Day: September 6, 2012

  • 2012 Chess Olympiad: Round #9

    Top Boards (Open) USA 2½-1½ Russia Philippines 0½-3½ China Armenia 2½-1½ Germany Poland 2-2 Azerbaijan Ukraine 3-1 France Full Results Miracle on Board? Nakamura topples Kramnik in gladiator matchup.Photo by Daaim Shabazz. Not exactly a miracle, but perhaps “shocking” is what is used to describe Russia’s loss to the USA…

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  • African Diaspora at the ’12 Olympiad

    WGM Oleiny Linares-Napoles (Cuba)… world’s strongest female of African descent. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. The 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey has been a fortuitous one for both Africa and Caribbean nations. They have garnered a number of upsets which gives one the impression that the gap is not only…

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