Month: March 2011

  • New in Chess gets makeover

    One of the world’s premier chess magazines has just gotten a makeover. New in Chess unveiled a sleeker, graphically-enhanced design with its typical quality journalism. The first issue (released back in January) featured Magnus Carlsen on the cover and the enlarged format seem to make the chess personalities bigger than…

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  • Uganda hosts Zabasajja Memorial

    OVER 50 SIGNED UP FOR ZABASAJJA MEMORIAL RAPID

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  • Shogi finds a home in Africa!

    Both chess and draughts have claimed different parts of the African continent. There is a new game in town… that is the Japanese game of shôgi. Lionnel Kouassi of the Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) wrote an article of the activities currently being conducted in Africa to spread the shôgi. The…

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  • 2011 Martinique Championship

    Gilles Suez-Panama sent this message about the 27th Martinican Championship to be held on April 26th until May 1st. There will be several categories. Gilles Suez-Panama of Martinique. 27ème Championnat de Martinique d’Echecs (Toutes Catégories) Location Ecole primaire de Mansarde au ROBERT 26 avril au 1er mai 2011 ——————————————————————————– Created…

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  • Bassem Amin tours South Africa!

    Jackie Ngubeni with GM Bassem Amin. Photo courtesy of Jackie Ngubeni. Egypt is sometimes known as The “Valley of the Kings” with a very rich history. Anyone who has traveled to the North African country will marvel at the ancient civilization and the magic of the Nile River. The nation…

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  • The Drum beats in the Bahamas!

    The Chess Drum’s Daaim Shabazz will be visiting the Bahamas Chess Federation as a special guest. He will also be there to participate in the 2nd Bahamas National Chess Open which will take place in Nassau on April 15th-17th. The field will include National Champion Ken Gibson and National Master…

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  • 2011 2.3 Zonal (Dominican Republic)

    Allan Herbert of Barbados has sent a message the 2.3 Zonal has begun in the Dominican Republic. The tournament features four Grandmasters and six IMs attempting to earn a spot in the World Championships cycle. Cuban stars Lenier Domninguez and Lazaro Bruzon are the top seeds. The other two GMs…

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  • Orrin Hudson makes strong moves!

    Chess Family: At Be Someone www.besomeone.org, our dream is to change the lives of inner city children, teaching them to make all the right moves in life by making the right moves in chess. After you watch this video: Chess moves for life – Chess champion Orrin Hudson wants to…

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  • 2011 Melody Amber (Monaco)

    The 20th and final Amber Rapid and Blindfold Chess Tournament (Melody Amber) has begun today in Monaco, Italy in what has been a storied run of fantastic chess. The tournament will lose its support. The tournament is sponsored by Joop van Oosterom who named the tournament after his daughter. Vladimir…

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  • Interview with Botswana’s Mudongo

    This piece comes from Susan Polgar Chess Daily News on Botswana’s Boikhutso Mudongo, one of the first female African players to earn an Olympiad medal. This exclusive was done by Victor Muyakwabo. Chess star continues with checkmates VICTOR MUYAKWABO Staff Writer Chess’ Women’s Fide Master, Boikhutso Mudongo continues to flourish…

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