Archive for October, 2007

Adisa Banjoko told me that the media has taken a keen interest in his movement. BET will be dropping a report soon on the event and his All-Queens Invitational hopes to be even bigger. Media coverage of the October 13th event is still filtering out to the public, but Banjoko told me that he will […]

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IM Stephen Muhammad told me that he is playing in the North American Chess Association’s IM tournament in Chicago. He stated that one player dropped out at the last minute and he is filling in. As of late, Muhammad has primarily played in local tournaments, but still has his eyes set on the GM title. Frank […]

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Those of you following chess have no doubt seen Hikaru Nakamura’s queen sacrifice against Poland’s Michel Krasenkow. It was a thing of beauty and show the power of minor pieces on attack. This should put to rest questions about Nakamura’s strength. Below is the position after 21.Bxf6. Nakamura responded with 21…Qxf2+!! Yikes! The white king […]

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https://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/videopod/default.aspx?id=18451

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RZA holds up the HHCF championship belt after sweeping the tournament 4-0. Hip-hop legend “Popmaster Fabel” presents the belt while Adisa Banjoko (co-founder of HHCF), IM Josh Waitzkin and Rakaa Iriescience applaud. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. The 1st Kings Invitational was a magnificent event. Adisa has come a long way in a short time and […]

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GM Pontus Carlsson (Sweden) https://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbriefs/2007/NB_PCarlsson3.html

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GM Maurice Ashley giving a 20-board simul at Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt library. Photo by André F. Chung. Those of you wondering where Grandmaster Maurice Ashley is can rest assured that he is still blazing the trail to promote chess. Well known by now,  Ashley has continue to serve as an ambassador and role model. In a recent visit to Baltimore, […]

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The Closet Grandmaster blog sent me a note that there was an article on African Chess in Newsweek. In this article, they focus on Zambia’s Amon Simutowe and discusses the challenges and what needs to be done to promote chess on the continent. Scott Johnson actually contacted me for an interview, but we never got together. […]

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Endgame Laboratory #9

A practical ending with a few subtleties. White to play and win!

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