Archive for November, 2009

Darrian Robinson is in Antala, Turkey for the World Youth Championships. She is one of 25 players from the U.S. participating in the annual event and will play in the under-16 event. The tournament has six age categories and will feature young talent from countries in the world. This tournament is not as strong as […]

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At the 2006 World Open, James “Jimmy” Canty III told The Chess Drum that he would seek to make National Master as soon as possible. While now a Senior at Detroit’s Mumford High School (transfer from Cass Tech), Canty has now earned the title of USCF National Master after a strong 6.5/7 performance in the […]

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Nigeria Chess Federation (NCF) last week, departed from its traditional selection trial process following the directive that all state chess associations must organize a tournament to select three male and female chess players that will converge on Lagos for the national trial to select the team that will represent the country at the next World […]

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Justus training hard!

Justus Williams is one of the brightest stars in scholastic chess. As his rating continues to climb, he is making strides to take his game to a higher level. Now at I.S. 318, his coach Elizabeth Vicary has arranged a match with FM Andrei Zaremba, a former scholastic standout. The four-game match will be played […]

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NATIONAL MASTER Geoffrey Byfield is the 2009 Jamaica Chess Open Champion. Byfield copped the title at Jamaica College last weekend, finishing unbeaten on five points from six games after securing a critical final round victory over the defending champion National Master Andrew Mellace. In the final round top-of-the-table-clash, Byfield took top honours after capitalizing on […]

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WFM Sabrina Chevannes has come a long way from the cute British school champion we knew years ago. Of Jamaican and Chinese/Malay descent, young “Sabz” blazed the trails in youth chess for many years. The medical student is now competing with the British Women’s team. Last year, she represented England in the Four Nations Challenge […]

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2009 FIDE World Cup

On November 20th, the 2009 World Cup will begin with the Opening Ceremonies. A field of 128 players will assemble is Khanty-Mansiysk to vie for a spot in the 2010 World Championship cycle. The top delegation is home favorite Russia with a total of 34 players. The top seed is Boris Gelfand of Israel. He […]

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