Archive for August, 2015

World Champions have often invoked their thoughts on various topics. Perhaps Mikhail Botvinnik, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov had the most to say about conditions of professional players and other pertinent matters such as the world championship cycle. On August 11th, Magnus Carlsen is the latest world champion to weigh in on the issues. World […]

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Sean Miller congratulating IM Kassa Korley.Photo courtesy of Sean Miller. While St. Louis has been crowned the nation’s chess capitol, most will agree that New York has arguably the most vibrant activity in the country. The chess energy is infectious, widespread and self-sustaining. It does not rely on government grants or a benefactor to propel […]

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Nurdin Husein HassujiPhoto Graham Jurgensen (KCFA). Tanzania is a relatively new chess nation better known for Mount Kilimanjaro than its gamesmanship. The east African country joined FIDE in 2014 at the Tromso FIDE Congress and hopes to build a lasting presence in East Africa along with Kenya and Uganda. Tanzania held a very successful 2013 […]

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Rochelle BallantynePhoto from LinkedIn. In conjunction with Cover Girl, there was a beautiful interview done by Soledad O’Brien on Rochelle Ballantyne, a student at Stanford University. She is better known as chess player on the “Brooklyn Castle” fame and a successful student at Brooklyn Tech. Now as a Stanford student she has evolved into a […]

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While seven-time Jamaica champion FM Warren Elliott was the favourite going into the Millionaire Chess Qualifier, Malaku Lorne had to have been in the conversation of who would win the all-expense trip to the Millionaire Chess Open in October. With such high stakes, the Jamaican Chess Federation decided to limit the field to 12 players […]

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Chess loses Beau Hardeman

Atlanta-area coach Beau Hardeman has passed away on August 8th from the effects of myeloma (cancer of the blood plasma). He had coached thousands of children over 20+ years and was highly-respected and revered. He was a 1966 graduate of Morehouse College and in May hosted his 20th Beau Hardeman tournament. He posted on his […]

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As reported earlier, Nigel Short visited Kenya as part of an African tour. Kim Bhari reported on his visit. In addition, there were a number of photos in his report all courtesy of Mr. Bhari. * * * Busy Chess Weekend in Nairobiby Kim Bhari Kenya was again graced by the presence of GM Nigel […]

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“MILLIONAIRE CHESS” COMES TO JAMAICA! History will unfold in Jamaican Chess at 6:00 pm on Wednesday August 5, 2015 when the first round of the Millionaire Chess Qualifier (“MCQ”) pawns off at the Christar Villas Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica. This tournament is being held under the auspices of the Jamaica Chess Federation (“JCF”) to determine […]

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