Archive for April 29th, 2010

Ballantyne shows off her scholarship letter. Photo by Elizabeth Vicary. Rochelle Ballantyne of Brooklyn Tech won the All-Girls 18-under title with 5-1. Danni Chen of Ohio State University also had 5-1 but with inferior tiebreaks. The All-Girls championship is sponsored by the Garry Kasparov Foundation in cooperation with the University of Texas at Dallas. The […]

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Nakamura winning the 2009 U.S. Championship. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. St. Louis just got a whole lot stronger in chess. A press release buzzed around the Internet about U.S. Champion Hikaru Nakamura relocating from the friendly climes of Seattle with its comfortable living for the St. Louis, a place known mostly for “The Arch” and […]

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Anand is on a roll… wins again with ‘Killer Catalan’! Photo by Europe-Echecs.com. World Champion Viswanathan Anand destroyed Challenger Veselin Topalov today in another “Killer Catalan”. This time it would be Anand to deliever a crushing knight sacrifice to shatter black’s king. The game evolved into a very interesting battle with Topalov deviating early with […]

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