Archive for May 8th, 2008

If you haven’t been paying attention to coverage here at The Chess Drum, you may have missed these gems. OK… two of the solutions are from the usual suspects, IM Emory Tate and GM Pontus Carlsson. However, two of them are from two teenage girls who showed some creativity at the chess board, Jasmine Fermin […]

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Anand wins Chess Oscar!

Viswanathan Anand has won his fifth Oscar for the 2007 year after scoring a double crown of the World Champion and the world’s #1-rated player. The personable India Grandmaster will face rival Vladimir Kramnik in the qualifying match for the world title. Gata Kamsky will face Veselin Topalov in the other qualifier. Any combination will […]

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Kenyan team to Dresden Olympiad selected By Lt. Edwin Korir After 3 gruelling phases to select the Kenyan chess Olympiad team, it was finally chosen last weekend. Peter Gilruth, Ken Omollo, Martin Gateri and Ben Magana make up the team with Ben Nguku as first reserve. The qualifiers started last December during the national championships […]

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