Archive for the 'Bahamas' Category

Many of us in chess enjoy playing the game. Some of us like to write about it. Others like to serve as organizers and directors. When you are a small country, everyone has a defined role. Olga Roussos decided on her role early on. Olga Roussos Back in September, Olga took the FIDE Trainers exam […]

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Nature takes no prisoners when it comes to expressing it relentless power. The latest evidence has taken place in the western hemisphere and it goes by the moniker of “Dorian.” The hurricane whipped up tremendous energy and has devastated large parts of the Bahamas while largely sparing Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. These islands […]

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Yan LyanskyPhoto courtesy of Andre White. The Continental Chess Association went international with its road act to the Bahamas. Not even a turbulent stormy hurricane season could stop this tournament from being a success. The Bahamas International & Amateur came together as a joint initiative between the CCA and the Bahamas Chess Federation. Yan Lyansky […]

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Yan LyanskyPhoto courtesy of Andre White. The Bahamas National Open took place April 15th-17th in Nassau. The round started out on Friday evening with a brief ceremony as the CW Sawyer Primary School. There were 26 players participating with 16 in the Candidates section and 10 in the Scholastic section. There were several national champions […]

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The Chess Drum’s Daaim Shabazz had a chance to chat with Bahamian chess pioneer Warren Seymour. He had finished directing the 2011 Bahamas National Open won by Yan Lyansky. In the 27-minute interview, Seymour talked about his chess beginnings in 1954 and his learning the game by picking up a book in the library. After […]

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The Chess Drum’s Daaim Shabazz will be visiting the Bahamas Chess Federation as a special guest. He will also be there to participate in the 2nd Bahamas National Chess Open which will take place in Nassau on April 15th-17th. The field will include National Champion Ken Gibson and National Master Bryon Small. Tournament Announcement

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Ken Gibson (left) facing Chappel Whyms in the final round of the Bahamas National Championship. Gibson would win the encounter to earn the title. Photo by Bahamas Chess Federation. Ken Gibson is Bahamas National Champion for the 2010-2011 year after scoring +2 to win the crown. The tournament was heavily contested as the result was […]

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Jomo Pitterson The “land of wood and water” is singing the praises of FM Jomo Pitterson who placed joint first in the 2.3.5 subzonal held in the Bahamas this past week. This tournament was attended by players from 10 countries. Pitterson played solidly with an undefeated 7/9 along with WGM Serai Sanchez-Castillo of Venezuela outpacing […]

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FIDE is in the midst of a fierce campaign to elect the next head of the 158-member chess organization. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is the current President and has waged a battle to extend his 15-year reign. His opponent is the 12th World Champion, Anatoly Karpov who has made inroads to many federations including several countries with […]

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The Bahamas Kean Smith is leading the host effort for the Caribbean Chess Subzonal 2.3 in the capitol city of Nassau. The event will take place from Friday, June 25th to July 1st. Some 16 federations will take part in the nine-round FIDE event. This will mark the first time the subzonal has been hosted […]

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