Archive for March, 2009

International Master Robert Gwaze is best known for his gold medal performance at the Bled Olympiad in 2002. After short stay in England and coaching stints in southeast Asia, the Zimbabwean native has decided to pursue other chess endeavors by launching a new website called chessafrica.com. According to website, The purpose of this communicative site […]

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NM Charles Lawton analyzing with FM Morris Giles at the Midwest Masters Invitational in 1982. IM Michael Brooks is also pictured and also got a wildcard spot. National Master Charles Lawton will compete in the 2009 U.S. Chess Championship in his hometown of St. Louis on May 7th-17th. He was a wildcard selection and a […]

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Garry Kasparov had an interesting interview with Indian television where he talked about, among other things, Viswanathan Anand’s reign as World Champion. The topic is very interesting since much is being made of the youth movement in chess lead by a cadre of teens. Kasparov doubts that Anand can keep competing at such a high […]

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“Chess Masters ace off in International Tourney,” Jamaica Observer, Saturday, March 14, 2009. The Magnificent Chess Foundation and the University of the West Indies (UWI) Chess Society will stage the Magnificent Chess UWI Masters Tournament from March 16 to 22. The tournament, which will be rated by the game’s international governing body FIDE, will take […]

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CONTACT INFORMATION Kate Bryant Spaulding Communications (404) 270-1010, extension 5 kateb@spauldingcommunications.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BE SOMEONE EMBARKS ON A 50 STATE TOUR TO TEACH CHILDREN THE GAME OF LIFE THROUGH CHESS ATLANTA – Feb. 27, 2009 – Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson is embarking on a cross-country mission to help at-risk youth make better life decisions using […]

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IM Emory Tate with the RZA of the Wu Tang Clan. Hip-hop and chess will never be the same. Photo by Eric K. Arnold. Those who know hip-hop will know about the Wu Tang Clan, a revolutionary 90s group who set the trend by fusing hip-hop with martial arts themes. RZA, the visionary leader of […]

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