Archive for March, 2011

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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