Archive for January, 2013

Magnus Carlsen receiving the winner’s trophy at the 2013 Tata Steel closing ceremonies. A stoic Viswanathan Anand looks on with his third place finish. He will hope than this scene will not repeat itself if the two should meet in future tournaments or a championship match. Photo by tatasteelchess.com. A few days ago, Magnus Carlsen […]

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Adisa Banjoko’s Hip Hop Chess Federation has released four editions of the “Bishop Chronicles” podcasts. These segment feature personalities in the area of hip-hop, martial arts and chess. Some of the guests have been luminaries such as Shawn Fanning (creator of Napster), GZA (Wu Tang Clan), Jordan Richter (legendary skateboarder), David Frazee (Silicon Valley) and […]

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The Jamaican Chess Federation presents the The 2013 John Powell Memorial Chess Open Saturday, February 9th and Sunday, February 10th, 2013Alhambra Inn Hotel 1 TUCKER AVENUE, KINGSTON 6TELEPHONE NUMBERS: 978-9072-3 CONTACT: JAMAICA CHESS FEDERATION c/o 12 Kingslyn Avenue, Kingston 10, Jamaica WI email address: chessjamaica@gmail.com website: https://www.chessjamaica.com/ (For more information contact Treasurer Mr. Wilfred McKenley […]

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The Chess Centre, Cavans Lane, Bridgetown January 19th – 21st 2013 Krishna Gray (Jamaica) Jamaica Woman National Champion, Krishna Gray, won her final two matches to capture 1st place the as the curtain fell on the 2nd Margaret Prince Celebration Chess Tournament which was played over the weekend at The Chess Centre in Cavans Lane. […]

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The Botswana chess calendar takes off on a high note as the players brace to lock horns in the first tournament of the year sponsored by Airfficiency. The tournament dubbed Airfficiency Year Opener sets the ball rolling and is highly favoured for setting the tempo for the year. The tournament will be held on the […]

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Magnus Carlsen still holds the lead.Photo by tatasteelchess.com. Magnus Carlsen maintains the lead at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament after eight rounds with +4. His combination of resourcefulness and determination leaves him undefeated, but he has many challenges forthcoming. Viswanathan Anand is a half-point out with 5½/8 with Levon Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura in joint […]

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The first four rounds of chess have had a little for everyone… lightening attacks, novelties, positional gems, blunders and even a tiny bit of controversy (with draws of course). So… the 2013 Tata Steel tournament is off to a great start with marquee names gracing the charts. At the end four rounds, Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan […]

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Phillip Corry, “Uganda Chess Federation lines-up 11 events for 2013,” Kawowo Sports, 12 Jan 2013. Chess players in the country will have to play 11 rounds of competitions in various tournaments this year as the local governing body Uganda Chess Federation unveiled its calendar for 2013 on Thursday. Uganda made a good presence at the […]

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The Barbados Chess Federation has released its calendar for 2013 ending with its national championship in October and Michael Forde Memorial in November. The calendar covers both youth and senior tournaments as well as participation abroad. The Heroes Day Cup in April is probably the island’s marquee event that will attract international players. It is […]

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New in Chess (2012/8)

The year 2012 was a very eventful year in chess with the Olympiad in Istanbul and two World Championships (open and women) taking place. There were also records falling with Magnus Carlsen breaking the ELO record of Garry Kasparov. While the record became official in 2013, the Norwegian broke the record at the London Chess […]

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