Archive for June, 2012

While the 2012 edition is not as strong as last year’s field (quartet of 2800s), the world’s top five players in the world will pawn off in Moscow, Russia. Both Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand will obviously be missing from this year’s competition, but Magnus Carlen, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Teimour Radjabov and Hikaru Nakamura […]

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In the fifth “Drum Beat” segment (June 7th), we present a special issue highlighting the World Championship and its aftermath. We will discuss the match, the result, the reaction and the response from the champion, Viswanathan Anand. One may argue that Boris Gelfand had the better preparation. There were a number of different comments made […]

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National Masters Justus Williams, James Black, Jr. and Josh ColasPhoto by Guy Colas. Coming off of credible performances at the Chicago Open and heading into the the summer circuit of tournaments, three young scholastic stars seem to be coming of age in the U.S. chess scene. Justus Williams (14), Josh Colas (13) and James Black, […]

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2012 Robert Froemke Memorial (Tallahassee, Florida) Last weekend I played in a tournament in Tallahassee, Florida, the town in which I reside. It is mostly known for being Florida’s state capitol and for its two universities, Florida State University and Florida A&M University (my employer). The Chicago Open was in progress, but ironically I was […]

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