Archive for June, 2008

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There are other books on this marriage including one written by Garry Kasparov titled, “How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom.” There is a book written by Mark McNeilly titled, “Sun Tzu and the Art of Business.” I believe this is one better suited for understanding business from […]

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GM-elect Essam El-Gindy Essam El-Gindy had long been one of Egypt’s top players. He joins Ahmed Adly and Bassem Amin as member of elite Grandmaster status. El-Gindy has already surpassed the requisite 2500 rating so he will be conferred his title later this year. He becomes the 7th African player to have earned Grandmaster-level status. […]

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Dear JCF Members and Supporters: Please be advised that the 40th Annual General Meeting of the Jamaica Chess Federation, will be held at 1.00 p.m. this Saturday, June 14th, 2008 at the Alhambra Inn, 1 Tucker Avenue, Kingston 6 (off Mountain View Avenue – across from the traffic lights by the National Stadium where Arthur […]

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Hangin’ out in Harvard Square

I’m in Boston for a seminar at Harvard University and decided to venture into Harvard Square. I had heard there was chess there. While looking for a restaurant, I turned around and what did I see… Immediately I was drawn to the sign that stated “Play the Chess Master.” It had a subtitle which amounted […]

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Armenia takes on Russia with Levon Aronian, Vladimir Akopian, Karen Asrian and Gabriel Sargissian. Vladimir Kramnik of Russia gets set for a battle. Alexander Morozevich is at the far end. Asrian, 28, died yesterday. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. Today I heard of the death of Armenian Grandmaster Karen Asrian who died at the age of […]

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Marte Gardner (Washington, DC) Interesting article in the Washington Post about a young teenager who is trying to figure out his life by utilizing chess strategies. We have been hearing this a lot in the past 7-8 years with many different initiatives such as Adisa Banjoko’s Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) and Orrin Hudson’s BeSomeone. Neither […]

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The 2008 National Open/Las Vegas Chess Festival starts tonight and is perhaps the most entertaining tournament in the land. World Championship contender Gata Kamsky will be present to compete and to give exhibitions. He will play Veselin Topalov in the fall for the right to play the winner of the Anand-Kramnik match. The match will […]

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As the founder and driving force behind the Atlanta-based nonprofit Be Someone (www.besomeone.org), Orrin Hudson works with at-risk kids, helping them to build productive, fulfilling futures. Since founding Be Someone in 2001, Hudson has taught more than 20,000 kids the meaning of making every move count and the program continues to expand. “My goal is […]

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Edison Raphael hopes to put together another successful event with the 2008 Caribbean Chess Carnival. Last year’s event was a rousing success and this year promises to be bigger and better! The 2007 version was won by Cuban IM Humberto Pecorelli who edged out Zambia’s Amon Simutowe on tiebreaks. Simutowe earned his 3rd GM norm […]

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