Quisqueya Tourney (Haiti)!
Following is a press release from “Ajeh Club d’Echecs” (@EchecsHaiti) about a tournament in Haiti in the village of Quisqueya. It was a youth tournament featuring seven players. French and a rough English translation are offered below. French Le tournoi d’ouverture de l’année scolaire de village quisqueya s’est déroulé le…Read More »
Haiti in Transition!
Almost two years ago, Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake that would shake the foundations of this proud nation. Today, Haiti still struggles and development is moving along like a snail’s pace. Having recently talked a fellow professor who visited Haiti, he stated that progress is at a standstill. Fortunately there…Read More »
2010 Chess Olympiad: Round #1
Top Boards (Open) Russia 1 3½-½ Ireland Iraq 0-4 Ukraine China 3½-½ Kyrgyzstan IBCA 0-4 Russia 2 Hungary 4-0 Jordan Pregame Analysis: In the days of old it was not uncommon to have matches that were so lopsided, that the exercise seemed pointless. What is also interesting in the first…Read More »
FIDE sends chess sets to Haiti
The January earthquake will go down in infamy in the minds of Haitians. It was a day that stripped the livelihood of millions of Haitians around the globe. It was a disaster of the most horrific proportions. However, there were millions around the world who gave to various organizations and…Read More »
Help for Haitian Chess Family
The world has been gripped by the horrific images stemming from the Haitian earthquake. There has been support to various non-govermental and humanitarian organizations. However, there is no way to know whether a given person will get the assistance they need. Families lost their homes, prized possessions and family records,…Read More »
Mondoly Sanon: 2009 Haitian Champion
Prior to the devastating earthquake that leveled the city of Port au Prince, the Fédération Haïtienne des Échecs (Haitian Chess Federation) held their National Championship from December 11th to 20th. After nine rounds of fighting chess, Mondoly Sanon won the event with an undefeated 7½/9. Mondoly, 29, previously won the…Read More »
Chess World: Please Help Haiti!
Fellow Chess Enthusiasts: You are most certainly aware of the tragedy that has beset the nation of Haiti. A nation of a proud history and a nation sharing the love of our royal game of chess. Less than a week ago, a massive earthquake leveled the capitol city of Port…Read More »
Prayers for Haiti
On January 12th, a 7.0 magnitude rocked the city of Port au Prince, toppling buildings, twisting metal and killing what are said to be scores of people in the impoverished country of nearly 10 milllion. Images are coming in and they are horrific as reports indicate. Relief efforts are underway…Read More »