Archive for September, 2008

Baltimore vs. Philadelphia 2008 A match that has finally ended! by Dr. Kimani Stancil 2.exd5 Nxd5 3.Qc5 Ndf4 4.Nd6 Rxd6 5.Qxd6 Bxf3 6.Qd7 Rf8 [6…Nh8?? played in game.] 7.gxf3 Qxf3 8.Bd5 Nxh3+ 9.Kh2 Qxf2+ 10.Bg2 Ngf4=/+ 1–0 in actual game… (See position) The position above, an idea from Akeem came up in analysis. Unfortunately, in […]

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Amon Simutowe earned his last required norm at the Stimulans tournament last year. He has recently added an extra norm in Italy after scoring 6.5/9 at the Riviera dei Cedri tournament. He scored 2.5/3 from three Grandmasters and played five players over 2500. His performance rating was 2570. The “Zambezi Shark” feels that his play […]

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Kasparov coming to Harlem!

Garry Kasparov will be coming to Harlem on September 28th to participate in the Harlem Children’s Zone’s festival. The former champion will be giving a 20-board simultaneous exhibition. There will be many activities including a blitz tournament and other contests. This event continues the tradition of chess festivals in historic Harlem and it has been […]

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There has been a lot of buzz going on about the match tomorrow (September 20th) between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Both sides have been trash-talking and Philly is looking to avenge their 14-12 loss. This battle has become a fierce rivalry and it’s time to settle the score for once and for all. Will Baltimore blast […]

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More crackers to snack on! This month’s edition bring more excitement on the 64 squares. IM Emory Tate makes his usual contribution with a nice shot. Pontus Carlsson unfurls his fire-breathing Dragon to bring fire on the board. Cameo appearances by Jimmy Canty and Glenn Umstead round out the collection. IM Emory Tate – IM […]

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Denny and Warner in firm command of National Chess Championships Web Posted – Tue Sep 16 2008 By Randy Bennett (Barbados Advocate) AFTER four rounds of action in the CGI/BOA National Chess Championship International Master Kevin Denny, and defending champion Fide Master Delisle Warner have shown their class as they remained the only two unbeaten […]

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Jamaica will host its annual Hale Chan Open in honor of one of the federation’s first members. The tournament, formerly called the Summer Open, was renamed in 2003 in honour of Dr. Harold Chan who was one of the first three individuals to earn the National Master title in 1975. Chan also won the Jamaica […]

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On Labor Day weekend in Chicago, the Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation hosted a chess event at the RKNIGHTS Chess Pavilion and it appeared to be quite successful. The organization was founded back in 2005 and is designed to present chess as an educational tool. The group had a set up at the African Festival where […]

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China’s Hou Yifan and Russia’s Alexandra Kosteniuk will face off in the Championship Finals. Photo by FIDE.com. For the past two weeks, the Women’s World Chess Championship has seen inspired play amongst the 64 participants. Now that field has been whittled down to two after Hou Yifan’s dramatic tiebreak win over top-seed Koneru Humpy. Alexandra […]

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Most people in America may remember Shaun Alexander as #37 for the Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League. After gaining star status and leading his team to the “Super Bowl,” Alexander has moved on and is now a free agent. One thing that many do not know is that Alexander is a chess enthusiast […]

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The U.S. Chess League just got a bit more exciting. In it’s fourth season, the league has expanded to 14 teams with Chicago and Arizona joining the western conference. IM Emory Tate has agreed to play for the Chicago Blaze in their debut season. The swashbuckling tactician will bring his uncompromising style to the league, […]

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Philadelphia (left) faces off against Baltimore! Photo by Michael Willliams. Players from Baltimore locked horns with rivals from Philadelphia to engage in the annual match for bragging rights on the east coast. The match took place in Delaware (Pennsylvania) at the home of Malik Rogers. Baltimore avenged their loss from last year’s sound beating by […]

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The Nigerian Experiment

The Nigerian Chess Federation came up with a novel idea to choose an Olympiad team for the upcoming tournament in Dresden. The idea was to involve the entire Nigerian Diaspora in the process by having transcontinental trials (Nigeria, U.S., Europe). Is this experiment going to pay dividends for Nigeria or is there a way to […]

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World Women’s Chess Championship (August 28th – September 18th) – Sixty-four players gather in Nalchik, Russia for the Women’s crown. The top seed is Humpy Koneru of India, but she will be challenged by defending champion Xu Yuhua and Hou Yifan both of China and Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria. Official Site: https://nalchik2008.fide.com/ Playing Venue of […]

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