Archive for March, 2008

Registration forms are available for the 2008 Chess Olympiad in Dresden, Germany. The event will take place November 12th-25th. Last year’s Olympiad in Turin, Italy featured a number of problems including lack of amenities and the distance between the playing venue and living quarters. I also remember that some of the guest hotels were far […]

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Check this game out! The Nigerian Champion sent in this slashing win. There was a book I once studied called “Sacrifices in the Sicilian” and they had an entire chapter on the Nd5 sacrifice… Bxe6, Bxb5, Nxe6, Nxb5 themes. I’ve added a few comments. Chikwere Onyekwere scored 5½-3½ to win a share of the under-2300 […]

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WANYAMA WINS EAST AFRICA CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP Uganda’s Olympiad bound Harold Wanyama is the new East Africa Chess Champion after putting up an unbeaten display to emerge clear first with 7 points out of 8 in the Fountain Publishers sponsored event held from Friday 21st to Monday 24th March, 2008 at Lugogo Indoor Stadium in Kampala. […]

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Great news from the newly-launched Ugandan website… The East African Championship occurred this weekend in Uganda and teams from Kenya and Somalia joined in the action. Final reports are forthcoming. The Ugandan Chess federation received a two million shilling sponsorship from Fountain Publishers for this tournament and other initiatives.

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THE 2nd BAHAMAS YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2008 The 2nd Bahamas Youth Chess Championship 2008 was held on Saturday 16th and 23rd February at C.R. Walker Senior High School Auditorium. This two day tournament was divided into six (6) sections – U21, U18, U16, U14, U12 and U10. The BCF President, Kean Alfred Smith, said that […]

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GM Maurice Ashley continues his speaking tour and told a group of Richmond, Virginia students that they must have confidence in themselves to succeed. He encouraged them to be resilient and fight back after one’s losses. “When I lose, I learn. I don’t cry, whine, pout, curse, blame my friends, say I didn’t sleep enough […]

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Women’s Grandmaster Hou Yifan of ChinaPhoto by Frederic Friedel. Chalk up another Chinese victory! Fourteen-year old Hou Yifan bested the strong field at the Atatürk International Women Masters Chess Tournament sponsored by Türkiye ?? Bankasi. Hou scored an undefeated 7-1 and clinched a tie for first with a round to spare. Over the past year, […]

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by Greg Neri, art by Jesse Joshua Watson Lee & Low Books, Inc, 2007 ISBN: 1584302798 hardcover, 64 pages A new book out by Greg Neri takes an imaginative look at the life of Marcus an 11-year old who faces life’s troublesome puzzles. He finds solace in chess and has a mentor who shows him […]

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Big guns travel to Nice, France to compete in the 2008 Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament. Primarily the same permutation of players as in Corus and Linares, these players are playing in the luxurious the Palais de la Mediterranée which is five-star accommodations. Videos from the Official site: https://www.amberchess2008.comGames (ChessBase PGN): Blindfold & Rapid

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Adisa Banjoko was welcomed to a full gymnasium by the students at O’Connell high school in San Francisco. The panel included: Immortal Technique, JT the Bigga Figga and DLabrie (artist of “Vote for Barack“). Immortal Technique, an Afro-Peruvian raised in Harlem, spoke of poor decisions he made which landed him in prison. He spoke of […]

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IM Emory Tate will be the honored guest at the Chess Festival in Gary, Indiana. It is known as the birth place of megastar Michael Jackson, but it is also a place where a young Tate began his rise to stardom on the U.S. circuit. Tate is a many-time Indiana State champion and there will […]

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Here is an interesting position from an interesting Internet Chess Club (ICC) game. The 3-minute blitz game was between Zambian IM Amon Simutowe (Solomons) against Canadian IM Thomas Roussel-Roozman (Psychik) late last year. Solomons – Psychik ICC 3-minute blitz White to move and win! Here are the other Chess Crackers!

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IM Odion Aikhoje is embroiled in a row with the Nigerian Chess Federation over the rights to his gold medal he won in the 1998 Chess Olympiad in Elista, Russia. The issue has dragged on for nearly a decade, but the situation has recently become acute after Kunle Elegbede has ramped up the pressure by […]

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March 8th 2008, San Francisco, CA- The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce that Adisa Banjoko, Chief Executive Officer, will host a panel discussion on “Chess and Life Strategies”. The panel featuring rappers Immortal Technique, San Quinn and Hip-Hop Congress Director DLabrie will be held at O’Connell High School in San Francisco on […]

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Having finished the Málaga Open with a good performance, GM Pontus Carlsson heads to Reykjavik, Iceland to compete in the Reyjavik Open. IM Amon Simutowe will also be in the field. Last year, the Reykjavik Open featured a motivated Emory Tate. Apparently Tate will sit just one out, but Reykjavik Open will boast some powerful […]

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