Day: February 22, 2013

  • Ashley on Black Bear School of Chess

    Maurice Ashley and William Morrison. . . the #1 and #2 ‘Black Bears’.Copyright © 1996, Jerome Bibuld. GM Maurice Ashley was recently featured The Moth Radio Hour in a very interesting story about his rise in the Black Bear School of Chess. This is not the normal Ashley story about…

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  • 2013 Botswana National Championship

    The 6th Metropolitan chess championships will take place this weekend in Palapye where the top 20men and top 20 women will crack their heads in a fiercely anticipated chess tournament. The Sponsor The tournament is sponsored by Metropolitan to the tune of P80,000. This is the 6th year that Metropolitan…

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  • Chess in Togo!

    Togo delegation at the General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. Togo is a very modest country of 6.7 million sandwiched between Ghana and Benin. It is a country known primarily for it cocoa, but they are now known for something else… a budding chess community. I met…

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