Archive for May, 2008

Washington Square Park in the “Village” area of New York is a historic place in chess lore. It is the place where many famous chess players have roamed and many stories have been borne. “Searching for Bobby Fischer” featured scenes in the famous park and featured these players as did movies like “Fresh” and books […]

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The moment is here! RZA is conjunction with chesspark.com with launched the highly-anticipated wuchess.com site. It is a social networking site where players can play and vibe about chess, hip-hop, martial arts and other social subjects. There will be a instant messaging and live chat feature allowing spontaneity and a “live” feel. Wu Tang Clan’s […]

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Update on Jamaica Chess!

Jamaican Chess Federation Vice President Peter Myers reports on summer activities in Jamaica including the 2008 Wheeler Open, 2008 Western Open and the Olympiad qualifier. The latter two are still in progress with Sahir Abbas (3/3) and Shane Matthews (4/5) leading respectively. Below is his report on the Wheeler tournament. * * * Seven-time National […]

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At chess tournaments you meet some interesting people from all walks of life. One of the most intriguing segments of the international chess community is the scholastic players. I enjoy interacting with up-and-coming players and seeing potential developing over time. I suppose that explains my role as a professor. 🙂 One young man whose progress […]

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The Chess Drum got an interview with GM Hikaru Nakamura at the Chicago Open in which he revealed (among other things) that he will be moving to Vancouver, Canada. This is a change of scenery for the 20-year old star and he hopes the move will do him well. After the interview, we discussed even […]

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I was at the Touch Move Chess Center when one of the attendees grabbed me and challenged me to this problem. See if you can solve it! White to play and mate in three!

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IM Angelo Young is one of the strong Filipino Masters who have made an impact on the chess landscape of America. Many may know of Young’s prowess in blitz, but others now know Young as a successful proprietor of the Touch Move Chess Center located on North Ashland in Chicago. It is a relatively small […]

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Fernwood Jones making presentation to RenĂ© Phillips. This was an event held by chess players in Philadelphia to help RenĂ© recover from his losses during Hurricane Katrina. Photo by Glenn Bady. Chess photojournalist Frank Johnson has launched a new blog at chess-coach.net and posted an encouraging message on chess coach and Katrina Hurricane survivor RenĂ© […]

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2008 Chicago Open

The Chicago Open is kicking off on May 23rd during the Memorial Day weekend. The tournament is a 7-round Swiss format with ten sections and a modest $100,000 prize fund. This will mark the first of the major summertime tournaments on the U.S. circuit. However, many of the top U.S. players will be competing in […]

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CONTACT INFORMATION Janice Davis Be Someone, Inc. Lithonia, Georgia info@besomeone.org www.BeSomeone.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2008 TROUBLED YOUTH RISES FROM DESPERATION TO ACCOLADES (ATLANTA) – Robert Curry, a student at Georgia Perimeter College and participant in Orrin Hudson’s Be Someone program, will be featured on The Early Show on CBS Friday, May 16, 2008, […]

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