Day: April 29, 2010

  • Ballantyne wins All-Girls Title!

    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…

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  • Nakamura relocates to St. Louis

    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…

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  • WCC 2010-4: Anand crushes Topalov for +1

    Anand is on a roll… wins again with ‘Killer Catalan’! Photo by 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…

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