Central America

  • Colorful vibes at Pan-American Youth Chess Festival

    Players from around the western hemisphere are in Chicago for the 2023 Pan-American Youth Chess Festival. Delegations are coming from as far as Chile to vie for age championships and titles. According to the official website, The Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation, the International Chess School, the Confederation of Chess for…

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  • Belize, Dominica, Niger, and St. Vincent join FIDE

    A couple months ago, GM Nigel Short contacted The Chess Drum and mentioned that St. Vincent and the Grenadines would become a provisional FIDE member. At the 92nd General Assembly meeting, St. Vincent as well as Belize, Dominica and Niger became full FIDE members. St. Vincent & Grenadines Back in…

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  • Costa Rica’s Tania Hernandez renewed chess passion

    Tania Hernández Álvarez was a prominent player in the Cuba’s women’s circuit haven competed in the national championship several times. However, she joined a large migrant population of chess players and she settled abroad in Costa Rica and renewed passion for chess. A few years ago, she obtained Costa Rican…

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  • Deborah Richards-Porter at 2017 Zonals!

    Deborah Richards-PorterPhoto by Jamaica Chess Federation Jamaica’s WIM Deborah Richards-Porter played fantastic Chess, winning three of her last four games to end on a bang at the Women’s Zonals in El Salvador. Her final score of 5½ points was good enough for 4th position, 5 places ahead of her starting…

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  • ‘Chess Olympiad’ in Belize

    GM Maurice Ashley has been to Belize three times in an attempt to help assist the nascent chess community in the Central American country. He recently penned an artice for ChessBase for their recent holding of their “Chess Olympiad”. The photo report showed a very enthusiastic group of chess players…

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  • Belize Chess carries on!

    Today I found an interesting clip on a chess camp held in the jungles of Belize. The idea of the camp was spawned by Ms. Ella Anderson, who got the inspiration from her work in New York City. From this experience, she was able to bring the chess culture to…

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