Archive for May, 2014

A short tribute was paid to Eric Larsen who was a mainstay in Tallahassee chess. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. This report was written by Steven Cullifer who has been the chief organizer for many Tallahassee events including the annual Robert Froemke Memorial event. Approximately 20 players took part. Cullifer runs a nice tournament as evidenced […]

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Armenia’s Gabriel Sargissian also won in 2012. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. GM Gabriel Sargissian won the 2014 Chicago Open after winning a tiebreak over IM Priyadarshan Kannappan. Both scored 7/9 just ahead of a sextet of players a 6.5/9. Sargissian was in the US helping Varuzhan Akobian prepare for the U.S. Championship helping him tie […]

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Superstar actor Will Smith is known to the most chess fans worldwide as a chess enthusiast and player. Most recently he endorsed the “Millionaire Ches Open” to be hosted by GM Maurice Ashley and business icon Amy Lee. The tournament is scheduled to begin on October 9th, 2014. Smith’s interest in chess has a very […]

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Former World Champion and current Challenger Viswanathan Anand will be traveling to Tanzania to participate in a number of activities beginning June 5th June 1st in Dar es Salaam. Anand will visit for five days on invitation from Tanzania Chess Foundation chairman Vinay Choudhury. According to media IPPMedia.com, Choudhury states, “We have changed the dates […]

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New Jersey native Sean Miller has been a fixture in New York for some time now. He has been active as a chess promoter and now has taken the lead in documenting chess through the lens of various personalities and events. One of his most recent projects was his “State of Chess in America” that […]

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GM Gata Kamsky and GM Irina Krush2014 U.S. Champions 2014 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USATiebreaks (Sunday, 20 May 2013) Armageddon Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Lenderman, Aleksandr 0.0 2582 GM Akobian, Varuzhan 0.0 2643 0-1 Playoff Tiebreak 2 GM Akobian, Varuzhan 0.0 2643 GM Kamsky, Gata 0.0 2713 […]

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2014 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #11 (Sunday, 19 May 2013) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Robson, Ray 5.0 2631 GM Onischuk, Alexander 5.0 2668 ½-½ 2 GM Erenburg, Sergey 3.5 2633 GM Ramirez, Alejandro 4.0 2595 1-0 3 GM Shankland, Samuel L 5.5 2634 GM Gareev, […]

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Mellace, Miller… 2014 Jamaican Champions Andrew Mellace It all came down to the final round to decide the winners of the 2014 Digicel National Chess Championships. In the end there were two new champions, National Master (NM) Andrew Mellace and Woman Candidate Master (WCM) Rachel Miller. Andrew Mellace went into the final round leading by […]

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2014 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #10 (Sunday, 18 May 2013) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Onischuk, Alexander 4.5 2668 GM Naroditsky, Daniel 4.5 2543 ½-½ 2 GM Molner, Mackenzie 3.0 2522 GM Lenderman, Aleksandr 6.0 2582 ½-½ 3 GM Akobian, Varuzhan 6.0 2643 GM Kamsky, Gata […]

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2014 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #9 (Saturday, 17 May 2013) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Ramirez, Alejandro 3.0 2595 GM Onischuk, Alexander 4.0 2668 ½-½ 2 GM Robson, Ray 3.5 2631 GM Gareev, Timur 4.0 2653 1-0 3 GM Erenburg, Sergey 2.5 2633 GM Friedel, Joshua […]

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Votes needed: Vote online for Orrin Hudson just click: Heads up, Pants up, Grades up and Never give up! Brains Before Bullets. Think it Out, Don’t Shoot It Out. The life you save maybe your own. VOTES NEEDED: Orrin Hudson teaches kids leadership skills through the game of chess. He’s in the running for a […]

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Millionaire Chess Open stands to be one of the most memorable tournaments in U.S. history. Grandmaster Maurice Ashley has been on record as saying that this tournament could very well change the face of chess in America. The Chess Drum has had interviews (#1 and #2) with Ashley and he has clarified some of the […]

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2014 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #8 (Friday, 16 May 2013) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Onischuk, Alexander 4.0 2668 GM Lenderman, Aleksandr 4.0 2582 0-1 2 GM Naroditsky, Daniel 4.0 2543 GM Kamsky, Gata 4.5 2713 ½-½ 3 GM Molner, Mackenzie 2.0 2522 GM Shankland, Samuel […]

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2014 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #7 (Wednesday, 14 May 2013) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Gareev, Timur 3.0 2653 GM Onischuk, Alexander 3.5 2668 ½-½ 2 GM Ramirez, Alejandro 2.5 2595 GM Friedel, Joshua E 3.0 2505 0-1 3 GM Robson, Ray 3.0 2631 GM Akobian, […]

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