Month: September 2010

  • Magnus Carlsen vs. the World Exhibition

    Chess has been looking for an identity since the retirement of its charismatic leader in Garry Kasparov. They may have found one in the world’s top-ranked player in 19-year old Magnus Carlsen. At noon-time, G-Star will host the RAW Chess Challenge with Carlsen taking on the world with the advice…

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  • Wilson wins 2010 Harold Chan Open!

    Brandon Wilson Winner of 2010 Harold Chan Open. Photos by Malaku Lorne. National Master Brandon Wilson made a long-awaited return to his impressive form of the past when he captured the 2010 Harold Chan Open, with an undefeated five points from a possible six. The tournament was held September 4-5…

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  • Becerra defends Florida title

    GM Julio Becerra The Florida State Championship was held at the picturesque Rosen Shingles Creek in Orlando, Florida. Players from the length and breadth of the state came to compete in the tournament traditionally held during Labor Day weekend. The beautiful hotel complex sit adjacent to a golf course and…

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  • September 2010 FIDE Rating list released!

    Magnus Carlsen set to face World Champion Viswanathan Anand in the finale of Arctic Securities Challenge, 2010. Carlsen won the mini-match setting off speculation about a future championship encounter. Photo by Gérard Demuydt (Europe-Echecs). Magnus Carlsen continues to stand atop the FIDE rating list at 2826, the highest rating achieved…

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