computers, the migration of Russian players and simply the passage of time has ushered in a […]

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Tactics Laboratory #10

Famous Position – if you’ve seen this before then don’t spoil it! 😉 Black to play and win!

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We often talk about the importance of literacy in society. It is even a contentious issue in some countries… the right to learn to read. Obviously, it is essential to learn the rudiments of writing, reading and speaking. A person respected is one with measured words and a strong pen. Twenty years ago we began […]

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Uganda’s Steven Kawuma (Photo by Daaim Shabazz)   INTRODUCTION The African Individual Championships took place from 31/08/07 to 11/09/07 and had players from fourteen countries; Uganda, Egypt, Mozambique, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tunisia, Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Nigeria, Angola and Sudan. Forty seven players took part in the open section. The biggest delegation was the nineteen-man delegation […]

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Steven Kawuma has long been thought to be the heir apparent to many Ugandan chess legends. He has represented his country in a number of tournaments including the Olympiad. In the recent African Chess Championships held in Windhoek, Namibia, the University of Makerere alumnus writes about his journey to earn the FIDE Master title. He […]

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Tactics Laboratory #9

Lightning Tactics from Thin Air Black to move and win! Also try out the “Chess Crackers” from African Championships

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  FM Warren Elliott  The 2007 edition of the Jamaican Championship has come down to the last three rounds. FM Warren Elliott leads the pack with +5 on 6½-1½. The four-time Jamaican champion was upset in the 8th round by Mikhail Solomon while Equitable Brown has won six consecutive games to pull to within ½-point […]

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Open Forum

This is a chance to discuss any chess topic (past or present) that you prefer. It was an exciting summer for chess and we are now in the midst of the World Chess Championship in Mexico. Lots to talk about. You can also post suggested topics and tell us what is happening in your country. […]

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