Month: June 2012

  • New in Chess (2012/4)

    This issue of New in Chess has a number of headlining stories including the cover story of the World Championship between Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand. Several stories were presented including a very lengthy interview with the champion who spoke candidly about the match. The vision of Andrei Filatov of…

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  • 2012 World Open (Philadelphia, USA)

    With the Philadelphia International beginning tonight, the 40th World Open officially begins tomorrow and remains the marquee tournament in America. Approximately 1000-1300 players will travel to Philadelphia to compete for top prizes. What big names will be out? Stay tuned! 40th Annual World Open July 2-8, 2012, Philadelphia, PA Sheraton…

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  • 2012 South African Open

    Chess South Africa & Chess Western Province cordially invites all chess players to participate in 2012 South African Open Friday 29th June 2012 and will conclude on Sunday 8th July 2012Newlands Stadium Convention Centre (City of Cape Town in Western Province, South Africa) ENTRIES Entries after 27th June 2012 will…

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  • Wilkinson heads to FIDE’s “World Court”

    WILKINSON HEADS FOR WORLD CHESS “COURT” Jamaica’s Ian Wilkinson Attorney-at-law Ian Wilkinson, the President of the Jamaica Chess Federation, Chairman of the Magnificent Chess Foundation and the President of the Jamaican Bar Association, is scheduled to leave Jamaica on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 for Lausanne, Switzerland to sit on the…

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  • Africa

    African Zonal 4.2 (Abuja, Nigeria)

    African Championships for Zone 4.2 took place in Abuja, Nigeria and finished on Sunday, June 24th. IM Bunmi Olape (pictured right) bested the field of ten with an undefeated 7.5/9. There were five nations representing their flags with host Nigeria, Egypt, Uganda, Sudan and Ghana competing. In the women’s section…

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  • Jamaican Clash… Davy vs. Mellace!

    In Jamaica, the music genre is known for the “clashes” between the reggae dons. This weekend the “chess dons” take centre stage and play for the undisputed crown of Jamaican champion. The national championship ended in a tie for first between defending champion Damion Davy and Andrew Mellace. These playoffs…

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  • Chess in Curaçao

    The “Dutch Antilles” is a region not known for its strength in chess, but has come one of the most active regions in the Caribbean. The Curaçao Chess Festival draws strong GMs from around the world and the island of 135,000 have no doubt been inspired. Most will remember the…

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  • 2nd President’s Cup (Accra, Ghana)

    The Ghanaian Chess Federation presents the 2nd President’s Cup Open House June 16th-17th Accra Stadium 7-Round Swiss, 60 minutes per game Day 1: Rounds 1-4 (starting at 9am) DAY 2: Rounds 5-7 (starting at 12pm) Registration: 10.00 cedis Prizes: 500.00 cedis donated by Reiss & Company, GHANA This is a…

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  • FIDE

    Karpov lambastes FIDE (again)

    Anatoly Karpov was in St. Louis to participate in an exhibition match with GM Yasser Seirawan. The encounter ended with the former World Champion winning the match 8-6 (1-1 classical, 1-1 rapid, 6-4 blitz-Karpov). The blitz match was thrilling to watch. Anatoly Karpov During the press conference Macauley Petersen relayed…

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  • Seirawan-Karpov Legends Match

    U.S. legend Yasser Seirawan and former World Champion Anatoly Karpov will face will face-off in a legends match at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis (CCSCSL). This is a revisitation of their classic battles in the 1980s. Photo by CCSCSL. The main site reads: The two will…

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