Day: March 31, 2009

  • April 2009 Rating list released!

    Veselin Topalov (right) completes move against Gata Kamsky. Photo by World Championship Challenger Veselin Topalov vaults back over 2800 (2812, +16) and there were a few changes in the top ten. World Champion Viswanathan Anand (2783, -8) lost a few from his substandard tournament right after winning the World…

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  • Africa

    Senterej: Chess with Ethiopian Flavor

    Dr. René Gralla has done an interesting piece on a version of chess called “Senterej” which originates in ancient Abyssinia (Ethiopia). Gralla contends: Historians and experts in cultural studies always look towards India, Persia and Arabia – and some even turn to China, more recently – when they search for…

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