Archive for March, 2008

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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China: The old and newPhoto by Daaim Shabazz. Ni Hao! (means “hello” in Chinese) I’m in Shanghai now. 😎 We’re 14 13 hours ahead of EST time. I am here as part of a university delegation, but I will certainly look out for chess. I’m going to Shanghai University and I believe either Bu Xianghzi […]

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Yes, I Play Chess!

GM Maurice Ashley will attend the “Yes I Play Chess!” event in conjunction with Women’s History Month festivities. The event will be held on March 29th and is designed to teach women and girls the game of chess. Ashley will provide chess instruction and then give a 30-board simultaneous exhibition. There is an admission fee […]

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Is Chess Dead?

The future of chess has been in question ever since Bobby Fischer abdicated his world championship crown in 1975. Fischer had broken the Soviet juggernaut single-handedly and was poised to bring chess the type of exposure that would draw sponsorships far and near. However, the title soon fell back into the Soviet hands and would […]

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