Archive for December, 2011

News out of Zambia ahead of the African Juniors: THE Chess Federation of Zambia (CFZ) has selected 36 young players comprising 18 boys and 18 girls to represent the country at next month’s African youth flagship event of the World Chess Federation in Lusaka. The 2011 African Youth Chess Championships to be held at Baobab […]

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Kevin (8) and Rowan Willathgamuwa (9) of St. Ives Prep were expelled after playing in the World Youth in Brazil. There have been countless studies on the role chess has played in helping in the development of cognitive abilities and analytical skills. Thus, the wave of popularity has spread “Chess in Schools” throughout the chess […]

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The four 2800-rated players will repeat (from the 2011 Tal Memorial) the headlining of a super-GM event as the London Chess Classic begins with the opening ceremonies on tomorrow. World Champion Viswanathan Anand and world’s #1 player Magnus Carlsen will be joined by fellow 2800s Levon Aronian (new addition) and Vladimir Kramnik. Carlsen has won […]

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The Botswana Closed Tournament will be held at University of Botswana starting Friday, 2nd December 2011 to Sunday, 4th December 2011. The drawing of lots will be on Wednesday, 30th at sedibeng @ 19:00. The Botswana Chess Calendar comes to an end with resounding bang as the best chess brains in the country lock horns […]

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