Josh Colas on ’19 European Tour
IM-elect Josh ColasPhoto courtesy of Webster University (SPICE) Josh Colas just finished his junior year at Webster University and has begun a series of tournaments in Europe. Colas has a GM norm and two IM norms needing only to reach 2400 to have the IM title conferred. He is looking…Read More »
Will Hou Yifan become the greatest?
Hou Yifan during her successful title defense last year. Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich for FIDE. Hou Yifan has been the topic of discussion ever since she burst onto the chess scene as a promising phenom. Hou is now 18 and has already trod a progressive path to make her mark…Read More »
Armenia seeking to hold off field
Armenia has garnered great success in the past several years in team play and hope to continue the trend today as the 2011 World Team tournament goes into its final four rounds. The Olympiad champions from 2006 and 2008, Armenia has always had tremendous team chemistry which helps when trust…Read More »
2011 World Team Championship (Ningbo, China)
The bienniel World Team Championships will commence with round one on Sunday, July 17th. The ten teams are comprised of host China, Russia (defending champion), Ukraine, Israel Hungary (2010 Olympiad finishers), Azerbaijan, Egypt, India, USA (the continental champions) and Armenia (nomination from FIDE President). The field will prove to be…Read More »
Lazslo Nagy’s 1st Saturday in Hungary!
László Nagy has been running the “First Saturday” tournament since February 1992. Since then, his tournaments have become the regular training grounds for the world’s brightest stars. Nagy speaks with glee about his enterprise and is always looking for rising talent for his tournaments. How did it all start? ‘Probably…Read More »