Archive for June, 2014

There is some food for thought in the recent article on Magnus Carlsen’s parents (Henrik and Sigrun). It details the approach they used in order to raise a World Champion chess player. Of course most parents feel their child is special, but the Carlsens did not see the talent in Magnus what would turn him […]

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2014 U.S. Junior Chess ChampionshipSt. Louis, Missouri, USARound #9 (Sunday, 29 June 2014) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 IM Sevian, Samuel 4.5 2442 IM Ostrovskiy, Aleksandr A 4.0 2423 1-0 2 FM Williams, Justus D 3.5 2278 FM Shen, Arthur 2.5 2331 0-1 3 GM Troff, Kayden W 6.0 2494 […]

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2014 U.S. Junior Chess ChampionshipSt. Louis, Missouri, USARound #8 (Saturday, 28 June 2014) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 IM Ostrovskiy, Aleksandr A 3.5 2423 IM Harmon-Vellotti, Luke 3.5 2412 ½-½ 2 IM Xiong, Jeffery 4.5 2437 FM Bodek, Michael H 4.5 2389 0-1 3 NM Colas, Joshua 2.0 2247 GM […]

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2014 U.S. Junior Chess ChampionshipSt. Louis, Missouri, USARound #7 (Friday, 27 June 2014) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 FM Shen, Arthur 2.5 2331 IM Ostrovskiy, Aleksandr A 2.5 2423 0-1 2 IM Sevian, Samuel 3.0 2442 NM Larson, Matthew W 2.0 2160 ½-½ 3 FM Williams, Justus D 2.5 2278 […]

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2014 U.S. Junior Chess ChampionshipSt. Louis, Missouri, USARound #6 (Thursday, 26 June 2014) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 IM Ostrovskiy, Aleksandr A 2.0 2423 FM Bodek, Michael H 3.0 2389 ½-½ 2 IM Harmon-Vellotti, Luke 3.5 2412 GM Troff, Kayden W 3.0 2494 0-1 3 IM Xiong, Jeffery 3.5 2437 […]

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2014 U.S. Junior Chess ChampionshipSt. Louis, Missouri, USARound #5 (Tuesday, 24 June 2014) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 NM Larson, Matthew W 1.0 2160 IM Ostrovskiy, Aleksandr A 2.0 2423 1-0 2 FM Shen, Arthur 0.5 2331 NM Colas, Joshua 2.0 2247 1-0 3 IM Sevian, Samuel 1.0 2442 IM […]

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2014 U.S. Junior Chess ChampionshipSt. Louis, Missouri, USARound #4 (Monday, 23 June 2014) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 IM Ostrovskiy, Aleksandr A 1.5 2423 GM Troff, Kayden W 2.5 2494 ½-½ 2 FM Bodek, Michael H 1.5 2389 FM Williams, Justus D 1.5 2278 ½-½ 3 IM Harmon-Vellotti, Luke 2.0 […]

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2014 U.S. Junior Chess ChampionshipSt. Louis, Missouri, USARound #3 (Sunday, 22 June 2014) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 NM Colas, Joshua 1.0 2247 IM Ostrovskiy, Aleksandr A 1.0 2423 ½-½ 2 NM Larson, Matthew W 0.0 2160 IM Xiong, Jeffery 2.0 2437 ½-½ 3 FM Shen, Arthur 0.5 2331 IM […]

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BREAKING NEWS! Gabon made headlines at The Chess Drum after being involved in a “zero tolerance” controversy involving the late Jean-Pierre Moulain Ayombo at the 2008 Olympiad in Dresden. Moulain was on 8.5/10 when he was accused of not being present at the board against a winless player from the U.S. Virgin Islands. They awarded […]

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2014 U.S. Junior Chess ChampionshipSt. Louis, Missouri, USARound #2 (Saturday, 21 June 2014) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 IM Ostrovskiy, Aleksandr A 0.0 2423 FM Williams, Justus D 1.0 2278 1-0 2 GM Troff, Kayden W 1.0 2494 IM Sevian, Samuel 0.0 2442 1-0 3 FM Bodek, Michael H 1.0 […]

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