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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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  • Trinidad launches “Let’s Play Chess”

    Edison Raphael is the brains behind the Caribbean Chess Carnival, but his exploits do not end there. The ambitious organizer has launched “Let’s Play Chess” an eight-week course beginning on Sunday mornings from 10:00am until noon. The event will be held at the National Library and is similar to the…

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  • Games from 2009 Caribbean Carnival

    The 2009 edition of the Caribbean Chess Carnival had some interesting games. In these games, one can see why IM Humberto Pecorelli reigned supreme over his competition. His positional understanding seemed to carry the day over nine rounds. The games had a mixture of styles… ebb and flow, vicious attacks,…

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  • Pecorelli ‘three-peats’ in Trinidad!

    After winning the inaugural Caribbean Chess Carnival, International Master Humberto Pecorelli has travelled from Cuba to Trinidad’s Port-of-Spain the last two years to defend his title. He now qualifies for a nickname given his historic ‘three-peat’… winning three times in a row. Humberto Pecorelli Garcia wins the 2009 Caribbean Chess…

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  • Strong Field at Caribbean Carnival

    The Caribbean Carnival will kick off on August 4th and extend through August 9th. Edison Raphael has released a preliminary slate of players scheduled to compete. Player Nation Flag ELO IM Humberto Pecorelli Garcia Cuba 2403 IM Kevin Denny Barbados 2351 WGM Ilaha Kadimova Azerbaijan 2331 IM Julio Ostos Venezuela…

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  • Adu sets sights on Trinidad, UAE

    International Master Oladapo Adu nixed plans to compete in Tripoli, Libya in the African Championship, but has a busy schedule which includes competing in the Caribbean Chess Carnival in Port of Spain, Trinidad from August 4th-9th. This event is hosted by the Trinidad Chess Foundation and organized by Edison Raphael.…

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  • Harper battles at NY International

    Trinidad’s FM Ryan Harper has been his island’s national champion for a number of times. Having broken the dominance of countryman FM Christo Cave, he has ventured out find opportunities for IM norms. Harper is competing in the New York International with seven GMs and 14 IMs. GM Jaan Ehlvest…

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  • Caribbean Chess Carnival on tap!

    Edison Raphael has been organizing tournaments in Trinidad for more than 20 years. Perhaps his crown achievement had been the GM tournament in 1990. It was the first GM norm tournament in the English-speaking Caribbean. He then organized the memorable Caribbean. During the recent Barbados Heroes Day Cup, both Andy…

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  • Chess Carnival kicks off in Trinidad!

    The CMMB Caribbean Chess Carnival has begun and reigning champion IM Humberto Pecorelli will be challenged by Barbados’ IM Kevin Denny. Organizer Edison Raphael states that the tournament is off to an exciting start. Photos below! Reports to follow! IM Humberto Pecorelli (Cuba) IM Kevin Denny (Barbados)

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