Caribbean

  • Trinidad featured on ChessBase!

    The 2010 Caribbean Chess Carnival was a great success with a record number 147 participants. Edison Raphael and the Trinidad Chess Foundation put on a wonderful showing at the historic Queen’s Park Cricket Club. The tournament attracted players and officials from ten countries and the event was covered here at…

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  • Jamaican Masters on CVM TV!

    There was a very nice interview done on Jamaica’s CVM at Sunrise with IM Jomo Pitterson and FM Warren Elliott. It covered a number of topics including accomplishments of Jamaicans, the perception of chess, impact of chess on the youth and prospects for the future. The interview was about eight…

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  • UMADA Cup 2010 (Trinidad)

    On August 15-16, Head of Republic of Kalmykia, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Trinidad and Tobago where he participated in the opening ceremony of the 1st Caribbean Cup – UMADA Cup. The idea to hold such tournament was born two months ago during FIDE President’s visit to Cuba at the…

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  • Reflections on the 2010 Chess Carnival

    The 2010 Caribbean Chess Carnival was a successful event with a record 147 players from 10 countries. Three-time champion IM Humberto Pecorelli could not travel to defend his title, so a new champion was crowned. There are many reasons this tournament was special and perhaps is an example of how…

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  • Exclusive Interviews from Trinidad

    At the end of the Caribbean Chess Carnival, The Chess Drum’s Daaim Shabazz caught up with some of the tournament’s participants and conducting several interesting interviews. Two of the interviews featured two young talents, one Caribbean legend and the tournament winner.

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  • 2010 Chess Carnival: Sagalchik wins!

    GM Gennadi Sagalchik of New York won the Caribbean Chess Carnival with a solid 7/9 score. Sagalchik hoists 1st place trophy at Closing Ceremonies. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. In his winner’s speech, Grandmaster Gennadi Sagalchik stated that he “begged” Edison Raphael to come to the Caribbean Chess Carnival. Perhaps he…

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  • 2010 Chess Carnival: Colas’ upset highlights day

    Eleven-year old Josh Colas’ upset win over FM Ryan Harper was the highlight of the round. While Colas has beaten a number of strong Masters in his short career, this win punctuated his international debut. Playing against Harper’s pet Dragon, Colas played 6. h3!? and after 6…Bg7 7. Be3 O-O…

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  • 2010 Caribbean Carnival: Streaks Fall… New Leaders Emerge

    On day four, fatigue may have started to catch up with some of the players as perfect scores fell in the under-20, under-14 and under-10. FM Keron Cabralis was finally stopped by FM David Finol of Venezuela and share 1st place with him on 5/6. Christian Ammon lost to Trindadian…

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  • 2010 Chess Carnival: Race Tightens on Day 3

    IM Oladapo Adu will face his biggest test yet as he is poised to face the tournament’s top-seed in GM Gennadi Sagalchik. While a win will almost certainly put him in a position to win, Sagalchik has saved energy with two quick draws and may be going for the win…

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  • 2010 Chess Carnival: Adu on 3/3… moves in 1st

    IM Oladapo Adu in round #3 battle at Caribbean Chess Carnival. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. Nigerian International Master Oladapo Adu is visiting Trinidad for the second consecutive year and seems to have found comfort in the chess climate. Going into round #4 he has a perfect 3/3 score coming off…

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