Month: June 2010

  • 2010 World Open approaches!

    The 2010 World Open will be held at the Valley Forge Convention Plaza beginning June 29th and will last through July 5th in four formats. The World Open remains the marquee event in the U.S. and looks to have a strong lineup in this year’s event. The Continental Chess Association…

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  • The Chess Drum Beats in Africa!

    On May 15th, I left Chicago’s O’Hare airport for a long journey to Africa. I finally set foot in Africa on May 18th in Johannesburg, South Africa. My trip was delayed two days because of a passport issue. I finally got my passport corrected, boarded my flight and flew a…

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  • 2010 Caribbean Chess Carnival (Trinidad)

    The Trinidadian Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs and the Trinidad & Tobago Chess Foundation will be hosting its annual Caribbean Chess Carnival from August 3rd – August 8th. The tournament has become a popular fixture in the Caribbean and hopes to attract a strong field in the Open section.…

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  • Candid Interview with Anand

    Viswanathan Anand at 2006 Olympiad. Photo © Daaim Shabazz. Of course, Viswanathan Anand is one of the most influential player in recent history. To recount all of his accomplishments would be redundant, but he represents all that is good about chess at this point. He is generous, humble, polite, alturistic…

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  • Olympiad Announcement

    Invoices for Olympiad Charters and Accommodation Tuesday, 01 June 2010 10:44 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL PARTICIPANTS & FEDERATIONS Today, June 1st, two different invoices have been sent to all federations by the Organising Committee of the Olympiad: 1. Invoice for Charters [airport tax for teams, full fare for others] in…

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  • World Cup 2010: Chess on the Pitch

    The World Cup is approaching. It will be the most highly-anticipated chess tournament in the world. No… I’m not confused. The 32 teams going to South Africa will be pitted against each other in four groups to determine the best of the best nations in football. However, one may see…

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  • Van Wely wins 2010 Chicago Open!

    Loek Van Wely stifled Sam Shankland’s quest for GM norm (and title) while Varuzhan Akobian fell to England’s Michael Adams. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. Loek Van Wely has been spending a lot of time in the states in past years including the 1994 World Open and 1996 New York Open.…

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