Archive for August, 2010

Eleven-year old Josh Colas’ upset win over FM Ryan Harper was the highlight of the round. While Colas has beaten a number of strong Masters in his short career, this win punctuated his international debut. Playing against Harper’s pet Dragon, Colas played 6. h3!? and after 6…Bg7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Bd3?! e5 9. Nb3 […]

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On day four, fatigue may have started to catch up with some of the players as perfect scores fell in the under-20, under-14 and under-10. FM Keron Cabralis was finally stopped by FM David Finol of Venezuela and share 1st place with him on 5/6. Christian Ammon lost to Trindadian compatriot Joshua Johnson after winning […]

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IM Oladapo Adu will face his biggest test yet as he is poised to face the tournament’s top-seed in GM Gennadi Sagalchik. While a win will almost certainly put him in a position to win, Sagalchik has saved energy with two quick draws and may be going for the win in this bout. At this […]

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Anthony Goldbloom informed The Chess Drum of a World Cup competition. This was not the World Cup of Chess, but one dealing with chess ratings. This World Cup is designed to find a new chess algorithm for rating classifications. Jeff Sonas, the organizer, has been an authoritative figure in chess circles and is the creator […]

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IM Oladapo Adu in round #3 battle at Caribbean Chess Carnival. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. Nigerian International Master Oladapo Adu is visiting Trinidad for the second consecutive year and seems to have found comfort in the chess climate. Going into round #4 he has a perfect 3/3 score coming off of a tense win against […]

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The Caribbean Chess Festival got off to an auspicious start as the conditions are favorable and the competition is fierce. The top section has one Grandmaster and The first round had no losing upsets, but there were a number of “upset draws”. Coreen Cabralis making ceremonial move on board #1 with Gennadi Sagalchik. Photo by […]

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Daaim Shabazz will attend the Caribbean Chess Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago beginning August 3rd and extending to August 8th. The tournament has been able to attract top players from Latin America and the Caribbean. IM Humberto Pecorelli of Cuba has won the tournament the last three years, but will not defend his title this […]

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Justus Williams at the U.S. Chess School. Photo by Elizabeth Vicary. Justus Williams recently participated in a U.S. Chess School program in Dallas along with nine other talented scholastic players. Williams will participate in the Pan-American Youth Championship in Bento Goncalves, Brazil from August 1st to August 11th. It will be Williams’ first international competition. […]

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