Month: November 2015

  • 2015 London Chess Classic (London, England)

    After a banner season of strong event including the FIDE Grand Prix, FIDE World Cup and open events such as Millionaire Chess and Qatar Masters, the last leg of the Grand Chess Tour will reach its climax with the London Chess Classic in an expanded format. Unlike last year’s six-player…

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  • GM Zhu Chen on African tour!

    GM Zhu Chen The African Chess Confederation through the support of the World Chess Federation Women’s Commission has the honour of hosting the former World Woman Chess Champion Grand Master Zhu Chen from China. Grandmaster Zhu Chen is the former World Woman Chess Champion, she has reached the highest level…

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  • New in Chess (2015/7)

    The year is almost over. There were some bright moments and the conclusion of the first Grand Chess Tour was one of them. Billed as a an effort to spur interest in chess and to “help solidify the partnership between the organizers.” After the Norway Chess (won by Veselin Topalov)…

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  • Orrin Hudson graces Chess Life cover

    Orrin Hudson, First Chess Life Cover Contest Winner “I have a debt to pay and I’m doing it with my chessboard.” By US Chess Federation November 20, 2015 Crossville, TN – Orrin Hudson, a chess instructor and motivational speaker in Stone Mountain, Georgia, has been named the first Chess Life…

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  • Kevin Cupid… Trinidad’s 2015 Champion!

    Author: Carl Jacobs Published: Thursday, November 5, 2015 Congratulations to 24-year-old CM Kevin Cupid for winning this year’s National Chess Championship, topping a list of 12 finalists including several of the country’s most distinguished players. The former Holy Cross College student finished the 11 round contest on nine points, losing…

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  • 10th Annual “Bum Rush the Boards”

    Hip-Hop Nonprofit Teaches the #ScienceofDope and it’s Not What You Think CONTACT: Marcus Moody, Senior Brand Manager of Words Beats & Life, Inc. 1525 Newton St., NW Washington DC 20010 (202) 667-1192 Wblinc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Saturday, November 14th, D.C. Hip-Hop nonprofit, Words Beats & Life Inc., will host…

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  • Nakamura-Caruana battle @ CCSCSL!

    Hikaru Nakamura has had a banner year and will close out with the last leg of the Grand Chess Tour. If there is a “Chess Oscar” awarded this year, no one seems to be more deserving. However as a warmup, he will face off in a $100,000 exhibition match against…

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  • Jamaica’s Wilkinson, Wheeler at World Seniors

    JAMAICA DEBUTS AT WORLD SENIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS! Six-time Jamaica Chess Champion Robert Wheeler and Jamaica Chess Federation (“JCF”) President Ian Wilkinson, QC left the island yesterday to participate in the 25th World Senior Chess Championships being held in Acqui Terme, Italy November 9 – 22, 2015. This much-anticipated event is…

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  • Kenyan @ World Championship for Disabled

    Clement Chomu Miheso Clement Miheso relaxing during the 2015 Millionaire Chess qualifier held in April 2015 at the KICC in Nairobi, Kenya. Kim Bhari recounts valuable history of Kenyan chess while profiling Clement Chomu Miheso and his participation in the World Chess Championships for the Disabled. Miheso was a former…

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  • Deborah Richards-Porter at 2015 Zonals!

    DEBORAH RICHARDS-PORTER MAKES MORE SPORTS HISTORY FOR JAMAICA Jamaica’s ten-time National Women’s Chess Champion, Woman International Master (“WIM”) Deborah Richards-Porter has become the first Jamaican female player to participate in the Zonals competition, a qualification event for the Women’s World Chess Championships. WIM Deborah Richards-Porterat 2014 Chess Olympiad in Istanbul.Photo…

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