Month: November 2010

  • 2010 Botswana International Open

    Botswana Chess Federation is gearing up for its FIDE tournament in a few weeks and is issuing a call to all chess players to vie for top honors. The tournament will be held in the capitol of Gaborone from December 10th-12 that the Botswana National Productivity Center. According to the…

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  • Ken Gibson: 2010 Bahamaian Champion

    Ken Gibson (left) facing Chappel Whyms in the final round of the Bahamas National Championship. Gibson would win the encounter to earn the title. Photo by Bahamas Chess Federation. Ken Gibson is Bahamas National Champion for the 2010-2011 year after scoring +2 to win the crown. The tournament was heavily…

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  • Aronian wins World Blitz!

    Blitz is something that most chess players enjoy playing. Watching a good blitz battle is as exciting as any sporting competition can be. The tension build-up, the pensive pauses and the culmination of rapid fire moves are facets of blitz we all enjoy. It is no surprise that many of…

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  • The Emory Tate Variation

    There may not be many players who can say they have a variation named after them, but International Master Emory Tate is one of them. With a fan base of cultist proportions, Tate has dazzled the chess arena for more than three decades with his tactical wizardry. What most may…

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  • Chess Players harassed by police… again!

    A controversy is brewing in New York after seven chess players were cited with trespassing tickets at a playground for children. The men were playing in Inwood Hill Park when they were approached by police officers who issued tickets (one for each player) for playing at the chess tables built…

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  • Maurice Ashley on “Big Think”

    What is Maurice Ashley doing these days? A lot of things. He’s not behind the board yet, but he was recently seen on the pages of New in Chess (2010/7). He penned an article about the World Chess Challenge, a match between Magnus Carlsen and the World. The world was…

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  • Chess Crackers (November/December 2010)

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  • Adu gets joint 1st in N. Virginia

    IM Oladapo Adu (right) set to face off against the ever-tough IM Enkhbat Tegshsuren. Photo courtesy of Oladapo Adu. IM Oladapo Adu had a succcessful month which included joint first place finishes at the LPO Chess Open and the North Virginia Open. In the most recent tournament in Virginia he…

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  • 2010 Tal Memorial (Moscow, Russia)

    Several of the world’s top players are in Moscow, Russia competing in the 5th Tal Memorial. The tournament is named for the 8th World Champion, Mikhail Tal of the Soviet Union. The 10-player event takes place from November 5th to November 14th and is a nine-round round-robin event. The field…

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  • Rowe takes 2010 Jamaican Open!

    Super National Master (SNM) Duane ‘Rossolimo’ Rowe was in top form when he re-captured the 2010 Jamaica Chess Open, held on October 30-31 at the Medallion Hall Hotel. Rowe, a graduate of Cambridge University, was unable to defend his title last year due to work commitments overseas. However, the Super…

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