Archive for September, 2013

Back in July, I received an e-mail invitation from Mike Wilmering to attend the Sinquefield Cup as a part of the chess media. The concept sounded exciting… the world’s top two players and America’s top two players in a double round-robin! I responded and gave him a “tentative yes”. I knew it would be difficult […]

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One of the 600 participants in the Chess-in-the-Schools festivities. Chess has a way of creating happiness. We are officially amidst a chess renaissance in the U.S. With SuperNational scholastic tournaments drawing more than 5,000 players, St. Louis becoming the centrifugal force of growth of American chess (with St. Louis Chess Club, World Hall of Fame […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2013 CONTACT: Kim Rice 770-465-6445 info@besomeone.org Former State Trooper and Presiding Superior Court Judge Join to Inspire Youth to ‘Be Someone’ through Unique Crime Prevention Program Lakewood, NJ — Master motivator Orrin C. Hudson and New Jersey Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels will join forces to produce ChessFest 2013, a […]

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WIM-elect Sabrina ChevannesPhoto by WIM Ioana Smaranda Padurariu. WFM Sabrina Chevannes was on tour this summer in the U.S. and capped off her visit by attending the historic Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis. Prior to that she had visited Susan Polgar’s Webster Academy, stopped by the iconic and famed Marshall Chess Club in New York, […]

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FM Ronald SimpsonPhoto by Daaim Shabazz. It is with extreme sadness that I inform The Chess Drum readership of the death of FM Ronald Simpson. He succumbed to Stage Four cancer on Thursday, September 19th. Simpson was an active member of the North Carolina community after being a legendary figure in New York’s “Black Bear […]

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Hou Yifan dispatched Anna Ushenina to regain the Women’s World Champion. Can the 19-year old star invigorate women’s chess? China is back on top of women’s chess! Hou Yifan clinched the 2013 Women’s World Championship with a crushing 5½-1½ win over a beleaguered Anna Ushenina. The margin of victory was a total embarrassment not only […]

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New in Chess (2013/6)

After I interviewed Dirk Jan ten Guezendam at the Sinquefield Cup, I gained perhaps another level of appreciation for its history. Starting out as local Dutch magazine it has morphed into a world-class publication. A few years back, the magazine has unfurled a new image with a bold, color format and has never looked back. […]

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In yet another attack on subculture of street chess, San Francisco authorities have completely shut down the location on Market Street citing drug dealing and illegal gambling. Three years ago, the group was told to move from the location due to accusations that chess players had been disruptive and occasional fighting had occurred. Marvin Boykins […]

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The 2013 Sinquefield Cup was certainly a history event and set a high bar for supertournaments in the U.S. Billed as the “strongest chess tournament ever” on American soil, the event brought the world’s top two players and America’s top two players in the same field. Fans and journalists traveled from far and wide to […]

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2013 Sinquefield CupSeptember 9th-15th, 2013 (St. Louis, USA)Round #6 – Sunday, 15 September 2013 1 Carlsen, M NOR 1-0 Aronian, L ARM 2 Nakamura, H USA ½–½ Kamsky, G USA Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Official Site In the finale’ […]

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2013 Sinquefield CupSeptember 9th-15th, 2013 (St. Louis, USA)Round #5 – Saturday, 14 September 2013 1 Nakamura, H USA ½–½ Carlsen, M NOR 2 Aronian, L ARM ½–½ Kamsky, G USA Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Official Site Today was a […]

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2013 Sinquefield CupSeptember 9th-15th, 2013 (St. Louis, USA)Round #4 – Friday, 13 September 2013 1 Kamsky, G USA 0-1 Carlsen, M NOR 2 Aronian, L ARM 1-0 Nakamura, H USA Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Official Site The Sinquefield participants […]

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2013 Sinquefield CupSeptember 9th-15th, 2013 (St. Louis, USA)Round #3 – Wednesday, 11 September 2013 1 Carlsen, M NOR ½-½ Nakamura, H USA 2 Aronian, L ARM ½-½ Kamsky, G USA Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Official Site In the marquee […]

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2013 Sinquefield CupSeptember 9th-15th, 2013 (St. Louis, USA)Round #2 – Tuesday, 10 September 2013 1 Aronian, L ARM ½-½ Carlsen, M NOR 2 Nakamura, H USA 1-0 Kamsky, G USA Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Official Site Epic battles between […]

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FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship starts on 10th of September 2013. The event has been traveling under the radar and has not been highly-touted in the shadows of the upcoming World Championship match. This match will feature reigning World Champion Anna Ushenina of the Ukraine and former champion Hou Yifan of China. Ushenina won the […]

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