Month: November 2007

  • World Cup

    2007 World Cup Chess Championship

    Playing Hall, Hotel Yugorskaya Dolina(Khanty Mansiysk, Russia) The 2007 World Cup Chess Championship is currently in full swing. A total of 128 players gathered in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia to vie for a chance to face former FIDE Champion Veselin Topalov next year. The competition has been hated thus far but…

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  • 2007 World Cup Chess has begun!

    Angola’s Pedro Aderito facing the Ukraine’s Vassily Ivanchuk on board #1. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Alexander Filippenko (governor of Khanty-Mansiysk) make the ceremonial first move. The World Cup Chess Championship has begun and the African contingent has fought valiantly but have bowed out. Only Essam El-Gindy could break into…

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  • Black Star News features article on Simutowe!

    I was contacted by a journalist named Omar Bourne a couple of weeks ago. He sought to do a piece on Zambian Amon Simutowe. He apparently had found my e-mail on The Chess Drum and then contacted Simutowe who is currently in Africa. The result is a very interesting article (“Amon: The…

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  • John Powell: Jamaican Chess Legend 1950-2007

      Jamaica’s team at the opening ceremony of the 23rd World Students’ Chess Olympiad in Caracas, Venezuela, 7-22 August, 1976. From left: Bob Wheeler, John Powell (deceased), Peter Mundell, David Hunt (deceased), Enos Grant (Captain/delegate, deceased), Orrin Tonsingh (deceased), and Sheldon Wong. Photo from Jamaica Ambassadors Chess Academy. I don’t believe…

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  • Carlsson starring at European Team CC!

      Lithuania-Sweden with Carlsson at the far end waiting on his opponent. Photo courtesy of GM Pontus Carlsson of Sweden is on a blistering pace to win a gold medal on board four. The newly-minted GM is playing in the European Team Chess Championships and is currently on an…

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