Archive for March, 2011

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 life. The current issue features […]

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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 article was written in French, […]

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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 By Ligue d’Echecs de la […]

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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 of 80 million inhabitants, the […]

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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 Bryon Small. Tournament Announcement

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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 are Manuel Leon Hoyos (Mexico) […]

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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 change the world one move […]

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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 Kramnik has won the most […]

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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 both at home and abroad. […]

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Josh Colas had an interview with Jennifer Shahade and “Chess Scoop” where he talked about his progress as a player. Back in December, Josh broke the age record for a Black player reaching National Master. That record has been held broken several of times since Walter Harris (pictured right) was the first Black player to […]

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Angola’s Erickson Roberto SoaresPhoto courtesy of CHESSA. Luanda — Angola won Sunday the African Male Junior Chess Championship held in East London, South Africa, in representation of the athlete Erikson Roberto. (Note: Full name is Erikson Roberto Mauricio Soares) Erikson Roberto beat his opponent Thabo Gumpo, from Botswana, in the 9th and last round of […]

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As James Black, Jr. climbs the rating ladder, he is finding that earning the last 100 points is the toughest. Black has been as high as 2174 (now 2155) and is now making a push to earn the coveted Master’s title. He will be the most recent of the “Big Three” to earn the ranking. […]

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March 2011 FIDE Rating List

World Champion Viswanathan Anand (2817, +7) ascends back to the top of the list after his strong performance in Tata Steel Tournament. In a recent interview it was asked about his latest feat and whether it was comparable to the world crown. The world title is more specific and a bigger challenge whereas ranking is […]

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Justus Williams was recently featured on “The Grio” for a candid interview. The young master gave homage to one of his sports heroes by referring to himself as the “Lebron James of chess.” Of course, Justus is not saying he is as good in chess as Lebron is in basketball, but the swagger, intensity and […]

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