Archive for April, 2013

Defending Champion, Damion Davy Jamaica’s national championship has begun. Defending champion Damion Davy sets forth to defend his national title as ten hopefuls pawn off in the national chess fete. This year’s version is without a number of marquee players. IM Jomo Pitterson, FM Warren Elliott, FM Shane Matthews (based in Barbados) and CM Duane […]

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The 2013 edition of the Heroes Day Cup will kick off with two sections: Masters and Challengers. The Masters section is a six-man double round-robin led by GM Mesgen Amanov of Turkmenistan (2510). He will be joined by five Caribbean Masters three of which will vie for an IM norm. All five are former national […]

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Typically modest about his achievements, local chess Grandmaster-elect Kenny Solomon fulfilled his lifelong dream when he played a simultaneous exhibition match against 20 promising young players at the Rocklands Library in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town on Tuesday, 26 March 2013. The exhibition was a truly inspiring moment for a player who grew up in modest […]

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The Hip-Hop Chess Federation in conjuction withThe World Chess Hall of Fame presents the “Live the Game” HHCF Panel St. Louis Public Library, Schlafly Branch Schlafly meeting room… Wednesday, May 8th 4:00pm 1-888-588-4418 https://hiphopchess.blogspot.com/ Full Details here!! LIVE THE GAME consists of a group of national experts who will discuss how chess and martial arts […]

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The first in a 2013 series of FIDE Grand Prix events kicks off on April 17th in Zug, Switzerland with several of the top brass competing. The last cycle culminated in the Candidate’s Tournament ending with GM Magnus Carlsen earning the right to challenge World Champion Viswanathan Anand. That match will take place (tentatively) in […]

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Diamond is growing and shining! Diamond Shakoor has been on a path. A path that would take her through three Midwestern states: Michigan, Ohio and Missouri. The most recent move to St. Louis was an effort by her father Abdul Shakoor to put her in an environment where she could maximize her ability. Diamond has […]

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Kingsmen Chess Club presentsThe Spring Break Quick Rated Tournament! Location: Coolstuff and Games 3592 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, Florida 32792 $890 b/35; $30 Entry Fee; CASH payout * * * Saturday, April 13th 2013Registration: 11:15-11:45am; 1st Round starts at 12noon U2200-1st $215 2nd $125 3rd $75U1800- 1st $160 2nd $110U1500/Unrated- 1st $130 2nd $80 G/25 […]

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Phiona Mutesi of Uganda achieved worldwide fame as the subject of the book, “The Queen of Katwe“. This was a spellbinding book that details the tremendous hardships of her life and how her discovery of chess helped to give her hope for a better life. Despite being from the poorest villages in Uganda, she was […]

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Jamaican Chess Federation President Ian Wilkinson has announced the hosting of the 2013 CARIFTA Championships to be held on the island of “wood and water”. The tournament will begin this evening and will feature the top juniors from the region. Wilkinson excitedly told The Chess Drum that juniors from Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad & […]

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Dr. Kimani Stancil Most of us would never be able to understand the science of material composition for everything from pharmaceuticals to space rockets and thousands of other commercial and industrial products. Dr. Kimani Stancil does. Recently he told me he would be in Tallahassee, Florida to make a presentation as part of the Florida […]

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Round #14 Monday, 1 April 2013 Preview: This is it! It is now a one-round tournament with both Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik vying for the right to face World Champion Viswanathan Anand in November. For Kramnik, it would amount to a rematch. For Carlsen, it would be an opportunity for ascendancy to the top […]

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