• Justus and Josh battle at World Youth!

    Both Justus Williams and Josh Colas are in Halkidiki, Greece competing in the World Youth Chess Championships and are in the under-12 section. Thus far, both are on 3.5/5. This is the most important tournament for the two all-Americans after making their international debuts this summer. Both have been motivating…

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  • World Youth Championships set records!

    Billed as FIDE’s largest event ever, 1387 players traveled from 80 countries to Halkidiki, Greece to partake in the annual festival featuring five age groups. There are separate groups in under-18, under-16, under-14, under-12, under-10 and under-8 for both boys and girls. While this tournament is organized in categories, the…

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  • 2009 World Team Championship (Bursa, Turkey)

    Many of the world’s top chess federations will assemble in the Bursa province of Turkey for the World Team Championships. Some of the notable teams represent perennial powers Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Israel and USA. Also included in the field is India, the world’s #6 team Despite the fact that World…

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  • Historic Moments: Medina Parrilla at 2003 World Championships in Greece

    Lapshun and Parrilla play a game against a picturesque backdrop. Bronx native, Medina Parrilla journeyed to Halkidiki, Greece to compete in the Under-12 championships and scored a respectable 6-5. The Bronx Times’ Noah Fowle penned an article about the 12-year old star and although she downplayed the attention she has…

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