Archive for August, 2008

The U.S. Open was severely depleted with only two Grandmasters and a handful of IMs in perhaps the most drastic shortfall in recent memory. Formerly the marquis tournament in America, the tournament small prize fund has encouraged strongest players to look elsewhere for greener pastures and stronger competition. However, the U.S. Open is where the […]

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Sri Lanka opens Karpov CC!

Anatoly Karpov Chess Club, Sri Lanka During the 2004 Chess Olympiad in Calvia, Spain, I met the Sri Lankan national women’s team. They primarily consisted of school girls, but they were charming with such bright smiles. I also met the team captain Dr. Vineetha Wijesuriya who told me about the developments in Sri Lanka. Sri […]

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Very interesting interview by Macauley Peterson of GM Hikaru Nakamura! He discusses his new approach to chess and his evolution as a player flirting with 2700. Nakamura is one of the more interesting interview subjects. He answers the questions fully, articulates well and allows the interviewer flexibility to ask unscripted questions. Does Nakamura desire to […]

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The “Bird’s Nest” in Beijing hosted the Opening Ceremonies. Photo by EPA. The quadrennial sports festival known as the Olympic Games has begun with the opening ceremony. The highly-anticipated and widely-watched event will command the attention of billions of viewers over the next 17 days and will result in billions of revenue for the world […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2008 Contact: Janice Davis Telephone: (678)526-0292 Email: info@besomeone.org Atlanta’s biggest back-to-school block party gives 5000 kids a head start; kids get school supplies, V-103 gear and the first lesson of the school year… the Be Someone! Chess Challenge The start of the Olympics and the start of a new school […]

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The CMMB Caribbean Chess Carnival has begun and reigning champion IM Humberto Pecorelli will be challenged by Barbados’ IM Kevin Denny. Organizer Edison Raphael states that the tournament is off to an exciting start. Photos below! Reports to follow! IM Humberto Pecorelli (Cuba) IM Kevin Denny (Barbados)

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This new feature will provide briefs on some of the latest chess news around the world. Feel free to post comments and/or add chess news that would be of interest to the general audience on current events. World Junior Championship (August 2nd-August 16th) – A strong field is assembled in Turkey for the Open and […]

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Grandmaster Pontus Carlsson is closing play at the Curacao Chess Festival. This was his debut playing in the Caribbean region and he has expressed interest to play in the World Open next year. This tournament has become popular over the years and has been able to attract some strong Grandmasters. The top seed is Latvian-born […]

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