Month: May 2014

  • Tournaments

    2014 Froemke Memorial (Tallahassee)

    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…

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  • Sargissian takes 2014 Chicago Open

    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…

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  • 2014 Olympiad prep progressing

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  • Will Smith touts Millionaire Chess

    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…

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  • Anand in Tanzania June 1st

    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,…

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  • Sean Miller interviews Shabazz (The Chess Drum)

    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…

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  • 2014 U.S. Championships: Kamsky, Krush repeat!

    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…

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  • 2014 U.S. Championships: Going to Playoffs!

    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…

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  • 2014 Jamaica National Championships

    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…

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  • 2014 U.S. Championships: More Thrills

    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…

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