Archive for January, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR Contact: Meko Gaborski 888-588-4418 contact@hiphopchessfederation.org Hip-Hop Chess Federation Founder Releases Sampler for New Book, “Chess Is Jiu-Jitsu for the Mind” January 26th, 2015 Los Angeles, CA – The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is happy to announce its Founder, Adisa Banjoko will be releasing a new book detailing the connections between Hip-Hop, […]

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The second Millionaire Chess Open (MCO) will have at least two of the world’s top ten players in the field as America’s Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So have registered for the marquee tournament. This comes as good news as So will defend his crown from last year’s $100,000 winning. Nakamaura was not present for the […]

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Contact: Graham Jurgensen Position: Executive Director – Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa Email: grahamjurg@gmail.com Contact: Sid Gandhi Position: Operations Manager – Millionaire Chess Email: support@millionairechess.com KASPAROV CHESS FOUNDATION AFRICA TO RUN MILLIONAIRE CHESS SATELLITE TOURNAMENTS IN 3 AFRICAN COUNTRIES January 29, 2015 – Millionaire Chess has announced that the Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa (KCFA) will organize […]

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Kenyan chess was featured on NTV Kenya in a 30-minute segment and hosted by the vivacious Sheila Mwanyiga who showed gleeful enthusiasm during the interview. 29 January 2015 – Kenya’s Chairman Githinji Hinga and Secretary Joseph Atwoli were featured on Kenya’s morning program “Laugh, Learn and Share” about the national chess scene. They spend almost […]

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Dear chess community, After some thought, and some discussions with a number of friends and officials in the US chess community, I’ve decided to pursue a write-in candidacy in the 2015 USCF Executive Board election. Boyd Reed with son Alexander, a scholastic player. First, let me introduce myself to those who may not know me. […]

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Round #13 – Sunday 25 January 2015 Masters Hou, Y. – Ivanchuk, V., ½-½ So, W. – Van Wely, L., 1-0 Carlsen, M. – Saric, I., ½-½ Wojtaszek, R. – Giri, A., ½-½ Aronian, L. – Ding, L., 0-1 Caruana, F. – Vachier-Lagrave, 0-1 Jobava, B. – Radjabov, T., 1-0 World Champion Magnus Carlsen won […]

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Round #12 – Saturday 24 January 2015 Masters Van Wely, L. – Jobava, B., ½-½ Radjabov, T. – Hou, Y., ½-½ Ivanchuk, V. – Caruana, F., ½-½ Vachier-Lagrave – Aronian, L., ½-½ Ding, L. – Carlsen, M., ½-½ Saric, I. – Wojtaszek, R., 1-0 Giri, A. – So, W., 1-0 Anish Giri beat contender Wesley […]

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Round #11 – Friday 23 January 2015 Masters Giri, A. – Van Wely, L., 1-0 So, W. – Saric, I., 1-0 Wojtaszek, R. – Ding, L., 0-1 Carlsen, M. – Vachier-Lagrave, ½-½ Aronian, L. – Ivanchuk, V., ½-½ Caruana, F. – Radjabov, T., ½-½ Hou, Y. – Jobava, B., 1-0 Today we saw a comedy […]

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FM Harold Wanyama’s great start of 7 wins in the first 7 rounds enabled him to win the Rwabushenyi Memorial Chess Championship that ended on Sunday 18 January 2015 at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel in Rubaga, Kampala. For his exploits, the winner walked off with a prestigious trophy and a cash prize of one million […]

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Round #10 – Wednesday 20 January 2015 Masters Vassily Ivanchuk – Magnus Carlsen, ½-½ Ding Liren – Wesley So, ½-½ Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Radaslaw Wojtaszek, ½-½ Ivan Saric – Anish Giri, 0-1 Baadur Jobova – Fabiano Caruana, 0-1 Teimour Radjabov – Levon Aronian, ½-½ Loek van Wely – Hou Yifan, 1-0 The tournament moved to […]

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HISTORIC BREAKTHROUGH FOR JAMAICAN CHESS Friday, the 16th January, 2015 will be remembered forever in the annals of Jamaica’s sports history. On the occasion of Jamaica’s Annual Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year awards at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on a beautiful Kingston evening, further indelible memories were created. Jamaican Chess President Ian Wilkinson his […]

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Round #9 – Tuesday 20 January 2015 Masters Ivan Saric – Loek van Wely, ½-½ Radaslaw Wojtaszek – Vassily Ivanchuk, ½-½ Anish Giri – Ding Liren, 1-0 Magnus Carlsen – Teimour Radjabov, 1-0 Wesley So – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, ½-½ Fabiano Caruana – Hou Yifan, ½-½ Levon Aronian – Baadur Jobova, 1-0 Magnus Carlsen won his […]

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Round #8 – Sunday 18 January 2015 Masters Hou Yifan – Levon Aronian, ½-½ Ding Liren – Ivan Saric, 1-0 Vassily Ivanchuk – Wesley So, 0-1 Baadur Jobova – Magnus Carlsen, 0-1 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Anish Giri, 1-0 Loek van Wely – Fabiano Caruana, 0-1 Teimour Radjabov – Radaslaw Wojtaszek, 1-0 So had preparation waiting […]

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Round #7 – Saturday 17 January 2015 Masters Ivan Saric – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, 0-1 Ding Liren – Loek van Wely, 1-0 Radaslaw Wojtaszek – Baadur Jobova, 0-1 Magnus Carlsen – Hou Yifan, 1-0 Anish Giri – Vassily Ivanchuk, ½-½ Wesley So – Teimour Radjabov, ½-½ Levon Aronian – Fabiano Caruana, ½-½ Lots of exciting games […]

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Round #6 – Friday 16 January 2015 Masters Loek van Wely – Levon Aronian, ½-½ Baddur Jobova – Wesley So, 0-1 Vassily Ivanchuk – Ivan Saric, ½-½ Fabiano Caruana – Magnus Carlsen, 0-1 Hou Yifan – Radaslaw Wojtaszek, ½-½ Teimour Radjabov – Anish Giri, ½-½ Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Ding Liren, 1-0 MVL polished off Ding […]

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