Archive for July, 2011

At the recent World Open in Philadelphia, a fellow chess player and I were discussing New in Chess and he was adamant about the notion that the Dutch-based magazine should move its stellar publication online. I disagreed. He reasoning was that the content would then become more interactive and it would be more consistent with […]

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GM Maurice Ashley has been to Belize three times in an attempt to help assist the nascent chess community in the Central American country. He recently penned an artice for ChessBase for their recent holding of their “Chess Olympiad”. The photo report showed a very enthusiastic group of chess players in all the pageantry that […]

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Lerrenzo Davis may be the only player in recent times to win two different sections in consecutive years at the World Open. Last year, Davis scored 8/9 in the under-1600 (beating out Khalee Ward) and this year he repeated the same 8/9 in the under-1800 to take home hefty $13,881. What is interesting is that […]

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Harlem, New York is the place where the “Harlem Renaissance” took place and where artistic expression flourished in the early 1900s. One hundred years later, artistry is still flourishing, but in this day and time, chess is the platform. St. Nicholas Park is known to many in the chess world as a place akin to […]

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James Black , Jr. has already had a prodigious scholastic career and he was just coming off of a triple win at the National Youth Championships with three titles. So he went into the World Open with other young aspirants hoping to make an impact. Playing in the under-2400 section, the 12-year old has been […]

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Gata Kamsky has been on a roll lately and continuing his onslaught by winning the 2011 World Open in Philadelphia. The two-time US Champion has had a nice run including defending his U.S. title, and a strong showing in the recent Candidates tournament defeating former World Championship contender and world #1, Veselin Topalov. He lost […]

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Despite a disappointing turnout in this year’s World Open , excitement has not abated in the annual festival. Michael Adams has attended this tournament the past couple of years and seems to have found a hospitable climate. Currently Adams shares the lead with Loek van Wely of the Netherlands. After beating Jaan Ehlvest and Gata […]

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America’s premier chess tournament has begun! More than 1,000 participants will gather at the Sheraton Center City for the 39th Annual World Open. US Champion Gata Kamsky is in the field along with GM Michael Adams and a host of other strong players and young talent. US Champion Gata Kamsky facing FM Kassa Korley England’s […]

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