Month: January 2014

  • Update on Millionaire Chess

    GM Parimarjan Negi has signed up.Photo by (Keval Sharma). Back in early December of last year, GM Maurice Ashley announced an epic event… a “Millionaire Chess” open tournament with an unprecedented prize fund of $1,000,000. It has generated a ripple throughout the chess world and ignited a discussion about…

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  • Aronian wins 2014 Tata Steel!

    GM Levon AronianPhoto by Frans Peeters. Levon Aronian was on a blistering pace and clinched the 2014 Tata Steel tournament with one round remaining. Not even a last round loss could spoil his otherwise sterling result. In the last round, he fell prey to a nice tactical shot from Loek…

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  • Kasparov campaigns in Nigeria

    Dear all, Please find below update on Garry Kasparov and the KCF’S visit to Nigeria. The team will arrive Abuja on the evening of Tursday, 30 January, 2014. They’re expected to meet the board of the NCF on the evening of Thursday 30 January at the Hilton Hotel Abuja. On…

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  • Chess Adventure in Vietnam

    When one travels abroad, there is always the apprehension that comes with being in an unfamiliar place. What is even more challenging is understanding the intricate history of the host nation and how that history has made it what it has become. Vietnam is a nation of many different legacies…

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  • Media Stories

    Review: Life of a King

    Eugene Brown WARNING: Review may contain spoilers! 🙂 When watching “Life of a King” one anticipates another “rags-to-riches” story that is typical of this genre of films. The only issue was… this wasn’t one of those films. Eugene Brown was not a rags-to-riches story as the community stalwart has never…

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  • Obituary

    Bernadette Hickman passes away

    Bernadette Hickman, rising scholastic star in the Chicago area in the early 80s, has passed away. Along with brother Harold Jr. both the young Reddicks were sensational talents and Bernadette once represented the U.S. in the 1984 under-14 championships. Under the tutelage of father Harold Reddick, Sr., both got exposure…

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  • Rap icon RZA to defend chess title in 2014

    For Immediate Release PR Contact: Meek Gaborski 1-888-588-4418 Wu-Tang Clan Leader RZA Defends HHCF Title at Chess Kings Invitational in Los Angeles Hip-Hop Chess Federation Hosts Celebrity Chess Tournament to Help South Central LA Los Angeles, CA 11/13/14- The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce that it…

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  • 2014 Tata Steel Chess (Wijk aan Zee)

    This year’s Tata Steel Chess Tournament features a scales down edition from previous years with only two sections and 12 players. Previous tournaments have had three sections of 14 players each. In addition, neither Magnus Carlsen, nor Viswanathan Anand will be present. Both have long-running histories of the tournament, but…

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  • Drum beats in Vietnam!

    The Chess Drum is beating in Vietnam as the nation of 90 million is experiencing a growth in the sport. Daaim Shabazz will be in Hanoi, Vietnam to visit with the chess community at the chess center on Nguyen Luong Bang street, Dong Da district, Hanoi. The Chess Drum’s Daaim…

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  • Krush to face 50 in Detroit

    Contact: Pamela Marcil 313-833-7899 GM Irina Krush to conduct 50-board simul against Detroit City Chess Club! January 3, 2014 (Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) will host chess international grandmaster Irina Krush in a simultaneous (simul) competition with 50 members of the Detroit City Chess Club (DCCC) on…

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