Archive for June, 2015

Bob Ali reports that Adia Onyango was the team MVP based on her performance in the Bankers Athletic Chess League. The Kingsmen finished third in the regular season and made it to the championship playoffs. Onyango scored 5/9 and has eclipsed 2000 in the league’s rating system. This is the first time i can recollect […]

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New in Chess (2015/4)

If you have not gotten a copy of the latest New in Chess, you are in for quite a thrilling ride. The magazine had several controversial pieces including vituperative editorial letters about Bobby Fischer. These letters seem to spout personal beliefs and opinions of the champion, but did little to discuss any points in the […]

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The first event of the Grand Chess Tour has finished with the old guard still showing that they are a viable force. Veselin Topalov and Viswanathan Anand drew their last round encounter giving them both 1st and 2nd place in the first leg of the new elite event. Topalov had a fortuitous start with a […]

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The commemoration of the successful Millionaire Chess Open is currently available at Amazon books. This handsome edition bring back the wonderful series of events that makes of the MC mystique. Filled with incredible photos and annotated games, it is a wonderful addition to coffee tables and bookshelves. The organization is getting ready for the second […]

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The Grand Chess Tour was announced last year after the 2014 Sinquefield Cup as a way to build more high-level attraction and exposure to the chess elite. It is a pact between three entities… Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (Sinquefield Cup), Tower AS (Norway Chess) and Chess Promotions Ltd. (London Chess Classic). […]

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DC SUMMER QUICK SERIES I A US Chess Federation (USCF) Rated Chess Tournament Friday June 19, 2015 New Community Church 614 ‘S’ Street NW Washington, D.C. 20001 ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE MEMBERS OF THE USCF! USCF membership can be purchased online at: https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/member.php 4SS, G/15. (4 rounds Swiss System; each player has 15 minutes for […]

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FM WARREN ELLIOTT – TOAST OF AWARDS! FM Warren Elliott was the toast of the awards ceremony recently staged by the Jamaica Chess Federation (“JCF”) at Christar Villas Hotel to honour the prize-winners in the 2015 Jamaican Chess Championship and the 2015 President’s Invitational tournament, respectively. FM Warren Elliott (centre) at Christar Villas Hotel accepting […]

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Lekan Adeyemi, President, Nigeria Chess Federation gives opening remarks. The second of three Millionaire Chess Satellite tournaments in Africa was held at Chevron Event Centre in Gbagada, Lagos. The nine-round content concluded in Lagos this past weekend with an exciting playoff. The first round of the Lagos Millionaire Satellite Chess Festival saw Hermann Manan from […]

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An “unretired” FM Philip Corbin drawing Billy Turner at the 2014 World Open. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. With the World Open only a few weeks away, we always seem to refer back to novel games of that tournament whether played on the very top boards or boards in the amateur sections. The tournament will take […]

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As I walked into a local theater to watch “Ex Machina,” a preview of a chess movie was being played. It immediately brought a smile to my face and looked very promising. As I watched the Fischer character (Tobey McGuire) in a fitful rage, I imagined that this movie would certainly be what many American […]

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The Kasparov Chess Foundation continues to cut a huge swath of chess activity across the African continent. This activity now includes the islands off the coast of Africa. Th 2015 CHESS OPEN INTERNATIONAL DE MADAGASCAR is the latest and will take place August 4th-9th. Interested parties can contact Mr. Yves Rakotomaharo, President of FMJE at […]

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Frank Johnson will host a summer chess camp beginning this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. Children ages 5 to 9 are welcome to start off their summer vacation by attending this fun-filled event! There will be chess instruction, games, food and outdoor activities. Children at all experience levels are encouraged. For more information contact Coach Frank […]

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GM Pontus Carlsson has embarked on a project of social responsibility by helping to organise “Näringslivet tillsammans med Förorten”. This initiative is an effort to create more inclusion of people of ethnic minorities in Sweden through chess. Chess benefits millions because of its widespread appeal to all regardless of social background. GM Pontus Carlsson giving […]

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GM Ahmed Adly, the current Vice-Champion of Africa, visited Eritrea with FIDE Vice President Lewis Ncube to execute an agenda of spreading chess to the nation of more than six million. Eritrea will certainly have competition in the “Horn of Africa” region as Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia all have active federations. Napoleon Abraham Tecle served […]

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Keenese Katisenge The Public Relations Director of Botswana Chess Federation was crowned the administrator of the year by Botswana National Sports Council. Ms. Keenese Katisenge won the award after she was nominated along side two other administrators. She is highly credited for being instrumental in the promotion of chess in Botswana. Her hardwork and passion […]

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