Day: January 18, 2008

  • Bobby Fischer, dead at 64

    Bobby Fischer (right) on the move against Boris Spassky in their pivotal 1972 match in Reykjavik, Iceland. The news of Bobby Fischer’s demise has come as somewhat of a shock to the world chess community, but the 64-year old chess legend was said to be ailing. Born as Robert James…

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  • Russel Porter takes John Powell Open

    Peter Myers, “Porter takes Inaugural John Powell Chess Open,” 18 January 2008 (Jamaica). PORTER TAKES INAUGURAL JOHN POWELL OPEN National Master Russel Porter started the 2008 chess season with a bang, when he claimed the inaugural staging of the John Powell Memorial Chess Open at the Campion College Auditorium over…

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