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Dr. Philip Corbin has had a very venerable career in Barbadian or “Bajan” chess. He is perhaps known most for his swashbuckling attacking style and affinity for the Elephant Gambit (seen in the photo). For the past several years Corbin has been working on a compilation of his games and a autobiography of his 40-year […]

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Margaret Prince Celebration Ladies Tournament 2010 Margaret Prince Barbados’ 1st Women’s Chess Champion, Margaret Prince was an icon of the local chess community and one of its most vocal advocates for Women’s Chess. She was a former Vice-President and Founding Member of the Barbados Chess Federation, serving a number of times on its Executive Management […]

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GM Alexander Shabalov (USA) and Gilles Suez-Panama (Martinique) Photos from barbados.org. Alexander Shabalov won the Heroes Day Cup with an impressive 7.5/9 losing only to fellow-GM Alonso Zapata who came in second. The Latvian-born, US citizen combined tactical alertness with positional understanding to outpace a field of 14 players from ten different countries. This was […]

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Barbados’ Allan Herbert (pictured above right) has announced the Heroes Day Cup which will feature a number of standouts from more than ten federations. The Chess Drum will be covering what is hailed as Barbados first GM norm tournament. In the field are a number of National Champions, past and present. The event is sponsored […]

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38th World Chess Olympiad Dresden, Germany 12 – 25 November 2008 Press Release 1: Sunday November 9th 2008 BARBADOS TEAM DEPARTS FOR DRESDEN The Barbados Contingent for the 38th World Chess Olympiad departed from Grantley Adams Airport today on British Airways for Dresden, Germany. Based on teams registered, Dresden will not only be a reform […]

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Almost everyone has sat down and played a casual game of checkers. However, few play the 8×8 version the way Grandmaster Ron ‘Suki’ King of Barbados plays it. A layman may not take this version serious and feel it is inferior to the 10×10 version known as “draughts.” Of course, we have learned about World […]

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Denny and Warner in firm command of National Chess Championships Web Posted – Tue Sep 16 2008 By Randy Bennett (Barbados Advocate) AFTER four rounds of action in the CGI/BOA National Chess Championship International Master Kevin Denny, and defending champion Fide Master Delisle Warner have shown their class as they remained the only two unbeaten […]

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HEROES DAY CUP Celebrating our Heroes in Chess Bridgetown, Barbados,-May 24-28, 2007 PRESS RELEASE: 2008-05-25 Grandmasters in for Digicel RBTT Heroes Day Cup The Grandmasters are in the house. US Grandmaster Julio Becerra and English Grandmaster Keith Arkell will be featured players in the Masters Section when the pawns start pushing at this year’s Digicel […]

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GM Maurice Ashley, first African American to earn an International Grandmaster Chess title, visited Barbados during February 2008. On 19th February, 2008 at 7 PM he delivered an inspiring oration at LV Harcourt Lewis Training Centre, Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Ltd., Belmont Road, St. Michael. ** Be Inspired! The Road to the “Grandmastership”! […]

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Allen Herbert of the Barbados Chess Federation (BCF) reports that the 2nd qualifier to determine the last six players for the National Championship will start on June 20th. The eight-round format will be open to all BCF members. The top five players will go on to compete for the National Championship while the 6th player’s […]

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