Caribbean

  • 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…

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  • Karpov campaigns in Bahamas

    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…

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  • Josh Colas to compete in Trinidad

    Josh was featured in the Trinidadian Guardian. Summer vacation is here and young stars are out to make an impact. Josh Colas has been making strides to reach National Master status. He has been selected to compete in the World Youth Championship in Haldiki, Greece in October. However, Josh will…

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  • 2010 Caribbean Chess Carnival (Trinidad)

    The Trinidadian Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs and the Trinidad & Tobago Chess Foundation will be hosting its annual Caribbean Chess Carnival from August 3rd – August 8th. The tournament has become a popular fixture in the Caribbean and hopes to attract a strong field in the Open section.…

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  • 2010 Guadaloupe Open

    Guadaloupe will kick off their 2010 Open for June 12th-13th. Olivier Moueza has extended an invitation to all players to compete in the chess festival with a prize fund of 6000 euros.

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  • Elliott, Richards… 2010 Jamaican Champs!

    FIDE MASTER ELLIOTT SECURES SIXTH NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPION TITLE FM Warren Elliott at 2010 Jamaican Championship. Photo by Peter Myers. Jamaica’s number one ranked player, FIDE Master Warren Elliott, won the 2010 staging of the National Chess Championships, recently held at the Medallion Hall Hotel and the Norman Manley Law…

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  • Bahamas set to host Subzonal!

    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…

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  • 2010 UWI Masters (Jamaica)

    Masters Debut at UWI Chess Tournament Grand Master Timur Gareev from the University of Texas at Brownsville and International Masters, Marko Zivanic from the University of Texas and Giorgi Margvelashvili from the University of Maryland will debut at the UWI Chess Open from March 15-21, 2010. Also among the line…

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  • Guadeloupe’s 2010 Chess Campaign

    Guadeloupe Carnival 16 February 2010 Guadeloupe is a beautiful island with a budding chess community. Located in the eastern Caribbean and like Martinique, is a part of overseas department of France. Guadeloupe recently celebrated their carnival and federation President Olivier Mouëza was proud to show off pictures to the fete.…

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  • Bahamas hosts GM Norwood

    PRESS RELEASE Contact: Mr. Kean A. Smith, President 242-323-5258 February 8th, 2010 Grand Master Dave Norwood plays Chess Simultaneous in The Bahamas GM Dave Norwood presents a cheque to Kean Smith, President of the Bahamas Chess Federation before his 26 Board Simultaneous as Archie Nairn (centre) Permanent Secretary of the…

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