Archive for September, 2011

NM Jehron Bryant In rapid succession five young upstarts from New York have made waves in the chess scene by making National Master. Kassa Korley, Justus Williams, Josh Colas and James Black Jr. will welcome the newest African-American Master in the New York area, Jehron Bryant. Just last January Jehron celebrated breaking the coveted 2000 […]

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Jose Espinosa is a familiar face at the World Open chess tournaments every year. You will see him milling about the skittles area and usually chatting with another player. A native of Brooklyn, New York, his rich baritone voice is a complement to his usually friendly demeanor. However, there is a lot more to Espinosa […]

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The Bilbao Chess Master Final will begin on September 26th with the first round. Six of the world’s top Grandmasters with take part in a partnership event that will be divided between two venues… Brazil and Spain. The field features the 2800 trio of Magnus Carlsen, World Champion Viswanathan Anand and Levon Aronian plus World […]

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Justus Williams making his mark. Justus Williams, 13, is one of the many talented players in American chess. However, his story is well-known. What is not known (or appreciated) is that he has already shown levels of maturity that will result in his ascending to higher heights in chess. Justus recently scored joint first at […]

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2011 World CupAugust 26th-September 21st, 2011(Khanty Mansiysk, Russia) FINALS   Flag G1 G2 G3 G4 -TIEBREAKS- Pts. Grischuk 0 ½ ½ ½ 1½ Svidler 1 ½ ½ ½ 2½ THIRD PLACE   Flag G1 G2 G3 G4 -TIEBREAKS- Pts. Ivanchuk ½ 1 ½ ½ 2½ Ponomariov ½ 0 ½ ½ 1½ Pairing Tree Official Site: […]

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2011 World CupAugust 26th-September 21st, 2011(Khanty Mansiysk, Russia)Semi-finals # Name Flag Nation Result Name Flag Nation 1 Svidler, P RUS 1½-½ Ponomariov, R UKR 2 Ivanchuk, V UKR 2½-3½ Grischuk, A RUS Pairing Tree Official Site: https://chess.ugrasport.com/ Games: Main Site, PGN (TWIC) Drum Coverage: https://www.thechessdrum.net/blog/2011/08/25/2011-world-cup-khanty-mansiysk-russia/

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Community celebrates 12 year old National Master James Black Jr.By Adia Onyango September 4, 2011. The community of Bedford Stuyvesant came together at Fulton Park to recognize the accomplishments of one of their own residents 12-year old James Black Jr. for achieving the ranking of National Master (NM) in chess. In addition to honoring recent […]

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Despite some technical problems forcing a late start, the All-Africa Games is at the midpoint. There is not much coverage, but there are reports being uploaded to cover the daily events. Zambia vs. South Africa at All-Africa Games.Photos from Chess South Africa (CHESSA) The games have attracted one of Africa’s top players in GM Ahmed […]

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2011 World CupAugust 26th-September 21st, 2011(Khanty Mansiysk, Russia)Round #5 # Name Flag Nation Result Name Flag Nation 1 Polgar, J HUN ½-1½ Svidler, P RUS 2 Ivanchuk, V UKR 2½-1½ Radjabov, T AZE 3 Grischuk, A RUS 2½-1½ Navara, D CZE 4 Ponomariov, R UKR 1½-½ Gashimov, V AZE Pairing Tree Official Site: https://chess.ugrasport.com/ Games: […]

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2011 World CupAugust 26th-September 21st, 2011(Khanty Mansiysk, Russia)Round #4 # Name Flag Nation Result Name Flag Nation 1 Polgar, J HUN 4½-3½ Dominguez, L CUB 2 Ivanchuk, V UKR 3-1 Bu Xiangzhi CHN 3 Zherebukh, Y UKR 0-2 Navara, D CZE 4 Ponomariov, R UKR 4½-3½ Bruzon, L CUB 5 Gashimov, V AZE 4-2 Nielsen, […]

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While watching the 2011 World Cup broadcast, I was particularly intrigued with the Alexander Moiseenko and David Navara because they had reached a textbook ending… queen versus rook and pawn. Navara (the stronger side) had shown how to wrest the remaining pawn away and then set sights on executing the well-known endgame problem. After a […]

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This article was posted by Abby Emmanuel Alo for monroi.com. We have all heard of “chess diplomacy”. Alo appears to believe in a new concept of chess for human enlightment. It is not clear from the essay what the plan is but a plan involving the youth must be given some consideration. I contacted him […]

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2011 World CupAugust 26th-September 21st, 2011(Khanty Mansiysk, Russia)Round #3 # Name Flag Nation Result Name Flag Nation 1 Karjakin, S RUS ½-1½ Polgar, J HUN 2 Sutovsky, E ISR 1-3 Ivanchuk, V UKR 3 Mamedyarov, S AZE 1½-2½ Zherebukh, Y UKR 4 Efimenko, Z UKR 1½-2½ Ponomariov, R UKR 5 Gashimov, V AZE 1½-½ Andreikin, […]

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